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John Collett collection 1881

Collett, John creator (Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0211 (Text) 211001-10065 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/07/30 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/30 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes a letter from the faculty of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana to United States President James A. Garfield on March 7, 1881 regarding endorsing State Geologist John Collett for the Commission of Agriculture.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: John Collett 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: John Collett was born in 1818 to Stephen Stevenson Collett in Vermillion County, Indiana. He graduated from Wabash College in 1847, where he also received an honorary Doctor of Philosophy for his geological research in 1877. Collett was appointed as the State Geologist of Indiana in 1879, producing the first geological map of Indiana ever published in 1883. He died of pneumonia on March 15, 1899 in Indianapolis, Indiana and was buried in Terre Haute. Sources:Items in the collection.Taylor, Stephen J. "Rock and Bone Man: Indiana State Geologist John Collett." Hoosier State Chronicles blog, February 4, 2015. Accessed July 30, 2015. http://blog.newspapers.library.in.gov/rock-and-bone-man-indiana-state-geologist-john-collett/.
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: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.
Wabash College.
Agriculture.
Geology.
Genre: Correspondence

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