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George Monroe school reminiscence

 Collection — Folder: S2174
Identifier: S2174

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of George Monroe's reminiscence of his school in Noble Township, Shelby County, Indiana circa 1840s. The bulk of his description is about the school building, but he also mentions marking the time of day by the position of the sun and the privilege of being selected to retrieve a bucket of water and giving each student a drink. Monroe's recollections are a half-page in length and were written and typed by his daughter Effie Monroe Conner McCarty circa 1920s. The document also includes handwritten notes regarding a few Monroe family members that were added to the lower half of the page by Mrs. Harry Montgomery of Waldron, Indiana circa 1967.


  • circa 1920s, 1967

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

George W. Monroe was born March 23, 1843 in Noble Township, Shelby County, Indiana to Joseph and Harriet (Keeler) Monroe. He married Margaret A. Jones on November 2, 1861 and they had six children. He was a farmer and lived his entire life in Shelby County. He died at the age of 87 on December 14, 1930.

Sources: "Geo. W. Monrow." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed June 25, 2021.

"Death Summons Goerge Monroe." Shelbyville Republican (Ind.), December 15, 1930.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Harry Montgomery on 1967/03/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/06/25 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/06/25 by Laura Eliason.
George Monroe school reminiscence
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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