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Northern Indiana Historical Society collection

 Collection — Folder: S2314
Identifier: S2314

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two items donated by the Northern Indiana Historical Society from their collection that are related to central Indiana. The first item is a January 23, 1836 letter written by James Hughey of Strawtown (Hamilton County), Indiana and sent to Calvin Fletcher in Indianapolis regarding an affadavit for 120 acres of land purchased for Fletcher. The second item is a list of machinery written on a receipt from the Indiana Newspaper Union, an Indianapolis ready print and newspaper publisher owned by W.D. Pratt, likely written circa 1910 prior to the business going into receivership.


  • 1836, circa 1910

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

The Northern Indiana Historical Society was established in 1867 and for years was located in the old 1855 St. Joseph County Courthouse in downtown South Bend. In 1988, the society was given Copshaholm, the Oliver Mansion located in the West Washington Street Historic District. A new museum facility was built on the mansion's property and the organization moved to its new facility in 1994. In the 1990s, the operating name was changed to the Northern Indiana Center for History, then later shortened to Center for History. In 2014, its name was changed to The History Museum and was awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums in 2015.


The History Museum. "About the Museum." Accessed April 20, 2022.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Northern Indiana Historical Society in 1975/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/04/20 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/04/20 by Laura Eliason.
Northern Indiana Historical Society 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.