Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 91 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S1403
Scope and Contents This collection includes Albert E. Wiggam's handwritten letter that he sent to Christopher B. Coleman, Director of the Indiana Historical Bureau. Written from New York and dated May 14th, the letter included page 205 from Wiggam's manuscript for his 1923 book The New Decalogue of Science and was sent circa 1924 to 1926.
Dates: circa 1923-1926
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of Dr. Albert Mock's unpublished manuscripts, "Three Centuries of Hoosier Education" and "Three Centuries American Life" compiled and written circa 1960s. The collection includes typewritten drafts; typewritten and handwritten rough drafts; newspaper clippings; research notes; and various publications regarding education ranging from 1856 to 1967. Items of note include a copy of the 1856 "A Sketch of the Educational History of Wayne County, and the...
Collection — Folder S2990
Scope and Contents This 13-page paper entitled "Allie Ferguson of Brown County" was written by Katharine McAfee Parker (Mrs. Albert G. Parker, Jr.) of Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana. She wrote a biography of Alice "Allie" Lucas as well as her sister Malissa, called "Aunt Mollie." Their father was a farmer and "a hauler of loads" in Brown County, where the sisters lived all their lives. Malissa never married. Allie married William Ferguson and had five children. Twins died as infants. In 1900, the census taker...
Collection — Folder S0791
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of an essay about William Bratton, a member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and later resident of Waynetown, Indiana, written by his great-granddaughter, Maud Bratton Chesterson, and read at the Daughters of 1812 meeting at Indianapolis, Indiana on April 12, 1931. The research for Mrs. Chesterson's article was done by Anna Kruger and the collection contains photocopies of Anna's essay on William Bratton (ca. 1930s) as well as her essay on the history of...
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Asa J. Smith’s manuscript, drafts, and notes for a biography of Hiram I. Bearss of Peru, Indiana. Bearss served over 20 years in the United States Marine Corps from the Spanish-American War until World War I, obtaining the rank of brigadier general. A few folders contain items for scrapbooks from Smith’s personal life and other literary interests.
Collection — Folder S1415
Scope and Contents This collection includes three handwritten Civil War documents, an 1895 handwritten letter from General James Longstreet, and a bound, typed manuscript (13 pages) of the personal recollections of William D. Wilson, drum major, 129th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, from Cahttanoogo to Atlanta, Savannah, Richmond and Washington. The 129th Illinois was attached to the First Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps. The Civil War documents include a description of William, who was 17...
Dates: 1863-1865 and 1895
Collection — Folder S1432
Scope and Contents This three-page, typed manuscript is entitled "Recollections of My Childhood Days," written by Caroline Depew Williamson on January 3, 1897, when she was 86 years old. She begins with her birth in Virginia and move to Indiana when she was twelve years old. Caroline tells about the hazardous journey in November and December 1822. After a short stay in Paoli, the family moved to Orleans. She attended a subscription school, where her favorite teacher was Mr. Proctor. At the age of 16, she became a...
Collection — Folder S0966
Scope and Contents This collection contains copies of documents used by Charles Bruce Millholland to write Limestone Town, an unpublished book he worked on while employed by the Indiana Federal Writers' Project in 1939. The documents range from 1922 to 1937 and contain quarry and mill worker wage scales; United States limestone producing areas data; and union membership, home owners' association, and economic assistance data for Lawrence and Monroe Counties. The collection also includes copies of "Origins of...
Collection — Folder S708
Collection — Folder S617
Scope and Contents This collection contains a 16-page manuscript written by Claude J. Haymond regarding Shelby County's role in the 1851 Indiana constitutional convention. The manuscript gives a brief background of Indiana's first constitution of 1816 and the reasons why it was deemed necessary to create a new one. Haymond describes Shelbyville and Shelby County in 1850 and also quotes the description of Indianapolis written by Edward Eggleston at the time of the convention. Haymond's manuscript offers...
Dates: circa 1920s