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William H. Hiss collection 1859-1904

Hiss, Sebastian, (creator.). Hiss, William H., 1868-1907 (creator.). Hiss, William, (creator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L071 (Text) 00000106296494 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.5 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/01/13 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2015/01/13 by Brent Abercrombie.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection includes account books for the Hiss funeral, furniture, and agricultural implement businesses (1858-1904). The collection also includes letter books of Sebastian and William Hiss, containing business correspondence (1883-1899), register of funerals (1892-1902), register of invoices (1897-1899), and loose bills, receipts, and school report cards.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
William H. Hiss 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:
William H. Hiss, born in 1868, was a graduate of DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, in 1894. Hiss became a teacher at Central Academy in Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana (1891-1892). Later, Hiss became Plainfield funeral director and dealer in furniture and agricultural implements (1894-1904), and also served as secretary and president of the Indiana Funeral Directors' Association (1903-1904). William H. Hiss died October 2, 1907, and is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield, Indiana.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. J. Howard MacAuley.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Hiss, William H., 1868-1907.
Indiana Funeral Directors' Association.
Central Academy (Plainfield, Ind.)
Schools > Indiana > History > 19th century.
Account books.
Genre: Recipes.

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