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Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana collection

 Collection — Folder: S1709
Identifier: S1709

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of the records of School District No. 1, Township 26, N Range 12 East located in Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana. The records include meeting minutes from February 1844 to June 1851, lists of the number of children between the ages of 5 and 21 in the school district in 1844, 1849, 1850 and 1851, and a list of voters in the district in 1849. The record book was later used to record the sale of stamps, paper, and envelopes in October 1865.


  • 1844-1865

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

Wells County, Indiana was established in 1837 and named for Captain William Wells, a scout for General Anthony Wayne. Bluffton, the county seat, was founded in 1838 and incorporated in 1851. Other communities in the county include Markle, Ossian, Poneto, Uniondale and Vera Cruz.


Bluffton, Indiana. "Bluffton's History." Accessed October 26, 2021.

State of Indiana. "My Local: Wells County." Accessed October 26, 2021.


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 from Martha Severence of the New Albany Public Library in 1969.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/10/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/10/26 by Laura Eliason.
Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.