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John McClelland clipping

 Collection — Folder: S865
Identifier: S0865

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a newspaper clipping of Kate Milner Rabb's column, "A Hoosier Listening Post," in the Indianapolis Star on October 13, 1934 regarding a letter from John McClelland of Eastport, Ohio, written December 11, 1839 to his brother, Beattie McClelland in Winchester, Indiana, concerning business, financial concerns, family matters, and other personal news.


  • 1934

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

John McClelland and his brother, Beattie, were born in County Down, Ireland (Northern Ireland today) to parents John and Mary (Beattie) McClelland. The brothers immigrated to the United States in the 1820s where John became a farmer in Eastport, Ohio. Beattie, a lawyer, settled first in Fayette County, Pennsylvania before moving to Winchester, Indiana in 1839 where he took an appointment as a probate judge. Beattie continued in public service, even serving as a delegate at the Indiana Constitutional Convention of 1851. He moved to Columbus, Indiana in 1852 where he lived until his death on June 26, 1891.


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 an unknown individual who clipped Kate Milner Rabb's column from the Indianapolis Star newspaper on 1934/10/13.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/07/08 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/08 by Brittany Kropf.
John McClelland clipping
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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