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Albert E. Wiggam letter

 Collection — Folder: S1403
Identifier: S1403

Scope and Contents

This collection includes Albert E. Wiggam's handwritten letter that he sent to Christopher B. Coleman, Director of the Indiana Historical Bureau. Written from New York and dated May 14th, the letter included page 205 from Wiggam's manuscript for his 1923 book The New Decalogue of Science and was sent circa 1924 to 1926.


  • circa 1923-1926


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 / Historical

Albert Edward Wiggam was born on October 8, 1871 in Austin, Scott County, Indiana to John and Harriet Wiggam. He earned a Bachelor of Science (1893) and a Master of Arts (1903) from Hanover College and later received honorary degrees from Colgate University and the University of Vermont. He first worked as a mine assayer and newspaperman, then became a popular lecturer on the Chautauqua circuit. He wrote several books, including The New Decalogue of Science, a book on eugenics, heredity, and evolution. He also wrote "Let's Explore Your Mind," a daily syndicated quiz column on psychology. He died in California on April 26, 1957.


"Dr. Albert E. Wiggam, Hoosier Author, Dies." Indianapolis Star (IN), April 27, 1957.

Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana Historical Burreau on 1926/08/23.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/06/07 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/06/07 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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