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Barton Griffith papers

 Collection — Folder: S2183
Identifier: S2183
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostats of original letters written between 1821 and 1832, along with their typed transcripts, from members of the Griffith Family in Indiana to each other and to relatives in Pennsylvania, concerning family matters, daily life and settling in Indiana, unrest between Native Americans and white pioneers, trade, national politics including discussion of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and Andrew Jackson. All of the correspondents were probably Quakers, based on their...

Earl R. Boston "Why So Many B's In The Boston Family" speech

 Collection — Folder: S2556
Identifier: S2556
Scope and Contents This collection includes a five page typewritten speech given by Earl R. Boston before the Washington County (Ind.) Historical Society on June 27, 1964 regarding some early history of Kentucky and Indiana, his Boston family line following their arrival in Floyd County (Ind.), and the unanswered questions about his ancestors due to the confusion caused by so many in his family line having first names starting with "B".

Ebenezer Sharpe diary

 Collection — Folder: S1167
Identifier: S1167
Scope and Contents This collection includes one diary from Ebenezer Sharpe in Indianapolis, Indiana, ranging from 1851 to 1853, concerning daily life in the capitol, family life, and teaching, as well as clippings of "A Hoosier Listening Post" by Kate Milner Rabb.

George A. Kitzinger papers

 Collection — Folder: S0789
Identifier: S0789
Scope and Contents This collection contains two teaching licenses, dated February 19, 1858 and July 9, 1860, that certified George A. Kitzinger as qualified to teach a common school in Dubois County, Indiana. The collection also includes a February, 1934 typed summary of Mr. Kitzinger's teaching record (1851-1864) written by his grandson, Robert E. Eckert, and based on information found in John T. Melchior's 1933 history of early pioneers in and around Jasper, Indiana.

George Knight Hester collection

 Collection — Folder: S2185
Identifier: S2185
Scope and Contents There are four items in this collection: (1) Rev. George Knight Hester's 1851 Diary, which is really a memoir, consisting of 18 typed pages; (2-3) a partial letter from Saguaches, Colorodo, written on November 14, no year, to "Sister dear" on brown paper with no signature, accompanied by a transcription of the letter; and (4) "Papers Relating To The Hester Family" compiled by the Indiana State Library, 1926. The 1851 document gives the family history from Germany to America,...

George R. Wilson manuscript

 Collection — Folder: S1021
Identifier: S1021
Scope and Contents This collection includes 2 sets of photocopies of George R. Wilson's typewritten manuscript, "Pioneers of the Catholic Faith in Dubois County" (1930), with subtitle, "To Which are Added Personal Reminiscences of the Writer From the Human Interest Standpoint. An Historical Review." The manuscript starts with Wilson's introduction to the early history of Dubois County and offers biographical sketches of 64 early pioneers living in the county prior to the arrival of Father Joseph Kundek in...

Gideon Stevens biography

 Collection — Folder: S0355
Identifier: S0355
Scope and Contents This collection includes a biographical article written by Elba Depue for the Franklin Evening Star in Franklin, Indiana on April 23, 1906 regarding the life of Gideon Stevens, an Indiana pioneer.

J. Scott Williams drawings

Identifier: L624
Scope and Contents This collection includes study drawings for the murals and stained glass windows within the Indiana State Library and Historical Building from J. Scott Williams in New York City, New York ranging from 1930 to 1932.

James L. Monahan collection

 Collection — Folder: S0974
Identifier: S0974
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typewritten copy of a narrative given by LaPorte County, Indiana pioneer James L. Monahan and written down by James W. Lester, secretary of the Gary Historical Society, in the spring of 1923 when Monahan was 98 years old. The narrative relates his childhood experiences as a pioneer living among the Potawatomi and gives an eyewitness account of their forced removal from Northern Indiana. He noted that he "saw a great many of the first things started here" and mentioned...

Jehiel W. Goltry letter

 Collection — Folder: S0523
Identifier: S0523
Scope and Contents This collection includes a copy of a letter from Jehiel W. Goltry in Jennings County, Indiana from December 10, 1840 describing pioneer life in Jennings County.

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