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Andrew Wylie collection

 Collection — Folder: S1468
Identifier: S1468
This collection includes a letter written by Andrew Wylie in Bloomington, Indiana to Senator Oliver H. Smith of Indiana in Washington, D.C. on March 13, 1840, regarding a speech the senator gave and Wylie's writing. There are also several newspaper clipping of Kate Milner Rabb's column, "A Hoosier Listening Post," in theIndianapolis Star from 1929 and 1931 regarding Andrew Wylie and his correspondence.

Dates

  • 1840, 1929-1931

Creator

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.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Biographical Note/Historical Note/Administrative History

Reverend Andrew Wylie was born to Adam and Elizabeth (Van Emmon) Wylie on April 12, 1789 in Chartiers, Pennsylvania. In 1813, Wylie married Margaret Ritchie in Pennsylvania and had twelve children together. Wylie became the first president of Indiana College (now Indiana University) in Bloomington, Indiana in 1829. Wylie died of pneumonia on November 11, 1851 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Kate Milner Rabb was born to Dr. Issac L. and Martha M. (Parsons-King) Milner on August 9, 1866 in Rockport, Indiana. She married Albert Rabb on October 7, 1891 and had one son, Albert Livingston, and one daughter, Martha Charlotte. Kate Milner Rabb worked as a writer and editor, penning two columns for the Indianapolis Star newspaper, "A Hoosier Listening Post" and "The Old Town," which featured history, customs, fads and fashions based on her research Indiana towns. She also edited the weekly magazine, Indiana Women for several years and was elected president of Woman’s Press Club of Indiana in 1929, serving a three-year term. Rabb died on July 3, 1937 in Covington, Indiana.

Sources:

Ancestry.com. "Andrew Wylie." 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: 2009. Accessed July 15, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: 2006. Accessed July 15, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Kate M. Rabb." U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: 2011. Accessed July 15, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

FindaGrave.com. "Andrew Wylie." Find a Grave Index. Accessed July 15, 2015. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28858288.

FindaGrave.com. "Kate Rabb." Find a Grave Index. Accessed July 15, 2015. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22465168&ref=acom.

Finding aid. Andrew Wylie papers, Collection C1, Office of University Archives and Records Management, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Slaymaker, Julie. "Kate Milner Rabb - 2012." Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. Accessed July 15, 2015. http://indianajournalismhof.org/2012/04/rabb-kate-milner.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Andrew Hepburn on 1936/28/01.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

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

S1469: Theophilus Adam Wylie letters

Related collections at other repositories include:

Andrew Wylie papers, Collection C1, Office of University Archives and Records Management, Indiana University, Bloomington. Indiana University President's Office records, Collection C207, Office of University Archives and Records Management, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/06/01 by Hannah Vaughn. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/01 by Hannah Vaughn. EAD finding aid revised 2015/07/15 by Brittany Kropf.
Title
Andrew Wylie collection
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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