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Indiana Sanitary Commission, Civil War collection

 Collection — Folder: S2575
Identifier: S2575

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two letters, both dated 1864. The first, signed by the members of the Committee, which included Eric Locke, the superintendent of the Indiana Sanitary Fair, suggests that women of the county to which the letter was addressed might have a county department in the bazaar building.

A second letter, dated September 2, 1864, reports a resolution of the Grand Lodge for Indiana Masons, which called for Masonic lodges throughout Indiana to show their benevolence to the Civil War sick and wounded.


  • 1864/08/02-1864/09/02

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.

Historical Note

The Indiana Sanitary Fair was organized in 1864 under its appointed superintendent, Major Eric Locke. Locke was also a member of the organizing committee in Marion County. The Sanitary Fair was held on the State Fair grounds in Indianapolis under the auspices of the State Board of Agriculture. The Fair was designated for the betterment of Civil War veterans and their families. Fraternal organizations and businesses, including railroad companies, contributed to the fair.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection includes two items.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana State Museum.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998/10/30 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/21 by Ruth Bogan.
Indiana Sanitary Commission, Civil War 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.