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J. E. Mishler letter

 Collection — Folder: S0970
Identifier: S0970

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a photostatic copy of a handwritten letter by J.E. Mishler and sent to the editors of Outdoor Indiana magazine on August 8, 1968. The letter is in response to a story in the magazine regarding Dan Patch, a famous harness racing horse in the early 1900s. Mr. Mishler relates his experience seeing Dan Patch in an exhibition heat in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1906. He also mentions that he was sending a photograph of a trotter named Greyhound.


  • 1968/08/08


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

Joseph Earl (J.E.) Mishler was born on January 24, 1887 in LaGrange, Indiana to George and Polly Mishler. He married Bernice Hulbert on March 11, 1911 and they had two sons. Mishler died in Elkhart, Indiana on March 3, 1972.

Sources: "Joseph E. Mishler." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed August 15, 2017.

"Joseph Mishler." The Elkhart Truth (IN), March 3, 1972.


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 Herbert Hill on 1968/09/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/08/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/08/15 by Laura Eliason.
J. E. Mishler letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.