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Rebecca Traill Hodges papers

 Collection — Folder: S665
Identifier: S0665

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed carbon copy from Rebecca Traill Hodges in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1888-1941 regarding the history of the Propylaeum.


  • 1888-1941

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

Rebecca Traill Fletcher was born at Natick, Massachusetts to Francis Marshall and Susan M. Hanton Andrews on June 19, 1881, the oldest of four children and allegedly a descendent of a Colonial era witch. She married Fletcher Hodges, a doctor, in Manchester, Massachusetts on September 1, 1904. The Fletchers had two children. She moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1902, to teach at the old Girls Classical School (founded by May Wright Sewall) and taught at Tudor Hall during World War I. She also served as president of the Indiana Society, National Society of Colonial Dames, and vice president and president of the Propylaeum. She wanted to serve as a Women's Army Corp during World War II but was turned down, so she became a model for L. S. Ayres. She died on August 6, 1973 in Michigan while visiting a daughter. She is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

"Andrews, Rebecca T.". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/06/02.

"Andrews, Rebecca Traill". Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1849-1915. Retrieved 2014/06/02.

"Hodges, Rebecca T.". Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996. Retrieved 2014/06/02.

"Hodges, Rebecca Traill." Indiana Biography Series v. 78, p.66, c. 1-2.

"Hodges, Rebecca Traill". U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1700s-Current. Retrieved 2014/06/02.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana Historical Society on 1963/07/03.


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.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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