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Elijah Martindale collection

 Collection — Folder: S907
Identifier: S0907

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two partial copies of a speech given at The Old-Settlers meeting by Elijah Martindale in New Castle, Indiana ranging on 1871/08/10 regarding settling in Indiana, the War of 1812, and the Battle of Tippecanoe.


  • 1871

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

Elijah Martindale was born in Laurens, South Carolina to John and Mary Polly Martindale on 1793/11/10. His family moved from the south to Ohio in 1801, and then to Indiana in 1811. On 1815/10/12 he married Elizabeth Boyd and they had 15 children together. In 1818 Martindale was baptised by a Seventh Day Baptisit Missionary and devoted his life to the Christian Church where he became an eminent leader known as Elder Elijah Martindale. He died in 1874 and is buried by his wife in South Mound cemetery in New Castle, IN.


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 records donation from William H. Martindale on 1927/06/18.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/08/08 by Danielle Adams. EAD finding aid created 2014/08/08 by Danielle Adams.
Elijah Martindale 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.