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Charles R. Williams papers

 Collection — Folder: S0772
Identifier: S0772

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an autographed, signed letter and a list of library contents from Chas R. Williams in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1901-1926 regarding his writings and poetry, Indiana and books he owned.


  • 1901-1926


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

Charles Richard Williams was born in New York State to Ira Cone and Anna Maria Benedict Williams on Apr. 16, 1853. He may have had seven siblings. He received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1875. He worked as a high school teacher and professor (in 1880). He was the literary editor of the New York World in 1883 and assistant general manager of the Associated Press from 1883 to 1892 before becoming editor-in-chief of the Indianapolis News.

He married Emma Almira "Allie" Smith (the daughter of William Henry Smith, a secretary of state of Ohio) on Oct. 2, 1884 in Lake Forest, Illinois. They had two children, Mary A. and Amanda C. Allie died in 1895. He married Bertha Rose Kuefler in Marion, Indiana on June 23, 1902. Williams also authored several books, including biographies and poetry. Williams died on May 6, 1927 and is buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

"Williams, Charles". 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/08/14.

"Williams, Charles R.". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/08/14.

"Williams, Charles R.". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/08/14.

"Williams, Charles R.". 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/08/14.

"Williams, Charles R.". Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2015/08/14.

"Williams, Charles R.". U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925. Retrieved 2015/08/14.

"Williams, Charles Richard". Princeton University. Retrieved 2015/08/14.

"Williams, Charles Richard". Trees. Retrieved 2015/08/14.

"Williams, Emma Almira Smith". Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Retrieved 2015/08/14.


0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Frances Insley on 1966/01/20..


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the General Collection and Indiana Division in the Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

ISLM 28 W722M: "The Ministry of Books" ILSO 362.7 no. 109: "Riley and Children" ILSI 811 W722I "In Many Moods"

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/08/14 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/14 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.