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Sullivan County Agricultural Society booklet

 Collection — Folder: S2915
Identifier: S2915

Scope and Contents

This 4 x 6” booklet with missing cover has 32 pages plus unnumbered pages of advertisements on pink paper. The title is: “Premium List of the Sullivan County Agricultural Society to be held at their fair grounds, September 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, 1887. Fair grounds, one hundred yards east of E. & T. H. Depot.”

The headings in the booklet are: Officers for 1887, Programme, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, Admission, Instruction to Judges, and General Regulations.

Starting on page 12 is the Premium List, Live Stock Department, listing horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, poultry, and sweepstakes.

The next category under the Premium List is Agricultural Department, starting on page 19, gives prices for grain, vegetables, dairy, pantry, fruits and flowers.

Machines are listed under Mechanical Department, starting on page 25.

The last page gives 12 reasons to support The Times, a weekly newspaper.


  • 1887

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 Sullivan County Agricultural Society was organized in Carlisle, Sullivan County, in 1852. The annual fair was moved from Carlisle to the city of Sullivan in 1865, and the first fair in that new location took place the following year. Several of the fairs held in the late 1880s were financially successful. In 1888, the Society made improvements to their fair grounds. They disbanded in 1896.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2013/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created in 2013/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
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Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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