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Estelle Brick collection

 Collection — Folder: S2963
Identifier: S2963

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters and invitations sent to the Brick family from various government officials and organizations in Washington D.C ranging from 1902-1910. The invitations regard private dinners and tea parties, wedding ceremonies, and dedication events. The letters are addressed from the White House and the US Senate. The collection also includes one notebook from Estelle Brick dated 1948 regarding financial records and the purchase of savings bonds.

The invitations for private dinners and tea parties were sent from individuals such as President Theodore Roosevelt and his wife Alice Roosevelt, Vice President Charles Fairbanks and his wife Cornelia Fairbanks, and Indiana Senator Albert J. Beveridge. The invitations for dedication ceremonies are to Estelle Brick from the International Bureau of the American Republics as well as the Pulaski and Kosciuszko Statue Commissions.


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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 Note

Estelle Brick was born in March 1890, in St. Joseph County, Indiana. She is the daughter of Abraham Lincoln Brick and Anna Meyer Brick. Abraham Brick worked as a lawyer and was served in the House of Representatives from March 4, 1899 until his death on April 7, 1908. Estelle edited two books on collections of letters and speeches that her father wrote, titled "The Letters of a Father to His Daughter" and "Addresses and Speeches by Abraham Lincoln Brick." She died on February 6, 1951, in South Bend, Indiana.


"Abraham Lincoln Brick in the Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949." ancestryLibrary. Accessed on September 27, 2017.

"Estelle Brick in the 1900 United States Federal Census." ancestryLibrary. Accessed on September 27, 2017.

"Estella Brick in the Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011." ancestryLibrary. Accessed on September 27, 2017.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically from 1902-1910 and 1948.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Historical Society on 1987/06/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/09/27 by Julia Deros. EAD finding aid created 2017/09/27 by Julia Deros.
Estelle Brick 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.