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Adams Lee Ogg collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1028

Scope and Contents

The collection is mainly contains the correspondence of the Ogg and Longnaker Families. The majority of the letters are between Ogg and his wife while he was serving in the Civil War, and those with her family in Greenfield and Iowa. Also included are diaries and an expenditure list of Mary E. Ogg and clippings from the Indianapolis Star column the “Hoosier Listening Post.”


  • 1836-1936


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

Adams Lee Ogg was born in 1827 in Indiana. He was a businessman and lawyer in Greenfield, Indiana and Indianola, Iowa. He served as captain, 3rd Iowa Regiment during the Civil War. After the Civil War he was active in pension claim cases for fellow veterans. He married Mary E. Longnaker of Greenfield in 1861. Adams Lee Ogg died in 1904.


0.04 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ada O. Frost on 1936/04 and Robert Ogg on 1986/10/20.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/11 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid revised 2015/11/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created by 2018/05/21 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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