Skip to main content

Christian Ries Schreiner collection

 Collection — Folder: S1114
Identifier: S1114

Scope and Contents

This copybook is mostly in German. The only English is on the last page, written in a different penmanship and in pencil. Entitled "Coming and Going," the entry is thus: "Good-by father." "Good-by, my Son; God bless you." And the train starts, bearing the boy away to college. The old man watches it until it is out of sight, and brushing away his tears, turns to a friend. "There goes my boy to get an education. I tell you, Sir, it's something to have a boy like that!" and the happy father turns, and getting into his wagon, which stands near by, drives home. A year has gone by, and the same wagon is standing in the same place, and the same old man, with a radiant face, is waiting for the train.


  • 1881-1882

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

Christian Ries Schreiner was born about 1866, and came from Bremen, Germany, on the ship Habsburg. He arrived in New York City on August 30, 1882.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is one bound paper-covered copybook.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Willard Heiss on an unknown date.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/10/23 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Christian Ries Schreiner collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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