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Barbara Anderson papers

 Collection — Folder: S2552
Identifier: S2552

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an account book from J.T. Anderson in Bloomington, Indiana ranging from 1911 to 1929 regarding the disposition of his mother Barbara's estate; 2 copies of a typed obituary for his sister, Emily Catherine Anderson Knox on 1929/01/16; a photograph of a young girl and seven pages of song lyrics.


  • 1911-1929


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

Barbara Lake Anderson was born in Botetourt County, Virginia on May 8, 1817 to Timothy and Mary Lake. She settled in Morgan County, Indiana in 1836 and was married to Caleb Henry Renshaw Anderson, with whom she had three children, John T., Amanda and Emily Catherine, in Aug. 1837, later moving to Montgomery County, Indiana. She died July 13, 1911 and is buried in Ladoga Cemetery, Ladoga, Indiana.

Emily Catherine Anderson Knox was born Dec. 31, 1842, the youngest of three children born to Caleb Henry Renshaw and Barbara Lake Anderson. She married Capt. James C. Knox in June 1888. Their daughter Nellie [Nettie] died in 1870, before her second birthday. Emily lived all her life in Ladoga, with the exception of a few years spend in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She died Jan. 14, 1969 and is buried in the Ladoga Cemetery, Ladoga, IN>

Information found within the collection.

"Anderson, Barbara." 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/07/30.

"Anderson, Barbara Lake". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/07/30.

"Anderson, Caleb Henry Renshaw". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/07/30.

"Knox, Emily C. Anderson". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/07/30.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/12 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/30 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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