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George R. Wilson manuscript 1930

Wilson, George R., 1863-1941 creator. (Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1021 (Text) 10210016-9877789 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.02 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/07/07 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/07 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes 2 sets of photocopies of George R. Wilson's typewritten manuscript, "Pioneers of the Catholic Faith in Dubois County" (1930), with subtitle, "To Which are Added Personal Reminiscences of the Writer From the Human Interest Standpoint. An Historical Review." The manuscript starts with Wilson's introduction to the early history of Dubois County and offers biographical sketches of 64 early pioneers living in the county prior to the arrival of Father Joseph Kundek in September, 1838. After his arrival, records regarding Catholic membership and activities were organized and sufficiently kept by Fr. Kundek.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: George R. Wison manuscript, 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: George R. Wilson was born on August 15, 1863 in Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana to Michael and Elizabeth Wilson and he and his family moved to Dubois County in 1866. Mr. Wilson was a noted historian and wrote two books on the history of Dubois County: History and Art Souvenir of Dubois County (1896) and History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910 (1910). He was active in the Dubois County and Indiana State Historical Societies and gave speeches and wrote a number of articles and biographical sketches. He died at the age of 78 on August 25, 1941.Source: "George R. Wilson, Noted Dubois County Historian, Succumbs In Hospital." The Jasper Herald, August 29, 1941.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Arthur C. Nordhoff in 1971/05.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Kundeck, Joseph, 1810-1857.
Catholic Church > Indiana > History.
Catholics > Indiana.
Frontier and pioneer life > Indiana.
Pioneers > Indiana.
Dubois County (Ind.)
Genre: Manuscripts

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