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Travel diary

 Collection — Folder: S1525
Identifier: S1525

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a travel diary written on both sides of one sheet of paper by an unknown man from Wells County, Indiana. Dated from June 26 to July 4, 1852, the author chronicles his trip from Margaret Krewson's house in Wells County to the communities of Uniontown, Zanesville, and Roanoke and notes some of his activities following his return to the Krewson's house. His narrative mentions several people he visited, including James and Margaret Barrett, Peter Mulrine, and William Hendry. He went with Isaac Hays to visit an Indian settlement and White Loon, a well-known Miami chief and son-in-law of Little Turtle, on his 320 acre farm. He notes his impressions of Native American homes and burial customs and describes White Loon's property. On his return trip, he visited with Michael Crow and William Howell, son-in-law of Isaac Hays. Other names mentioned include Welsh, Lepper, Rosebury, Cotton, Todd, Glass and Snyder.


  • 1852

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

The author of the short travel diary in this collection is unknown. He was staying at Margaret Krewson's home in Union Township, Wells County, Indiana in the summer of 1852.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from D.C. Allen on 1971/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/12/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/12/19 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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