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Flora Gardiner Kling collection 1886-1938

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L344 (Text) 00000106353907 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1434 (Text) 00000106177629 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI V021 (Text) 89417-5664 Manuscripts Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2.0 Cubic feet 3 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes

Content descriptions

General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed on 2016/02/10 by Patrick Ridout. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/10 by Patrick Ridout.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection includes letters to Kling, principally from the period 1900-1935, from writers, poets, illustrators, and musicians responding to her letters about their work, and to her requests for examples of their bookplates; correspondence regarding her collection of bookplates, particularly with other bookplate collectors; and her bookplate collection.Correspondence included:Louis Adamic, George Ade, Ambrose Bierce, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Richard Harding Davis, Theodore Dreiser, Thomas A Edison, Max Ehrmann, Charles W Fairbanks, Hamlin Garland, Rube Goldberg, Clara E Laughlin, George Barr McCutcheon, John T McCutcheon, Meredith Nicholson, Will Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Flora Gardiner Kling collection, 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:
Flora Gardiner Kling was born in 1858. She lived in Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana, in 1900. She was 42 years old and her husband Henry was 38. Flora's mother Mary Gardiner, age 81, lived with them. In 1930, they lived at 812 Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon. Henry, age 69, was a clerk at Can City. Flora was 72 years old. In 1939, Flora and Henry lived in the Protestant Home for the Aged in Evansville, Indiana. She died on March 22, 1940 and is buried at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation in 1939 from Louise M. Husband.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951 > Correspondence.
Ade, George, 1866-1944 > Correspondence.
Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? > Correspondence.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 > Correspondence.
Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916 > Correspondence.
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 > Correspondence.
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 > Correspondence.
Ehrmann, Max, 1872-1945 > Correspondence.
Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918 > Correspondence.
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 > Correspondence.
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970 > Correspondence.
Laughlin, Clara E. (Clara Elizabeth), 1873-1941 > Correspondence.
McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928 > Correspondence.
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949 > Correspondence.
Nicholson, Meredith, 1866-1947 > Correspondence.
Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979.
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935.
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
Bookplates > Collectors and collecting.
Collectors and collecting > Indiana.
Authors, American.
Poets, American.
Genre: Correspondence.

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