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Harry Guyer Leslie collection

 Collection — Folder: S0824
Identifier: S0824

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a December 18, 1928 certificate from the Purdue Association of Indianapolis recognizing Harry G. Leslie as on honorary member and a 3 x 5-inch card announcing the death of Governor Leslie on December 10, 1937. The card includes information about the funeral service and was sent to an individual who was requested to be an honorary pall bearer.


  • 1928-1937

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

Harry Guyer Leslie, 33rd governor of Indiana, was born on April 6, 1878 at Lafayette, Indiana to Daniel and Mary Leslie. He was a 1905 graduate of Purdue University and earned his law degree from Indiana University. Leslie married Martha Morgan in 1910 and they had three sons. He had a law practice in Lafayette and also engaged in farming. Leslie was elected Tippecanoe County treasurer in both 1912 and 1914 and in 1923 went to the Indiana General Assembly as a representative from Tippecanoe and Warren Counties. He was Speaker of the House in 1925 and 1927 and was elected governor in 1928. After serving one term, Leslie became president of the Standard Life Insurance Company. He died at the age of 59 on December 10, 1937.


"Indiana Mourns Death of Leslie." Lafayette (IN) Journal And Courier, December 11, 1937.


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 2017/04/10 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/04/10 by Laura Eliason.
Harry Guyer Leslie collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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