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Dulcina M. Jordan papers

 Collection — Folder: S745
Identifier: S0745

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an autographed, signed letter from Dulcina M. Jordan in Richmond, Indiana on 1893/05/25 regarding literary criticism, poetry and personal matters.


  • 1903/05/25

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

Dulcina [Dulcenia] [Duleina] Minerva Mason Jordan was born at Marathon, New York on July 21, 1833. She came to Indiana when she was 10 years old and apparently did not attend public school but educated herself. She married James J. Jordan, a business man of Richmond, Indiana in Miami County, Indiana on July 20, 1850. They had six children. She wrote for newspapers in Indiana and Ohio, serving as associate editor of the Cincinnati Saturday Night, and published one book of poetry. She died in Richmond, Indiana on April 25, 1895 and is buried in Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Indiana.

"Jordan, Dulcina Mason". (1949) In Indiana Authors and their books, 1816-1916: biographical sketches of authors who published during the first century of Indiana statehood, with lists of their books. (p. 172). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. Print. ISLI 16.810 B291I

"Jordan, Dulcina Mason". Indiana Biography Index Published Before 1990. Retrieved 2015/03/04.

"Jordan, Dulcina Minerva Mason". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/03/04.

"Mason, Dulcenia M.". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2015/03/04.

"Jordan, Jas. J.". 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/03/04.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/03/04 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/04 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.