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Thomas B. Helm papers 1862-1871,1873-1888.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L066 (Text) 00000106297088 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.3 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2007/10 by Alison Smith. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/22 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes autographed diaries from Thomas B. Helm in Logansport, Indiana ranging from 1862 to 1888 regarding weather, family and local events.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Thomas B. Helm papers, 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:
Thomas B. Helm was born in Fayette County, Indiana to Samuel D. and Patience Wherrett Helm on Feb. 1, 1824. He was a teacher in Logansport, Indiana from 1844-1873. He married Mary E. Hense [House] in Carroll County, Indiana on Sept. 20, 1849, with whom he had one son, Henry, born around 1852. His second wife was Catherine P. Davis, whom he married on Jan. 2, 1859 in Cass County, Indiana. He He was also the civil engineer and the probate commissioner for Cass County. He wrote the History of Cass County, Indiana in 1886 and the histories for other Indiana counties. He died Feb. 10, 1889 and is buried in the Ninth Street Cemetery, Logansport.Information from 2007 finding aid."Helm, Thomas B.". 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/01/22."Helm, Thomas B.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/01/22."Helm, Thomas B.". Indiana, Marriage Index, 1802-1892. Retrieved 2016/01/22."Helm, Thomas B.". Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2016/01/22.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Local history.
Weather forecasting.
Carroll County (Ind.)
Cass County (Ind.)
Logansport (Ind.)
Genre: Diaries.

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