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Scotus Gaul Picti collection

Identifier: L214

Scope and Contents

This collection includes organizational documents, memorabilia, programs, financial documents, newspaper clippings and program information from various members and journalists in Brookville, Indiana ranging from 1891 to 1908 regarding Scotus Gaul Picti's founding, goals, activities and history.

There is also an undated oversize meeting document for the organization (OBC119).


  • 1892-1899


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.

Administrative History

"It is a kind of Board of Trade, Commercial Club, Columbia Club, all combined, with a sprinkling of Gray Club (for there is politics in it) order, a part of whose purpose in being is to promote happiness and home patriotism, promotion of Brookville as "the greatest place on earth." It was organized in Brookville, Indiana in 1892, and became a permanent organization in April, 1894. Trustees were elected and the clan was incorporated. They had a singing group, a quartette and also promoted music and theater events. "At the height of its career, there were at least two hundred and fifty members; ...membership was open to who believed that Brookville was the greatest town on earth" and dues were fifty cents a year". The organization disbanded in 1899.

Harmony Lodge No. 11 met in an upstairs room in the house now owned by Mrs. William D. Bohlander (1847-1851).


Information found within the collection.

Booth, Suzie. "A Brief History of the Music of Franklin County, Indiana." Franklin County Historical Society. Accessed March 30, 2016.

Davis, Virgil E. Through the Years: The Story of Brookville, 1808-1958. Brookville, IN: Whitewater Publications, 1958.

Franklin County Historical Society."Scotus Gaul Picti Quartette." Franklin County Historical Society. Accessed March 30, 2016.

Updike, John C. "Scotus Gaul Picti." Fairfield -- 200 Years blog. Accessed March 30, 2016.


0.36 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box; 1 large oversize folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Fred Charni on 1971/02/19.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/04/11 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/11 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2021/10/25 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.