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Allie Kinkaid letter

 Collection — Folder: S0780
Identifier: S0780

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a March 11, 1882 letter written by Allie Kinkaid from Colfax, Indiana and sent to her family at home near Thorntown, Indiana. In the letter Miss Kinkaid mentions saloons and the comings and goings at the train depot. She also discusses attending Sunday school and the home where she is boarding.


  • 1882/03/11


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

Alice "Allie" Kinkaid was born near Thorntown, Boone County, Indiana on February 15, 1849 to Samuel and Martha Kinkaid. She was a lifelong resident of the county and passed away at the age of 89 on September 18, 1938.


"Alice Kinkaid, 89, Claimed by Death. rites for Lifelong Resident Wednesday." The Lebanon Reporter (IN), September 19, 1938. "Alice J. Kinkaid." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed January 13, 2017.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/01/13 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/13 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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