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Origen Thomson biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder: S1309
Identifier: S1309

Scope and Contents

This single typed paper gives a short biography of Origen Thomson (1829-1882), who followed several career paths. He attended Decatur County Seminary and Hanover College. From 1850-1852, he studied medicine with Dr. Moody. Origen lived in Oregon for six years in the 1850s. He and his brother Orville published the Hoosier State newspaper in Lawrenceburg from 1858-1860. He was a surveyor for railroads and involved in the stone quarry business in Greensburg. Mr. Thomson was a Presbyterian.


  • circa 1920

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

Origen Thomson (1829-1882) was the son of John and Spicey Hamilton Thomson, of Scottish descent. He married twice, first to Nancy Azilla McCoy in 1860, and second to Mary J. Brown in 1880. Nancy died in 1879. Mary died in Indianapolis about 1920. Nancy and Origen had one daughter, Mrs. Lou Sebring, who lived in Tekonsha, Michigan.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is one piece of paper.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2017/8/31 bt Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Origen Thomson biographical sketch
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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