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Beatrice J. Johnston collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2463

Scope and Contents

This collection includes family correspondence, a birth announcement from the Johnston family, an early report card for the 1884 school year from a school in Rushville, Indiana for Bertha Moore, and an oversize photograph from Bertha Moore on New Year's Day 1902 (B079). Collection dates range from 1816 to 1908.

There are also 17 tintypes, including Miss Susie Best of Fairfield, Indiana, Bertha B. Moore Johnston, William R. Moore, C. T. Turner, and 13 unidentified portraits.

There is also a 1902 oversize photograph (B079).


  • circa 1860-1908


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

Family papers related to the Johnston family, whose members resided in southeastern Indiana, including Rush, Franklin, and Dearborn counties.


0.05 Cubic Feet (2 folders, 1 small oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Beatrice J. Johnston in 1980.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

P020: Moore and Johnston family photograph collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/11/29 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2017/11/29 by Lauren Patton.
Beatrice J. Johnston 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.