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Martha Elsie Pratt collection

 Collection — Folder: S3040
Identifier: S3040

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typescript of Martha Elsie Pratt's journal from 1886 to 1887, edited and with addendum by her daughter, Helen H. Ellis. The supplemental material to the journal is photocopied. There are also fifteen family photographs.


  • 1878-1893


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

Martha Elsie Pratt (born circa 1867) was one of five children born to George Passage and Helen Mar (Fertugson) Pratt. She grew up in Connersville, Indiana and graduated from high school in 1886. Martha married Lewis Minor Ellis in May of 1890 and died on November 1, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan on 1988/06/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Andrea Bean Hough. EAD finding aid created 2019/08/23 by Lauren Patton.
Martha Elsie Pratt collection
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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