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Rufus Martin collection 1888, undated.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1633 (Text) 00000106178528 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 2018/05/24 by Jennifer Carter. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/24 by Jennifer Carter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection is composed of three items, including a ribbon showing membership in the Melroy Local No. 145 of the International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths and Helpers, Indianapolis, Indiana. One side of the ribbon shows an anvil and hammer inside a circular mounting attached to a short ivory ribbon with two American flags across its width; both of these are attached to a clasp over which two hands are joined in a handshake. All of the decorations are displayed against the background of a larger ribbon with a field of stripes, red, white, and blue. The reverse side of the ribbon is an "In Memoriam" ribbon in black, against which the I.B.B.H. symbol and identification of the local chapter of the Brotherhood are repeated in silver.Also in the collection is an envelope for the safe keeping of the ribbon with the manufacturer's name and address (The Whitehead and Hoag Company, Badges...Society Emblems...Newark, N.J.) printed on it. Included, too, is a scrap of paper, from the Deputy Auditor of State, dated October 24, 1888, which comments on an impending election, in part with the words "Hurrah for Harrison." This scrap of paper is the only dated item in the collection.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Rufus Martin 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 International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths and Helpers had a local chapter in Indianapolis, Indiana:-the Melroy Local No. 145.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was purchased for the Rare Books and Manuscripts department by Rufus Martin on 1977/12/21.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
Blacksmithing.
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Genre: Badges.
Envelopes.

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