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Nancy E. Pearson collection

 Collection — Folder: S1794
Identifier: S1794

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of four documents. Two of these documents, a deed of sale and land patent, relate to land held by John and Margaret Smily ranging from 1834 to 1837.

Two other documents in the same collection, a discharge paper from the armed services and a declaration of intent to become a United States citizen, both concern Michael Conner, ranging from 1863 to 1868.


  • 1834-1868


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

Michael Conner was born in Mayo County, Ireland. He arrived in the United States in 1852 in the port of New York City. From a later residence in Cincinnati, Ohio, Michael Conner enrolled in the 18th Indiana Regiment on July 15, 1861. He was discharged from service on December 31, 1863, at Indianola, Texas, by reason of his re-enlistment in the veteran corps under Order 171 of the War Department.

John and Margaret Smily were residents of Johnson County, Indiana, during the 1830s.


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 from Nancy E. Pearson on 1977/07/26.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998/10/21 by Philip N. Williams. Collection reprocessed 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.