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Mrs. Hansel Smith collection

 Collection — Folder: S1203
Identifier: S1203

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of family history and original booklets. A certificate dated December 24, 1864, states that Thomas J. Thompson is appointed a hospital steward in the 182nd Regiment of the Ohio Volunteers. There is a program for the first annual state temperance camp meeting of Michigan for August 13th, 14th, and 15th, with Dr. Henry A. Reynolds, president of the meeting. Records are photocopied from a 1886-1887 account book. An autograph book had entries such as: "Dear Grandma, I love you little, I love you big, I love you like a little pig. Julianne S." Some of the people who wrote in the autograph book added "Otterbein, Indiana" after their name. On June 6, 1898, Sarah E. Thompson, widow of Thomas J. Thompson, applied for a pension. She stated that Thomas was a private in Company D, 10th Indiana Infantry and assistant surgeon in the 182nd Ohio Infantry. There is a commencement program for Frankfort High School for the class of 1916, Printed pages give air raid instructions, probably from World War II. The Erie Vigilance Society of Monroe County, Michigan, published their articles of association in 1875. The booklet entitled "The Frankforter," for June-July 1945, is an original copy. Major John Wilcox, commanding the 11th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry at Ft. Kerney, Nebraska in 1864, wrote about the Battle of Horse Creek. This narrative is handwritten from pages 100 to 173 in a large ledger book. The son of John Wilcox added a family history at the end of his father's narrative.


  • 1864-1965

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 Mrs. Hansel Smith in 1913/10.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/10/13 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Mrs. Hansel Smith 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.