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Albert E. Andrews account of Underground Railroad activities of Joseph Wood Lewis

 Collection — Folder: S0831
Identifier: S0831
Scope and Contents This collection contains a brief typewritten account of Joseph Wood Lewis's work as a conductor with the Underground Railroad in Indiana. The account was written by his great-nephew Albert E. Andrews (circa 1915).
Dates: circa 1915

Elutherian Education Society collection

 Collection — Folder: S1516
Identifier: S1516
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed appeal from the women of the Elutherian Education Society in Lancaster, Indiana to the women of Indiana dated June 16, 1853 regarding the education of destitute children, particularly African Americans. The appeal, written for publication in the Indiana Free Democrat newspaper, includes the articles of the Elutherian Education Society.
Dates: 1853/06/16

Joshua Reed and Lura Maria Giddings collection

 Collection
Identifier: L332
Scope and Contents The collection includes Joshua Giddings' letters to his daughter, wife, and other members of his family, written from Washington, D. C. (1840-1858) and Montreal, Canada (1862-1864), journals and diaries of Lura Maria Giddings (1858-1870), Lura's biography of her father, the memoirs of Joshua Giddings, and family photographs.
Dates: 1799-1870

Lena M. Hiatt, Wayne County, Indiana photograph collection

 Collection — Folder: SP073
Identifier: SP073
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs from Lena M. Hiatt in Wayne County, Indiana ranging from circa 1900 to 1931 regarding places, buildings, and some objects in Richmond, Indiana and a couple of images of Centerville and other towns.
Dates: circa 1900-1931

Luther A. Donnell court record

 Collection — Folder: S3480
Identifier: S3480
Scope and Contents This collection includes a document from the 1848 spring term of the Decatur County Circuit Court in Indiana regarding the grand jury indictment of Luther A. Donnell for knowingly encouraging and assisting Amanda, a fugitive slave from Kentucky, in deserting her "master and owner," George Ray, on November 5, 1847. The indictment has several signatures, including those of prosecuting attorney J. S. Scobey, jury foreman A.R. Forsyth, and witnesses Woodson Clark (the reported slave catcher and...
Dates: 1848

Margaret Ann Perry reminiscences

 Collection — Folder: S1724
Identifier: S1724
Scope and Contents This collection includes two copies of "Reminiscences of Mrs. Margaret A. Perry". The ten page manuscript was created from shorthand notes taken down during an interview with Mrs. Perry on March 9, 1932. Mrs. Perry related her experiences growing up on her foster parents prosperous farm in Rush County, Indiana and described many of the daily activities on the farm, including making corn pone, Johnny cakes, and candles and helping with the harvesting. She also mentioned her first marriage, her...
Dates: 1932/03/09

Sarah S. Pratt "Why Doctor Grimes Whispered" memoir

 Collection — Folder: S1075
Identifier: S1075
Scope and Contents This collection includes an original copy of the 7 page memoir, "Why Doctor Grimes Whispered" from Sarah S. Pratt of Delphi, Indiana regarding the Indiana underground railroad. With the collection is a single page copy of two advertisements for runaway slaves from South Florence, Franklin County, Alabama, posted in the "Louisville Public Advertised", February 5, 1833. Also included in the collection is an insurance card for Home Insurance Company, Lafayette, with “Miss Sarah J....
Dates: undated

Violet E. Toph "The People's History of Ripley County" and "Stephen S. Harding" manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2474
Scope and Contents This collection contains Violet Toph's typewritten manuscript, "The People's History of Ripley County, Indiana". She collected historical information about Ripley County over many years and she compiled the information into one volume in 1948. The collection includes a folder containing historical events and biographical sketches separate from the manuscript. Miss Toph also collected information about Stephen S. Harding, a politician and abolitionist from Ripley County. Her...
Dates: 1936-1948

Washington County, Indiana collection

 Collection — Folder: S276
Identifier: S0276
Scope and Contents Oliver Q. Trueblood wrote this four-page typed article, which was published in the Republican Leader, Salem, Indiana, on October 30, 1931.
Dates: 1931

William J. Hamilton letter

 Collection — Folder: S2121
Identifier: S2121
Scope and Contents This collection includes the March 6, 1930 letter written by William J. Hamilton, head librarian of the Gary Public Library, and sent to Miss Ester U. McNitt at the Indiana State Library. The letter mentions a statement by an old resident of Porter County, Indiana that the farm houses of Ben Crisman and Norman Tanner were used as underground railroad stations.
Dates: 1930/03/06

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