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Theophilus Adam Wylie letters

 Collection — Folder: S1469
Identifier: S1469

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises two letters from Theophilus Adam Wylie in Bloomington, Indiana in 1850 regarding the discovery of gold in Indiana between Wylie and Professor John F. Frazer at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  • 1850


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

Theophilus Adam Wylie was born to Reverend Samuel Brown Wylie and Mrs. Margaret Watson on October 8, 1810 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wylie married Rebecca Dennis and they had six children together: Elizabeth Lousia, Richard Dennis, Susan Emma, Samuel Brown, Theophilus Andrew, and Samuel Brown. Wylie was an early professor at Indiana University. Since the school was still a small college at the time, Wylie taught most subjects offered, from math to science, Greek to chemistry. He was also the school's first librarian, and even worked as a groundskeeper. Theophilus Wylie also served as interim president of the university for six months in 1859. On June 16, 1895, Wylie died in Bloomington, Indiana.


Items in the collection.

Trustees of Indiana University. "Theophilus Adam Wylie." Wylie House Museum. Last updated November 16, 2010. Accessed July 8, 2015.


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 Charles Hamilton on 1957/04/23.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/06/01 by Hannah Vaughn.. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/01 by Hannah Vaughn.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.