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Curtis family history

 Collection — Folder: S3109
Identifier: S3109

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a typescript family history entitled "Curtis Family History." The history begins in the year 1763 with Lottie Relander's great-great grandfather, who lived in Virginia in the early 1770s, and concludes with the 1870 marriage of Mary Gregg, Lottie Relander's mother, to Charles Relander, an immigrant from Sweden living in Danville, Indiana. Prominent family names mentioned in the history are Curtis, Sanders, Kirkendall, Reed, Ross, King, Stapp, and Relander. The family which is featured in the history is the Curtis family, particularly the descendants of Peter Curtis, five brothers, all of whom served in the Civil War.

The first page of the history quotes a thumbnail condensation of the history of the descendants of Peter Curtis, taken from the Atlas of Hendricks Co., Indiana (Chicago: J.H. Beers and Co., 1878). On that first page is listed the Civil War record of each of the Curtis brothers. Page 5 includes copies of two Civil War letters, both written by Lockie (or Ambrose Curtis) to his mother, from Vicksburg and Camp Big Black in Mississippi.


  • 1949

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

Lottie Relander (1873-1954) was a grade school teacher in Danville, Indiana. She had a heavy interest in biography and history.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999/04/15 by Philip Williams. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/12 by Patrick Ridout.
Curtis family history
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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