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Walker and Flora Kittle papers

 Collection — Folder: S0788
Identifier: S0788

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Walker Kittle's letters of recommendation from the Union Pacific System (October 17, 1890) and the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company (September 21, 1891); his Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America, Missimer Lodge No. 50 certificate of membership (December 18, 1891) and letter of recommendation from the lodge (1892); his vehicle licenses to own, control and operate a bicycle (1898, 1901, and 1902) and a one-horse buggy (1910) in Indianapolis, INdiana; and a stock certificate for Baker-Stewart Door Equipment Company of Indianapolis transferred and assigned to him by James A. Stewart (January 2, 1911). Also included are two letters sent to Flora Harvey from the Office of Public Schools (Indianapolis, Indiana) regarding her credits received for satisfactory examinations (June 28 & September 2, 1892).


  • 1890-1911


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

Walker Kittle was born on November 29, 1867 in southern Indiana to John and Lucinda Kittle. He married Flora Harvey (1865-1953) in Marion County, Indiana on December 24, 1899. He worked for several railroad companies in their car shops, including as a foreman for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Indianapolis. He lived in Indianapolis for forty years and passed away at the age of 67 on December 19, 1934.

Sources: "Walker Kittle." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed January 30, 2017. "Walker Kittle." Indiana Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed January 30, 2017.

"Walker Kittle, 67, Dies: Rites to Be Tomorrow." Indianapolis Star, December 21, 1934.


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 from Willard Heise on 1950/09/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/01/30 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/30 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.