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Reverend Thomas A. Long, "Recollections of Daviess County Methodists" collection

 Collection — Folder: S2555
Identifier: S2555

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of articles written by Rev. Thomas A. Long and printed in the Washington Gazette (Ind.) from March 30 to June 1, 1897 under the title "Recollections of Daviess County Methodists." The series final article was to be Rev. Long's personal account of his life, but he passed away a few days before it was to be published. Included in the collection is this final article that was printed in the June 5, 1897 Washington Gazette under the heading “Death Ends the Noble Career of a Man Who Was Loved and Honored by Everybody” and was used as part of an obituary and tribute to Rev. Long.


  • 1897


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

Thomas A. Long was born on November 15, 1832 in Hawkins County, Tennessee to William and Mary Long. He moved with his family to Daviess County, Indiana when he was about 10 years old. He attended college at South Hanover, Indiana and was licensed as a Methodist minister in 1855. He married Sarah Jane Batchelor on September 14, 1854 and they had several children. Following Sarah Jane's death in 1864, Rev. Long married Mary Batchelor, Sarah's sister, and they had four children. He celebrated his 40th year of ministry in 1895 and passed away two years later at the age of 65 on May 30, 1897.


Information found within collection. "Thomas A. Long." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 12, 2019. "Mary Long." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 12, 2019.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Clifford H. Bingham on 1977/05/22.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/03/13 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/03/13 by Laura Eliason.
Reverend Thomas A. Long, "Recollections of Daviess County Methodists" collection
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Repository Details

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