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Mrs. Ella Hartwig Kalley papers

 Collection — Folder: S752
Identifier: S0752

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed letters, postcards, commemorative brochures, invitations and agency forms from Ella Hartwig Kalley and organizations in Indiana ranging from 1905 to 1929 regarding commemorative occasions, the disposition of Mrs. Kalley's property, her newsletter and interactions with Indianapolis agencies.


  • 1899-1929

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

Ella Hartwig S. Kalley was born on December 25, 1850 in Illinois. Her father was a native of Denmark and she was received at the Danish court. She married Hezekiah Kalley on December 25, 1872, and he died about 1905. She was the owner and matron of an old folks' home in Irvington, which also housed a museum. She later operated the Hartwig Kalley Assembly for Aged People on Delaware Street. She founded the Hartwig Kalley National Home Missionary Association in 1899. She was a poetess. She died in 1935 at the Sines Sanitarium and is buried in the Mount Jackson Cemetery.

"Kalley, Ella Harwig". The Indianapolis Star, 02/09/1935.


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.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/09/24 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/09/24 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.