Scope and Contents
The collection includes miscellaneous historical papers and documents of Putnam County, Indiana, including advertising cards from Russelville and Greencastle, Indiana; manuscripts and narratives about courthouses, African-American citizens in Greencastle, and various county personalities; handwritten legal documents, including land records, indentures, warrants, and estate papers (1831-1886); and a January 27, 1963 letter from Mrs. John R. Stevens to Mr. Guthrie regarding an article about a mill in Putnam County.
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.
In December of 1821, the General Assembly approved the formation of Putnam County. On April 1, 1822, Putnam County was created, named in honor of General Israel Putnam, hero of the French and Indian War, and general in the American Revolutionary War. The county seat was located at Greencastle, and in 1837, Indiana Asbury University was chartered, now known as DePauw University.
Items in the collection.
Putnam County, Indiana. Website. Accessed June 15, 2017. www.co.putnam.in.us/county.
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