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Thomas C. Searle collection

 Collection — Folder: S1161
Identifier: S1161

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an original copy of the Boston Recorder, Nathaniel Willis, November 11, 1820 (No. 46, Vol. V, p. 181-184). The article, "Dutch Settlement in Indiana" by Rev. Thomas C. Searle (p. 181), is an extract of a letter from Searle submitted to the Boston Recorder, dated October 2, 1820. Searle’s letter discusses his observations of the church ministry and school education in the rural Dutch settlement between Vevay and Madison, Indiana.


  • 1820


Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply. Contact the repository for more information.

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

Reverend Thomas Colman Searle was born in Massachusetts on January 15, 1787 to Joseph and Molly (Coleman) Searle. He and his wife, Annette (Woodward), were parents of at least two children. On June 13, 1817, Searle was chosen professor of Logic, Metaphysics and Ethics at Dartmouth College. By the 1820 US Census, Searle was included as resident of Jefferson, Indiana. On January 9, 1821, the Indiana General Assembly appointed Searle as representative of Jefferson County to draft and report a bill (among others) providing for a general system of education.

Sources: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records; 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Jefferson, Indiana; Dillon, John, A History of Indiana from Its Earliest Exploration. Lord, John King, A History of Dartmouth College, 1815-1909.


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 records purchase from Raphael Gould, New York City, on 1978/09/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/09/22 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/22 by Linda Gellert.
Thomas C. Searle 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.