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Putnam County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1688
Identifier: S1688

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.


  • 1831-1886

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

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.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/15 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/15 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2017/06/28 by Brittany Kropf.
Putnam County collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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