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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L064 (Text) 00000106297062 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 8 manuscripts boxes

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Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.:
The collection consists primarily of Hawley family and professional correspondence. Included is correspondence with his family in Bridgeport, Connecticut while elder Ransom was a student at Auburn Seminary (1825-1828), as well as correspondence of Hawley and his wife in Indiana with their families in Bridgeport (1828-ca. 1880), and letters to his sons Henry and Ransom and daughter Lucy Ing. The collection also contains letters to Hawley from Presbyterian ministers and other church people in southern and central Indiana (1828-ca. 1880); letters and appointments from the Board of Missions of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, from the American Home Missionary Society, and the American Sunday School Union (1825-ca. 1860). The collection also includes letters and correspondences from Ransom E. Hawley while at Wabash College (1862-1864), during the Civil War with the 133rd regiment in Alabama (1863), Lane Seminary (1867-1868), his churches (1868-1898), and letters from other Hawley family. Also included are Ransom Hawley's journals of his work (1832-1836); list of his sermons (1837-1883); his travel journal for a trip from Bloomington to Bridgeport, Connecticut (1835); his memorandum book (1851). Ransom E. Hawley's diaries (1867-1889); and a Hawley family scrapbook (1824-ca. 1885) containing articles on the American Home Missionary Society, John and Lucy Ing's articles on missionary work in China and Japan, and documents and articles relating to Hawley's church work. Correspondents include Henry Ward Beecher, Benjamin Harrison, Edmund O. Hovey, Caleb Mills, Isaac Reed, and Andrew Wylie.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library. Manuscript materials cannot be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:
Fairbanks Memorial Library November, 1949.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Ransom S. Hawley was born April 24, 1802. From a family of ministers, Hawley graduated from Auburn Theological Seminary, Auburn, New York in 1828. Hawley resided in Terre Haute, Vigo County, but served as a Presbyterian missionary and minister in Indiana, serving at Washington, Daviess County (1828-1834), Bloomington, Monroe County (1834-1841), and Putnamville, Putnam County (1841-1879). Hawley's family included his son, Henry M. Hawley (1834-1914), an employee of the Evansville and Crawfordsville Railroad Company in Terre Haute. Ransom E. Hawley (b. 1844), a student at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County (1862-1865) and Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio (1867-1868), soldier in the 133rd Indiana Regiment (1863), and a Presbyterian minister in Cincinnati (1868-1873), Kentland, Newtown County, Indiana (1873-1874), Cleves, Ohio (1874-1880), Washington, Daviess County (1880-1888), Hastings and St. Paul, Minnesota (1888-ca. 1889), and Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana (1898). Hawley's daughter, Lucy Ing (1837-1881), was a teacher in Evansville, Vanderburgh County (1860s), married missionary John Ing (1870) missionary and teacher in China (1870-1874) and Hirosaki, Japan (1874-1878).
Subject: Hawley, Ransom, 1802-1889.
Hawley, Ransom E., 1844-
Hawley, Henry M., 1834-1914.
Ing, Lucy, 1837-1881.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. General Assembly.
American Home Missionary Society.
American Sunday-School Union.
Wabash College.
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 133rd (1864)
Brethren (Lane Theological Seminary)
Presbyterian Church > Indiana.
Presbyterian Church > Clergy.
Missionaries > China > 19th century.
Missionaries > Japan > 19th century.
Universities and colleges > Indiana.
Bridgeport (Conn.)
Crawfordsville (Ind.)

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