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John Scott papers

 Collection — Folder: S2009
Identifier: S2009

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed document with signatures from Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana on 1922/12/31 regarding the life and christian witness of John Scott.


  • 1922/12/31

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

John Scott was born in Scotland in 1839 and emigrated to the United States as a young man, in 1857. His first church connection in Indianapolis was with the Third Presbyterian Church. He married Jane Machattie on August 10, 1861 in Marion County, and they had four children. He worked as a bookkeeper.

He and John F. Wallick organized and promoted a Sunday School from 1865 to 1867, which became the Fifth Presbyterian Church. He was a Ruling Elder there for many years. In 1883 the church was reorganized as Tabernacle Presbyterian, and he was elected Ruling Elder, which position he held until 1921, when he resigned and was chosen Elder Emeritus, serving in that capacity until his death. He was a devoted student and teacher of the Bible, and he lived a devout christian life.

He died December 15, 1922 and was buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana on Dec. 18, 1922.

Information found within the collection.

"Scott, John". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/08/13.

"Scott, John". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/08/13.

"Scott, John". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/08/13.

"Scott, John". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941l. Retrieved 2014/08/13.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2014/08/13 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.