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Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana library record book, 1855-1880

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S2089 (Text) 00000107160889 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2021/08/10 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/08/10 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes the record book of the Washington Township library of Hendricks County, Indiana. Entries range from 1855 to 1880 and record the names of community members and when they returned a borrowed item, listed by a number not by title of book.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana library record book, 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:
Hendricks County was established by the Indiana General Assembly in December 1823 and named in honor of Governor William Hendricks. Washington Township was organized at the same time as the county. An act past in March 1853 authorized the collection of taxes to be applied to the purchase of township libraries under the direction of the State Board of Education. The libraries were for the use of the citizens of the township and were under the control of the township trustees. In 1855, a 2 1/2 cents tax for each $100 valuation was to be collected in Washington Township for the library. Sources: Hadley, John V. History of Hendricks County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions . Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen and Co., Inc.: 1914. Hoss, George W. "Township Libraries." Evansville Daily Journal (IN), November 8, 1866. https://www.newspapers.com. "Tax Notice for 1855." Danville Advertiser (Ind.), October 18, 1855. https://newspaperarchive.com/danville-advertiser-oct-18-1855-p-3.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Washington Township Library on 1931/04/11.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Public libraries > Indiana.
Hendricks County (Ind.)

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