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Hancock County collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1669

Scope and Contents

This collection contains several items related to Hancock County, Indiana, including teacher's reports from the nine schools in Buck Creek Township, signed and dated from February to March 1869; photocopies of a record book keep by the trustee of Brandywine Township, with entries regarding payments made for stock killed by dogs from 1866 to 1870 and entries about township roads ranging from 1869 to 1873; a photocopy of a May 1, 1946 letter sent to the Greenfield Public Library by Charles L. Foster of Monticello, Indiana that mentions finding the trustee book in the personal property of Arthur Boone following his death; and a copy of the script for the "Hancock Historama," a pageant performed at Riley Days in October 1966 to commemorate Indiana's sesquicentennial. The collection also includes an undated business card for Frank S. Hammel Fine Groceries of Greenfield and an undated advertisement card for Gilchrist's "Economic" School Desks, patented in 1874 and manufactured by F.M. Gilchrist of Greenfield.


  • 1866-1966

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

Hancock County, Indiana was established in 1828 and the town of Greenfield was chosen as the county seat that same year. The county is divided into nine townships: Blue River, Brandywine, Brown, Buck Creek, Center, Green, Jackson, Sugar Creek, and Vernon.


City of Greenfield, Indiana. "Residents: Greenfield History." Accessed November 16, 2021. "My Local: Hancock County." Accessed November 16, 2021.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations, including from Chalmers Condon on 1956/11/29 and from the Greenfield PUblic Library on 1966/01/11.


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.
Hancock County collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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