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Old Bachelors Club collection 1901-1905.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1615 (Text) 00000106662240 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/6/16 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The Old Bachelors Club was organized on May 1, 1858, by eight young men who vowed never to marry. The writer of these four pages of typed notes stated that "they all married and reared families." The notes mention various businesses in Muncie where the men lived and worked. Thomas Hickman Kirby has the longest biography. He fought in the Civil War, took a wind-jammer to California, and worked in the Comstock Lode Gold Mine. Back in Muncie, Mr. Kirby worked in his father's lumber business. Goldberry Maddy had a shoe business, and his brother William had a grocery store.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Old Bachelors Club 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:
The members of the Old Bachelors Club were: John Van Horne Cassady and William Van Horne Cassady, sons of William and Elizabeth (Van Horne) Cassady; Thomas Hickman Kirby, eldest son of Thomas Kirby; Goldberry S. Maddy and William Riley Maddy, sons of James A. and Susanna Battreal Maddy; E. W. Gilbert; J. E. Davies; and Jason Willson, who married Adam Wolfe's daughter.Sources:Items in the collection.
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: Old Bachelors Club (Ind.)
Muncie (Ind.)

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