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Cumberland Road collection

Identifier: S1243

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photostats of receipts for services rendered for Cumberland Road in Indiana.


  • 1838

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.

Historical Note

Cumberland Road, also known as the National Road, originally was authorized to be constructed from Cumberland, Maryland to Wheeling, West Virginia in 1809. In the 1820s an expansion to the Mississippi River near Saint Louis was approved, although later the terminus was relocated to Jefferson City, Missouri. Source: The National Old Trails Road: Part 1: The Quest for a National Road. U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. 21 Feb. 2007 />.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

B075: Cumberland Road papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2007/02 by Ruth Light. Finding aid updated 2015/11/16 by Edyth Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/30 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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