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Lora B. Kempton scrapbooks, circa 1881-1900s

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L697 (Text) 697001-1328 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 2 Cubic Feet (1 medium oversize box)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2019/09/19.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The name "Lora B. Kempton" is inscribed in one of the two scrapbooks within this collection. The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, advertisements and greeting cards from Richmond, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio, ranging from circa 1881-1900s. Many of the pages include imagery of domestic animals, such as birds, dogs, cats and horses. There are 3 envelopes and 1 oversize folder to accomodate loose material no longer adhered to the scrapbooks. A 1900 advertisement for the Indiana State Fair and a "Wait for the Wagon!" Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company, South Bend, Indiana advertisement and poem is included within the envelopes. An 1891 book titled, "Bring Flowers" by Mrs. Hemans (b. 1793-1835) can also be found.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Lora B. Kempton scrapbooks, 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:
Lora B. Kempton was born in 1881 and died on October 29, 1885. It is believed Lora B. Kempton was related to John L. Kempton and Clara J. Kempton of Richmond, Indiana. John L. Kempton was born on October 22, 1849 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died on November 6, 1931. Clara Jane Kempton was born in March 1866 and died on January 26, 1959. Sources: Indiana, WPA Death Index, 1882-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indianapolis Public Library on 2017/02/09.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Kempton, Lora B., 1881-1885.
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Richmond (Ind.)
Genre: Advertising cards.
Albums (Books)
Greeting cards.

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