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Philip Shrader family papers

 Collection — Folder: S2297
Identifier: S2297

Scope and Contents

This collection contains four items from the Philip Shrader family of Fayette County, Indiana, including a December 28, 1835 letter sent to Shrader from A. C. Clark of Hamilton, Ohio regarding money from a mortgage; an October 8, 1836 indenture between Charles Campbell and Joanna Crawford, mother of James Scott, bonding James to Campbell as a servant from the date of the document until September 30, 1843 and signed in the presence of Philip Shrader, John Scott, and Lewis Turner; a copy of "To the People of Fayette County," a broadside dated July 10, 1839 with a long narrative from Samuel Wilson Parker on why he was a candidate to represent Fayette County in the Indiana General Assembly and Elihu Woodruff Shrader of Bentonville, Fayette County written on the reverse side; and an undated letter circa 1850-1866 written by Dr. John F. Hall of Rush County, Indiana and sent to his Uncle Philip regarding the bitters and liniments he had sent and his uncle's patent.


  • 1835-circa 1866


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

Philip Shrader was born in Pennsylvania in September 1792 and moved to Ohio when he reached adulthood. He married Abigal Maria Woodruff in February 1817 and they had two sons, Aaron and Elihu. After his first wife's death, Shrader married Martha Turner around 1826 and they had seven children: William, Philip Noble, Charlotte, Susan Amanda, Matilda, Julia and Evaline. Shrader moved to Fayette County, Indiana in the 1820s and lived there until his death on December 12, 1870.

Sources: "Philip Shrador." Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993. Accessed April 12, 2022.

Barrows, Frederic Irving, ed. History of Fayette County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen and Company, 1917. "Phillip Shrader." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed April 12, 2022.

"Milton Items." Cambridge City Tribune (IN), December 10, 1891.


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 Edith Weaver on 1967/04/11.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L316: Shrader and Weaver family papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/04/11 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/04/11 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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