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Nathaniel Williams papers

 Collection — Folder: S1991
Identifier: S1991

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an autographed ledger and letters from Nathaniel Williams and others in Lawrence County, Indiana and in Cuba ranging from 1867 to 1898 regarding mercantile records and the Spanish-American War in 1898.


  • 1867-1898

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

Nathaniel Williams was born on January 12, 1817 in Ashe County, North Carolina. He moved to Lawrence County, Indiana in 1817, then to Morgan County in 1852. In 1856, he returned to Lawrence County. He was a blacksmith, farmer, merchant, minister and a justice of the peace for two terms. He married Rosamma Owens in 1834, and they had three children before her death in 1839. He married Susannah Owens in 1840, and they had eight children before her death in 1879. He married Ella Shaw in 1880. He was a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1863, representing Lawrence County.

Williams, Nathaniel. (1980). In A biographical directory of the Indiana General Assembly . (v.1, p. 418). Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Bureau ISLI 920 B15G

"Williams, Nathaniel". Find a grave memorial. Retrieved 2014/08/06.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ezra Macy on 1934/06/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2014/08/06 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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