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Dr. Claude C. Lomax collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0851

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of documents collected by Dr. Claude C. Lomax and includes a February 7, 1867 transcript of a legal dispute between Albert Ward and George D. Bruce; an October 15, 1873 article of agreement between Wm. H.H. Davison and Jacob Jones for a lease of Davison's farm for one year; a certificate for a drawing for prizes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 20, 1872 (Sargent and McIntyre, managers); an account book from James Grigsby of Spencer County, Indiana that contains transaction entries (1874-1877), algebra examples (undated), and daily diary entries by his wife, Emily, that include recipes (1886-1887); a number of handwritten songs (1893-1903, undated) by Ethel Ward, classmates from Dale, Indiana, and natives of Perry County, Indiana; genealogical information about Eli Grigsby and information about a mill built in 1856 by Philip Saltzman, Restless Jones, and R.D. Grigsby (undated); and miscellaneous receipts and documents of the Grigsby and Ward families (1871-1909).


  • 1867-1909, undated

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

Claude Carl Lomax was born January 20, 1884 in Bristow, Perry County, Indiana to Dr. William and Hettie Lomax. He was a 1913 graduate of the Louisville Hospital College and practiced medicine in southern Indiana for many years before moving to Indianapolis. He later moved to Costa Mesa, California and passed away there at the age of 65 on July 14, 1953.

Sources: "Claude Carl Lomax." California Death Index, 1940-1997. Accessed June 1, 2017. "Claude C. Lomax." U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Accessed June 1, 2017.

"Dr. Claude C. Lomax." Indianapolis Star (IN), July 16, 1953.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dr. Claude Lomax in 1943.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/02 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/02 by Laura Eliason.
Dr. Claude C. Lomax 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.