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Robinson and Branham families collection

 Collection — Folder: S1128
Identifier: S1128

Scope and Contents

This collection includes twenty-three letters and documents of the Robinson and Branham families of Madison, Indiana, beginning with a list of purchases and costs in 1839, and ending with a funeral notice dated 1891. Two letters are undated but were written during the Civil War. A third undated letter was addressed to Miss Rebecca G. Robinson in Dayton, Alabama, after Mobile was crossed off. One of the documents is for the discharge for William H. Robinson who was in the 10th Regiment of Indiana Cavalry. His discharge was on August 10, 1865, at Goodman, Mississippi, by reason of disability. The certificate states that he is 18 years of age. In 1868 and 1869, there are two letters from New York hotels to Mrs. E. (Edward) J. Robinson, from her brother, whose last name is Branham. He mentions their sister Juliann.

Among the Branhams in this collection of letters are: McClure and his wife Francis; Jennings, a Civil War soldier; and a married couple, Mary and John.

There is a printed funeral notice for Marinda Campbell, born August 7, 1817; died April 5, 1891; buried at Beech Lawn Cemetery, Bedford, Indiana. A funeral invitation printed on fabric is for Lucretia, only daughter of Colonel C. P. J. Arion, at the residence on Mulbery Street.


  • 1839-1891

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)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Helen M. Crane during November 1949 and on 1950/10/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/12/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Robinson and Branham families 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.