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George C. Hitt letter

 Collection — Folder: S0663
Identifier: S0663

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an autographed, signed letter from George C. Hitt in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 4, 1931 regarding his education at Brookville College.


  • 1931/12/04


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

George Cooper Hitt was born to John W. and Maria J. Hitt in Brookville, Indiana during May 1852, one of at least three children. He attended Brookville College in his hometown during the 1860s. Its operation was greatly impacted by the U.S. Civil War and it ceased operations in 1872. Hitt attended Ohio Wesleyan University in 1867 and graduated in 1871. He married Elizabeth A. Barnett in Andover, Massachusetts on September 27, 1877 and they had one child. He worked as the manager of the Indianapolis Daily Journal in Indianapolis. Hitt died in 1944 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.


Information was found within the collection. "George C. Hitt." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 2, 2014. "George C. Hitt." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 2, 2014. "George C. Hitt." Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915. Accessed June 2, 2014. "George Cooper Hitt" Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed June 2, 2014.

Franklin County Historical Society. "Brookville College." Accessed June 2, 2014.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/06/02 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/06/02 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2022/03/04 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.