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Urban C. Stover collection

Identifier: L151

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, and clippings from Urban C. Stover and the Stover family in Indiana, Illinois, France ranging from 1918 to circa 1943, regarding his personal life, family, and work. Most of the correspondence consists of family letters written during and just after World War I, including letters from his son, Harney W. Stover, while he was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station (July-October 1918) and in France and New York (November 1918-January 1919); from his nephew, Daniel Stover, a lawyer with the Judge Advocate’s Office in France (1918); and his nephew, Harney B. Stover, an officer in the field artillery in France (1918).


  • 1918-circa 1943


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

Urban Carey Stover was born on January 16, 1867, in Ladoga, Indiana. His parents were Daniel C. and Mahala T. (Harney) Stover. He received his A.B. from Wabash College in 1890. On January 24, 1899, he married Helen Brown Watson with whom he had two children, Harney Watson (1900-1967) and Susanna. Stover practiced law in Ladoga and Indianapolis. He was general attorney for the Central Indiana Railroad (1895-1924); principal attorney for the Valuation Bureau of the Interstate Commerce Commission (1925-1934); and Deputy Attorney General of Indiana (1934-1945). Stover died in 1957 and was buried in Saint Johns Cemetery in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Source: "Harney Watson Stover." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed June 20, 2024. "Urban C. Stover." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed June 20, 2024.

Who’s Who in the Central States, vol. 1. Chicago: Larkin, Roosevelt and Larkin, Ltd., 1947.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Urban C. Stover during 1936-1943.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006 April by Christina Bach. EAD finding aid created 2006 April by Christina Bach. EAD finding aid revised 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter; 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.