Indiana State Library - Manuscripts and Rare Books
The collection includes typed copies of two items, 23 pages total. The first item includes two letters written by Benjamin Franklin Sibert, Company A, Ninety-third Indiana Regiment, to his mother, Rebecca Sibert, in July of 1863 during the Siege of Vicksburg. The letters, consisting of 11 pages, indicated that Sibert was stationed at Camp Bear Creek, fifteen miles from Vicksburg, Mississippi. The letters mention Generals Sherman and Joe Sherman, as well as his comrades John M. Davis of Columbus, Ohio; Jacob Sibert of Bartholomew County, Indiana; and Forest Sibert of Indianapolis, Indiana. An introduction to the letters indicates that Benjamin Sibert was step-father of Miss Josephine Sibert of Nashville, Indiana. The second item, "Diary of a trip to Brown County", is a 12 page account by Fred Hetherington, dated October 3-7, 1891, of his observations as a photographer in Brown, County, Indiana
Indiana State Library - Manuscripts and Rare Books
This collection contains Lucien Barbour's commission as a notary public in Marion County by Governor Oliver Perry Morton, dated Dec. 22, 1862
Indiana State Library - Manuscripts and Rare Books
This collection includes a diary from Josiah M. Hickman in Indiana ranging from 1848 to 1861 regarding his life and experiences
Indiana State Library - Manuscripts and Rare Books
This collection includes correspondence, organization bylaws, announcements, publications, flyers, news-clippings, and pins collected by Jeffrey L. Huntington at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana ranging from 1984 to 1992 regarding the Ball State Gay and Lesbian Alliance, Justice, Inc., Madison/Delaware County AIDS task force, and statewide and national matters relating to gay and lesbian community and AIDS awareness
Indiana State Library - Manuscripts and Rare Books
This collection contains an account book kept for a store run by William Andrew of Plainfield, Indiana ranging from 1841 to 1843. In it, Andrews details what was purchased in his store and how much was spent on each item
Indiana State Library - Manuscripts and Rare Books
This collection contains an indenture between Hiram and Catherine King pertaining to property that was transferred to the possession of Swan Presbyterian Church
Indiana State Library - Manuscripts and Rare Books
There are two items in this collection. A small card lists the prefixes for 1960 license plates from Indiana counties. On the reverse of the card, it says: "Be sure to vote November 8, 1960 and re-elect Harold Neuenschwander for Recorder of Boone County, Republican Ticket, your support and vote will be appreciated." The other item is a letter on The Indiana Farm Safety Council, Inc. letterhead. It is addressed to "Dear Editor" and is from Virginia Stamper, Chairman, Public Information. The 1967 letter states that, effective January 1, 1968, a new traffic emblem will be required on slow moving vehicles using public highways. The emblem is an orange and red fluorescent triangle. Vehicles traveling less than 25 mph must have this emblem when traveling in the day time, and a flashing red or amber light when traveling at night
Indiana State Library - Manuscripts and Rare Books
This collection includes photocopies of an October 1, 1887 letter written to R.D.O. Smith in Washington D.C. by Julian B. Hubbell in which he describes his and Clara Barton's experiences at the 4th International Conference of the Red Cross Society in Carlsruhe, Germany. Also included are photocopies of an April 23, 1888 letter sent to Smith by Hubbell with an added paragraph by Clara and a separate letter she wrote to "Gussie" regarding the purchase of a house
Indiana State Library - Manuscripts and Rare Books
Two handwritten pages are diary entries from April 7, 8, and 9, 1873 about meetings of men in favor of a Circle Railroad. The parties met at the Indiana and Illinois Central Railroad office, in Indianapolis, to organize and build the Circle Railroad, Mr. Richardson wrote: "After talking over the matter it was suggested that members present should name several parties, good men, to become Incorporators, and to take stock, and there was about fifty named." The Board elected H.C. Lord, President, and J.H. Farquhar, Treasurer and Secretary. J.R. Richardson wrote: "This is what I have been trying to accomplish for the last 8 months.".
Indiana State Library - Manuscripts and Rare Books
The materials in this collection were found in the House Chamber. There are copies of proposed bills, names of young people who served as pages, correspondence with Representative Jack Neaderhiser, and a double-sided seating chart for the Senate and House