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Dove S. Wright collection

 Collection — Folder: S2299
Identifier: S2299

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a September 26, 1846 dismission letter for Malinda Jeffries certifying she was a member in good standing with the Baptist church in Putnam County, Indiana and a June 4, 1850 letter sent by John C. Jeffries of Henry County, Kentucky to his brothers George and Harvey Jeffries of Putnam County informing them of their father's death. The collection also includes a photocopy of a March 9, 1966 letter written by Dove S. Wright from Prescott, Arizona and sent to Thomas Krasean at the Indiana State Library that contains some history of the Jeffries family and a brief mention of her own background.


  • 1846-1850, 1966

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

Dove Stewart was born November 22, 1878 in Putnam County, Indiana to Levi M. and Nancy (Jeffries) Stewart. She was the granddaughter of Harvey and Malinda (King) Jeffries. The Jeffries moved to Indiana from Kentucky following their marriage in 1835 and settle in Putnam County near Roachdale. Stewart became a school teacher and married LaGonda Wright in 1899. She was the mother of two daughters and had the distinction of being the first woman to hold public office in Putnam County, serving as county recorder for four years in the 1920s. Stewart the age of 89 on July 12, 1968.


Information found within collection.

"Funeral Notices: Mrs. Dove S. Wright." Greencastle Daily Banner (IN), July 12, 1968.


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 Mrs. Dove S. Wright in 1966/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/04/04 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/04/04 by Laura Eliason.
Dove S. Wright collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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