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Bromwell and Wright family photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SP016

Scope and Contents

This collection includes tintype and carte-de-visite photographs from the Bromwell and Wright family in Indiana, Fairfield, Iowa, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Louisville, Kentucky, ranging from circa 1860 to 1900 regarding family members and friends of all ages.


  • circa 1860-1900


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 / Historical

Henry Wright (1850-1923) was married to Mary Susan Bromwell (1842-1915) in Morgan County, Indiana. They had four children: Lewis Bromwell Wright, Harry Jacob Wright, Bertram A. Wright, and Hallie Wright Deer.

Mary Susan Bromwell was one of seven children born to Reverend Jacob Lowe (1792-1871) and Charlotte (Brunnemer) Bromwell (1809-1872), who moved to Morgan County, Indiana in the 1830s Her siblings were Elizabeth Anne (Bromwell) Dressler (1829-1901); Esther Melissa (Bromwell) Freeman (1847-1932); John Brunnember Bromwell (1833-1865); Jeremiah Fletcher Bromwell (1839-1915), Martha Melinda (Bromwell) Knox (1837-1910), and a child who died in infancy.


Bromwell, Henrietta E. The Bromwell Genealogy, including Descendants of William Bromwell and Beulah Hall with Data Relating to Others of the Bromwell Name in America. Denver, CO: W. F. Robinson, 1910.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Prominent and Representative Men of Indianapolis and Vicinity. Indianapolis: J. H. Beers and Company, 1908, p. 910. Accessed March 19, 2019. "Rev Jacob Lowe Bromwell." Find a Grave Index. Accessed March 19, 2019.


0.05 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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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:

S1920: Henry Wright and Mary Susan Bromwell family papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/03/19 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2019/03/19 by Brittany Kropf.
Bromwell and Wright family photograph collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.