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Rochester, Indiana letter and town plan 1837

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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 S2730 (Text) 00000106201676 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/05/23 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid created 2017/05/23 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid revised 2017/06/13 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2017/08/14 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes one document. On the front is a letter documenting Rochester, Indiana in Franklin County on September 30, 1837. On the back is a hand drawn grid map with streets by name, lots by number, and topographical features, including a mound, school and meeting house structures. The map includes the Whitewater River.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Rochester, Indiana letter and town plan, 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 letter and town plat is not the current Rochester, Indiana. There are specific references to Franklin County and geographical references do not match Rochester, Indiana in Fulton County. This Rochester, Indiana is recorded in Franklin County, east and angling south to the state line from Indianapolis. It is described as the "North East Corner of the East half of the South West Quarter of Section Thirteen in Town Eight of Range Two in the District of Land at Cincinnati and patented to James Roseberry [?] of Franklin County, State of Indiana."
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Richard E. Banta on 1837/09/30.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: City planning > Indiana.
Franklin County (Ind.)
Rochester (Ind.)
Genre: Cadastral maps.

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