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Henry N. Dick, Clark's Anabasis and the Hymn of Deborah poem

 Collection — Folder: S2521
Identifier: S2521

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photocopy of Henry N. Dick’s Clark's Anabasis and the Hymn of Deborah, his epic poem commemorating the deeds of George Rogers Clark and his translation of the "Song of Deborah" from the Book of Judges (1944).


  • 1944


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 / Historical

Henry N. Dick was born on December 23, 1902 in Vincennes, Indiana to John A. and Josephine Dick. He was stricken with arthritis when he was thirteen years old and from 1935 until his death on June 8, 1960, he was an invalid and resident of Knox County Home. During his long stay at the home he taught himself to read Greek and Latin, studied higher mathematics, and published an epic poem about George Rogers Clark. At the time of his death he was working on a manuscript on Epaminondas, a Greek soldier and scholar.

Sources: “Henry N. Dick.” Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed December 5, 2018.

Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/12/05 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/12/05 by Laura Eliason.
Henry N. Dick, Clark's Anabasis and the Hymn of Deborah poem
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