|| Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/08 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/08 by Laura Eliason.
|Restrictions on Access Note:
|| This collection is open for research.
|| This collection includes a receipt of William Harlow, dated August 9, 1819, regarding an $85.00 transaction with William S. Buell; a bookkeeping diploma for George W. Lane's son, Amos H. Lane, dated February 23, 1857; and a slip with addresses for J. H. Trowbridge Co. & Boston Iron Co. (undated).
|Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
|| George W. Lane papers, 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:
|| George W. Lane was born on November 7, 1812 in Burlington, Boone County, Kentucky to Amos and Mary Lane. He married Sallie M. Buell (1820-1891) on March 8, 1840 and they had nine children. Lane served as auditor for Dearborn County from 1841 to 1846, represented the county in the Indiana House of Representatives in 1847-1848, and 1857. He was appointed the superintendent of the United States Mint for Denver, Colorado during the U.S. Civil War and also served as Assistant U.S. Treasurer (circa 1865-1869). He died in Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana on December 8, 1891.Sources:Ancestry.com. "George W. Lane." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 8, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com. Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, Alan F. January, and Justin E. Walsh, Vincent A. Giroux, Jr. eds. A Biographical Directory of Indiana General Assembly. Vol.1, 1819-1899. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1980.
|Ownership and Custodial History:
|| This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Jane Alma Lane on 1928/08/16.
|Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
|| No further additions are expected.