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J. Adam Clark travel journal

 Collection — Folder: S1103
Identifier: S1103

Scope and Contents

This collection is a copy of the small travel journal used by J. Adam Clark in 1854. Most of the penmanship is too faint to read, perhaps because it was in pencil. On page 30, the writing appears to be in ink and therefore easy to read. He traveled to several places in Michigan. In Chicago, he visited cousin George and "took tea with him." He went to Detroit, Buffalo, and Lancaster. On page 34, he wrote: "I have been gone something over 2 months, have travelled over Michigan, part of Indiana, and a considerable portion of Illinois. Have spent some money. Have not made out much of anything." He purchased property in Michigan. On the last pages, he lists expenses.


  • 1854


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.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation from Warren A. Reeder.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/01/29 by Nikki Schofield.
J. Adam Clark travel journal
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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