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Alexander L. Whitehall account book

 Collection — Folder: S1634
Identifier: S1634

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of an account book kept by Alexander L. Whitehall, Sr. containing entries ranging from 1825 to 1943. There is also an undated notation added later regarding the Civil War service of Alexander L. Whitehall, Jr.


  • 1825-1843, undated


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

Alexander L. Whitehall was a farmer and early pioneer of Fountain County, Indiana. He was born January 27, 1799 in Currituck County, North Carolina and married Elizabeth Newbern in 1821. He and Elizabeth had 9 children, the five youngest born in Indiana following the family's arrival in 1832. Their son Alexander Jr. became a physician and served as an assistant surgeon with the 60th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War. Following the death of his wife in 1849, Alexander Sr. married Margaret Coseboom in April 1850. He passed away at the age of 65 in February 1864.

Sources: "Alexamder Whitehall." Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850. Accessed February 8, 2020.

Beckwith, H.W. (Hiram Williams). History of Fountain County, Together with Historic Notes on the Wabash Valley, Gleaned from Early Authors, Old Maps and Manuscripts... Chicago: H.H. Hil and N. Iddings, 1881. "Alexander LeGrand Whitehall." Memorial ID 29782830. Accessed February 7, 2020.


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 Jean Sims, Rosemary Whitehall, and Mrs. Lee (Ruby) Whitehall on 1980/12/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/02/08 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/02/08 by Laura Eliason.
Alexander L. Whitehall account book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.