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Nathaniel Preston papers 1821-1918

Preston, Nathaniel, 1809-1871 creator. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L129 (Text) 129001-10054 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 2.6 Cubic feet 2 manuscript boxes, 1 cubic foot box, 1 medium oversize box

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/01/13 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/01/13 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes typed and signed and autographed and signed correspondence from various persons in the United States; business account books, teachers records, copy books and diaries from Nathaniel Preston; and naval account books, a diary and correspondence from William M. Preston, all ranging from 1821-1918 regarding banking, personal and navy business.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Nathaniel Preston 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: Nathaniel Preston was born on April 11, 1809 in Brookfield, Vermont to Charles and Sarah Flint Preston. He was one of at least nine children. He taught in Licking County, Ohio from 1831 to 1834, then at Vincennes, Indiana from 1835 to 1836, finally moving to Terre Haute, Indiana in 1836, teaching there from 1836-1837. From 1837 to 1842 he clerked at the State Bank of Indiana in Terre Haute and was cashier from 1842-1849. He married Charlotte Wood on May 19, 1843 in Vigo County, Indiana, and they had four children: William, Margaret, Nathaniel and John. He farmed from 1850 to 1871. Nathaniel died in November of 1871 and is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute.Information found within the collection."House built 100 years ago stands as pioneer landmark in Terre Haute". Indianapolis Star 10 April, 1932. Part 1, page 16. Print."Nathaniel Preston". Retrieved 2015/01/11. http://person.ancestrylibrary.com"Preston, Nathaniel". 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/01/11. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Preston, Nathaniel". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/01/11. http://www.findagrave.com"Preston, Nathaniel". Indiana Marriages to 1850. Retrieved 2016/01/11. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Preston, Nathaniel". Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908. Retrieved 2016/01/11. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. E.V. Smith on 1981/10/17.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Preston, William M.
State Bank of Indiana.
United States. Navy.
Account books.
Banks and banking.
Local taxation.
Terre Haute (Ind.)
Vincennes (Ind.)
Genre: Diaries.

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