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John Odell collection 1855-1886

Odell, John 1838-1925 (creator.).

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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 S1026 (Text) 00000106659659 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.04 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/07/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/26 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes John Odell's school workbook containing his compositions, poems, mathematical equations, and expenses (circa 1855 to 1860). The book was re-used as a scrapbook and has news clippings attached to the pages regarding the U.S. Civil War and other items of interest to Mr. Odell (circa 1860-1886). One item of note is a clipping of an address he gave during a June 20, 1860 debate on the question of popular sovereignty in the territories.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
John Odell 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:
John C. Odell was born on December 6, 1838 in Carroll County, Indiana to James and Sarah Odell. He attended the Battleground Collegiate Institute and Asbury University (now DePauw University) and was editor and publisher of the Delphi Times from 1863 to 1864. Odell was admitted to the Carroll County bar in 1879 and was actively engaged in the practice of law for more than 40 years. Odell was considered an authority on local history and helped organize the Carroll County Historical Society. He died at the age of 86 on July 6, 1925. Sources: "John C. Odell dies - Lawyer and Historian." The Delphi Citizen (IN), July 11, 1925."In Memoriam." The Delphi Journal (IN), July 16, 1925.
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: Accounts.
Public speaking.
School children.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre: Poetry.

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