Francis M. Shearer collection
Scope and Contents
The collection also contains a variety of publications and includes the medical book, The Physical Life of Woman: Advise to the Maiden, Wife, and Mother by Geo. H. Napheys, A.M. M.D.(1870); a 1909 Shortridge High School annual; artist Harrison Fisher's illustrated book, A Garden of Girls (1910); and a book about World War I, The Battery Book: A History of Battery 'A' 306 F.A. (1921). Other items of note are paper currency from the Bank of Indiana, Bank of Clifton, Northern Bank of Kentucky and the United States "fractional currency" circulated in the 1800s; the February 5, 1878 marriage certificate of William Marion Shearer and Maggie English; William Arthur Shearer's World War I identification card and photographs of him from the war; and Audrey Marshall Shearer's poetry.
- 1829-1974, undated
- Shearer family (Family)
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Information within collection.
"Ex-Exec at national, Shearer Dead at 83." Lafayette Journal and Courier, July 21, 1973.
"John E. Shearer Dies Unexpectedly." Indianapolis Star, March 30, 1940.
"William M. Shearer, 82, Lifelong Resident, Dies." Indianapolis Star, May 27, 1939.
2 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 2 small oversize boxes, 1 medium oversize )
Language of Materials
Series 1: Family documents, 1829-1973, undated
Series 2: Publications, 1870-1974
Series 3: Family bibles, 1806-1877
Series 4: Family photographs, circa 1878-1940, undated
- Francis M. Shearer collection
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