Wabash and Erie Canal (Ind. and Ohio)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S1122
Scope and Contents This 14-page manuscript was typed by Bessie Keeraan Roberts, 1012 Loree Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1940. She copied articles from the Fort Wayne Sentinel for 1902 about the old Wabash and Erie Canal and life in the early days of Fort Wayne, as her grandfather, Alex C. Comparet (1828-1921), remembered. One section is about the old fort, "on a high embankment of the Maumee overlooking the Indians across the river..."In the section entitled "Famous Boats," Mr. Comparet wrote: "The...
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of Daniel D. Pratt’s legal and political papers from the period 1831 to 1877. His legal papers include correspondence, briefs, legal and financial documents, and notes regarding his cases in Logansport and northern Indiana, including both criminal and civil cases. The collection also contains papers regarding collection of debts for eastern law firms and papers related to the settlement of the estate of Senator John Tipton. Additionally, there are...
Scope and Contents This collection comprises personal and business papers from the Ewing family, particulraly the brothers William Griffith (W.G.) and George Washington (G.W.) Ewing and their companies in Fort Wayne, Indiana and numerous other locations in the Midwest, ranging from 1818-1887, regarding land speculation; the fur trade; trade and relations with Native Americans and Hoosier pioneers; the settlement of Indiana and the Old Northwest; the development of Fort Wayne; state and national politics; and...
Collection — Folder S271
Scope and Contents This collection includes seventeen original documents, including five receipts for payment from 1866-1871. The oldest item is a commission for James Beham assignee of Peter Benham to construct a portion of the Wabash and Erie Canal, dated December 1, 1843. A warranty deed is dated October 5, 1863. There are eight indentures for various people, mostly couples, from 1863 to 1871. The Cleveland Lightning Rod Company issued a certificate to James L. Kyte on July 18, 1870. The Masonic Mutual Benefit...
Collection — Folder S2731
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains information relating to the Wabash and Erie Canal. There are three receipts from 1850 giving various amounts for work on the Canal. A letter from J. L. Williams, dated December 23, 1856, sums up the repair expenses for the year. Two hand-written sheets list property belonging to the trust on District No. 5, Wabash and Erie Canal, dated January 1, 1859. Some of the items listed are shovels, nails, crow bar, picks, wooden buckets, and wheel barrows. There are notations...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection — Folder S1306
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of letters written by Lewis G. Thompson to his brother W.L. Thompson from 1837-1844. The letters discuss the Wabash and Erie Canal, land speculation around Fort Wayne, economic conditions, state and local politics, temperance, banks, and the growth of the town of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Collection — Folder S2546
Scope and Contents This collection contains photostatic copies of a variety of documents related to the history of Miami County, Indiana, including a January 1, 1833 letter certifying the purchase by Joseph B. Richardville, Jr. of “buildings erected for the use of the Commissioners at the late treaty held with the Miamies [sic] at the Forks of the Wabash in September 1832” and signed by Special Commissary Anthony L. Davis; receipts regarding the purchase of whisky and other items from Benbridge & Foster (June...
Scope and Contents This collection includes broadsides (series 85, 87-98, 100, 109) from Public Service Company of Indiana in Plainfield, Indiana ranging from 1955 to 1956 and undated, regarding the company's activities and sights and scenes of interest around Indiana.
Dates: 1955-1956, undated