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Putnam County collection 1831-1886.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1688 (Text) 00000106663024 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/06/15 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/15 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2017/06/28 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection includes miscellaneous historical papers and documents of Putnam County, Indiana, including advertising cards from Russelville and Greencastle, Indiana; manuscripts and narratives about courthouses, African-American citizens in Greencastle, and various county personalities; handwritten legal documents, including land records, indentures, warrants, and estate papers (1831-1886); and a January 27, 1963 letter from Mrs. John R. Stevens to Mr. Guthrie regarding an article about a mill in Putnam County.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Putnam 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:
In December of 1821, the General Assembly approved the formation of Putnam County. On April 1, 1822, Putnam County was created, named in honor of General Israel Putnam, hero of the French and Indian War, and general in the American Revolutionary War. The county seat was located at Greencastle, and in 1837, Indiana Asbury University was chartered, now known as DePauw University.Sources: Items in the collection.Putnam County, Indiana. Website. Accessed June 15, 2017.
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: Frontier and pioneer life > Indiana > Putnam County.
Administration of estates.
African Americans > Indiana > Greencastle > History.
Courthouses > Indiana > Putnam County.
Inheritance and succession.
Mills and mill-work.
Real property > Indiana > Putnam County.
Greencastle (Ind.)
Putnam County (Ind.)
Genre: Advertising cards.
Law & legal affairs.
Legal docuements.

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