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Burton Alva Konkle letters

 Collection — Folder: S1327
Identifier: S1327

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters written to Burton Alva Konkle from James Denny, as well as his wife, ranging from 1880 to 1883 regarding teaching positions and everyday life experiences, including political beliefs.


  • 1880-1883


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

Burton Alva Konkle was born in 1861 in Albion, Indiana and died in 1944. He settled in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. He was a teacher in Pennsylvania, then became involved with the Presbyterian Church. He wrote many books, mostly about political people, ranging from George Byran and Andrew Hamilton. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Constitution Celebration Committee (Prabook, 2016).

Source: materials from collection and Prabook: (2016). Burton Alva Konkle. Prabook. Retrieved from


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 Burton Alva Konkle on 1942-1943.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/08/03 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/08 by Kori Nell.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.