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Mary Josephine Handy Johnson papers

 Collection — Folder: S726
Identifier: S0726

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of autographed, signed letters from Samuel Wilson in Kentucky on 1827/06/27 and Sam T. Saunders from Lebanon, Indiana on 1866/09/20 regarding decision to move to Indiana.


  • 1827, 1866


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

Mary Josephine Handy was born to Alga and Bertha Goff Handy, on October 6, 1917 in Bainbridge, Indiana. She had two sisters. She married Cyril Lafawn Johnson on March 13, 1956 in Spencer, Indiana. She attended Indiana State University and was a past regent for the Daughters of the American Revolution. She died Aprril 25, 2008 and is buried in Hebron Cemetery, Russellville, Indiana.

"Handy, Mary". 1930 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/02/16.

"Johnson, Cyril L.". 7 Feb., 1984. BannerGraphic (Greencastle, IN) Newspaper. Retrieved 2015/02/16.

"Johnson, Cyril Lafawn". U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Retrieved 2015/02/16.

"Johnson, Mary Josephine Handy". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/02/16.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mary Josephine Handy Johnson on 1979/05/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/16 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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