Frontier and pioneer life -- Indiana
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 88 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Volume V036
Scope and Contents This collection includes a scrapbook containing a twenty-two page typewritten copy of the reminiscences of Dyar Cobb. Written circa 1880s, Cobb shares his recollections of growing up in Decatur County, Indiana and how early settlers lived and worked. He describes how his family made clothing from flax, raw cotton, deer skins and sheep's wool and notes the destruction of the corn crop in 1822 by an "army of squirrels." He also shares a number of personal stories, including trying to shoot a...
Dates: circa 1880s
Collection — Folder 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."
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Folder 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.
Collection — Folder S614
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...
Dates: circa 1910
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters related to the struggle between white settlers and Native Americans over the land known as the Northwest Territory and, eventually, the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. Items in this collection are copies of materials found at the Chicago Historical Society. Correspondents include J. Whistler, Abimael Nicoll, Thomas Cushing, James Rhea, John Whipple, Jacob Kingsbury, and Nathan Heald. Also included are inventories of men and equipment taken by James Rhea.
Dates: 1804-1811, undated
Collection — Folder SP074
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs of members of Howe, Bath, Biddle, and Bailey families in Chicago, Illlinois; Quebec, Canada; Michigan City, Indiana; Mackinac Island, Michigan; and Bergamo, Italy ranging from circa 1860 to circa 1910, largely portraits of family members, a log cabin church attended by the Howe family, and Edward Biddle's residence in Mackinac Island.
Dates: circa 1860-circa 1910
Scope and Contents This collection includes black-and-white photographs and a few clippings and pamphlets from Frank M. Hohenberger in Indiana and Kentucky ranging from 1916 to 1935 and undated regarding landscapes, nature scenes in state parks and other locations, local buildings, houses of important figures, historic sites, and some people.
Dates: 1916-1935, undated
Collection — Folder 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
Collection — Folder S2185
Scope and Contents There are four items in this collection: (1) Rev. George Knight Hester's 1851 Diary, which is really a memoir, consisting of 18 typed pages; (2-3) a partial letter from Saguaches, Colorado, written on November 14, no year, to "Sister dear" on brown paper with no signature, accompanied by a transcription of the letter; and (4) "Papers Relating To The Hester Family" compiled by the Indiana State Library, 1926. The 1851 document gives the family history from Germany to America,...
Dates: 1851, 1926