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Vincennes history collection 1669-1950.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L309 (Text) 00000105051205 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 mss box, 4 os folders, 2 vols

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General Note: Processing information: Collection processing completed 2006/03 by Benjamin Clark.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains materials pertaining to the history of Vincennes, Indiana. Included are proceedings of the Borough of Vincennes, land sales, indentures, land grants, and miscellaneous items related to Vincennes history.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Vincennes History Collection, 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: Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. It was formerly the capital of the Old Northwest Territory, and is considered to be the oldest town in Indiana. Legend holds that the town was actually settled circa 1683 by French traders. Settlers arrived in Vincennes in 1727 and a fort was built in 1732 under the command of Fra├žois-Marie Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes. Vincennes is the home of Fort Sackville, which was captured by the British in 1778 and recaptured the following year by George Rogers Clark. This episode is considered by history to be an important, yet underrated, moment in the American Revolutionary War. These items were collected by Curtis Bland, who was a physician in Terre Haute.
Subject: Vincennes (Ind.) > History.
Land grants > Indiana > Knox County.
Land grants > Indiana > Vincennes.
Letter writing > Indiana.

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