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Rebecca Columbia Radspinner diary

 Collection — Folder: S1094
Identifier: S1094

Scope and Contents

This collection is a photocopy of a handwritten diary for the year 1863. On Thursday, July 9, Rebecca wrote: "Today I received a letter from George and one from Mrs. Edmonton. Morgan [Confederate General John Hunt Morgan] sent troops into Indiana and took possession of Corydon." The next day, she wrote: "Today our men left for Seymour at the call of the Govenor. Sad day." Her entry on July 13 was: "This morning near twenty gunboats and transports passed here and some of the troops stopped and eat [sic] breakfast."

Most of the entries are about who visited, letters received and written, who was sick, who had a party, who got their picture taken, and when she attended church and prayer meeting.


  • 1863

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

Rebecca Columbia Radspinner married Jacob Radspinner, and helped him to operate a grocery store.


0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from William A. Radspinner in 1968/04.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/10/16 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Rebecca Columbia Radspinner diary
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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