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Thomas S. Basye collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3298

Scope and Contents

The collection consists diplomas and a certificate belonging to Dr. Thomas S. Basye of Spiceland, Indiana: 2 oversize diplomas, James Turner's Doctor in Medicine diploma from the Indiana Medical College in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 28, 1871(?) and Thomas Basye's M.D. diploma from Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery on February 7, 1850, and Basye's membership certificate from the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery's medical and scientific society on February 6, 1861 (OBD019).

There is also a letter from G. W. H. Kemper, giving the correct spelling of Basye’s name as per Mrs. Albert White, daughter of Basye, June 5, 1922 (S3298).


  • 1850-1922

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

Dr. Thomas S. Basye served as assistant surgeon in the 36th Indiana Regiment during the U.S. Civil War.


0.11 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 extra-large oversize folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

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

OBD019: Thomas S. Basye oversize collection

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed in June 1999 by Jill Campbell. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/04/30. EAD finding aid revised 2021/09/02 by Lauren Patton; 2022/11/14 by Brittany Kropf.
Thomas S. Basye 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.