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Gibson County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1666
Identifier: S1666

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a blotting paper with an advertisement for Fleming and Snow, druggists and booksellers of Princeton, Indiana from the 1880s and a print of a sketch by J. B. Westbrook of Robert Mitchell's residence that was located one and one half miles north of Princeton from circa 1870-1890.


  • circa 1870-1890

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

Gibson County is located in southwestern Indiana and was established in 1813 when Indiana was still a territory. In 1814, William Prince, Robert Elliott, Abel Westfall and William Polk were appointed commissioners to chose a location for the county's seat and its name was selected by drawing one of the commissioner's names from a hat. William Prince's name was drawn and the town was known as "Princetown" before changing to Princeton.


Earles, Martha. Two Hundred Years Inside the Pocket: Princeton's Bicentennial. [Princeton, Indiana?]: [publisher not identified], 2014.

"History of Gibson County." Princeton Daily Clarion (Ind.), October 12, 2009.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/11/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/11/15 by Laura Eliason.
Gibson 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.