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Hiram Maine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2607

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of Hiram Maine's family correspondence and his Civil War letters. After the Civil War, correspondence also consists of Maine's newspaper work, letters from the Chicago Express, labor unions, and letters to stockholders in the La Cobriza Mining Company in Sonora, Mexico. Correspondence ranges from 1844 to 1918 from throughout the United States, most notably Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kansas.


  • 1844-1918


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

Hiram Maine was a soldier in the 3rd Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War, a printer and journalist in Council Bluffs, iowa and Harlan, Allen County, Indiana in the 1880s and 1890s. He also wrote articles on social and political reform for the Chicago Express. His family was likely based in Galva, Illinois and spread to Kansas, Iowa, and Indiana.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mary Rice in 1935.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/08/14 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2019/08/14 by Lauren Patton.


Hiram Maine 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.