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J. H. Vajen papers, 1861-1862.

Vajen, J. H. (Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1334 (Text) 00000106177488 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 5 items 1 folder.

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General Note: Processing information: Collection processing completed 2007/01 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/11/23 by Lauren Patton.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains papers from Vajen's work as Quartermaster General of Indiana during the Civil War and the contents of a cornerstone box Vajen created in 1862.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: J. H. Vajen papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data: J. H. Vajen was born March 19, 1828 in Bremen, Hanover, Germany and was the son of John Henry and Anna Margaretha Vajen. His family moved to America in 1836 and originally settled in Baltimore and Cincinnati before moving to Jackson County, Indiana. At the age of seventeen Vajen went to work in a Hardware store in Cincinnati and opened his own hardware store in 1856. He married Alice Fugate in 1850 and they had seven children. During the Civil War, he was appointed Quartermaster General of Indiana and was in charge of equipping the first Indiana troops. Under his effort, the Indiana troops were the first well-equipped troops in the field. In 1864, he helped organize the banking house of Fletcher, Vajen and Company, which later merged with the Fourth National Bank. He retired in 1871. J. H. Vajen died May 28, 1917 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Subject: Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877.
Business cards.
Financial statements.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.

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