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John Humphries papers

 Collection — Folder: S703
Identifier: S0703

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an autographed, signed letter and a photocopy of the letter from John Humphries in Parke County, Indiana on 1836/01/07 regarding family matters and the wonderful land and farming opportunity in Parke County, Indiana.


  • 1836/01/07


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 Humphries was born in Virginia in 1782 and had at least one sister, Peggy, who married Samuel Blackwood. John moved to Parke County, Indiana in 1834, with his wife, Elizabeth, and at least six children. He worked as a farmer.

Information found within the collection.

"Blackwood, Samuel". Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940. Retrieved 2015/02/02.

"Humphries, John". 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/02/02.

"Humphries, Margaret". 19 Sept. 1906 Rockville (IN) Republican. Retrieved 2015/02/02.


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 Belle L. Humphreys on 1934/11/22.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/02/02 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/02 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.