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Leslie Sulgrove collection

Identifier: L153

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, receipts, and a treasurer’s book for the Crescent Society and the Alumni Society of Indianapolis High School (1871–1885) in which Leslie Sulgrove served as an officer. Included are receipts and correspondence regarding his personal business, school essays, programs for Indianapolis social events, and a ciphering book of John D. Brackenridge, Bath County, Kentucky (1816).


  • 1816-1894


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

Leslie Sulgrove was born about 1855 in Indiana. He worked as a newspaperman in Indianapolis during the 1870s and 1880s before moving out to Helena, Montana where he lived until his death in 1939. Sulgrove was married to Sophia Sulgrove and had a daughter named Mary.


Items in the collection. 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Accessed December 5, 2012.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mary Agnes Smithhurst on 1941/05/26.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2012 December by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2012 December by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid revised 2024/06/20 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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