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Helen Boyd Higgins correspondence

 Collection — Folder: S654
Identifier: S0654

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence from Theodore M. Gleason and Margaret C. Holland to Mary Helen Boyd (later Helen Boyd Higgins) in Knox County and Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1917, regarding hand-knit socks and other winter clothing provided to soldiers.


  • circa 1917

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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 / Historical

Mary Helen Boyd Higgins was born in June 1892, in Columbus, Indiana, to Linnaeus and Mary (Spencer) Boyd. After living a short time in Richmond, Indiana, Higgins moved with her family to Indianapolis. She married lawyer William R. Higgins between 1920 and 1930. An author, Higgins wrote several biographies for children as part of the Childhood of Famous Americans series. Higgins died in 1971.


Gillis, Ruth Jeannette. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, s.v. "Literature, Childrens." Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

"Helen Boyd Higgins grave." Find a Grave. Accessed August 28, 2013.

National Archives and Records Administration. "1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 U.S. Census." Ancestry. Accessed August 28, 2013.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Ownership and Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from H. B. Higgins in 1946.

General Note

Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/08/28 by Jamie Dunn. EAD finding aid created 2013/08/28 by Jamie Dunn. EAD finding aid revised 2013/09/03 by Bethany Fiechter.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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