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Robert Hamilton papers

 Collection — Folder: S1976
Identifier: S1976

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a commercially printed business card from Robert Hamilton in Franklin, Indiana ranging 1876 to 1880 regarding patented Hamilton Harrow, Seed and Fertilizing Sower.


  • 1880/07/20

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

Robert Hamilton was born in 1818. He married Mary C. and they had four children. He worked as a farmer and patented the Hamilton, Seed and Fertilizing Sower on July 4, 1876 and July 20, 1880. He died on February 21, 1888 in Franklin, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Hamilton, Robert". 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/07/30.

"Hamilton, Robert". Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920. Retrieved 2014/07/30.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Odds & Ends.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/31 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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