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Harvey Morris historical sketches

 Collection — Folder: S0989
Identifier: S0989

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two of Morris’ historical sketches of Washington County, Indiana ranging from December 1 to 10, 1936. The first is about the Washington Academy, a log schoolhouse located on State Road 56 between Salem and Canton. The second records major firsts in Salem, Washington County, Indiana.


  • December 1936

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

Harvey Morris was born around 1852 in Salem, Indiana. He studied law under S. B. Voyles. In 1901, he married Martha Tucks. Morris practiced law for fifty-five years. He was also active in local and state politics and edited the “True Blue Republican.” Morris had a great interest in the history of Washington County, Indiana, and wrote several articles and books about the area. He died on June 23, 1937, in Salem.


Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1967-1980. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1981.


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 Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Morris on 1936/12/10 and 1937/07/05.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/04 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid created 2006/04 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid revised 2015/11/06 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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