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Pioneers -- Indiana

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Earl R. Boston "Why So Many B's In The Boston Family" speech

 Collection — Folder S2556
Identifier: S2556
Scope and Contents This collection includes a five page typewritten speech given by Earl R. Boston before the Washington County (Ind.) Historical Society on June 27, 1964 regarding some early history of Kentucky and Indiana, his Boston family line following their arrival in Floyd County (Ind.), and the unanswered questions about his ancestors due to the confusion caused by so many in his family line having first names starting with "B".
Dates: 1964/06/27

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.
Dates: 1851-1853

George A. Kitzinger papers

 Collection — Folder S0789
Identifier: S0789
Scope and Contents This collection contains two teaching licenses, dated February 19, 1858 and July 9, 1860, that certified George A. Kitzinger as qualified to teach a common school in Dubois County, Indiana. The collection also includes a February, 1934 typed summary of Mr. Kitzinger's teaching record (1851-1864) written by his grandson, Robert E. Eckert, and based on information found in John T. Melchior's 1933 history of early pioneers in and around Jasper, Indiana.
Dates: 1858-1860, 1934

George Pence collection

 Collection
Identifier: L376
Scope and Contents This collection includes George Pence's notebooks containing annotated records from all 92 Indiana counties. Created in 1921, his notebooks contain entries that relate information about the creation of the counties and townships, roads and bridges, railroads, courts, taxes, incorporations, county appointments and other county records ranging from 1790 to 1852. The collection also includes annotated records of different research subjects. Ranging from 1788 to 1852, the subjects are...
Dates: 1921

George R. Wilson manuscript

 Collection — Folder S1021
Identifier: S1021
Scope and Contents This collection includes 2 sets of photocopies of George R. Wilson's typewritten manuscript, "Pioneers of the Catholic Faith in Dubois County" (1930), with subtitle, "To Which are Added Personal Reminiscences of the Writer From the Human Interest Standpoint. An Historical Review." The manuscript starts with Wilson's introduction to the early history of Dubois County and offers biographical sketches of 64 early pioneers living in the county prior to the arrival of Father Joseph Kundek in...
Dates: 1930

Gideon Stevens biography

 Collection — Folder S0355
Identifier: S0355
Scope and Contents This collection includes a biographical article written by Elba Depue for the Franklin Evening Star in Franklin, Indiana on April 23, 1906 regarding the life of Gideon Stevens, an Indiana pioneer.
Dates: 1813-1906

Hyacinth Lasselle family collection

 Collection
Identifier: L127
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal and business papers of the Hyacinth Lasselle family, and papers of a number of Vincennes families connected with the Lasselles through family or business relations, including the French merchants, Francis Bosseron and Antoine Marchal. The Hyacinth Lasselle papers include his account books (1798-1843); receipts, contracts, land documents, and other legal and business documents from Vincennes and Logansport (1796-1843); business correspondence, primarily...
Dates: 1713-1904

J. Scott Williams drawings

 Collection
Identifier: L624
Scope and Contents This collection includes study drawings for the murals and stained glass windows within the Indiana State Library and Historical Building from J. Scott Williams in New York City, New York ranging from 1930 to 1932.
Dates: circa 1930-1934

James L. Monahan collection

 Collection — Folder S0974
Identifier: S0974
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typewritten copy of a narrative given by LaPorte County, Indiana pioneer James L. Monahan and written down by James W. Lester, secretary of the Gary Historical Society, in the spring of 1923 when Monahan was 98 years old. The narrative relates his childhood experiences as a pioneer living among the Potawatomi and gives an eyewitness account of their forced removal from Northern Indiana. He noted that he "saw a great many of the first things started here" and mentioned...
Dates: 1923-1973

John Brown Dillon collection

 Collection
Identifier: L377
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of John B. Dillon’s historical notes on people and events relating to the early exploration and settlement of Indiana and the Old Northwest. Also included is a scrapbook of Dillon’s letters published in newspapers on the U.S. Civil War, the Republican Party, and Indiana history (1861–1876); letters to Dillon regarding the Historical Society, the Indiana Sanitary Fair (1864), and Dillon’s historical work; and a memorial by John Coburn on the life of John Brown...
Dates: 1859-1886