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Netta Pratt letters

 Collection — Folder: S1076
Identifier: S1076

Scope and Contents

This collection includes four handwritten letters from Netta Pratt to Mary P. (Long) Frison in Rockville, Indiana, ranging from 1960 to 1965 regarding history of the Hollandsburg Baptist Church, and information about the people connected to it. There is also a clipping from an envelope indicating Netta's home address with notes on her maiden and married names, and date of death. The surnames mentioned in the letters include Shawley, Ball, Stout, Swain, Thomas, Spencer, Porter, Baker, Asbury, and Collings families of Rockville, Indiana.


  • 1960-1965

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

Netta Ann Pratt was born in Parke County, Indiana, on October 13, 1878 to Cyrus and Mary (Collings) Shawley. Netta married Marion Curtis Pratt in 1955. Netta was a member of the Hollandsburg Baptist Church, where she served as its treasurer. She died on September 24, 1966 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana.


Items in the collection. Accessed July 30, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. E.B. Ferguson on 1969/04/18.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/07/30 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/30 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/09 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.