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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S3256 (Text) 00000106663370 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed and EAD finding aid created in 2004 by Amy C. Belcher. Collection reprocessed on 2018/10/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid revised 2018/10/17 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes correspondence and documents ranging from 1860 to 1947 that Wylie J. Daniels received from government agencies, historical societies, libraries, relatives and others in response to his requests for information regarding his family history. The collection includes the last will and testament of Ruth M Paull (December 20, 1866); a typewritten copy of a 1909 application for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution by Abbie Bruce Markee, a descendent of Ephraim Warren; certificates from the Indiana Adjutant General regarding the Civil War service of Napoleon Henry Daniels (July 10, 1936); a copy of the Johnston Families Magazine (June 1945); a copy of the report, "The Name and Family of Daniel(s)" compiled by the Media Research Bureau (undated); and other documents regarding descendants of the Daniels family.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Wylie J. Daniels 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:
Wylie J. Daniels was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis. Born April 23, 1888, he was the son of Edward and Virginia (Johnston) Daniels. He graduated from Wabash College in 1910 and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1913. On June 10, 1925, he married Margaret Speed of Louisville, Kentucky. He was a mechanical engineer and later the secretary-treasurer for the Indianapolis Union (Belt) Railroad and retired in 1943 after 21 years of service. He was also the author of The Village at the End of the road: A Chapter in Early Indiana Railroad History , a history of the first railroad in Indiana that ran from Madison to Indianapolis (1938). During the late 1930s and 1940s, he conducted research and compiled information regarding the history of the Daniels family. Mr. Daniels passed away at the age of 63 on October 3, 1951. Sources: Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, Indiana: Wabash College, 1974. "Wylie Daniels, Rail Official, Author, Dies." Indianapolis News (IN), October 4, 1951. "Wylie Daniels, Retired Belt Rail Executive, Dies." Indianapolis Star (IN), October 4, 1951.
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note:
Finding aid online.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Genealogy Division of the Indiana State Library. The collection was donated by Mrs. Wylie J. Daniels on 1953/12/03.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Daniels family.
Genre: Family histories.

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