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Elizabeth N. Scott collection

 Collection — Folder: S2272
Identifier: S2272

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a January 17, 1901 letter sent by the Pittsboro (IN) Lodge No. 342 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows to Mrs. Samuel (Elizabeth) Scott of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The letter was in response to the lodge learning that Samuel Scott, a member of the lodge, had died. The incomplete letter extends the lodge's sympathy and mentions the lodge's resolutions regarding Scott's character and his faithful membership.


  • 1901/01/17

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

Elizabeth N. Brookshire was born November 25, 1859 in Hendricks County, Indiana to Johnson and Martha (Scott) Brookshire. By 1870, the family was living in Harrison Township, Boone County, Indiana. She married Samuel Scott (1850-1901) on February 7, 1884 and they had two daughters, Estella Leona and Ethel Nancy, with Ethel listed as the one living child on the 1900 census. The Scotts were living in Poplar Bluff, Missouri when Samuel died on January 9, 1901. Following Samuel's death and after living in Missouri only two years, Elizabeth and Ethel moved back to Boone County, Indiana. Scott passed away at the age of 83 on May 19, 1943.

Sources: "Elizabeth Brookshier." 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 2, 2022. "Elizabeth N. Scott." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed February 2, 2022.

"Elizabeth Scott Dies at 83 Years." Lebanon Reporter (IN), May 20, 1943.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mary Anne Johnson on 1966/07/18.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/02/02 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/02/02 by Laura Eliason.
Elizabeth N. Scott collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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