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George Pence papers 1921-1924, undated

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L305 (Text) 00000106353584 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.3 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box, 13 volumes

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/04/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/19 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains photocopies of George Pence's daybook entries from August 1921 and undated. The entries are in regard to various laws concerning voting, elections, and establishment of organizations in various Indiana towns from 1848-1852. Also included are photocopies of an undated daybook that Pence wrote down notes from the November 25,1870- November 9, 1877 Bartholomew Democrat regarding various subjects such as election returns and news about local residents and businesses.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: George Pence papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note: Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: S1051: George Pence, Plot Books of U.S. Land in Indiana papersS3345: George Pence "The Indiana Donation" manuscriptL376: George Pence collection
Biographical or Historical Data: George Pence was born on March 15, 1852 at Columbus, Indiana to David and Nancy Pence, pioneer settlers of Bartholomew County. He was educated at Indiana University and Wabash College and he worked as a civil engineer for the Cincinnati and Terre Haute Railway, a county surveyor, an accountant, and as a field examiner following his appointment to the State Board of Accounts by Governor Thomas R. Marshall in 1910. He was an authority on Indiana history and for many years voluntarily worked on indexing and annotating Indiana laws. His specialty was school funding and Indiana lands.He married Mary Ella Billings (1851-1894) on October 15, 1874 and they had 3 sons: George B., David and Pliny. After the death of his first wife, he married Rose Billings Orr on December 25, 1894. They had a daughter, Roseda. Mr. Pence died on September 13, 1929. "George Pence." Indiana Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed April 18, 2016."George Pence, 77, Historian, Accounts Examiner, is Dead." Indianapolis Star (IN), September 15, 1929.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Bartholomew Historical Society.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Court records > Indiana.
Indiana > Politics and government > 19th century.
Bartholomew County (Ind.)

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