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Mooresville, Indiana reminiscences

 Collection — Folder: S1901
Identifier: S1901

Scope and Contents

This collection includes handwritten reminiscences by an unknown author regarding experiences from his childhood in Mooresville, Indiana. His first story describes meeting a boy named "Hurshall" who was traveling with a group performing "The Last Days of Pompeii" when the author was about 6 years old. The second story with the faint title, "How I Got the Reward," is incomplete and involves the town's efforts to catch some thieves and his involvement with reporting some suspicious men to a neighbor on his way home. Composed on 5 sheets of lined paper, the first story is written on the front of each sheet and the second story is written on the back of the same sheets of paper.


  • 19th century-20th century

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

The town of Mooresville was founded in 1824 by Samuel Moore and incorporated in 1838. It is located in Brown Township, Morgan County and is about ten miles southwest of the Indianapolis. Mooresville’s population grew from 200 in 1831 to 2,000 in 1900 and today has around 10,000 residents.


Town of Mooresville. "Town History." Accessed July 30, 2020.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2020/07/31 by Laura Eliason.
Mooresville, Indiana reminiscences
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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