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Henry Ward Beecher collection

 Collection
Identifier: L600

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards and advertisements from a personal collector in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1830 to 1887 regarding Henry Ward Beecher's life and career in Brooklyn, New York and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dates

  • circa 1830-1887

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

Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887) was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love, and his 1875 adultery trial. Beecher graduated from Amherst College in 1834 and Lane Theological Seminary in 1837 before serving as a minister in Indianapolis and Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Extent

0.7 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder )

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division on 2014/09/13. It was received as a donation from Carol M. McDonald on 2014/09/11.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/09/13 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2014/09/13 by Bethany Fiechter.
Title
Henry Ward Beecher collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.
317-232-3671