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Ripley County collection 1822-1937

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L229 (Text) 00000106352941 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.6 Cubic feet 2 manuscript boxes

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/04/13 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/13 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes an autographed, signed letter from a meeting attendee in Ripley County and typed transcripts and documents from residents of Ripley County ranging from 1822-1937 regarding family and organizational histories and the Civil War.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Ripley County 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: Ripley County was organized by a special act of the Indiana General Assembly in 1817, a year after Indiana achieved statehood, from Dearborn and Jefferson Counties, with land added from Switzerland County in 1822. It was named for General Eleazor W. Ripley, an officer in the War of 1812. The first settlement was made in 1814. The county seat, Versailles, was laid out in 1819 and named for the native city (Versailles, France) of John De Paul, an original county commissioner. Ripley County is now divided into eleven townships and has one city, Batesville, and six incorporated towns. Sources: "History of Ripley County, Indiana". (1968). Compiled by the Business and Professional Women of Osgood, Versailles, Milan and Holton. Batavia, OH: The Clermont Publishing Company. (pp. 4-5). Print. ISLI 977.201 R589I"Ripley County, Indiana". Retrieved 2016/04/13."The start of Ripley County, Indiana". Retrieved 2016/04/13.
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: Sunman family.
Church buildings > Indiana > Ripley County.
Ripley County (Ind.)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives.

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