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Verne Patty manuscript

 Collection — Folder: S2333
Identifier: S2333

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an undated, copy of a three-page manuscript written by Verne Patty of Hamilton County, Indiana, regarding Captain W. D. Wilson, head of the Indiana Capitol Police, possibly for a newspaper as Patty encourages readers to visit with Captain Wilson, while visiting the Indiana State Capitol.


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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

W. D. Wilson was born April 12, 1845, the son of Dr. William H. Wilson, in Winchester, Illinois, and served in the 14th and 129th Illinois Regiments, during 1862-1865. Wilson, after employment as a telegrapher for nearly 20 years, moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1870. He later served as captain and head of the Indiana State Capitol Police.

Verne Patty served as editor of the Carmel Standard, and was curator of the Indiana State Museum.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Verne Patty in 1943.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/01/27 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/27 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/18 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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