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The Resource David Munson papers

David Munson papers

Label
David Munson papers, 1838-1913
Title
David Munson papers
Inclusive dates
1838-1913
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes autographed and signed correspondence, newspaper advertising, newspaper articles, photographs, invoices, and award ribbons from various sources in Indiana and elsewhere ranging from 1838-1913 regarding the Munson Lightning Rod, advertising, the Munson family and business accounts
Biographical or historical data
David R. Munson was born in New Jersey in 1820 [1828?]. He was married to Isabella Ralston Johnston in Marion, Indiana on Feb. 6, 1849, shortly after he moved to Indiana. They had four sons; William G., David R., Alvin J. and Samuel A. He invented the Munson lightning conductor (an improvement over Benjamin Franklin's original lightning rod), patenting more than 100 different rods and fixtures, and founded the Munson Lightning Conductor Company in 1850 in Indianapolis, Indiana. At one time the company was located at 220 E. Washington St. Munson died at the age of 87 after a fall during the installation of a lightning rod in Curtisville, Indiana. He is buried next to his wife, who died in 1901, in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.Information found within the collection. "Inventor Munson dead". Indianapolis Sun 04 April 1907:10. Retrieved 2015/12/31. http://access.newspaperarchive.com.us.indiana/indianapolis/indianapolis-sun/1907/04-04/page10"Munson, David". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/12/31. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Munson, David". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/12/31. http://www.findagrave.com"Munson, David". Indiana, Index to Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2015/12/31. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Munson, Isabella Ralston". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/12/31. http://www.findagrave.com
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1820-1907?
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Munson, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Munson family
  • Munson Lightning Conductor Company (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Lightning conductors
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
Label
David Munson papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/214
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/12/31 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/12/31 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
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
20641960
Extent
0.6 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Gladys Munson Wurzburg on 1941/08/15 and 1942/08/06.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn949035075
  • (OCoLC)949035075
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
2 manuscript boxes
Label
David Munson papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/214
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/12/31 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/12/31 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
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
20641960
Extent
0.6 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Gladys Munson Wurzburg on 1941/08/15 and 1942/08/06.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn949035075
  • (OCoLC)949035075
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
2 manuscript boxes

Library Locations

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