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John North collection

Identifier: L119

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a wedding invitation, menu, newspaper clipping, letter, and scrapbook from John North ranging from 1878 to 1937 about local affairs, passing of local residents, political elections, and President James Garfield.

There is also an oversize marriage certificate for John North and Martha J. Bodine dated September 21, 1876.


  • 1878-1937


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

John North, born in 1841, was a resident of Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana. North had three known brothers: Jerre, Jacob, and William. John North was married to Martha Bodine, with whom he had three sons: Harry, Dwight, and Merle. John North fought in the U.S. Civil War with the 23rd Iowa Regiment, Company G. John North died April 23, 1921, and was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton, Indiana.


0.35 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 medium oversize folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically by format, loose materials and scrapbook.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana State Museum in 1970.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/05/21 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2015/05/21 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid revised 2021/09/10 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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