Skip to main content

Alexander Heron collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0860

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and complimentary fair tickets from across Indiana sent to the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, Alexander Heron. Ranging from 1885 to 1890, the collection includes tickets from community, county, and district fairs; Trotting and Pace Horse Breeders' Association fairs; Agricultural Association, Agricultural Society, and Agricultural and Mechanical Society fairs; Joint Stock Association and Joint Stock Society fairs; Farmers' Union Association fairs; and the Indiana State Poultry Association fair.


  • 1885-1890


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

Alexander Heron was born May 2, 1827 in Baltimore, Maryland and moved with his family to Connersville, Indiana when he was around eight years old. He engaged in farming before starting his tenure as secretary of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture in 1872, an office he held for nineteen years. He was married to Helen Roberts on January 14, 1864 and they had five children. Mr. Heron died on May 29, 1900.

Sources: "Alexander Heron." 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 20, 2017. "Helen M. Heron." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 20, 2017.

"Alexander Heron Dead." Connersville Daily News (IN), May 29, 1900.

U.S. Work Projects Administration, comp. Indexes to County Records of Franklin County: Marriage Records, 1850-1920. Indiana?: WPA, 1941.


0.04 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from John Lewis on 1964/05/08.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S0641: Alexander Heron correspondence

Materials found at other institutions include:

M0141: Alexander Heron papers, 1845-1943, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/20 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/20 by Laura Eliason.
Alexander Heron collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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