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George J. Langsdale letter 1889/08/30

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0805 (Text) 805001-1006 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/17 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/17 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains a letter from George J. Langsdale to Professor Carl Barus, dated August 30, 1889, thanking the professor for participating in the laying of the cornerstone of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Aug. 22, 1889.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: George J. Langsdale letter, 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: George J. Langsdale was born on November 25, 1837 in Indianapolis, Indiana to William and Catherine Langsdale. Though suffering from ill health, Mr. Langsdale organized Company L of the 3rd Cavalry, 45th Regiment Indiana Volunteers in 1862, and served as a first lieutenant. He married Mary Elizabeth Robert on August 13, 1863 and they had four children. He became the editor and owner of the Greencastle Banner and in 1875 presented the idea of erecting a monument on the Circle of Indianapolis to honor Indiana soldiers from the Civil War. He served as president of the State Soldiers & Sailors Monument Commission and lived to see the monument dedicated on May 15, 1902. Langsdale died on December 27, 1903.Sources: "End Comes to Active Life of G.J. Langsdale." Indianapolis Star, December 28, 1903. Terrell, W.H.H. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Vol 2, 1861-1865. Indianapolis: W.R. Holloway, 1865.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Elmer J. Duke on 1968/10/08.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Indiana State Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Commission.
Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Indianapolis, Ind.)
War memorials > Indiana.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre: Correspondence.

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