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Hamilton County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1668
Identifier: S1668

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three circa 1880-1889 trading cards from Westfield, Indiana businesses, including one from T.T. Bray, dealer in staples and fancy groceries, advertising Alden Fruit Vinegar; one from D.J. Mendenhall, druggist, advertising Stearns’ “Amorita” perfume; and another presented by D.J. Mendenhall and Company with an advertisement for Dr. D. Jayne’s Tonic Vermifuge. The collection also includes a dog tax tag from 1946 and a 1973 Hamilton County sesquicentennial medal.


  • circa 1880-1973

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

Hamilton County, Indiana was established in 1823. Noblesville, the county seat, was platted the same year and is the oldest and most established community in the county. Westfield, located in Washington Township, was founded in 1834 by Quakers from North Carolina and served as an important home station to the Underground Railroad. Other cities and towns in the county include Arcadia, Atlanta, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, and Sheridan.


City of Noblesville. "Noblesville - A Rich Artistic History." Accessed November 16, 2021. "My Local: Hamilton County." Accessed November 16, 2021.

Westfield Washington Township. "Westfield Washington Township History." Accessed November 16, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Robert Hawley.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/11/16 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/11/16 by Laura Eliason.
Hamilton 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.