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Johnathon E. Joseph papers

 Collection — Folder: S747
Identifier: S0747

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two autographed, one signed, one unsigned (but partial?) letter from Johnathon E. Joseph in Maples, Indiana ranging from 1864/09/04 to 1865/04/10 regarding abolition, the Democratic party and family matters.


  • 1864/09/04-1865/04/10


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

Johnathon [Jonathon Joseph] was born in Ohio in 1826 to Jeremiah and Mary Joseph; he was one of two children. He married Barbara Hill In Fort Wayne, Indiana on December 17, 1854. They had five children and lived in Maples, Allen County, Indiana for some time. He had very strong anti-abolitionist views and wrote poetry. He died May 2, 1909 in Anderson, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Joseph, Johnathon E.". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/03/04.

"Joseph, Johnathon E.". Fort Wayne (IN) Journal Gazette. 04 May 1909:2. Print.

"Joseph, Jonathon". 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/03/04.

"Joseph, Jonathon". 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/03/04.

"Joseph, Jonathon". Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2015/03/04.


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 Clifford R. Price.


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.