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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1578 (Text) 00000106357817 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2018/9/20 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
Two folders comprise tlhis collection. Folder one has documents and newspaper clippings from 1922 to 1925. The second folder has miscellaneous papers from 1922. The papers are typed. Governor Warren McCray wrote, on October 4, 1922, "I am very much interested in the Indiana Lincoln Memorial Association. I have visited the burial place of Nancy Hanks... The time he [Abraham Lincoln] spent here was during the constructive period of a boy's life and I have no doubt that the environment surrounding him during that period had something to do with the solid, immovable, yet tender character that was his." Among the twelve people who organized the Lincoln Memorial Association were Kate Milner Rabb, who served as secretary, and six other women. Five men were among the original organizers who met on June 25, 1922, in Kentucky. The cost of membership in the Association was $1.00 for adults and 25 cents for children. The membership list is seven typed pages and gives the address of each member. A few of the prominent citizens on the list were: Fredric M. Ayres (L.S. Ayres Department Store), Josiah Lilly, and Dr. William N. Wishard.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Indiana Lincoln Memorial Association 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:
On June 25, 1922, twelve men and women met to organize the Indiana Lincoln Memorial Association. Their purpose was to have a "splendid memorial shrine" built to commemorate the youth of Abrarham Lincoln, spent in Indiana. They met in the memorial erected over the cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky. At their first annual meeting, on February 12, 1923, held in the House of Representatives in the State Capitol, Mr. L. N. Hines, presiding, read the proposed bill requesting $5,000 for the purchase of land to build the memorial. They would submit the bill to the Indiana Legislature.
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note:
Finding aid online.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana Lincoln Memorial Association in 1974.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lincoln, Nancy Hanks, 1784-1818.
Indiana Lincoln Memorial Association.
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence

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