|| Processing Information: Collection processing completed 1998/10/30 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/21 by Ruth Bogan.
|Restrictions on Access Note:
|| This collection is open for research.
|| The collection consists of two letters, both dated 1864. The first, signed by the members of the Committee, which included Eric Locke, the superintendent of the Indiana Sanitary Fair, suggests that women of the county to which the letter was addressed might have a county department in the bazaar building.A second letter, dated September 2, 1864, reports a resolution of the Grand Lodge for Indiana Masons, which called for Masonic lodges throughout Indiana to show their benevolence to the Civil War sick and wounded.
|Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
|| Indiana Sanitary Commission, Civil War 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:
|| The Indiana Sanitary Fair was organized in 1864 under its appointed superintendent, Major Eric Locke. Locke was also a member of the organizing committee in Marion County. The Sanitary Fair was held on the State Fair grounds in Indianapolis under the auspices of the State Board of Agriculture. The Fair was designated for the betterment of Civil War veterans and their families. Fraternal organizations and businesses, including railroad companies, contributed to the fair.
|Ownership and Custodial History:
|| This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana State Museum.
|Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
|| No further additions are expected.