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Anna Nicholas biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder: S0980
Identifier: S0980

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a ten page typewritten biographical sketch of Anna Nicholas written by her grandniece Nancy Moore and presented to the Indianapolis Women's Club on December 3, 1943.


  • 1943/12/03


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

Anna Nicholas was a noted Indiana newswoman who worked more than fifty years for the Indianapolis Journal and the Indianapolis Star. She was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania to John and Rachel Nicholas on January 20, 1850. At the urging of her brother John, business manager of theJournal, she moved to Indianapolis in 1876. She was an editorial writer and literary editor and was the author of two volumes of short stories and the 1928 historical work, "The Story of Crown Hill." She was friends of many notable Hoosiers including James Whitcomb Riley, Gen. Lew Wallace, Meredith Nicholson, and Booth Tarkington. She died at the age of 79 on January 29, 1929.


Information found within collection. "Anna Nicholas." New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. Accessed September 5, 2017.

"Anna Nicholas, Noted Indiana Literary Woman, Critic, Dies." Indianapolis Star (IN), January 30, 1929.


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 Nancy Moore in 1943/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/09/05 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/09/05 by Laura Eliason.
Anna Nicholas biographical sketch
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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