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Ambrose Gore Ruddell collection

Identifier: L294

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one folder with a few documents and three account books of costs for Ambrose Ruddell's professional services. Folder 1 contains a hand-written legal document regarding the sale of property executed on August 21, 1865, between Ambrose G. Ruddell and Asher C. Brunson. There is also an undated, torn letter on Philadelphia University letterhead from L. Fairbanks to Dr. Ruddell and a land contract signed by President Zachary Taylor.


  • 1843-1868

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

Dr. Ambrose Gore Ruddell was born in Kentucky in 1808 and married Nancy T. Nesbit on February 20, 1834. In the 1850 federal census, he was listed as 42, his wife Nancy was 41, and his son James H. was 9. In 1870, Ambrose, 62, and Nancy, 60, were living in Allisonville, Marion County, Indiana. Ambrose was a doctor. Ruddell died in 1875 and was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Frank Ruddell in 1938.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/1/7 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Ambrose Gore Ruddell 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.