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Hendricks County officials records

 Collection — Folder: S2260
Identifier: S2260

Scope and Contents

This collection has various documents received by Hendricks County, Indiana officials. Ranging from 1878 to 1916, the documents include a order of fees from John T. Pressly, Sheriff of Marion County, and filed by Hendricks County Clerk William Irvin; a February 25, 1885 circular letter sent by the Department of Statistics regarding its sixth annual report for the year 1884; a March 22, 1888 form letter from Auditor of State Bruce Carr, that was sent to county auditors regarding the assessment of railroad property not used or occupied for railroad purposes; an unused appeal bond from county commissioners from the 1880s; the March 1896 issue of The Public Official, a publication of the Indiana Township Trustees' Association; a June 5, 1906 proclamation by Indiana Governor J. Frank Handly that offered a $3000 reward for the "apprehension, arrest and return" of Oscar A. Baker, a fugitive accused of trying to bribe a member of the General Assembly; a circa 1908 letter sent to the Republicans of Indiana supporting the renomination of Judge John H. Gillett to the Indiana Supreme Court; and a list of Democratic Party nominations for presidential electors and state officers certified by Governor Samuel M. Ralston on October 19, 1916 and filed with Ashbel P.W. Bridges, Hendricks Circuit Court Clerk on October 20.


  • 1878-1916

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

Hendricks County, Indiana was established in 1824 and named for William Hendricks, the third governor of Indiana. Danville, the county seat, was founded the same year. The county is divided into twelve townships and each township has an elected trustee and several board members. Other elected county officials include the county auditor and the county clerk.


Hendricks County, Indiana. "2021 Hendricks County Township Officials." Document Center. Accessed January 19, 2022.

Hendricks County, Indiana. "County Officials." Accessed January 19, 2022.

State of Indiana. "My Local: Hendricks County." Accessed January 19, 2022.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Plainfield Public Library on 1997/07/09.


No further additions are expected.

Separated Materials

Material separated from original donation: 2 items moved to medium broadsides circa 1880s concerning Kruse and Dewenter and Elder Stout lecture, respectively, and relevant items moved into S1978 Indianapolis business collection.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/01/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/01/19 by Laura Eliason.
Hendricks County officials records
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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