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Harriet King diary and family photographs

 Collection — Folder: S3041
Identifier: S3041

Scope and Contents

The diary of Harriet King for 1864 was written in Yankeetown, Fayette County, Indiana and is made up of daily entires which average two to three sentences in length. At the time, Harriet is 20 years old and she describes a close-knit Baptist family.

The collection also includes a map of Fayette County identifying Yankeetown, endnotes written by editor, Helen Harriet Ellis, and 25 photographs of people referred to in the diary.


  • 1864


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

Harriet King was born in Eagle Village, Boone County, Indiana, the third child of Benson and Esther (Robinson) King, whom were Fayette County residents. Benson and Esther each died of typhoid fever in 1845, leaving four children orphaned. Harriet and her sister later lived with their uncle.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Irenen Murphy on 1988/06/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2019/08/23 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.