Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection contains Austin H. Brown’s personal and business correspondence, as well as documents of political appointments, indentures, checks, receipts, clippings, and compositions, programs and other ephemera from social and political activities such as membership to the Democratic Party and Masons organizations. The correspondence includes letters from his father, William J. Brown, his brother, George, and cousin, John Ferguson.There are also a Independent Relief Fire Co.,...
Collection — Folder S0811
Scope and Contents This collection contains a handwritten account by Ellis Lawrence, dated September 13, 1862, describing his experiences during the "Siege of Cincinnati" in the Civil War. Due to his Quaker faith, Lawrence refused to participate in any military activity for the defense of the city. His account describes the beliefs of the Quakers and his arrest, detainment and treatment by the guards during his short confinement during September 10-13, 1862.
Scope and Contents This collection comprises personal and business papers from the Ewing family, particulraly the brothers William Griffith (W.G.) and George Washington (G.W.) Ewing and their companies in Fort Wayne, Indiana and numerous other locations in the Midwest, ranging from 1818-1887, regarding land speculation; the fur trade; trade and relations with Native Americans and Hoosier pioneers; the settlement of Indiana and the Old Northwest; the development of Fort Wayne; state and national politics; and...
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs, negatives, clippings, and postcards from Harold Brown Adkinson in Indiana in 1932 and undated regarding steamboats, bridges and rivers in the United States, and related topics.
Dates: 1932, undated
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes several letters from members of the Heineken family, particularly to or from Christian, Samuel and Thomas Heineken, in Ohio, Indiana, and Great Britain ranging from 1810 to 1888 regarding settlement in Indiana and Ohio, family life, travel, weather, cholera epidemics, national politics, and farming. There is also a U.S. Civil War diary kept by Samuel Heineken during 1862-1863 and an 1888 roster of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry.
Collection — Folder S1241
Scope and Contents This collection comprises 63 typed pages of the diary of Henry W. Starr, written in 1850, which details Starr's experiences travelling across country to join the Calilfornia Gold Rush. His entries include his observations of animals, terrain, camps, weather, food, and people.
Collection — Folder S0504
Scope and Contents This collection contains a January 17, 1852 letter written by J. Garretson of Philadelphia and sent to "Theo". His letter recounts his experiences and observations during a trip through Ohio and Indiana. He notes the depressed wheat prices in Ohio and that Indiana was in much better condition with the pork trade being the staple of the state. He shares his thoughts about his visits to Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Vincennes, and Madison, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio. He also mentions the fact that...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The papers includes three letters to McNeely from friends, principally newspaperman, in Lawrenceburg, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Dayton, and Cincinnati. A large number of personal and business receipts and bills, principally from businesses in Indianapolis and Evansville.
Dates: 1847-1872, undated
Collection — Folder S1840
Scope and Contents This collection includes a letter written by John Dillingham at Cincinnati, Ohio and sent to Lemuel Bassett of Lee, Massachusetts. Written between April 20 and May 1, 1823, the letter comments on the reading society in Lee, family education in the absence of common schools, slavery, river travel by flatboat, and the increasing use of steamboats and the building of these vessels in Cincinnati. He also discusses Christianity and other related topics and mentions "Uncle Hyde" and later Dr. Hyde,...
Collection — Folder S1117
Scope and Contents This is a typed transcript of John Ferris Riker's 1852 journal about his overland trip from Cincinnati to California to participate in the Gold Rush. A copy of the publication, which is 62 pages, is located at the Beinecke Library, Yale University. On the day of their departure, April 5, 1852, John Riker was 23 years old. His relative Aaron Riker was 22 years old, and his friend David Lichliter was 21 or 22. On page 3, John lists the three messes with six men in each. In the second...