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George W. Lane papers

 Collection — Folder: S0802
Identifier: S0802

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a receipt of William Harlow, dated August 9, 1819, regarding an $85.00 transaction with William S. Buell; a bookkeeping diploma for George W. Lane's son, Amos H. Lane, dated February 23, 1857; and a slip with addresses for J. H. Trowbridge Co. & Boston Iron Co. (undated).


  • 1819-1857

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

George W. Lane was born on November 7, 1812 in Burlington, Boone County, Kentucky to Amos and Mary Lane. He married Sallie M. Buell (1820-1891) on March 8, 1840 and they had nine children. Lane served as auditor for Dearborn County from 1841 to 1846, represented the county in the Indiana House of Representatives in 1847-1848, and 1857. He was appointed the superintendent of the United States Mint for Denver, Colorado during the U.S. Civil War and also served as Assistant U.S. Treasurer (circa 1865-1869). He died in Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana on December 8, 1891.

Sources: "George W. Lane." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 8, 2016.

Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, Alan F. January, and Justin E. Walsh, Vincent A. Giroux, Jr. eds. A Biographical Directory of Indiana General Assembly. Vol.1, 1819-1899. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1980.


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 Jane Alma Lane on 1928/08/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/02/08 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/08 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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