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Nathan R. Overman collection

 Collection — Folder: S1035
Identifier: S1035

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of letters sent to Nathan R. Overman predominantly from Nathan Cadwallader of Wayne and Randolph Counties, Indiana (1850-1878). The collection also contains Overman's original August, 1850 articles of agreement for teaching school in Tetersburg and a photocopy and transcription of another agreement from November 11, 1851; photocopies of his 1861 Franklin Almanac and Diary; a December 6, 1866 note authorizing payment of additional bounty for Civil War soldier, Jeff H. Montgomery; and a March 29, 1869 application of James F. Avis for additional bounty for his service in Company K, 153rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Photocopies of a February 3, 1903 letter sent to a Mr. Frank Moon (?) from Lewis Seiss of Tipton, Indiana are also included.


  • 1850-1903


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

Nathan R. Overman was born in Randolph County, Indiana on April 11, 1827 to Jason and Miriam Overman. He moved with his parents and siblings to Tipton, County Indiana in 1849. He married Mary J. Cox in 1854 and they had 5 children. For eleven years, Overman taught school, farmed and engaged in brick making, before beginning the practice of law in 1861. He was elected to the 36th Judicial Circuit in 1878 and served until his death on October 25, 1883.

Sources: "Judge Nathan R. Overman." Find a Grave Index. Accessed August 20, 2016.

"Nathan R. Overman: His Death Occurs at His Home in Tipton, on Thursday." Kokomo Saturday Tribune (IN), October 27, 1883.


0.02 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 Frederick Overman in 1967 and Tipton Public Library on 1973/12/10.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/08/23 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/23 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.