Skip to main content

Anne Rosenblum collection

 Collection — Folder: S1792
Identifier: S1792

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one abstract tracing the ownership of what, in 1821, constituted land holdings of over 88 acres in the District of Brookvillle in Indiana. This tracing of land ownership reviews early residents of what is now Broad Ripple in Indianapolis. Family names mentioned are McKay, Colip (also Colop and various other spellings), Coil (also Coile and other spellings), Miller, Mustard and Ford. Much of the record follows the passing on of land among the descendants of Jacob Coil. His last will and testament appears as item #8 in the abstract.

The abstract mentions “the town plat of Wellington” and the “Town of Broad Ripple,” especially the area of the latter known as Light Sugar Grove. Also given in the description of land boundaries is a mention of “the Broad Ripple of White River.” Having traced boundaries and ownership, the abstract closes with the statement: “We certify that the above is a true and correct Plat representing a survey made… July 17, 1923. …This subdivision to be known ad designated as ‘Coil Home Place Addition’ [the name used in 1923]. The Streets and Alleys are hereby dedicated to public use.”


  • 1923

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.

Administrative History

In 1923, H.B. Fatout Company, the civil engineering firm which completed the survey portion of this abstract, maintained offices in the Baldwin Building at 157 East market Street in Indianapolis.

Jacob Coile was born in 1780 in Pendelton Virginia and died on December 8, 1837 in Broad Ripple, Indiana. He married Barabara Colip in 1810 and together they had 10 children.


Items in the collection. "Jacob Coli." Hess Family Tree. Accessed August 13, 2018.


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 Anne Rosenblum on 1979/11/26.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998 by Philp N. Williams. Collection reprocessed 2018/08/13 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/13 by Abby Currier.
Anne Rosenblum collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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