Frontier and pioneer life -- Indiana
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal and business papers of the Hyacinth Lasselle family, and papers of a number of Vincennes families connected with the Lasselles through family or business relations, including the French merchants, Francis Bosseron and Antoine Marchal. The Hyacinth Lasselle papers include his account books (1798-1843); receipts, contracts, land documents, and other legal and business documents from Vincennes and Logansport (1796-1843); business correspondence, primarily...
Scope and Contents This collection includes tintype, daguerreotype, ambrotype, and carte de visite portrait photographs of numerous individuals from Indiana ranging from circa 1840 to 1876 regarding Union soldiers who served during the U.S. Civil War and a few men and women who settled in the state during the mid-19th century. There is also a large indistinguishable daguerreotype photograph of a possible Sunday School celebration on July 4, 1850 at Col. James Blake's home on the northwest corner of Capitol Avenue...
Dates: circa 1840-1876
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes typewritten transcriptions of correspondence contained in the Dunihue papers on deposit at Indiana University. Ranging from 1832 to 1836, the letters were sent to Alexander and Daniel Dunihue of Bedford, Indiana from their cousins Harriet E. Gardiner and Caroline Gardiner and from Richard Wigginton Thompson. The collection also includes photostats of the following documents copied from the originals housed in the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection,...
Collection — Folder S1423
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one Acco-bound booklet containing 75 typed and handwritten pages. The authors were Ben F. and Alice L. Dixon, 6008 Arossa Street, San Diego 15, California. The booklet, entitled "Captain Isaac Williams and His Grand Children, The Story of a Fighting Quaker and Threee Generations of Indiana Pioneers," was privately published on June 1, 1963. With its inception in 1925, the book is dedicated to Isaac Williams, a captain during the War of 1812; his son Elkanah Williams,...
Collection — Folder S1077
Scope and Contents This collection includes a copy of a letter from Sarah M. Prentiss of Hindostan, Indiana to a Boston attorney, William D. Sohier, dated February 6, 1821, requesting him to represent her interests in the settlement of an estate, as well a copy of a two-page legal document transfering power of attorney. There is also a short history of Hindostan, Indiana and its devastating cholera epidemic, in addition to items from the Western Electric Company centennial in 1969, which include a history of the...
Dates: 1821, 1969
Collection — Folder S0974
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typewritten copy of a narrative given by LaPorte County, Indiana pioneer James L. Monahan and written down by James W. Lester, secretary of the Gary Historical Society, in the spring of 1923 when Monahan was 98 years old. The narrative relates his childhood experiences as a pioneer living among the Potawatomi and gives an eyewitness account of their forced removal from Northern Indiana. He noted that he "saw a great many of the first things started here" and mentioned...
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of John B. Dillon’s historical notes on people and events relating to the early exploration and settlement of Indiana and the Old Northwest. Also included is a scrapbook of Dillon’s letters published in newspapers on the U.S. Civil War, the Republican Party, and Indiana history (1861–1876); letters to Dillon regarding the Historical Society, the Indiana Sanitary Fair (1864), and Dillon’s historical work; and a memorial by John Coburn on the life of John Brown...
Item — Folder S2201
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a single-page statement charges made to the account of John F. Cruft, at times on behalf of Reuben Newton, for the listed goods, in Terre Haute, Indiana on September 8, 1823. The purchases were made between July 30 and September 4, 1823.
Collection — Folder S0338
Scope and Contents There are two letters in this collection, both written by John Givan Davis. The first one, dated July 7, 1832, is to Father, who was John’s father-in-law, George Cornelius in Petersburg, Kentucky. From Rockville, Parke County, Indiana, John wrote: “The Indians in the N.W. are yet assuming hostilities toward the frontiers. Volunteer companies have gone to the scene of Indian massacres from this & the adjoining counties in this state, on a tour of 3 months. What will eventually be the result...
Dates: 1832, 1854
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of Tipton’s correspondence and business papers from the period 1810-1839 in Indiana. His correspondence, including retained copies of his outgoing letters, includes letters relating to the operations of the Indiana Militia in the 1810s; and political correspondence regarding the work of the state legislature (1820s-1830s), his senatorial elections (1831, 1832), his appointments to federal office (1831-1839), and local, state, and national issues, particularly...