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Brayton L. Keene papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0757

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a handwritten diary and photocopy from Zebidiah Gates (with later entries by other people) in Connecticut ranging from 1777 to 1891 regarding military life and business transactions.


  • 1777-1891

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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. There are restrictions regarding usage; contact staff in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Brayton L. Keene was born in 1860, married Hattie in 1887 and had three sons. He died in 1936 and is buried in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Zebidiah [Zebadiah] Gates served in the Revolutionary War. He was married to Sarah and died July 14, 1783.

"Keene, Brayton L." Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2013/09/26.

"Keene, Brayton L." Indiana, Find a Grave Index, 1800-2012. Retrieved 2013/09/26. "Gates, Zebadiah." Connecticut, Deaths and Burial Index, 1650-1934. Retrieved 2013/09/26.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Ownership and Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Brayton L. Keene on 1928/01/18.

General Note

Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/09/26 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/09/26 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.