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Joseph Holman notebook and clippings

 Collection — Folder: S2044
Identifier: S2044

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a newspaper clipping that makes mention of George Holman, a relative of Joseph, and a notebook containing Holman’s personal recollections on a number of topics. He covers events which occurred from 1788 to 1831. The last nine pages are an autobiography.


  • circa 1800s


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

Joseph Holman was born on October 1, 1788, in Woodford County, Kentucky. He moved to Wayne County, Indiana, around 1805, and lived in several Indiana counties before returning to Wayne County in 1843. In 1810, Holman married Lydia Overman with whom he had twelve children. Holman served in the War of 1812. He worked in the tanning, mercantile, and pork businesses in the 1820s, as a farmer from 1833 to 1842, and as the director of the Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad from 1853. Holman, a Democrat, was a member of the territorial House of Representatives (1815) and a member of the Constitutional Convention (1816). He also served in the Indiana House of Representatives (1816-1822), representing Wayne, Randolph, Fayette, Allen, Cass, Elkhart, and St. Joseph counties during his various terms. He died on April 17, 1873. Source: Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from W.F. Holman M.D. on 1953/04/24.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Phil Williams. Revised in 2005/11 by Christina Baich. Revised 2015/11/06 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/07 by Lauren Patton.
Joseph Holman notebook and clippings
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.