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Henry County collection 1830-1900 and undated

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L211 (Text) 00000106297278 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1.3 Cubic feet 4 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/03/30 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/03/30 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes correspondence, business, court, government and legal documents, and a typed copy of records of the Henry County Female Anti-Slavery Society ranging from 1830-1935 regarding deeds, invoices, titles, taxes, library books, and organizational business.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Henry 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:
Henry County, Indiana was first settled by white men in 1819, with the first land sales recorded in 1821. The county was created out of Delaware County by the Indiana General Assembly, approved in 1821, effective June 1, 1822. It was a perfect square of twenty miles, according to the act creating it, but its boundaries have since changed. Its current population is around 50,000 and the county seat is New Castle. New Castle is also home of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Museum and one of the largest high school basketball fieldhouses. Many major highways cross the county, including: Old National Road/ U.S. 40, Interstate 70, US Highway 36, State Road 38, and State Road 3, which linking Interstate 74.Sources:Hazzard, George. "Hazzard's History of Henry County, Indiana, 1822-1906". New Castle, IN: George Hazzard. 1906. Print. "Henry County, Indiana". Discover Henry County Indiana. Retrieved 2016/03/30."Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum". Retrieved 2016/03/30."New Castle (IN) Fieldhouse". Retrieved 2016/03/30.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Sarah Edgerton and others on 1922/07/20.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Female Anti-Slavery Society (Henry County, Ind.)
Indiana > History, Local > 19th century.
Indiana > History, Local > 20th century.
Henry County (Ind.)

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