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Heaton and Wade family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1807

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the correspondence and papers of the Heaton and Wade Families of Middletown, Ohio and Crawfordsville, Indiana. The correspondence includes letters to Alethia Wade from her mother Mary Heaton, letters to Mary Heaton from family in Minnesota, and the business correspondence of Isaac Wade. There are also banking papers including reports and financial statements from the Indiana State Bank. Correspondents include, Hervey Bates, James F.D. Lanier, Samuel Merrill, Bethuel F. Morris, and James M. Ray.


  • 1808-1884


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

Isaac F. Wade was born in 1811 in Ohio and later moved to Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana and worked as a stone cutter and marble dealer. He married Alethia Heaton the daughter of Mary Heaton. Wade died in 1897. Source: Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. 26 Mar. 2007. />


0.04 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from William Rockwood in 1937.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2007/03 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid revised 2-15/11/06 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/07 by Lauren Patton.


Heaton and Wade family papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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