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Dr. Howard G. Osgood papers

 Collection — Folder: S3082
Identifier: S3082

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photocopy of a typed application with pictures from the Westerly Group, Inc. in Farmersburg, Indiana on 1998/07 regarding National Register of Historic Places registration for the Osgood home.


  • 1998 July

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

Howard G. Osgood was born in Franklin County, Massachusetts in Sept. of 1833 and attended Amherst Academy for one year. He studied with a practicing physician, then finished his studies with physicians in Greenfield, MA and by completing a year at the Cincinnati (Ohio) Medical College. He relocated in June 1856 to Bloomington, Indiana, then to Gosport, IN where he worked as a physician for fifty years, initially (1856) in practice with Dr. Young. Dr. Young left and he was joined by Dr. Caleb L. Ritter, who later married his eldest daughter Anna.

He served in the Fifth Indiana Volunteer Calvary as Assistant Surgeon from Jan. 29, 1863 to May 25, 1864, when he resigned due to ill health.

Osgood married Harriet "Hattie" Lyons on Feb. 24, 1859 (who died in 1890) in Owen County. They had four daughters, Anna, Elizabeth Eunice [Unice], Lora, and Hattie, who did not survive infancy. He died in 1913 and is buried in the Gosport Cemetery.

Information found with the collection.

"Osgood, Hattie". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/01/06.

"Osgood, Howard G., Dr". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/01/06. "Osgood, Howard G.". Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2016/01/06.

"Osgood, Howard G.". U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2016/01/06.


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 the Westerly Group, Inc. on 1998/11.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L121:Howard G. Osgood papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/01/06 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/01/06 by Edythe Huffman.
Dr. Howard G. Osgood papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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