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The Resource George Knight Hester collection

George Knight Hester collection

Label
George Knight Hester collection, 1851, 1926
Title
George Knight Hester collection
Inclusive dates
1851, 1926
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
There are four items in this collection: (1) Rev. George Knight Hester's 1851 Diary, which is really a memoir, consisting of 18 typed pages; (2-3) a partial letter from Saguaches, Colorodo, written on November 14, no year, to "Sister dear" on brown paper with no signature, accompanied by a transcription of the letter; and (4) "Papers Relating To The Hester Family" compiled by the Indiana State Library, 1926. The 1851 document gives the family history from Germany to America, settlement in the Northwest Territory (now Clark County, Indiana), conflict with Native American groups, including the infamous Pigeon Roost Massacre (1812), and life as a Methodist circuit-riding preacher. The 41-page typed booklet of Hestor family letters begins with an 1858 letter and ends with an 1890 letter. From pages 35 to 41, there is a narrative history of the Hester family, beginning with their departure from Amsterdam in 1771, and arrival in Philadelphia, where they became indentured servants to pay their passage. Children with their dates of birth are recorded
Biographical or historical data
Rev. George Knight Hester was born in Kentucky on September 26, 1794 to John Matthias Hester, who emigrated from Germany to America about 1770 at age four. The family relocated to the Northwest Territory in what became Charlestown, Clarke County. Hester was first licensed as a Methodist preacher in 1819. He married Bence Briggs in 1820 and they had five children. He died September 2, 1874, and is buried in Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana. Sources:Items in the collection.Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: 2009. Accessed july 1, 2015. Findagrave.com. "Rev George Knight Hester." Find a Grave database, May 14, 2011. Accessed July 1, 2015. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=HES&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=17&GScntry=4&GSsr=2801&GRid=69837278&.
Cataloging source
ISL
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Hester, Francis A
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Hester, George Knight
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  • Hester family
  • Delaware Indians
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Indians of North America
  • Methodists
  • Methodist preaching
  • Pigeon Roost Massacre, 1812
  • Pioneers
  • Potawatomi Indians
  • Shawnee Indians
  • Charlestown (Ind.)
  • Clark County (Ind.)
Label
George Knight Hester collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2185_Hester_George_Knight_Collection.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/05/28 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2015/05/28 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2015/07/01 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
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
20839628
Extent
0.01 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 Fern Hestor on 1920/06/28.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn966450367
  • (OCoLC)966450367
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
George Knight Hester collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2185_Hester_George_Knight_Collection.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/05/28 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2015/05/28 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2015/07/01 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
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
20839628
Extent
0.01 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 Fern Hestor on 1920/06/28.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn966450367
  • (OCoLC)966450367
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

Library Locations

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