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George H. Sullivan postage stamps collection, 1857-1880, 1941

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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 S1855 (Text) 00000106179054 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2021/04/19 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains postage stamps from the Sullivan Memorial Collection that were sent in January 1941 by George H. Sullivan of New York City to Verne Patty, curator of the Indiana State Museum. The stamps are post marked from 1857 to 1860 and were originally used on correspondence from Sullivan's family members. The collection also includes a photocopy of a February 20, 1941 handwritten note sent by Sullivan to Patty with a rare "City Dispatch" stamp postmarked May 28, 1859; three stamps postmarked in 1861, 1873, 1880; and two stamps from circa 1870s.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
George H. Sullivan postage stamps 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:
George Hammond Sullivan was born November 20, 1859 in New York City to Algernon S. and Mary M. (Hammond) Sullivan. His father was born in Madison, Indiana and was the son of Jeremiah Sullivan, a justice of the Indiana Supreme Court from 1838 to 1846 and the person credited with suggesting "Indianapolis" as the name of Indiana's new state capital. George was a corporate and tax lawyer for Sullivan and Cromwell, the Wall Street law firm founded by his father in 1879, and was a well-known philanthropist. He passed away at the age of 96 on November 14, 1956. Sources: FindaGrave.com. "George Hammond Sullivan." Find a Grave Memorial no. 18575201. Accessed April 19, 2021. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18575201/george-hammond-sullivan. "George H. Sullivan." Daily News (New York, NY), November 16, 1956. https://www.newspapers.com. Schauinger, Joseph Herman. "Jeremiah C. Sullivan, Hoosier Jurist." Indiana Magazine of History 37, no. 3 (1941); 217-36. Accessed April 19, 2021. http://www.jstor.org/stable/27787250.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana State Museum of a donation from George H. Sullivan in 1941.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Patty, Verne, 1870-1958.
Stamp collecting.
Genre: Postage stamps.

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