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Albert Morlan collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0986

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of A Hoosier in Honduras (1897) and an annotation of the 23rd Psalm from the Bible (1910), along with photographs and drawings made by Albert Morlan while in Central America.


  • 1870-1910

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

Albert Morlan was born in 1850 in Pennsylvania to Richard and Caroline Morlan. Morlan moved with his family from Pennsylvania to Ohio, where he married Martha in 1873. Between 1880 and 1900, Morlan and his wife moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where Morlan worked as an artist. He traveled frequently to Honduras, Belize, and other Central American countries and wrote and illustrated A Hoosier in Honduras about his travel experiences. Morlan had five children, including daughter Dorothy, who studied art under the “Hoosier Group” of artists. He died in 1926 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.


Information found within collection. 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Accessed May 15, 2013. “Albert Morlan." Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 15, 2013.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation form Blanche Stillson in 1968/04.


No further additions are expected.

Item Listing

Folder 1: 1897 A Hoosier in Honduras

1910 Annotation of the 23rd Psalm (The Lord is My Shepherd)

Folder 2: Drawings, Sketches, photos and proofs for “A Hoosier in Honduras”

undated Photographs and sketches of Central America

Folder 3: Miscellaneous drawings and sketches, etc.

undated Photographs and sketches of Central America

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/05 by Jamie Dunn. EAD finding aid created 2013/05 by Jamie Dunn.
Albert Morlan 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.