The Resource Brookville, Indiana letter and photograph

Brookville, Indiana letter and photograph

Label
Brookville, Indiana letter and photograph, 1871
Title
Brookville, Indiana letter and photograph
Inclusive dates
1871
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection includes one letter, dated March 4, 1871 and a small photograph of a woman the letter identifies as "Caroline". The letter is addressed to a sister and the sender's name is illegible. The letter predominantly discusses the different things happening in Brookville, Indiana in March of 1871. The highlights include a fear of small pox, a local gallery that takes pictures of the town inhabitants, and various people coming to stay for a visit
Biographical or historical data
Brookville, Indiana was originally platted in 1808 along the Whitewater River. By 1817, the town was prospering with several businesses, including a silversmith, two saddlers, a hatter, two tailors, five taverns, seven stores and an assortment of other businesses. Because of its location near the Whitewater River, the town was susceptible to floods and was frequently hit by pretty aggressive floods. After the U.S. land office relocated from Brookville to Indianapolis, the town hit an economic slump until the Whitewater Canal opened in 1839, providing some much needed economic activity. Brookeville is the seat of Franklin County, Indiana, which was organized in 1811 and named for Benjamin Franklin. The county is known for its hardwood forests, sand, gravel and limestone. Source: Franklin County Historical Society. "Brookville." Communities. Accessed August 14, 2018. http://www.franklincountyhistoricalsociety.com/Brookville.html.Indiana Historical Bureau. "Brookville Historic District" histoircal marker. ID# 24.1992.1. Accessed August 14, 2018. https://www.in.gov/history/markers/97.htm.Indiana State Library. "By County" collections guide. Accessed August 14, 2018. https://www.in.gov/library/4610.htm#franklin.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diseases
  • Families
  • Photography
  • Smallpox
  • Brookville (Ind.)
  • Franklin County (Ind.)
Label
Brookville, Indiana letter and photograph
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3363
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
17544622
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Bill Lewis.
System control number
(OCoLC)247196317
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Brookville, Indiana letter and photograph
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3363
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
17544622
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Bill Lewis.
System control number
(OCoLC)247196317
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
1 folder

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