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Randolph County collection 1870-1965

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1689 (Text) 1689001-7981112 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.03 Cubic feet 3 folders

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/06/22 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/22 by Linda Gellert.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: Folder one contains a January 28, 1929 letter from Melvin B. Stratton to Louis J. Bailey, and two typed copies of typed papers by Stratton. Each paper is 14 pages long, and recounts Stratton's life in Ridgeville, Indiana, in the 1870s and 1880s. The first is titled, "The Old Home town in the Late 70's", and the second, "Politics in the Old Home Town", and were read to the Century Club on April 27, 1926 and December 18, 1928, respectively. Folder two contains five items, including three Randolph County Assessor's Pocket Records of Dog Tax, 1933, 1934, and 1935. Also included is a postcard addressed to Joel Cox, Winchester, Indiana, regarding a delivery of fruit trees and plants to be delivered by Kelly Kumler and Company Dayton Ohio, on April 11, 1876; and a small business card from Coons Bros, Union City, Indiana.Folder three contains a single typed letter from Miss Viola M. Butts, Winchester, Indiana, to Mrs. Floyd Hopper, Indiana State Library, April 26, 1965. The letter references a fire that destroyed the Randolph County home of William "Billie" Botkin, Sr., member of the Indiana Historical Society, Randolph County Historical Society, and Society of Indiana Pioneers. The newspaper clipping is not included in the folder.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Randolph 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: Randolph County was formed by the Indiana General Assembly from Wayne County in 1818. The County was named from Peyton Randolph, first President of the Continental Congress. Source: "Randolph County, Indiana." Wikipedia, 16 Jun. 2017, Web, 22 Jun. 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 > Randolph County.
Randolph County (Ind.)

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