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Garrett Clipper Supplement broadside and letter

 Collection — Folder: S1801
Identifier: S1801

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a letter written on the reverse of an undated broadside. The one-page portion of a letter is dated December 31, 1905, and is addressed to “Tracy, My Dear Son.” The letter mentions receipt of a bank certificate, a tribute paid to the writer’s mother, and memories of dear Grandmother Orr.

The undated broadside on which the letter was written includes a column headed “notes of Sport” (“Dope That May Interest Baseball Readers…”) and another column headed “Low Excursion Rates” (“Over the B. & O. to Various Points of the Compass”). Both columns appear under the headline title Garret Clipper Supplement.


  • 1905

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

Garrett, Indiana was founded by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1875. It was named after John Garrett, then president of the railroad. The town was reclassified as a city in 1898. It was used as a convenient stop between Willard, Ohio and Chicago for railroad passengers and as such it eventually became the home of several car shops and an engine facility. In the early 1950s, the steam railroad started to decline and along with it the prosperity of Garrett Indiana.

Garrett is in DeKalb County in the north eastern part of the state of Indiana.


The Garrett Historical Society. "Garrett History." Accessed August 14, 2018.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999/04/21 by Philip N. Williams. Collection reprocessed 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier.
Garrett Clipper Supplement broadside and 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.