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Alexis Coquillard papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0298
Scope and Contents This collection includes original and photocopied documents from Alexis Coquillard (1795-1855) in South Bend, Indiana ranging from 1795-1840 regarding business matters, contracts and lists of merchandise, an original diary from Alexis Coquillard (1825-1890) in 1849 written on a journey to California in 1849, and typed stories as told to Mary C. Coquillard regarding pioneers.

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...

Bess V. Ehrmann papers

 Collection — Folder: S412
Identifier: S0412
Scope and Contents This collection includes a carbon copy of a typed speech from Bess V. Ehrmann in Rockport, Indiana ranging from 1816 to 1885 regarding pioneer churches in Spencer County, Indiana.

Charlotte Baird, Nancy Hanks Lincoln report

 Collection — Folder: S2553
Identifier: S2553
Scope and Contents This collection includes a 31 page typewritten unofficial report on Nancy Hanks Lincoln created by Charlotte N. Baird, an administrative technician at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. The 1977 report contains biographical information about Nancy and her extended family and includes information about their lives in Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana. The last three pages contain genealogies of the Harper, Hanks, and Shipley families. Baird provides footnotes throughout her report, but it...

Collection on Isaac Wilson and early Indianapolis settlers

 Collection — Folder: S2970
Identifier: S2970
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of research done on the personal and military history of Isaac Wilson, an early settler of Indianapolis. The research was done primarily by staff at the Indiana State Library. There is also correspondence from the grandson of Isaac Wilson. Other subjects of biographical sketches include James Linton, Mrs. John Maxwell, and Daniel Shaffer.

Conner Prairie Farm photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP063
Identifier: SP063
Scope and Contents This collection includes 6 photographs from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana circa 1964 depicting images of Conner Prairie Farm in Fishers, Indiana, including William Conner's log cabin and trading post, house built in 1823, and individuals associated with the farm or college at the site: Opal Thornburg (Earlham College), Steve Anshutz (Earlham College), and Tillman Bubenzer (farm manager).

David Caldwell letters

 Collection — Folder: S207
Identifier: S0207
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three typed pages of letters written by Alexander and David Caldwell to their parents in 1835 and to brother John from David in 1838.In the 1835 letter, written first by Alex and then by David, they give the price of food, tell about the deaths of Thomas Thompson and his daughter Martha, and mention that they moved from Baltimore, which was a good change.The 1838 letter relates that Alexander and his family moved to “Moorefield” County,...

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.

Eleanor Arnold oral history

 Collection
Identifier: OH027
Scope and Contents This collection contains an interview of Eleanor Arnold, conducted by Mary Alice Ball of the Rushville Consolidated High School Junior Historical Society in 1972. In the discussion, Arnold talks about her family, who was the first family to come to Rush County, Indiana in the early 1800s. She discusses the family’s dealings with individuals such as Chief Ben Davis and Ed Swanson, who was imprisoned for murder, but later escaped through the efforts of his wife and daughter.

Elias Kizer collection

 Collection — Folder: S1433
Identifier: S1433
Scope and Contents This two-page, typed manuscript was written by Elias Kizer in Indiana on June 9, 1866, the year before he died. He recounted his early life in a log cabin in Indiana and the hardships he endured. He stated that the hardest times were when the children were small. He raised flax for his wife to spin and weave in order to make their clothing. They did not have much time to go to church, because he went hunting on Sunday. Elias wrote: "with all those hardships we kept in good spirits."

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Conner, William, 1777-1855 2
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Smith, Oliver H. (Oliver Hampton), 1794-1859 2
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Baird, Charlotte, 1917-1995 1
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Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866 1
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Chute, Richard 1
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Detraz, Lucy Morerod, 1806-1903 1
Dixon, Ben F. (Ben Franklin), 1892- 1
Dowling, Thomas, 1806-1876 1
Earlham College 1
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Ewing Chute and Company 1
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Ewing, Alexander H. 1
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Fort Wayne and California Mining Association 1
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