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Joshua Soule correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1222

Scope and Contents

This collection is divided into two folders: 1836-1838 and 1838-1853. The original letters include those written by Joshua Soule, a dentist in Indianapolis, and his fiance, Eliza Lawson of Lebanon, Ohio. Some of the other correspondents are William Brown, Andrew Kennedy, and James Whitcomb. Letters dated 1843-1844 regard Democratic party politics.


  • 1837-1853


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

Joshua Soule was born December 6, 1806, in Avon, Franklin County, Maine, to Reverend Joshua and Sarah Jane Soule. Joshua married Eliza M. Lawson on April 17, 1839, in Lebanon, Ohio. He was a dentist in Indianapolis, where he was living in 1850 when the census taker recorded his family thus: Joshua, 50 (should be 43 or 44); Eliza, 42; C. V., 11; Julia L., 9; Margaret H., 8; and Charles E., 4. Dr. Soule died on August 15, 1853, and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery (now defunct) in downtown Indianapolis.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Belle Kettron on 1936/8/5.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/12/1 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.