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Alexander Heron correspondence

 Collection — Folder: S0641
Identifier: S0641

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence from and received by Alexander Heron in Brookville, Indiana, and Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1870 to 1900 regarding the Indiana State Board of Agriculture as well as personal correspondence.


  • 1870-1900


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Alexander Heron was born in 1827 in Maryland. He moved with his family to Indiana before 1850. Heron was a farmer in Fayette and Franklin C\counties, Indiana, as well as secretary of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture between 1872 and 1891. He married Helen M. [maiden name unknown] between 1850 and 1870. Heron died May 29, 1900, in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Information found within collection

"Alexander Heron Papers, 1845-1943." Indiana Historical Society. Accessed August 7, 2013. Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920. Accessed August 7, 2013. 1850, 1870, 1880 U.S. Census. Accessed August 7, 2013.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from William B. Lewis on 1979/08/07.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S0860: Alexander Heron collection

Materials relating to this collection may be found at other institutions:

Alexander Heron Papers, 1845-1943 (M 0141), Indiana Histoircal Society, Indianapolis, IN.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/08/07 by Jamie Dunn. EAD finding aid created 2013/08/07 by Jamie Dunn.
Alexander Heron correspondence
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.