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David T. Kimball Jr. letter

 Collection — Folder: S0776
Identifier: S0776

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a handwritten letter by David Tenney Kimball Jr. and signed "Tenny". Dated February 8, 1837 and written from near Mt. Vernon, Posey County, Indiana, the letter was sent to his brother Augustine in Ipswich, Massachusetts and relates information about land values and family property in Posey County; illness from fever and age; and merchants in Indianapolis, Bridgeport, Plainfield, Belleville, Stilesville, Terre Haute, Merom, Vincennes, and Princeton.


  • 1837/02/08


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

David Tenney (D.T.) Kimball, Jr. was born September 7, 1808 in Ipswich, Massachusetts to Rev. David Tenney and Dolly Kimball. After graduating from Middlebury College and the Theological seminary, he worked as a farmer in Mt. Vernon, Indiana from 1837-1841 before moving back to New England. He married Harriet Webster on October 10, 1837. He died at Lowell, Massachusetts on March 29, 1886.


"David Tenney Kimball, Middlebury College Alumnus, Class of 1829." Digital Collections at Middlebury. Accessed January 5, 2017.

Wiley, Edgar Jolls, ed. Catalogue of Officers and Students of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont: An of Others Who Received Degrees, 1800-1915. Middlebury, VT: Middlebury College, 1917. Accessed January 5, 2017.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts from Symmachus Trading Company on 1942/09/21.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/01/06 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/06 by Laura Eliason.
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Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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