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C. Earl Suffrins blank book

Identifier: V261

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a "Blank Book" manufactured by the William B. Burford Company of Indianapolis, Indiana and used by C. Earl Suffrins starting on February 7, 1905 to record the books that he had read by a number of authors. Much of the volume is empty, but in the back there are several handwritten pages of notes written by his father, Charles A. Suffrin, about his "Life Story." Also tucked in the back cover are a few more handwritten notes, one with gardening directions and two with notes regarding Abraham Lincoln's funeral train in Indianapolis.


  • 1905 and undated


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

Charles Earl Suffrins was born May 7, 1890 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Charles A. and Eloise (Blease) Suffrins. He served in the Indiana National Guard for three years prior to World War I and served as a private with 334 Infantry, 84th Division during the war. Suffrins married Hazel (Insley) Whitehurst in October 1917. He worked as a printer and a commercial saleman in the paint industry. Suffrins and his wife moved to Arizona around 1945 and he died there at the age of 59 on May 14, 1949.

Sources: "C.Earl Suffrins." Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed July 29, 2020. Charles Suffrins." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed July 29, 2020. Charles E. Suffrins." Arizona, Death Records, 1887-1960. Accessed July 29, 2020. "Charles Earl Suffrins." U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Accessed July 29, 2020.

"Hazel L. Suffrain Services are Held." Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona), July 30, 1947.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

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This collection consists of one volume.

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:

S1273: Charles A. Suffrins correspondence

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/07/30 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/07/30 by Laura Eliason.
C. Earl Suffrins blank book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.