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Wiley family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1410

Scope and Contents

This collection contains mostly financial documents including indentures, tax receipts and bills of the Wiley family ranging from 1845 to 1896. Also, included are personal papers, correspondence, and newspapers.

There is also 2 oversize publications in OB190: 1845 June Herald of Progression, June 1845 and The Cincinnati Enquirer, August 8, 1874.


  • 1845-1896


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

James Wiley was born about 1795 in Virginia and operated a farm in saw mill in Metamora, Franklin County, Indiana. James Wiley died in 1874.

Jerome James Wiley, so of James Wiley, was born in 1822 and worked with his father in Metamora. Jerome Wiley died in 1894.


Items in the collection. Accessed February 27, 2007. http://www.ancestrylibrary.comn


0.08 Cubic Feet (3 folders, 1 medium oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by document type, then chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Glen Harvey on 1975/10/16.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OB190: Wiley family oversize papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2007/02 by Barbara Hilderbrand. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/30 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2021/09/09 by Lauren Patton.


Wiley family papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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