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Mrs. Noble C. Pearl Parker Trueblood collection

 Collection — Folder: S1322
Identifier: S1322

Scope and Contents

The oldest document is an indenture made February 19, 1818 between Samuel Lindley and William Hobbs. A newspaper article dated January 16, 1914 has the headline, "Old Documents, A Letter One Hundred Years Old Still in the Possession of E. Hicks Trueblood -- The Most Remote Ancestors." The letter mentions Nathan Trueblood who was the great-grandfather of Noble. The article also reprinted the will of John Trueblood, dated May 7, 1692. An article dated October 17, 1914, is headlined: "Quaker's Contribution to the Early Life of Washington County." On September 13, 1956, The Salem Leader's front page story was: "Trueblood Farm, in Family Since 1815, Sold." The article shows a picture of the farm house and a picture of Mrs. Noble Trueblood, age 74. A newspaper article published September 22, 1965, stated "Blue River Friends Sesquicentennial Observance To Be Held October 3." The last item is the program for that event on Sunday, October 3, 1965, in Salem, Indiana. The program gives a two-page history of the Blue River Friends Meeting written by Mrs. Leafa Baynes. The morning and afternoon speaker was Dr. David Elton Trueblood. His autobiography is "While It Is Day." Dr. Trueblood, a friend of President Herbert Hoover (also a Quaker), preached the President's funeral oration. Elton Trueblood's obituary was published in the New York Times.


  • 1818-1965

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

Mrs. Noble C. Pearl Parker Trueblood moved from the 123-acre Trueblood farm, which had been in the family since 1815, in 1956 when it was sold to Ralph Hoggatt, and she moved into Salem. Pearl moved to the farm in 1902 when she was a bride. Her husband Noble, who died in 1931, was in the Quaker Church ministry. Mrs. Trueblood was 74 years old when she left the farm and moved into town.


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 from Mrs. Noble C. Trueblood on 1967/1/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2017/10/26 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Mrs. Noble C. Pearl Parker Trueblood collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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