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Enoch Richard Steen diary

 Collection — Folder: S1244
Identifier: S1244

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises a 62-page, typed transcript of the diary of Enoch Richard Steen from 1865, concerning his hobbies and social activities, farm work, the end of the U.S. Civil War, and experiences in Montana around Virginia City and Helena during the gold rush era.

Dates

  • 1865

Creator

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

Enoch Richard Steen, son of John and Ruth (Robinson) Steen, was born in Palmyra Township, Knox County, Indiana on March 29, 1836. His father built the family's brick house in 1839. Enoch Steen worked as a farmer, despite his brief foray into gold mining. In 1859, Steen Township, named for pioneer Richard Steen (Enoch's grandfather), was created from the eastern portion of Palmyra Township. Enoch Steen married Sadie E. Wallace (1847-1874) on September 29, 1868 and they had three children: E. Ruth, N. May, and Earl. Enoch Steen lived at the old Steen homestead in Wheatland, Knox County, Indiana, until his death on April 10, 1881.

Sources:

Information in the collection.

Ancestry.com. "Enoch R. Steen." 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 10, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "E. R. Steen." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 10, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Enoch Steen." Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed February 10, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

FindaGrave.com. "Enoch R. Steen." Find a Grave Index. Accessed February 10, 2017. http://www.findagrave.com.

FindaGrave.com. "Sadie E. Wallace Steen." Find a Grave Index. Accessed February 10, 2017. http://www.findagrave.com.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged numerically by page number.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Tom Krasean on 1974/04/24.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/02/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2017/02/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2017/02/10 by Brittany Kropf.
Title
Enoch Richard Steen diary
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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