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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1800 (Text) 00000106179047 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 1998/09/23 by Philip N. Williams. Collection reprocessed 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The main item in this collection is a three-page biography of Sara Catherine Deborah Ellis, the postmistress of Loco, Indiana. The first part of this biography was written by Sara's sister, Martha Ellis Hopkins; and the second part was written by her nephew, Ellis A. Hopkins. Also included are two envelopes sent by J.B. Ellis.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Sara Ellis biography, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Sara Catherine Deborah Ellis was born on April 19, 1860, in Jefferson Township, Carroll County, Indiana. Sara's father moved the family to Kokomo, Indiana, in 1872, when Sara was 12-years-old. Educated in the high school at Kokomo, Sara graduated with the highest honors in 1879; and she remained in the community, assuming the position of teacher in the Kokomo city schools. However, a severe illness caused Sara to return to farm life. Eventually, her farm was designated as a post office for the rural distribution of mail. Sara named her post office "Loco," the Latin word for "the place." Sara remained on her farm until 1941. Sara died in Rensselaer, Indiana on July 13, 1945.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Elias K. Hopkins on 1978/11/01.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Ellis, Sara Catherine Deborah 1860-1945.
Postal service.
Teachers > Indiana.
Carroll County (Ind.)
Kokomo (Ind.)

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