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Frontier and pioneer life -- Indiana

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Barton Griffith papers

 Collection — Folder S2183
Identifier: S2183
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostats of original letters written between 1821 and 1832, along with their typed transcripts, from members of the Griffith Family in Indiana to each other and to relatives in Pennsylvania, concerning family matters, daily life and settling in Indiana, unrest between Native Americans and white pioneers, trade, national politics including discussion of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and Andrew Jackson. All of the correspondents were probably Quakers, based on their...

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...

Collection on Isaac Wilson and early Indianapolis settlers

 Collection — Folder S2970
Identifier: S2970
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of research done on the personal and military history of Isaac Wilson, an early settler of Indianapolis. The research was done primarily by staff at the Indiana State Library. There is also correspondence from the grandson of Isaac Wilson. Other subjects of biographical sketches include James Linton, Mrs. John Maxwell, and Daniel Shaffer.

Conner Prairie Farm photographs

 Collection — Folder SP063
Identifier: SP063
Scope and Contents This collection includes 6 photographs from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana circa 1964 depicting images of Conner Prairie Farm in Fishers, Indiana, including William Conner's log cabin and trading post, house built in 1823, and individuals associated with the farm or college at the site: Opal Thornburg (Earlham College), Steve Anshutz (Earlham College), and Tillman Bubenzer (farm manager).

David Caldwell letters

 Collection — Folder S207
Identifier: S0207
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three typed pages of letters written by Alexander and David Caldwell to their parents in 1835 and to brother John from David in 1838.In the 1835 letter, written first by Alex and then by David, they give the price of food, tell about the deaths of Thomas Thompson and his daughter Martha, and mention that they moved from Baltimore, which was a good change.The 1838 letter relates that Alexander and his family moved to “Moorefield” County,...

Eleanor Arnold oral history

 Collection
Identifier: OH027
Scope and Contents This collection contains an interview of Eleanor Arnold, conducted by Mary Alice Ball of the Rushville Consolidated High School Junior Historical Society in 1972. In the discussion, Arnold talks about her family, who was the first family to come to Rush County, Indiana in the early 1800s. She discusses the family’s dealings with individuals such as Chief Ben Davis and Ed Swanson, who was imprisoned for murder, but later escaped through the efforts of his wife and daughter.

Elias Kizer collection

 Collection — Folder S1433
Identifier: S1433
Scope and Contents This two-page, typed manuscript was written by Elias Kizer in Indiana on June 9, 1866, the year before he died. He recounted his early life in a log cabin in Indiana and the hardships he endured. He stated that the hardest times were when the children were small. He raised flax for his wife to spin and weave in order to make their clothing. They did not have much time to go to church, because he went hunting on Sunday. Elias wrote: "with all those hardships we kept in good spirits."

Elisha and Fanny Hughes letter

 Collection — Folder S1286
Identifier: S1286
Scope and Contents Clarence H. Smith, New Castle, Indiana, typed this letter written on January 23, 1824 from Elisha and Fanny Hughes of Franklin County, Indiana, to Stacy Taylor, Loudoun County, Virginia, Hillsboro Post Office. The greeting is to "Father and Friends." They "had a very good journey." They got to Mahlon Smith's in seventeen days. They lived in Henry Fry's house until they bought a farm of 125 acres for $400.00 paid in full. They report the fruit trees, crops, and livestock on the farm. They list...

Enoch Honeywell diary

 Collection — Folder S0678
Identifier: S0678
Scope and Contents This collection contains a 112-page typed transcription of Enoch Honeywell's diary relating his experiences traveling from New York to Ohio and Indiana from 1815 to 1820 to trade goods. He included prices of land and items available for purchase from the different areas he passed through. The diary also relates Honeywell's 70-day boat trip from Lawrenceburg, Indiana to New Orleans, Louisiana, his observations about the southern city, and his travel by ship back to New York in 1817.

Ezra G. Hayes personal narrative

 Collection — Folder S614
Identifier: S0614
Scope and Contents This collection contains three typewritten copies of the life story of Ezra G. Hayes that he dictated to Caroline M. Hayes. Hayes' narrative ranges from 1705 to the early 1900s. This collection was made from a copy owned by Mrs. Jacob Bauer of Lawrenceburg, Indiana in 1933 and it includes Mr. Hayes' family history, his many business pursuits, early history of Dearborn County, Indiana, and his viewpoints on the politics and elections during his lifetime. Also included are three copies of a poem...