Frontier and pioneer life -- Indiana
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 88 Collections and/or Records:
George R. Wilson manuscript
Collection — Folder S1021
Scope and Contents This collection includes 2 sets of photocopies of George R. Wilson's typewritten manuscript, "Pioneers of the Catholic Faith in Dubois County" (1930), with subtitle, "To Which are Added Personal Reminiscences of the Writer From the Human Interest Standpoint. An Historical Review." The manuscript starts with Wilson's introduction to the early history of Dubois County and offers biographical sketches of 64 early pioneers living in the county prior to the arrival of Father Joseph Kundek in...
George T. Williams manuscript
Collection — Folder S2332
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed, 40-page manuscript, including a 4-page addendum, by Dr. George T. Williams in Crawfordsville, Indiana, from 1942, titled "Pioneer Physicians and Surgeons of Montgomery County, Indiana." The manuscript chronicles Montgomery County's earliest physicians, organized by township.
George W. Lane papers
Collection — Folder S0802
Scope and Contents This collection includes a receipt of William Harlow, dated August 9, 1819, regarding an $85.00 transaction with William S. Buell; a bookkeeping diploma for George W. Lane's son, Amos H. Lane, dated February 23, 1857; and a slip with addresses for J. H. Trowbridge Co. & Boston Iron Co. (undated).
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / George W. Lane papers
George Wayman collection
Collection — Folder S1375
Scope and Contents The two pieces of paper in this collection are photocopies. The typed, single-sheet letter is headed: "June 1, 1960. Copy of a letter sent to Bernadette Robertson from Bertha Trulock Nordloh which she found in an old book belonging to her." The letter is addressed to Sarah from her "loving husband," but his name is not on the paper. The date is January 1851. The letter describes Indianapolis with a 7,300 population, corduroy roads, and wild turkeys. He wrote: "Don't let George get too far from...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / George Wayman collection
Gideon Stevens biography
Collection — Folder S0355
Scope and Contents This collection includes a biographical article written by Elba Depue for the Franklin Evening Star in Franklin, Indiana on April 23, 1906 regarding the life of Gideon Stevens, an Indiana pioneer.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Gideon Stevens biography
Golda Clay Walter historical sketch
Collection — Folder S2818
Scope and Contents This collection includes two copies of Golda Clay Walter's historical sketch, "Wakarusa, Indiana Was 100 Years Old in 1952". Written circa 1952, Walter's sketch is a nine page typewritten article that relates the early history of Olive Township and the establishment of Wakarusa. The article mentions early settlers, local businesses and town physicians, and also relates "the one outstanding tragical event of the Town", a fire that occurred on October 29, 1899 and burned down the south east...
Dates: circa 1952
Hampden G. Finch papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes autographed, signed letters from Hampden G. Finch in Centerville, Indiana and various towns/forts in western United States and Louisa Finch in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1850 to 1851 regarding family matters, business, travel west to California and a typed, photocopy of reminiscences from J.G. Finch of Indiana discussing the 1819-1820 settlement of Hamilton County, IN.
Dates: 1819-1820, 1850-1851
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Hampden G. Finch papers
Harry T. Watts collection
Collection — Folder S1373
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed, carbon copy of a paper (13 pages) delivered to the Vincennes Rotary Club on December 11, 1915 from Harry T. Watts in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana regarding the early settlement of Knox County and land claims. His history begins in 1700 when early wanderers came to Vincennes with "no thought of cultivating the land." They often married Indian women. In 1735, Francis Morgan de Vincennes was sent "by the French government to establish a military post."...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Harry T. Watts collection
Heineken family papers
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.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Heineken family papers
Historical Society of Porter County, Inc. newsletter
Collection — Folder S0683
Scope and Contents This collection contains a newsletter of the Historical Society of Porter County Inc. from 1971. The newsletter contains transcriptions of the group's first attempt at creating oral histories, with different members of the community relating stories about family members who were early pioneers of Porter County, Indiana and discussions of the county's historic buildings. One interview of note relates an older gentleman's rememberances from his childhood of his time spent with Lew Wallace.