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Biographical sketches

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

John G. Biel, "Jennings vs. Harrison" manuscript

 Collection — Folder S2485
Identifier: S2485
Scope and Contents This collection contains a manuscript from John G. Biel in Indiana during the 20th century, regarding the lives and political rivalry that developed between Jonathon Jennings and William Henry Harrison.
Dates: undated

John Kennedy Gowdy collection

 Collection — Folder S0531
Identifier: S0531
Scope and Contents This collection includes a carbon copy of a typewritten document excerpted, with some additions, from the Centennial History of Rush County, Indiana in 1921 regarding the life of John Kennedy Gowdy.
Dates: circa 1920s

John Scott biography

 Collection — Folder S2460
Identifier: S2460
Scope and Contents This collection contains typewritten copies of part 1 and part 2 of "John Scott, Frontier Printer and Editor," an article written by Dr. Donald F. Carmony, a history professor and director of the Indiana University Extension Center at South Bend. Published in the February and March 1950 issues of The Indiana Publisher, Scott's biography was part of a series of sketches about pioneer newspaper editors in Indiana.
Dates: 1950

Joseph Edward Haub diary

 Collection — Folder S2814
Identifier: S2814
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diary of Joseph Edward Haub, with entries ranging from 1901 to 1936. The early entries are written in German and the back of the diary contains addresses and biographical information about family and friends written by his wife, Katherine, in English.
Dates: 1901-1936

Joshua Reed and Lura Maria Giddings collection

Identifier: L332
Scope and Contents The collection includes Joshua Giddings' letters to his daughter, wife, and other members of his family, written from Washington, D. C. (1840-1858) and Montreal, Canada (1862-1864), journals and diaries of Lura Maria Giddings (1858-1870), Lura's biography of her father, the memoirs of Joshua Giddings, and family photographs.
Dates: 1799-1870

Martin Theis biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder S2548
Identifier: S2548
Scope and Contents This collection includes a one page biographical sketch of Martin Theis handwritten by his niece Gertrude M. Soliday, daughter of his older brother Nicholas (circa 1960s). Her sketch relates information about Martin told to her by his daughter Lilly.
Dates: circa 1960s

Origen Thomson biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder S1309
Identifier: S1309
Scope and Contents This single typed paper gives a short biography of Origen Thomson (1829-1882), who followed several career paths. He attended Decatur County Seminary and Hanover College. From 1850-1852, he studied medicine with Dr. Moody. Origen lived in Oregon for six years in the 1850s. He and his brother Orville published the Hoosier State newspaper in Lawrenceburg from 1858-1860. He was a surveyor for railroads and involved in the stone quarry business in Greensburg. Mr. Thomson was a Presbyterian.
Dates: circa 1920

Preston Kiser letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3018
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopies of U.S. Civil War letters from Preston Kiser to his wife and children, ranging from 1861 to 1862, with miscellaneous additional materials. Kiser’s letters describe military life in camp, illnesses, and home activities. Each copied letter is accompanied by a typed transcription created by Frances Alma Newkirk Reber, Kiser's great-granddaughter between 1982 and 1984. The materials have been left as Reber organized them, so there is not strict...
Dates: 1861-1872, 1982-1984

Raymond T. Bosler memoirs

 Collection — Folder S2308
Identifier: S2308
Scope and Contents This collection includes a copy of New Wine Bursting Old Skins: Memories of an Old Priest Longing for a New Church, a self-published memoir written by Rev. Msgr. Raymond Thomas Bosler of Indianapolis, Indiana in 1992. The memoir includes Father Bosler's signature on the title page and a typewritten biographical sketch written by James. E. Farmer on June 9, 1993 and added to the inside front cover.
Dates: 1992-1993

Reverend Brazilla Marven Blount sermons

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2896
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three folders. The first folder contains a series of handwritten documents. The only ones that are dated are from 1914 and is a mixture of correspondence and a handwritten manuscript (speech?) about the life of Reverend Brazilla Marven Blount. The second folder contains a substantial number of handwritten sermons delivered by the Reverend Brazilla Marven Blount, covering a wide range of topics. The third folder contains a typed summary of Reverend Blount’s life as...
Dates: 1914