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Hildred Lapping Burgess, 1937 New Albany flood letter

 Collection — Folder: S1756
Identifier: S1756

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an autographed, signed letter from Hildred Lapping Burgess in New Albany, Indiana in 1937 regarding the New Albany flood and family matters.


  • 1937


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

Hildred Lapping was the twin sister of Helen Lapping (Davis) and was born on August 31, 1903. She completed high school and married Raymond Burgess. They had one child, William. She died on March 8, 1985 and is buried in Washington County, Indiana. "Burgess, [Hillard]". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2013/11/07. http:// "Burgess, Hildred Lapping". Web: Indiana, Find a Grave Index, 1800-1912. Retrieved 2013/11/07. http://


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Kathryn D. Boyce on 1987/01/30.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/11/07 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/11/07 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2018/06/06 by Lauren Patton.
Hildred Lapping Burgess, 1937 New Albany flood letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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