Nikki Stoddard Schofield, Bowen-Merrill fire collection
Scope and Contents
This collection also includes photocopies of two letters written by Harry S. New from Bethesda, Maryland and sent to Charles A. Suffrins in Indianapolis. The May 4, 1929 letter was written in response to a letter from Suffrins that informed New about the death of George Diller, one of the firemen who battled the 1890 blaze. The October 6, 1930 letter was in response to Suffrins letter regarding New's "old friends" William Tallentine and Straud [Strawder] Glazier, two of the firemen who fought the Bowen-Merrill fire, being decorated by the Indianapolis mayor for their service. The two letters were copied by Schofield from the originals found in the Rare Books and Manuscripts collection the Charles A. Suffrins correspondence (S1273).
- 1929-1930, undated
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Information found within collection.
Dalton, William D. "Fires." The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, edited by David J. Bodenhamer and Robert G. Barrows, 567-571. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.
Indiana Histrical Bureau. "Indianapolis Fire Department / Bowen-Merrill Fire." State Historical Markers: Find a Marker. Accessed April 6, 2022. https://www.in.gov/history/state-historical-markers/find-a-marker/indianapolis-fire-department-bowen-merrill-fire.
0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
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S1273: Charles A. Suffrins correspondence
- Nikki Stoddard Schofield, Bowen-Merrill fire collection
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