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John Tenbrook Campbell collection

Identifier: L258

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the writings of John TenBrook Campbell ranging from 1840 to 1909 and undated. They include a family history, papers relating to temperance, emancipation, and theology, poems, reports, surveys, and items related to other miscellaneous topics. Included in the collection are personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuscripts sent to editors, and a photograph of John T. Campbell.


  • 1840-1909, undated


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 TenBrook Campbell was born in Montezuma, Indiana in 1833. He served in the U.S. Civil War. In addition to other governmental positions, he was treasurer of Parke County for 2 terms and was county surveyor for 10 years. Campbell was a respected civil engineer. He wrote many newspaper articles, which he gathered in extensive scrapbooks. Campbell died in the Indiana State Soldiers’ Home in Lafayette, Indiana in 1911.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed by Unknown. Collection re-processed 2012/12 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2018/04/30 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2022/08 by Laura Eliason; 2022/10/07 by Brittany Kropf.
John Tenbrook Campbell collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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