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Farmer family photograph collection

 Collection — Folder: SP025
Identifier: SP025

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 2 photographs of Albert E. Farmer in Indianapolis, Indiana and a wedding announcement of Ruby Eilene Farmer and Robert T. Brydon clipped from a newspaper ranging from 1948 to circa 1950 regarding the Farmer family and Farmer's Jewelry.


  • 1948-circa 1950

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

Albert E. Farmer was born on October 7, 1910 to Charles L. and Aline Farmer in Nebraska. He worked for Standard Brands before going into the jewelry business, first working for E.H. Nichols in 1943. In 1949, he opened his own store, Farmer's Jewelry, located on East Wasthington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana until 1956, when it relocated. Farmer was a member of the Keystone Lodge No. 251, Scottish Rite and Murat Temple for over 40 years. He married Elizabeth L. Neal on May 3, 1930 and they had a daughter, Ruby Eilene (Farmer) Brydon. Farmer died November 11, 2003.

Ruby Eilene Farmer married Robert T. Brydon on September 26, 1948 in Woodruff Place Baptist Church in Indianapolis.


Items in the collection.

"Albert E. 'Pop' Farmer." Obituary. Indianapolis Star, November 13, 2003, 34. "Albert E. Farmer." Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed May 1, 2019.

"Mr. and Mrs. Farmer." Golden Wedding announcements. Indianapolis Star, May 13, 1990, 118.


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 Lisa D. Jones on 2008/11/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/05/01 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2019/05/01 by Brittany Kropf.
Farmer family photograph 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.