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Manuscripts

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:

Albert E. Wiggam letter

 Collection — Folder S1403
Identifier: 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

Albert Mock collection

 Collection
Identifier: L470
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 Albert Mock's unpublished manuscripts, "Three Centuries of Hoosier Education" and "Three Centuries American Life" compiled and written circa 1960s.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...
Dates: 1856-1967

Alice "Allie" Ferguson collection

 Collection — Folder S2990
Identifier: 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...
Dates: 1856-1931

Anna E. Kruger papers

 Collection — Folder S0791
Identifier: 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...
Dates: 1931-1965

Asa J. Smith collection

 Collection
Identifier: L368
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.
Dates: 1901-1973

Captain William D. Wilson collection

 Collection — Folder S1415
Identifier: 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

Caroline Depew Williamson manuscript

 Collection — Folder S1432
Identifier: 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...
Dates: 1811-1897

Charles and Edith Weisse papers

 Collection — Folder S2466
Identifier: S2466
Scope and Contents This collection contains various documents of Charles Edward and Edith Weisse, including their June 30, 1913 wedding certificate; a certificate for life insurance for Edith and two junior protection certificates for her daughters Ella and Mary from the Woman's Benefit Association of the Maccabees dated May 9, 1922; three "Notice of Assessment of Real Estate and Improvements" forms for property in Muncie, Indiana from May 1922 and April 1925; a pocket diary for November 1930; a newspaper...
Dates: 1913-1947, undated

Charles Bruce Millholland papers

 Collection — Folder S0966
Identifier: 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...
Dates: 1922-1939

Claude Costlaw Hutson papers

 Collection — Folder S708
Identifier: S0708
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed manuscript from Claude Costlow Huston in Kokomo, Indiana regarding a play about Abraham Lincoln.
Dates: circa 1908-1987