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Erastus Test letter

 Collection — Folder: S1297
Identifier: S1297

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises a letter from Erastus Test in Indiana to Ada Baldwin on July 26, 1856, mentioning how she had been missed in grammar class and other news about school.


  • 1856


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

Erastus Test was born November 12, 1836 to a Quaker couple in Indiana, Samuel and Hannah Test. He had five brothers, Josiah, William, Oliver, Rufus, and Zaccheus. Test taught school in Richmond, Indiana and simultaneously attained his B.S. (1863) and M.S. (1866) degrees from Earlham College, before earning an M.D. from the University of Michigan (1868). Test married Mary Taylor in August, 1868 He then taught science courses at Earlham College until retirement. Test died on April 21, 1917 and was buried at Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana.


Item in the collection.

Earlham College. Who's Who Among Earlhamites. Richmond, IN: Earlham Postoffice, 1916. Accessed June 27, 2017. "Erastus Test." Find a Grave Index. Accessed June 27, 2017.

Test, Erastus. Erastus Test to F.C. Test, April 24, 1870. Letter. "Correspondence Between Dr. F.C. Test and Dr. C.E. Test." Test Family Genealogy. Accessed June 27, 2017.

Wiley, H. W. "The Preisdent's Address: Ye Shall Know Them by Their Fruits." In Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1902, edited by Donaldson Bodine, 33-53. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, 1903.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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There is only one item in this collection.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/22 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/22 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2017/06/27 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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