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Margaret Eliza Vance Morris clippings

 Collection — Folder: S0988
Identifier: S0988

Scope and Contents

The collection contains newspaper clippings of the “A Hoosier Listening Post” column by Kate Milner Rabb ranging from September to October, 1930. The selected columns ran in the Indianapolis Star in September and October 1930. Rabb reprinted substantial excerpts of letters from Margaret Eliza Vance Morris to William Hamilton Lazarus Noble written in the 1840s while Noble was at Wabash College. Rabb obtained the letters from Mrs. Ferris Taylor, granddaughter of Morris.


  • 1930


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

Margaret Eliza Vance Morris was born about 1803 in Ohio, the daughter of Lawrenceburg founder Samuel C. Vance and Mary Morris (Lawrence) Vance. Morris married Lazarus Noble, December 31, 1823. Noble died September 29, 1825, and Morris later married Bethuel F. Morris.

William Hamilton Lazarus Noble was born in 1825 to Lazarus Noble and Margaret Eliza Vance Morris. He attended Wabash College in the early 1840s. Noble died in 1877.


Information found within collection. 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Accessed May 15, 2013. “Lazarus Noble.” Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 15, 2013. “William H. L. Noble.” Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 15, 2013.

Samuel C. Vance Papers. Finding aid. Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN. Accedded May 15, 2013.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/05 by Jamie Dunn. EAD finding aid created 2013/05 by Jamie Dunn.
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Repository Details

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