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Joshua Leach collection

Identifier: L242

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence to Joshua Leach’s brother James, who was a lawyer in Stamping Ground and New Castle, Kentucky. The correspondence covered politics, business transactions (railroad and land), and family matters. In addition, the collection also includes letters from Leach’s relatives in Weatherford, Texas (1860–1861) and Natchez, Mississippi (1867–1868).

The collection contains business papers of the Cincinnati and Indianapolis Junction Railroad Company and leach’s personal land matters. The papers relate to purchases, appraisal of land, company finances, lawsuits, and other legal and financial issues (1853–1867). The collection also contains an account booklet of 1853 and papers regarding land in Union County, Indiana (1831–1838).


  • 1831-1883


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

Joshua Leach was a secretary and financial agent for the Cincinnati and Indianapolis Junction Railroad Company in the 1850s and 1860s, based in Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2012 May by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2012 May by Brent Abercrombie.
Joshua Leach collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.