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Leslie E. Werry collection

 Collection — Folder: S1385
Identifier: S1385

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers concerning Leslie E. Werry in Hartford City, Indiana ranging from 1919 to 1962, regarding his life and medical career. They include a three-page biography by Cecil Beeson, Jr. entitled "Our Doctor," as well as photocopies of a 1957 daily diary written by Leslie E. Werry, and an obituary for his wife, Clara Werry.


  • 1919-1962


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

Dr. Leslie E. Werry was born in 1883, married Clara G. Grossman in 1919, and had two sons, Leslie E., Jr., and Paul F. He served in the medical corps during World War I, and was a company doctor for a copper mine in Michigan. As a young doctor, he lived in Hartford City, Indiana where he practiced for 43 years before retiring in 1962. His church, Grace Methodist, honored him at a ceremony on April 29, 1962. His wife Clara died on April 10, 1970. Leslie E. Werry died 6 years later on September 25, 1976 in Harford City.


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 Cecil Beeson on 1973/03/30.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/08/09 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/09 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/08/14 by Brittany Kropf.
Leslie E. Werry collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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