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Comparet family collection

 Collection — Folder: S1122
Identifier: S1122
Scope and Contents This 14-page manuscript was typed by Bessie Keeraan Roberts, 1012 Loree Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1940. She copied articles from the Fort Wayne Sentinel for 1902 about the old Wabash and Erie Canal and life in the early days of Fort Wayne, as her grandfather, Alex C. Comparet (1828-1921), remembered. One section is about the old fort, "on a high embankment of the Maumee overlooking the Indians across the river..."In the section entitled "Famous Boats," Mr. Comparet wrote: "The...

Henry P. Coburn collection

 Collection — Folder: S271
Identifier: S0271
Scope and Contents This collection includes seventeen original documents, including five receipts for payment from 1866-1871. The oldest item is a commission for James Beham assignee of Peter Benham to construct a portion of the Wabash and Erie Canal, dated December 1, 1843. A warranty deed is dated October 5, 1863. There are eight indentures for various people, mostly couples, from 1863 to 1871. The Cleveland Lightning Rod Company issued a certificate to James L. Kyte on July 18, 1870. The Masonic Mutual Benefit...

James Johnston papers

 Collection — Folder: S2731
Identifier: S2731
Scope and Contents This collection includes receipts and correspondence from James Johnston in Wabash, Indiana ranging from 1850 to 1863 regarding District #5 of Wabash and Erie Canal Company.

James M. Reeder collection

 Collection — Folder: S1102
Identifier: S1102
Scope and Contents This collection contains information relating to the Wabash and Erie Canal. There are three receipts from 1850 giving various amounts for work on the Canal. A letter from J. L. Williams, dated December 23, 1856, sums up the repair expenses for the year. Two hand-written sheets list property belonging to the trust on District No. 5, Wabash and Erie Canal, dated January 1, 1859. Some of the items listed are shovels, nails, crow bar, picks, wooden buckets, and wheel barrows. There are notations...

John Peter Paul collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1720
Scope and Contents This collection contains the correspondence of John Peter Paul and Paul’s survey book for his work on the Wabash and Erie Canal.

Miami County, Indiana collection

 Collection — Folder: S2546
Identifier: S2546
Scope and Contents This collection contains photostatic copies of a variety of documents related to the history of Miami County, Indiana, including a January 1, 1833 letter certifying the purchase by Joseph B. Richardville, Jr. of “buildings erected for the use of the Commissioners at the late treaty held with the Miamies [sic] at the Forks of the Wabash in September 1832” and signed by Special Commissary Anthony L. Davis; receipts regarding the purchase of whisky and other items from Benbridge & Foster (June...

Richard W. Thompson collection

 Collection
Identifier: L158
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of Richard W. Thompson’s political correspondence, including correspondence regarding state and national Whig and Republican party politics, and Thompson’s role in political campaigns (1840s-1880s); letters from constituents during his terms in Congress regarding political appointments and local politics (1841-1849); Civil War correspondence, including correspondence regarding state and national politics and Thompson’s duties in Terre Haute (1861-1865); his...

Thomas Dowling collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0372
Scope and Contents The collection of 50 items includes letters regarding the operation and finances of the Wabash and Erie Canal (1850-1854); correspondence with Daniel W. Voorhees regarding a disagreement over a railroad lawsuit (1873); reports on expenditures of New Albany and Terre Haute schools (1868); bids and bills for construction of a building in Terre Haute (1864); and other business papers. Among the correspondents were Charles Butler, John Dowling, and Daniel W. Voorhees. The documents are all...

Wabash and Erie Canal trade route collection

 Collection — Folder: S1055
Identifier: S1055
Scope and Contents This collection includes a manuscript from author Fred Perry ranging from 1763 to 1897 regarding the trade route along the Wabash and Erie Canals.

Wabash and Erie Canals collection

 Collection — Folder: S1495
Identifier: S1495
Scope and Contents This collection includes texts from Noah Noble, D. Burr, James Whitcomb, John Henderson, and Dr. William N. Reser in Indiana ranging from 1835 to 1941 regarding the Wabash and Erie Canal, its workers, sale, and boats.