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James H. Johnston papers

 Collection — Folder: S741
Identifier: S0741

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an autographed, signed letter from James H. Johnston in Marion, Indiana on 1833/02/15 regarding Presbyterian church growth and business in Indiana, as well as an appeal from a minister for funds.


  • 1833/02/16


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

James H. Johnston was born in Sidney Plains, New York on October 14, 1798. He was graduated from Hamilton College in 1820 and later completed the divinity course at Princeton Seminary. He was licensed to preach in 1823 and moved to Marion, Indiana in 1824. He married Eliza Ann McCord on March 26, 1829. In 1843 he moved to Crawfordville, Indiana where he was pastor of Centre Church (1843-1851, 1866-1867), principal of Crawfordsville Femaie Seminary (1851-1854) and worked in missionary service in Montgomery County, Indiana (1854-1866). He was Presbyterian and authored several books. He died March 8, 1876 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Indiana.

"Johnston, Rev. James H.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/03/02.

"Johnson, James Harvey". (1981) In Indiana Authors and their books, 1967-1980 (p. 204). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. Print. ISLI 16.810 B291I SUPP. 1967-80


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 purchase from Robert M. Lull on 1922/05/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/03/02 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/02 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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