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Martin County, Indiana collection, 1901-circa 1946

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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 S2088 (Text) 00000107160871 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Content descriptions

General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2021/08/11 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/08/11 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a handwritten copy of "The Cold Plague," an article written by C.G. Sefrit of Washington, Indiana about the destruction of the Martin County, Indiana town of Hindostan due to an epidemic. The article was copied by the Martin County Republican and published on July 19, 1901. The collection also includes a five-page, typewritten history regarding the Martin County community of Mt. Pleasant. Compiled by an unknown person, the history was taken from an article published in the Washington (Indiana) Democrat on October 2, 1924, and from an article published in the Shoals (Indiana) News on March 8, 1946 (incorrectly dated as March 2).
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Martin County, Indiana 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:
Martin County, Indiana was formed in 1820 from land originally part of Daviess County. The area below the Lost River in the southeastern part of the county was originally part of Dubois County. The first county seat was at Hindostan, but after the town fell victim to an epidemic referred to as the "cold plague," the county seat was moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1828. The county seat, or just the name of the town, was changed several more times before finally being established at Shoals in 1876. Sources: Holt, Harry Q. History of Martin County, Indiana . Paoli, Ind.:Stout's Print Shop, 1953. Indiana Genealogy Trails. "Welcome to Martin County, Indiana: History and Genealogy." Accessed August 10, 2021. http://genealogytrails.com/ind/martin. Martin County INGenWeb. "Martin County History." Accessed August 11, 2021. http://ingenweb.org/inmartin/history.htm.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Daniel Brooks on 1961/01/05.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Epidemics > Indiana > Martin County > History.
Hindostan (Ind.) > History.
Mount Pleasant (Martin County, Ind.) > History.
Martin County (Ind.) > History.

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