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Tippecanoe County collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1698

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three folders. The first contains a copied list of land deed notes and notes on the Battle of Tippecanoe, a written summary on the origins of the county, a letter from Jn. P. Boyd to Honorable Richard Cutts Esquire regarding the Battle of Tippecanoe, a roll of the army that fought in the Battle of Tippecanoe and a letter from Charles Mehl to Martin Mehl (includes both the original and the transcript). The second folder includes notes on a Record of Poor Children’s Indentures, including the names of the indentured children, their parents and the people they owe their indenture to. The third folder contains ads, a book entitled “Early Days in Lafayette, IN” and booklets for historical museums. The folders are arranged chronologically with materials from the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811 to the booklets for historical museums from 1942.


  • 1811-1942

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

Tippecanoe County was established in 1826 and the current county seat is Lafayette. The county is known as the home of Purdue University and the site of the historic Battle of Tippecanoe. The county gets its name from the Tippecanoe River.


Indiana State Library. "Tippecanoe County." Indiana Division Collection Guide - By County. Last updated September 6, 2018. Accessed 2018/08/13.


0.05 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Daniel Wells on 1934/07/30.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/08/13 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/13 by Abby Currier.
Tippecanoe 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.