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Kiphart-Teepell family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0785

Scope and Contents

This collection includes Charles P. Kiphart's account book containing receipts for rent, taxes, gas, and other personal expenses (1893-1904); a commencement invitation for School No. 10, Indianapolis (June, 1910); a typed copy of a 1918 Thanksgiving Day poem about WWI soldiers by Esther Thompson and sent to Nellie Teepell (November 12, 1966); Christmas and Valentines Day cards sent to Mary Kiphart and Nellie Teepell (1927-1933, undated); hospital statements for the Teepell family (1929-1948); and reports of the American Legion Auxiliary, Eleventh District and the Broad Ripple Unit #312 (1942-1946).


  • 1893-1966


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 Kiphart was born on February 8, 1867 in Owen County, Indiana to Jacob and Elizabeth Kiphart. He married Mary Florence Gentry (1871-1935) in 1890 and they had three children: Nina, Nellie, and Maurice. Sometime in the 1890s, he and his family moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. He died at the age of 55 on February 11, 1922.

Nellie Kiphart was born on November 9, 1894 at Spencer, Indiana, but lived much of her life in Indianapolis. She married Bertram Teepell (1893-1991) on August 10, 1928 and they had two daughters, Yvonne and Marinette. Mrs. Teepell was a member of the Eastern Star and the Broad Ripple Legion Auxillary Unit #312 and passed away at the age of 84 on November 24, 1978.


Information within collection. "Charles Pheras Kiphart.' Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed January 31, 2017. "Charlie P. Kephart.' Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed January 31, 2017. "Nellie K. Teepell.' Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed January 31, 2017. "Nellie K. Teepell.' Indiana Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. Accessed January 31, 2017.

"Mrs. Teepell." Indianapolis Star (IN), November 26, 1978.


0.05 Cubic Feet (5 folders)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Nellie Teepell.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/01/31 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/31 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.