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J. C. Norton papers

 Collection — Folder: S1022
Identifier: S1022

Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of four typewritten letters sent to David Burroughs of Geneseo, New York requesting his testimony in a court case involving Russell & Company and J.C. Norton ranging from 1886 to 1887. The letters are from Attorney O.B. Houting of Dayton, Ohio on November 22, 1886, Attorney T.C. McIntosh of Indianapolis, Indiana on November 29, 1886), L.C. Royer of Dayton, Ohio on December 10, 1886 and January 1, 1887. This collection also includes a handwritten letter by J.C. Norton from Mt. Morris, New York to Jay Westinghouse regarding the lawsuits brought against Russell & Company and attempts by Royer to get Norton indicted for perjury on January 17, 1887.


  • 1886-1887

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.

Administrative History

C. M. Russell & Co. was founded in 1842 by Charles M. Russell, Nathan S. Russell and Clement Russell. The company manufactured threshing machines, railroad cars, and steam traction engines. After the death of Charles M. Russell the company changed its name to the Russell & Co. and was incorporated in 1878. The company was sold in 1927 and continued on as the Russell Service Co. until 1942.


"C.M. Russel & Co." Vintage Machinery. Last modified July 4, 2014. Accessed July 7, 2016.

Hegum, Charles O. "The Early History of the Russell & Company." The National Russell Collectors Association. Accessed July 7, 2016.


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 Jack Vorhies on 1973/04/24.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/07/07 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/07 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.