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Dearborn County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1655
Identifier: S1655

Scope and Contents

The collection contains information about the history of Dearborn County. It also includes information about prominent citizens Isaac Dunn, John Ewbank, and the history of Lawrenceburg and Aurora.

Included among records are: 1812 Roll of Captain James McGuire’s Company of Volunteers (original handwritten; 3 pages) 1839 August; Dearborn County general election results (newspaper clipping; 1 page) 1877 July 27; Pardon and release of Nelson F. Hood for crime of fornication (original; 1 page) 1878 January 31; Remittance of fine to Smith Fowler for crime of fornication (original; 1 page) 1884 August 21; Citizens Law and Order League of Aurora, Indiana, list of subscribers and constitution (original; 1 page) 1899 October 13; Notes from meetings at the Methodist Church (handwritten original; 1 page) 1921 May 5; Membership application to Indiana Historical Society (original; 2 pages) 1934 December 31; Ewbank, James H. to Gene Lawrence about history of Lawrenceburg (copy; 1 page) 1934 August 9; History of John Ewbank coming to Dearborn County (copy; 8 pages, missing page 7) 1941 January 30; History of Aurora, Indiana (copy; 13 pages) 1948 March 21; Herbert F. Patton to Caroline Dunn on minutes of Methodist Conferences (original; 1 page)


  • 1812-1948

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

Dearborn County was founded in 1803 and named for General Henry Dearborn, who served in the Revolutionary War and Was Secretary of War, 1801-1809.

Source: Baker, Ronald L. and Marvin Carmony. Indiana Place Names. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Herbert Heller.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/09/07 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2017/09/07 by Linda Gellert.
Dearborn County collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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