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Biography

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Lydy biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder S0859
Identifier: S0859
Scope and Contents This collection contains a one-page typewritten biographical sketch of Alexander Lydy written by his granddaughter, Dorothy Schroeder, circa 1966. Besides basic biographical information, Schroeder mentions some of the battles that Lydy was involved in while serving in the Union army during the Civil War and his experience with the "Providence Spring" at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
Dates: circa 1966

Alma Brown papers

 Collection — Folder S172
Identifier: S0172
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typewritten biography from Sisters of Providence in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. ranging from 1879 to 1953 regarding the life of Sister Mary Borromeo (Alma Brown).
Dates: 1879/03/26-1953/12/20

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

B. F. Wissler, "Life of Patrick Beard" manuscript

 Collection — Folder S0086
Identifier: S0086
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an onion-skin copy of a typewritten manuscript, entitled "Life of Patrick Beard" by B. F. Wissler. A penciled note reads, “Life and ancestry of Patrick Beard by B. F. Wissler, 1910.” It begins by discussing “an act of Congress, organizing the Indiana territory." Indiana’s early history is detailed, mentioning Jeremiah Cox, Joseph Holman, and Hugh Cull. The writer discusses the difficulty of obtaining information about Patrick Beard (Baird). He also mentions that...
Dates: 1910

Benjamin Harrison collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1178
Scope and Contents The collection contains three scrapbooks of clippings compiled by Harrison’s son, Russell. The clippings document the death of Benjamin Harrison. A fourth scrapbook contains clippings regarding Harrison’s Southern Tour of the United States in the Spring of 1891. There are items related to various memorials to Benjamin Harrison following his death as well as a short biographical pamphlet and information on a full-length biography written by Harry Sievers in the 1950s.
Dates: 1891-1953

Benjamin S. Parker papers

 Collection
Identifier: L123
Scope and Contents This collection includes Benjamin S. Parker’s correspondence and writings, including correspondence E. B. Heiney and publishers about Poets and Poetry of Indiana; correspondence regarding Parker’s poetry, his newspaper work, and requests for advice on writing. Also included is correspondence regarding Republican Party politics, James Whitcomb Riley, and family matters. The collections also contains Parker’s writings including the subjects of the National Road,...
Dates: 1790-1923

Bess Day collection

 Collection — Folder S0343
Identifier: S0343
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence and biographical information from various numerous Indiana authors to Bess Day in Anderson, Indiana ranging in 1945 regarding the lives of those authors. The authors who responded to Day's inquiries for information include: Barbara Allee (daughter of author), Fannie B. Blumberg, Kate Gambold (Mrs. John A.) Dyer, Louise Embree, Clotilde Embree Funk, Helen Boyd (Mrs. William Robert) Higgins, Mable Leigh Hunt, Clara Ingram Judson, Ross F. Lockridge, Laura...
Dates: 1945

Cejnar family collection

 Collection
Identifier: L029
Scope and Contents This collection contains John Cejnar’s correspondence, notes and news stories, including information on John Dillinger and Indiana inventors. Also included are papers of Esther Cejnar relating to her work with the American Association of University Women, the Indianapolis Council of Social Agencies, the League of Women Voters, and the Red Cross.
Dates: 1917-1962

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...
Dates: 1977

Chester F. Brenton, "The Life and Times of Henry Brenton: Minister of the Gospel" manuscript

 Collection — Folder S2557
Identifier: S2557
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typewritten copy of Chester F. Brenton's manuscript, "The Life and Times of Henry Brenton: Minister of the Gospel" dated January 1, 1977. It is the second volume in his Brenton family series and includes family history and information about the early years of Kentucky and Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana.
Dates: 1977/01/01