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David C. Turnbull collection

Identifier: L163

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Civil War letters (1861–1865), business and legal documents relating to Kosciusko County (1836–1849), St. Joseph County (1847–1916), and other counties. Also included are the correspondence of Alexander Grant of Cass County, Michigan (1871–1875), the Bidwell family of Niles, Michigan and Brownsville, Texas (1937–1940), and the Ackerman family of Niles (1940–1947). There are also documents relating to the Studebaker Company of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana (1856–1886).


  • 1836-1966


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

No information is currently available regarding Mr. David C. Turnbull.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from David C. Turnbull on 1968/12/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed YYYY/MM/DD by [FirstName LastName]. EAD finding aid created YYYY/MM/DD by NAME. EAD finding aid revised YYYY/MM/DD by [FirstName LastName].
David C. Turnbull 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.