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C.L. Goodwin letter

 Collection — Folder: S2176
Identifier: S2176

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a November 10, 1913 letter written by C.L. (Clarence LaRue) Goodwin on Indiana Veneer and Lumber Company letterhead and sent to "Prof. Brown." The letter consists of two handwritten sentences, Goodwin's signature, and an attached clipping of "How Simon Cameron Tossed Aside a Paper Signed by 'A. Lincoln," a November 6, 1913 article written by E.J. Edwards and printed in the Pittsburgh Gazette Times. Goodwin mentions in his note an offer from Brown regarding the Indiana State Library, so it can be assumed that the letter was sent to Demarchus C. Brown, the Indiana State Librarian in 1913 and former professor at Butler University.


  • 1913/11


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

Clarence LaRue "C.L." Goodwin was born December 23, 1859 in Warren County, Kentucky to Dr. John M. and Delia B. LaRue Goodwin. He attended Butler University and then graduated from Indiana University in 1883. Goodwin worked as a newspaper reporter and editor before entering the lumber business in 1891. He was president of the Indiana Veneer and Lumber Company of Indianapolis and also served as president of the Boswell Lumber Company in Pennsylvania, the Blue Jay Lumber Company in West Virginia, and the Del Rio Lumber Company of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Goodwin moved to Greensburg in 1910 and made the Pennsylvania community his home until his death at the age of 75 on August 8, 1935.


“C.L. Goodwin Dies at Home: Pennsylvanian was Butler Director, President of Local Company.” Indianapolis Star (Ind.), August 9, 1935. “Clarence LaRue 'CL' Goodwin. Find a Grave Memorial No. 75072926. Accessed Jun 25, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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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 2021/06/25 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/06/25 by Laura Eliason.
C.L. Goodwin letter
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Repository Details

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