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The Resource Hasselman-Blood family papers

Hasselman-Blood family papers

Label
Hasselman-Blood family papers, 1847-1933
Title
Hasselman-Blood family papers
Inclusive dates
1847-1933
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection consists of business papers regarding Eagle Machine Works and indentures, deeds, plans, and other financial documents associated with land ownership and subdivision development in Indianapolis. Also included are some personal papers and photographs from Hasselman and Blood families in various locations throughout the Midwest and United States including Indiana, Minnesota, and Kansas. Notable items include correspondence from May Wright Sewall and a wedding invitation for Benjamin Harrison's daughter, Mary Scott Harrison McKee
Biographical or historical data
  • Lewis W. Hasselman was the father of Otto and Watson Hasselman and was elected an Overseer of the Poor in Indianapolis in 1833. Earlier he made substantial contributions to Germantown, a neighboring community. He founded the Washington Foundry which fabricated agricultural implements, steam engines, grist mills and sawmill equipment. In 1864 Hasselman and Vinton were drawn into a legal suit (of undetermined origin), Hasselman and Vinton vs. Herman Kortepeter, argued in Danville, Indiana. When Vinton retired from the business (1865), Hasselman reorganized and called it the Eagle Machine Works, located at the intersection of South Meridian and Louisiana streets. In time, it moved to the two hundred block of North Meridian. Later it merged with Sinker-Davis Machine Company, adding the manufacturing of threshing machines. Lewis also served as a trustee on the local School Board in the early 1860s.In 1870 Lewis and his cousin William Fishback, an Ohio-born attorney who settled in the Hoosier capital in 1857 and later law partner of Benjamin Harrison, bought the Indianapolis Journal. Lewis built a handsome house located on the southwest corner of Meridian and Vermont streets. Designed by Francis Costigan, an early and respected Indiana architect. Hasselman largely looked to imported Italian workers to complete the internal work. Later the house was known as the Fahnley house, named for its last owner. The house was razed after 1921 for the construction of the Indianapolis Athletic Club.Source: Hasselman Family Materials, ca. 1860-1958, Manuscript and Visual Collections, M0135, William Henry Smith Memorial Library, Indiana Historical Society.
  • Watson J. Hasselman was born in 1853 and was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis. His father, Lewis Hasselman, was the founder of the Eagle Machine Works, considered to be one of the earliest industries of Indianapolis. After the Civil War, Hasselman developed and managed a greenhouse called the Indianapolis Flower and Plant Company. He also engaged in real estate business and was a member of the Board of Trade. He died in 1927.
  • Ida (Blood) Hasselman was the daughter of Colonel James Blood (1819-1891) a prominent early settler of Lawrence. Ida Blood grew up in Lawrence and graduated from KU in 1874 as a science major. She married Watson J. Hasselman on October 31, 1877 and moved to Indianapolis where she lived until her death.Source: Blood-Hasselman Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS-P P399, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
Cataloging source
ISL
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1853-1927
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Hasselman, Watson J.
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  • Hasselman family
  • McKee, Mary Scott Harrison
  • Sewall, May Wright
  • Eagle Machine Works
  • Real estate management
  • Marion County (Ind.)
  • Business records
Label
Hasselman-Blood family papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/508
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/09/21 by Kori Nell and Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/21 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid revised 2016/09/29 by Lauren Patton
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Control code
17545114
Extent
0.7 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 the American Museum of Natural History on 1981/05.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247199709
  • (OCoLC)247199709
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 and 1 oversize folder
Label
Hasselman-Blood family papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/508
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/09/21 by Kori Nell and Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/21 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid revised 2016/09/29 by Lauren Patton
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Control code
17545114
Extent
0.7 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 the American Museum of Natural History on 1981/05.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247199709
  • (OCoLC)247199709
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 and 1 oversize folder

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