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Janice Musselman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1003

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of poems, songs, scriptures and corrrespondence of the Mallery, Sallee, and Emmons families (1834 -1892). Several letters are written by Moses E. Sallee while he was with Company L, Indiana 8th Cavalry Regiment during the U.S. Civil War. Also included is the account book of J.M. Mallery of Noblesville, Indiana is (1835-1858). Some of the photocopies are illegible.


  • 1834-1892, undated

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

Josiah Minor (J.M.) Mallery was born on May 24, 1806 in Jefferson County, New York to Curtis and Nancy Mallery. He married Lydia Maria Emmons (1815-1872) on September 6, 1835. He died in 1891.

Moses Edward Sallee was born about 1846. He enlisted in Company L Indiana 8th Cavalry Regiment on January 24, 1864. He mustered out on July 20, 1865. He married Emily Hopkins (1848-1936) on September 19, 1867. He was killed by a runaway team in Tipton, Indiana on August 14, 1885.


Information within collection. "Emily Hopkins." Indiana Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed June 1, 2016. "Josiah Minor Mallory." The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011. Accessed June 1, 2016.

"Edward Sallee." Kokomo (IN) Gazette Tribune, August 18, 1885. Accessed June 1, 2016. "Minor Mallory." Find a Grave Index. Accessed June 1, 2016.

"A Wilderness Garden Made by Pioneers." Tipton (IN) Tribune , October 21,1935. Accessed June 1, 2016.


0.03 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Janice Musselman on 1973/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/06/01 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/01 by Laura Eliason.
Janice Musselman 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.