Frontier and pioneer life -- Indiana
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 88 Collections and/or Records:
Marion County Bible Society collection
Collection — Folder S2200
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials from the Marion County Bible Society and Indianapolis Sabbath School Union ranging from 1823 to 1859, including an Indianapolis Sabbath School Union pupil accounts book during 1827 to 1828; questions for a Bible class; the system of rules from the committee of religous instruction, probably for the governing of the sabbath schools (1827); annual reports from the superintendant of the Indianapolis Sabbath School Union and its board of directors (1824); a...
Mary Faye Hite, "Dreams Do Happen" manuscript
File — Folder S2296
Scope and Contents This collection includes a copy of "Dreams Do Happen," a manuscript containing a collection of essays written by Mary Faye Hite and compiled in circa 1980. The essays cover a variety of topics, including family history, country and pioneer living, nature, travel, and historic people, places, and events. Many essays have a patriotic theme and one essay, "Political Issues," relays her opinion regarding the Equal Rights Amendment, and how estates should be settled. Another essay, "Home Remedies,"...
Dates: circa 1980
Mary J. Aborn collection
Scope and Contents The largest part of the collection consists of papers of Ebenezer F. Lucas (1807-1871), which include his correspondence regarding the operation of the Wabash and Erie Canal; correspondence, surveys, and legal documents relating to his business and land interests in Warren County, Indiana; and papers relating to the 1860 census. The collection also includes Mary J. Aborn’s correspondence and writings in relation to early Warren County history and the removal of Native Americans from...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Mary J. Aborn collection
Mary Mclaughlin "Pioneers, Mclaughin and Kinder Families" collection
Collection — Folder S2054
Scope and Contents Beming the overall title "Pioneers[:] ... McLaughlin and Kinder Famililies," the total history which is this collection breaks into distinct sections. The first section, a history of the McLaughlin family, offers insights into early Indianapolis. This prologue of McLaughlin histrny is a rich source of family names, including the Polk family, of which President James K. Polk was a member. In addition to memories of early Irvington, Loekerbie, the Grand Opera House, the old state house, and one...
Mills Averill letters
Collection — Folder S041
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters written from Mills Averill to family and friends living in New York ranging from 1836 to 1842. In his letters, Averill discusses life as a settler in Indiana. In his first letter, he discusses the trip to Indiana from New York, the character of the people in the area, public improvements, and the railroad. Averill also notes his work at building a cabin for his family and the plowing he had done. In the second letter, he spends a great deal of time...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Mills Averill letters
Milton McQuaid land grant
Collection — Folder OB036
Scope and Contents This collection contains one land grant issued to Milton McQuaid for land in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 3, 1828.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Milton McQuaid land grant
Nancy and Joseph Hayes personal narratives
Collection — Folder S615
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal narratives of Nancy Billingsley Hayes and Joseph Hayes, which cover the period from 1786 to 1824. The collection consists of photocopies of the original Hayes writings and typewritten transcripts of these writings. Nancy Hayes relates her experiences traveling west with her family and the first years of her marriage to Joseph. She describes the earthquake of December 1811 and local experiences during the War of 1812. Joseph Hayes relates his experiences and...
Nancy Maze personal narrative
Collection — Folder S2198
Scope and Contents The collection comprises a copy of a 20-page, typed manuscript, entitled "Looking Backward," with handwritten edits, by Nancy Catherine (Goar) Maze written late in her life, concerning her family history and recollections of growing up in Tiption County.
Dates: circa 1900 to 1946
Nathaniel Paige letter
Collection — Folder S1715
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typewritten transcription made of a March 10, 1839 letter written by Nathaniel Paige of New London, Oneida County, New York and sent to his brother Joshua Paige at the "Blackcrick" post office of Sullivan County, Indiana. The letter conveys information regarding the death of their mother on May 29, 1837, farm prices, and family news. The transcribed copy was made from the original letter in the possession of Noah Stafford of Marco, Greene County, Indiana.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Nathaniel Paige letter
"Old Settlers of Wayne County" newspaper articles
Collection — Folder S1937
Scope and Contents This collection includes typescripts of "Old Settlers of Wayne County," a series of articles that ran in the Richmond Palladium from July 26, 1860 to January 31, 1861. The series consisted of 18 articles and the collection has all but the 9th article that ran in the October 18, 1860 issue of the newspaper. The typescripts include edit marks in pencil.