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Indiana Soldiers' and Seamen's Home Association certificate

 Collection — Folder: S2067
Identifier: S2067

Scope and Contents

This collection includes George May's certificate of membership in the Indiana Soldiers' and Seamen's Home Association (circa 1865). Mr. May donated $3.00 and his certificate was signed by Oliver P. Morton and Dr. William Hannaman.


  • circa 1865


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.

Historical Note

At the close of the Civil War, Governor Oliver P. Morton issued a May 15, 1865 statement supporting the establishment of a permanent home for disabled Indiana soldiers and seamen. The Indiana Soldiers’ and Seamen’s Home Association was formed as a temporary state organization to solicit contributions for the home. Every person who contributed one dollar or more was made a member of the association. Governor Morton served as president of the board and Dr. William Hannaman served as secretary. Governor Morton recommended that the home be recognized as benevolent institution of the state and in March 1867, a bill was passed by the General Assembly that appropriated funds for the home.


Baker, Conrad and John Hogarth Lozier. “Home for Disabled Indiana Soldiers and Seamen.” New Albany Daily Ledger (Ind.), May 26,1865.

Morton, O.P. “To the People of Indiana.” New Albany Daily Ledger (Ind.), May 17, 1865.

"The Soldiers Home: History of the Home." Indianapolis Journal (Ind.), November 28, 1868.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Bert E. May on 1931/12/18.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/11/01 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/11/01 by Laura Eliason.
Indiana Soldiers' and Seamen's Home Association certificate
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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