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Bess Sellers Johnson papers

 Collection — Folder: S724
Identifier: S0724

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed transcript of a speech from Bess Sellers Johnson in Indiana on November 5, 1940 regarding pioneer women of Franklin, Indiana.


  • 1940/11/05


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

Elizabeth "Bess" Sellers Johnson was born to John and Emma Jane Garshwiler Sellers in Indiana on November 24, 1884; she was the youngest of four children. She married William R. Johnson, with whom she had two children. She edited or compiled a number of books, including her husband's diary from the Spanish-American War. She died in 1970 and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Johnson, Bessie". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/02/16.

"Johnson, Elizabeth "Bess" Sellers". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/02/16.

"Sellers, Elizabeth "Bess". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/02/16.


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 Bess Sellers Johnson on during June 1940.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/02/16 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/16 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.