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William Shaw autograph book

 Collection — Folder: S1603
Identifier: S1603

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises an autograph book, which belonged to William Shaw in 1883, containing the names of his colleagues and staff members of the 53rd Indiana General Assembly as well as the individuals home town and position. A few politicians also included their occupations or personal notes.


  • 1883


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

William Shaw was born December 1, 1822, in Mansfield, Ohio. He married Mary Gilchrist in 1848. After she died in 1852, he married Nancy Thompson in 1854 and they had five children: Charity, Stephen, James, Della, and Alexander. Shaw served as the representative from Marshall County in the 53rd Indiana General Assembly in 1883. Mr. Shaw lived in Marmont (now Culver), Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is a bound autograph book.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from his great-grandson, James R. May, on 1977/2/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/04/07 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/07 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/05/16 by Brittany Kropf.
William Shaw autograph book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.