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Peggy Simpson "Harbor Lights for Tiny Mites" manuscript

 Collection — Folder: S1189
Identifier: S1189

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typewritten manuscript of the unpublished alphabet book "Harbor Lights for Tiny Mites" by Peggy Simpson and copyrighted by Margaret Elizabeth Simpson in 1952. Each entry in the book starts with a word that coordinates with a letter and then offers an inspirational message. For example, the entry for the letter "B" reads "Books, if they be good, are your friend and teacher. Lend your heart to them and in return you will learn how to grow!"


  • circa 1952


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

The manuscript in this collection was most likely written by Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Simpson of Indianapolis, Indiana. Miss Simpson was born December 6, 1914 to Hugh and Virginia Howard Simpson. She worked as a secretary at the Naval Avionics Center and was also a volunteer at the old Winona Memorial Hospital. She passed away at the age of 84 on December 28, 1988.

Sources: "Margaret Elizabeth Simpson." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed November 28, 2017. "Peggy Simpson." U.S. Social Security applications and Claims Index, 1937-2007. Accessed November 28, 2017.

"Margaret Elizabeth 'Peggy' Simpson." Indianapolis Star (IN), December 28, 1998. Accessed November 28, 2017.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/11/28 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/11/28 by Laura Eliason.
Peggy Simpson "Harbor Lights for Tiny Mites" manuscript
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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