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Kirkpatrick family collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1948

Scope and Contents

This collection includes materials collected by members of the Kirkpatrick family from 1860 to 1934. The collection is primarily correspondence from Captain Thomas Kirkpatrick of Kokomo, Indiana ranging from 1863 to 1888 regarding matters of the 13th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and also includes news clippings, cards, pressed flowers, ribbons, and a scrapbook.

There are also two land grants from 1849 issued to Francis O'Dowd for land in Winamac and in Indianapolis (OB103).


  • 1849-1934


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 Information

Thomas M. Kirkpatrick was born on May 2, 1820 in Ohio. At the age of 21 he married Margaret Jane Baldwin in Montgomery County. After being elected sheriff and county commissioner for Kokomo, Indiana, Kirkpatrick served as captain of Company E, 13th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He also served three terms in the Indiana General Assembly and was appointed as Internal Revenue Collector by President Arthur in 1883. Kirkpatrick died September 6, 1891 and was laid to rest in Crown Point Cemetery in Kokomo, Indiana.


0.08 Cubic Feet (3 folders, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Jennie Poland on 1944/02/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/12/12 by Alexandria Jones. EAD finding aid created 2014/12/12 by Alexandria Jones. EAD finding aid revised 2016/06/20 by Lauren Patton; 2022/04/18 by Brittany Kropf.
Kirkpatrick family collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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