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Henry, Madison and Delaware County Agricultural Society score book

 Collection — Folder: S1498
Identifier: S1498

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the official score book for the Friday, August 2, 1907 horse races at the Henry, Madison and Delaware County Agricultural Society fair. The score book contains information about the 2:18 trot, 2:19 pace, and 5-8 mile run races; handwritten notes and race results; local business advertisements; and schedules for upcoming race programs at other community fairs.

Dates

  • 1907

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.

Historical Note

The Henry, Madison and Delaware County Agricultural Society was organized in 1870 and N.R. Elliott, Jackson Wisehart, W. J. Hillegoss, D.J. Yount, and D.M. Strickler served as its first officers. Beginning with $6,000 in capital, the society bought 20 acres near the town of Middleton in northwest Henry County, Indiana and improvements made to the grounds included an amphitheatre, vendor halls, stalls for livestock, and a half-mile race track. The society hosted annual fairs each August and in 1907 its 37th fair offered exhibits, horse races, and performances by the flying trapeze artists from Chicago, the Famous Bickett Family.

Sources:

History of Henry County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884.

"Middletown Fair: Usual Large Attendance from Elwood." The Call-Leader (Elwood, Indiana), July 25, 1907.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library on 2018/05/30.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/06/22 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/22 by Laura Eliason.
Title
Henry, Madison and Delaware County Agricultural Society score book
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
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