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Dora Ogden photograph album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SP035

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an unbound photograph album from Dora Ogden in Indiana, Robinsonville, Mississippi, Memphis, Tennessee, ranging from 1893 to 1911 regarding tornado damage in Robinsonville, Mississippi (1893); group portraits; steamboats; Ogden Wine Co.; recreational activities; agriculture; Bon Ami Club; and buildings. There are also a few clippings regarding Dora's wedding and club activities.


  • 1893-1911


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

William Eldora "Dora" Ogden was born on January 23, 1866 to Henry W. and Elmira (Graves) Ogden in Elizabethtown, Bartholomew County, Indiana. He worked as a manager for for Western Union Telegraph in Memphis, Tennessee when he married Laura Estelle Snyder of St. Louis Crossing, Indiana. They moved to Columbus, Bartholmew County, Indiana and had three children: Hubert Snyder (1899-1992), Toby (1905-1909), and Lee M. (1906-1912). Dora, Laura, and their surviving son Hubert moved to Los Angeles, California by 1920. Dora Ogden died on September 29, 1940 in Los Angeles.


Items in the collection. "Dora Ogden." 1900 United States Federal Census. Acessed May 30, 2019. "Dora Ogden." 1920 United States Federal Census. Acessed May 30, 2019. "Dora Ogden." California, Death Index, 1940-1997. Acessed May 30, 2019.


0.1 Cubic Feet (3 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.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/05/30 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2019/05/30 by Brittany Kropf.
Dora Ogden photograph album
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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