|| Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/03/07 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created Y2016/03/07 by Linda Gellert.
|Restrictions on Access Note:
|| This collection is open for research.
|| This collection includes three original items stemming from correspondence of Marcus A. Wolfe in Santa Barbara, CA, in a letter he wrote to Governor Ralph Gates, January 29, 1946. Wolfe requested that the Governor forward a poem he wrote in honor of Nancy Hanks, mother of Abraham Lincoln, to the Nancy Hanks Memorial Association. Because the Hanks Memorial Association had been disbanded several years earlier, Governor Gates forwarded Wolfe's letter and poem to the Director of the Indiana State Library, Harold F. Brigham, requesting that Brigham respond to Wolfe's request.
|Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
|| Marcus A. Wolfe 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:
|| Marcus A. Wolfe, born in Canton, IL, to Elizabeth and Charles Wolfe, married Mary Rose Wilson in Fulton, IL, in 1885. They had 3 children. He died on April 5, 1950 in Santa Barbara, CA. In 1946, Marcus A. Wolfe penned a poem, "To Nancy Hanks the Mother of Lincoln", that he requested be donated to the Nancy Hanks Memorial Association of Indiana. Sources: Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997; Ancestry.com. Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920
|Ownership and Custodial History:
|| This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Marcus A. Wolfe as requested by Indiana Governor Ralph F. Gates in 1946.
|Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
|| No further additions are expected.