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Marcus A. Wolfe collection

 Collection — Folder: S2338
Identifier: S2338

Scope and Contents

This collection includes three original items stemming from correspondence of Marcus A. Wolfe in Santa Barbara, CA, in a letter he wrote to Governor Ralph Gates, January 29, 1946.

Wolfe requested that the Governor forward a poem he wrote in honor of Nancy Hanks, mother of Abraham Lincoln, to the Nancy Hanks Memorial Association. Because the Hanks Memorial Association had been disbanded several years earlier, Governor Gates forwarded Wolfe’s letter and poem to the Director of the Indiana State Library, Harold F. Brigham, requesting that Brigham respond to Wolfe’s request.


  • 1946


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

Marcus A. Wolfe, born in Canton, IL, to Elizabeth and Charles Wolfe, married Mary Rose Wilson in Fulton, IL, in 1885. They had 3 children. He died on April 5, 1950 in Santa Barbara, CA.

In 1946, Marcus A. Wolfe penned a poem, “To Nancy Hanks the Mother of Lincoln”, that he requested be donated to the Nancy Hanks Memorial Association of Indiana.

Sources: California, Death Index, 1940-1997; Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920


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 Marcus A. Wolfe as requested by Indiana Governor Ralph F. Gates in 1946.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/03/07 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created Y2016/03/07 by Linda Gellert.
Marcus A. Wolfe 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.