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Frances Parks letter

 Collection — Folder: S1815
Identifier: S1815

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a December 1, 1936 letter written by Frances Parks of Martinsville, Indiana and sent to Miss (Esther) McNitt at the Indiana State Library. In the letter, Mrs. Parks mentions that there is an interest in the community to reorganize a Morgan County Historical Society and establishing a museum on land once owned by Samuel Moore, the founder of Mooresville. She also mentions receiving papers at the court house from Miss Ida Fogleman, a direct descendant of Moore, and wanting to send the "valuable letters" to Miss McNitt.


  • 1936/12/01


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

Frances Henderson was born on December 17, 1857 in Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana to Ebenezer and Ann Eliza (Hunt) Henderson. Her father was active in local and state Democratic politics and served as Indiana State Auditor from 1875 to 1879. She was a graduate of St. Mary's of the Woods at Terre Haute and married Willard Emmett Parks on December 4, 1879. Widowed in 1890, she continued to live in Martinsville and in her seventies was elected the recorder of Morgan County in 1932 and re-elected in 1934. She passed away at the age of 91 on August 24, 1949.

Sources: "Frances Mary Henderson Parks." Memorial ID 46162645 . Accessed March 31, 2020.

"Mrs. Parks, Former County Recorder, Dies Early Today." Martinsville Daily Reporter (Ind.), August 24, 1949.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one letter.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/03/31 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/03/31 by Laura Eliason.
Frances Parks letter
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Repository Details

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