Franklin Public Library collection
Scope and Contents
This collection also contains photocopies of correspondence ranging from 1884 to 1890 that was sent to Sophronia Clarke of Mount Auburn (Shelby County) from her cousins Jennie Mullendore and Georgia DePue of Johnson County, and photocopies of a diary kept by (Ira) Elba Vandivier, a student at Union School in Ninevah Township, from February 1914 to July 1916.
The fifth folder in this collection contains photocopies of correspondence and documents related to Franklin County, Indiana, including a circular for the Springfield Academy at Mt. Carmel from 1852; two receipts from 1919 and an account sheet for work done by John Gill; letters written in 1918 by Harry Harvey and E.H. Osborn while serving in World War I; two Civil War documents regarding Squire Osborn's service from September 1865; correspondence and documents of James Osborn and John Harvey (1827-1869); George R. Osburn's (Osborn) license to teach school dated August 7, 1858; correspondence to George Dickson (or Dixon) from his brother John in Gillyholm (Ireland?) and his brother Robert in Mississippi; Francis Kirk's cemetery deed for Mt. Carmel dated January 3, 1874; a November 19, 1884 document signed by the county clerk certifying that John Dickson was elected a county commissioner; correspondence of the Blacker family (1843 and undated) and an August 6, 1865 survey of SE quarter of Section six and the NE quarter of Section seven in Township 7, Range 5 West that shows Blacker family land; accounting book entries from 1837 to 1839; county commissioner documents regarding an 1842 road petition and a petition signed by county residents requesting an additional township be established (undated); and documents related to the dividing of township 10, range 13 into two congressional districts by township trustees John Susman, James Jannings, and John Garrison (undated).
- 1827-1962, undated
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Branigin, Elba L. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen and Co., 1913.
"Franklin's Public Library to Be Dedicated Next Friday." Indianapolis News (IN), April 25, 1916. https://www.newspapers.com.
Johnson County Public Library. "Learn About JCPL: About JCPL." Accessed December 20, 2021. https://www.pageafterpage.org/about-jcpl.
"The Johnson County Public Library: A History and Trajectory. Viewing Library Events in the Context of County-wide Development." Accessed December 20, 2021. https://cdn.zephyrcms.com/104f5b02-b596-4ce3-8c3d-6c32c073b56e/-/inline/yes/jcpl-history.pdf.
0.06 Cubic Feet (5 folders)
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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