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The Resource Benjamin S. Parker Papers

Benjamin S. Parker Papers

Label
Benjamin S. Parker Papers, 1844-1923
Title
Benjamin S. Parker Papers
Inclusive dates
1844-1923
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection contains Parker's correspondence and writings, including correspondence E. B. Heiney and publishers about Poets and Poetry of Indiana; correspondence regarding Parker's poetry, his newspaper work, and requests for advice on writing. Also included is correspondence regarding Republican Party politics, James Whitcomb Riley, and family matters. The collections also contains Parker's writings including the subjects of the National Road, early Indiana and Midwestern history, Quakers, education in Indiana, social customs, and the natural and political history of Henry County, Indiana; also included are fictional stories, biographical sketches, and poetry by Parker and other Indiana poets. Correspondents include, Samuel Holden Parsons, James Mitchell Varnum, J.G. Bourinet, Thomas M. Browne, George B. Cottman, Edmund Eitel, Hewitt H. Howland, W.W. Pfimmer, and John J. Piatt. Poets include, Daniel L. Paine, Herman Rave, George York Melbourn, James William Callhan, Lew Harris, Isaac Kingly, Josephine W. Mellette, E.B. Heiney, and W.P. Needleham
Biographical or historical data
Benjamin S. Parker was born February 10, 1833 in Henry County, Indiana. He attended the Rich Square Friends School where he studied law. He was later admitted to the bar. He married Huldah Wickersham in 1869 and together they had three children. He worked as the editor and publisher of the New Castle Mercury and Knightstown Banner. He was the Trustee of the Lewisville Schools. He was a presidential elector in 1880 and served as U.S. Consul in Sherbrooke, Canada from 1882-1885. He was the Henry County Clerk from 1888-1892. He was a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1901. He was a poet and short story writer and worked as co-editor with E.B. Heiney on the book Poets and Poetry of Indiana. Benjamin S. Parker died on March 14, 1911.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1833-1911
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Parker, Benjamin S.
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American newspapers
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Authors and publishers
  • Boys
  • Children's stories, American
  • Education
  • Literature
  • Natural history
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Poets, American
  • Political parties
  • Political parties
  • Quakers
  • Quakers
  • Roads
  • Cumberland Road
  • Henry County (Ind.)
  • Henry County (Ind.)
  • Henry County (Ind.)
  • Henry County (Ind.)
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
  • United States
  • West (U.S.)
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American newspapers
  • American poetry
  • Authors, American
  • Authors and publishers
  • Boys
  • Children's stories, American
  • Education
  • Literature
  • Manners and customs
  • Natural history
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Poets, American
  • Political parties
  • Politics and government
  • Quakers
  • Roads
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
  • Middle West
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States, West
Label
Benjamin S. Parker Papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/224
Instantiates
Note
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2007/04 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/11/14 by Laura Eliason
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17554332
Extent
4 manuscripts boxes
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Lccn
91799341
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28411631
  • (OCoLC)28411631
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Label
Benjamin S. Parker Papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/224
Note
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2007/04 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/11/14 by Laura Eliason
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17554332
Extent
4 manuscripts boxes
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Lccn
91799341
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28411631
  • (OCoLC)28411631
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

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