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Solon Turman collection

Identifier: L162

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, legal papers, a daybook, and a family photograph of Solon Turman, ranging from 1864 to 1909 regarding legal matters, common court please, and personal matters.


  • 1864-1909


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

Solon Turman was about 1825 to parents Simon Turman and Abijah Cushman. Turman married Josephine Secrest on April 7, 1853 in Putnam County, Indiana. According to the 1860 U.S. Census, Solon Turman lived in Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana with his wife Josephine, daughter Flora Turman and Melinda Kelly. In 1872, Solon Turman was elected 13th District Indiana Circuit Court Judge, a position he held until his death March 22, 1881.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)


This collection is arranged chronologically by format.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from McLaughlin Flora in October 1955.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/03/24 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/24 by Brent Abercrombie.


Solon Turman collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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