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Biographical sketches

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Richard B. Gruelle biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder S3021
Identifier: S3021
Scope and Contents This collection includes a handwritten autobiographical sketch and a photocopy created by Richard B. Gruelle ranging from 1851-1910 regarding his life and career as a landscape painter.The autobiography discusses Gruelle's developing interest in the arts, particularly drawing and painting, during his childhood. It then covers his early apprenticeship with the village house painter and his training and his early work in western Illinois doing portraiture. He then describes his...
Dates: 1851-1910

Ruth Trout Hougham historical sketch

 Collection — Folder S2171
Identifier: S2171
Scope and Contents This collection includes a copy of Ruth Trout Hougham's historical sketch, "Franklin and Its Founder - George King," a four-page typewritten essay prepared for a talk Mrs. Hougham gave to a meeting of the Business and Professional Women in 1965. The sketch begins by describing the qualities and virtues of the early pioneers of Franklin and Johnson County, Indiana and then presents the biography of George King, the founder and "First Proprietor" of Franklin.
Dates: 1965

Salem Christian Church collection

 Collection — Folder S2211
Identifier: S2211
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typewritten copy of "Charter Members of the Salem Christian Church in 1842," a six-page composition by Lennie Martin Berkey consisting of biographical sketches of the first 26 members of the church (circa 1942). The collection also includes a typewritten copy of "A Great Church is Born," a 1942 script for a play containing a prologue that recounts the establishment of the Disciples of Christ and the Christian church taken from a program prepared by Mrs. Cecil...
Dates: 1942

Scott County collection

 Collection — Folder S1692
Identifier: S1692
Scope and Contents This collection contains several biographical sketches regarding pioneers of Scott County, Indiana. Written for the Scott County Historical Society in 1923 and 1924, the histories include "Mrs. Elinor Bigwood" by Margaret Adams, "Jonathan Carter Cline" by Mrs. Florence M. Polk, "Mrs. Henrietta Day Whitsitt" by Myrtle Whitsitt," and Descendants of William Whitsitt and Biography of James Crawford Whitsitt" by Myrtle Whitsitt, Malvina Davis, and others. Other sketches written by the subject of the...
Dates: 1921-1924, undated

Semira Phillips biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder S2551
Identifier: S2551
Scope and Contents The collection contains a biographical sketch of Semira Ann Hobbs Phillips. The sketch details Phillips’ life from birth, marriage, career, and death. Philips’ great-granddaughter compiled the sketch on February 6, 1977.
Dates: 1977/02/06

Sidney family papers

 Collection — Folder S1186
Identifier: S1186
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of biographical information regarding William Edwin Sidney, Sr. and the genealogy of the Sidney family. The copies are made from handwritten pages and are not always legible. The collection also includes a selection of typewritten pages from William E. Sidney, Jr.'s memoirs and a short biographical sketch of his professional career by his granddaughter, Dorothy Sidney Smith. Mr. Sidney's partial memoir relates his experiences while employed at the Haynes...
Dates: circa 1960s

Silas H. Farry biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder S2316
Identifier: S2316
Scope and Contents This collection includes a six-page handwritten biographical sketch of Silas H. Farry. Transcribed by an unknown author from Combination Atlas Map of Fulton County, Indiana by A. L. Kingman, published 1883 (pp. 48-49). The biography includes information about Farry's parents, his wive's parents, and his children. The sketch was written on sheets of paper with the letterhead for Archie F. Young, painter and decorator of Chicago, Illinois from the 1910s. Archibald...
Dates: 1883-circa 1910

Susan Wallace collection

 Collection — Folder S1352
Identifier: S1352
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, both photocopies as well as 4 original letters from Susan Wallace ranging from 1861 to 1892, regarding the U.S. Civil War, family life, her husband's writing career, and politics. There are also a hand-written biography of Susan E. Wallace, beginning with her birth in 1830, and continuing through 1874 and two newspaper clippings, one from The Inter Ocean (undated) and one labeled Triple...
Dates: 1861-1892

Terre Haute, Indiana architects

 Collection — Folder S2786
Identifier: S2786
Scope and Contents This collection contains information about architects living in Terre Haute in the period 1858-1884. It includes: a history Josse A. Vrydagh and his architectural firm Vrydagh & Sons; and a listing of architects who lived in Terre Haute, according to the city directories of the time.
Dates: 1858-1884