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Rowen W. Raines collection

 Collection — Folder: S1734
Identifier: S1734

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed letters from Rowen W. Rains and John Cull in Kentucky ranging from 1863/09/06 to 1863/10/01 regarding the sale of Rains' land in Kentucky.


  • 1863


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.

Biographical Note

Rowen W. Rains was born during October 1824 in Kentucky. He moved to Greenfield, Indiana and was registered for the Civil War draft. He married Mary and they had two daughters. Mary died and he lived with his daughter Rosa E. Keller in Huntington, Indiana in 1880. He is listed in the Huntington City directory in 1911. No death date was available. "Rains, Rowen W.". 1880 United State Federal Census. Retrieved 2013/10/28. http:// "Rains, Rowen W.". 1900 United State Federal Census. Retrieved 2013/10/28. http:// "Rains, Rowan W.". U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989. Retrieved 2013/10/28. http:// "Rains, Rowen [Rowan] W.". U.S., Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865. Retrieved 2013/10/28.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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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 2013/10/28 by Edyth Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/10/28 by Edyth Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2018/06/05 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.