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Ruth Wade Mood collection

 Collection — Folder: S0976
Identifier: S0976

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an October 27, 1926 handwritten letter sent by Ruth Wade Mood to Dr. Sidney C. Hoffman of Indianapolis, Indiana and written on her husband's business letterhead for Motion Picture Outfits for School, Church and Farm Bureau. The letter was sent along with an August 1, 1913 promissory note signed by Hoffman who agreed to pay Virgil Mood $25.00 by August 1, 1915. Mood's letter asks if the note "slipped" his memory and that they had "lost so much in the tornado." This comment is most likely referring to the Tri-County Tornado of 1925 which destroyed a large part of Princeton, Indiana.


  • 1913-1926


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

Ruth Wade Mood was born on May 27, 1883 at Danville, Indiana to William and Nancy Wade. She married Virgil Mood (1883-1953) on October 23, 1921 and they had one daughter, Ada Martha (1922-1924). Mood passed away at the age of 45 on May 1, 1929. Sources: "Ada Martha Mood." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed August 29, 2017. "Ruth Wade." Indiana Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed August 29, 2017. "Ruth Wade Mood." Michigan Death Records, 1867-1950. Accessed August 29, 2017.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/08/29 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/08/29 by Laura Eliason.
Ruth Wade Mood 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.