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Captain John L. Tyler advertising card

 Collection — Folder: S1325
Identifier: S1325

Scope and Contents

This advertising card states, "The Well-Known Card Writer and Penman, Captain Tyler, Teacher of Penmanship, Fort Wayne, Ind. Public Schools." On the back, it says "Mr. Dunn. Please have the slates ready for me Wednesday afternoon first thing at 1:30 and oblige. Respt. Capt. Tyler."


  • circa 1880-1900s


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

Captain John L. Tyler was born around 1826 in New Hampshire. Tyler married Adaline Julia Howard on February 11, 1850. In 1880, he lived in Fort Wayne with his wife. His occupation was a writing teacher. According to the Fort Wayne Daily News, Tyler was 76 years old and "remarkably vigorous for one of his years" on May 31, 1902. Tyler died on April 7, 1909 in Rome, Noble County, Indiana.


Fort Wayne Daily News, May 31, 1902. Accessed February 8, 2018.

Year: 1880; Census Place: Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana; Roll: 265; Page: 602D; Enumeration District: 122. Accessed February 8, 2018. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection includes one item.

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 2017/12/21 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Captain John L. Tyler advertising card
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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