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Watson N. Clark diaries, 1870-1890

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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 S2214 (Text) 00000107160970 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2021/08/05 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/08/05 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes photocopies of Watson N. Clark's diaries and other writings that range from 1870 to 1890. The diaries cover the years 1870-1872, 1881, 1885-1887, and 1889 and consist primarily of the daily life of Clark, his family, and his neighbors. Clark also used pocket diaries to record his family history, his involvement with the Christian faith, and as a "book of reference" to record items that he thought were interesting about religious topics.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Watson N. Clark diaries, 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:
Watson Nixon Clark was born August 1, 1812 in Montgomery County, Ohio to Isaac and Rachel (Nixon) Clark. In the fall of 1826, he moved with his family to Troy Township, Fountain County, Indiana. In February 1835, he married Elizabeth Briggs and they became the parents of six children. Following Elizabeth's death in 1847, he married Euphemia Crumley in August 1848 and they had nine children, all but three dying in infancy. Mr. Clark was a farmer and an active member of the Christian church. He passed away at the age of 86 on December 13, 1898. Sources: Information found within collection. "Watson N. Clark: One of the Old and Prominent Pioneers of the County Called to His Final Reward." Covington Friend (Ind.), December 23, 1898. https://newspaperarchive.com.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Grace Clark Barkley on 1967/07/19.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Fountain County (Ind.)
Genre: Family histories.
Diaries.

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