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Peter Van Arsdale autobiography

 Collection — Folder: S1335
Identifier: S1335

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of a biographical sketch from Peter Van Arsdale ranging from 1787-1857. Peter Van Arsdale wrote an autobiography of his life in order to provide for his family. He wrote about his early life with his father's death, working as a blacksmith until he was twenty-one, getting married and having children, as well as trying to find ways to provide a house and money in order to take care of his family.


  • 1787-1857


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

Peter Van Arsdale was born in Kentucky in 1787. He worked as a blacksmith, married Geertie Demaree in 1809 and died in Brighton, Illinois in 1857.

Source: and materials from collection.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mildred C. Stoler on 1933/07/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/07/27 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/01 by Kori Nell.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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