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Harry M. Quillin letter

 Collection — Folder: S1434
Identifier: S1434

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a July 25, 1917 handwritten letter sent by Harry Quillin to his brother, Clare J. Quillin, at Crawfordsville, Indiana. The letter was written while Harry was in the hospital at Jeffersonville, Indiana and he mentions that "army life is all right as long as you are not sick."


  • 1917/07/25


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

Harry Miller Quillin was born March 5, 1895 near Waynetown in Montgomery County, Indiana, the son of Thomas and Minerva (Miller) Quillin. A World War I veteran, he entered the army in the summer of 1917 and served at Camp Taylor, Kentucky and Camp Pike, Arkansas. Prior to his honorable discharge on April 1, 1919, he received a promotion to second lieutenant in August 1918. Following the war, he worked as a superintendent for the Middle West Road Company of Louisville and became a resident of Sheridan, Indiana. He married Frances Eudaley Wilkey in 1926 and they had one daughter. He passed away at the age of 60 on July 17, 1955.

Sources: “H.M. Quillin.” Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. Accessed January 14, 2020.

From the Page. "Harry Miller Quillin." Indiana World War I Service Record Cards. Accessed January 14, 2020.

"Harry M. Quillen, Native of County, Dies in Kentucky." Crawfordsville Journal and Review (Ind.), July 19, 1955.


.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/01/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/01/14 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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