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John Test collection

 Collection — Folder: S1298
Identifier: S1298

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter from a librarian to Ansel Wold in Washington, D.C., on June 21, 1944, regarding John Test. The letter is accompanied by a biography about John Test written by his son, Charles H. Test.


  • 1944


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

John Test was born November 12, 1781 to John and Elizabeth Test in Salem, New Jersey. He was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in a Quaker family. Test married there and moved to Wilmington, Delaware where his son Charles H. Test was born on July 9, 1802. His daughter Mary was born eighteen months later. The family travelled west and settled in Brookville, Indiana, about 1810. Test was heavily involved in civil service, holding the poistion of judge of the 3rd district curcuit (1816-1819); member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1823-1827 and 1829-1831); and presiding judge of the Indiana Circuit Court. He moved to Mobile, Alabama, and practied law for almost ten years. Test returned to Indiana later in life and died near Cambridge City on October 9, 1849.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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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 completed 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

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