This collection consists of a poem written by Charlton about his school days in the 1850s and 1860s in Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
T.J. Charlton papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
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Biographical or Historical Data:
Thomas J. Charlton was born in May 1846, in Indiana. He married Alice [maiden name unknown] in the 1860s. Charlton worked as a school teacher until he was appointed superintendent of the House of Refuge for Juvenile Offenders (later renamed the Indiana Reform School for Boys, then the Indiana Boys School), outside of Plainfield, Indiana. Charlton died between 1900 and 1910.