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The Resource James Nelson Shepherd collection

James Nelson Shepherd collection

Label
James Nelson Shepherd collection, 1855-1958, undated
Title
James Nelson Shepherd collection
Inclusive dates
1855-1958, undated
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains James Nelson Shepherd's Bible (1855); his pocket diary (1861-1866) with entries from his service in the Civil War and his personal accounts; his letters to his fiancée, Arminda Rhyan of New Goshen, Vigo County, Indiana and a couple of her needlepoint items, with one using human hair (1860-1862); Civil War letters to Shepherd from his brothers, Thomas E. Shepherd of the 31st Indiana and Edgar M. Shepherd from home (1862); Shepherd's farm ledgers (1864-1866), including his record of shipments made on the steamboat Sultana (1864); photocopies of various newsclippings (1887-1892); and a typewritten transcript of Shepherd's Civil War diary made by his daughter, Myrtle (circa 1958)
Biographical or historical data
James Nelson Shepherd was born on November 10, 1838 in Vigo County, Indiana to James and Catherine Shepherd.He enlisted in the Union army in September, 1861 and served with Company K, 31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry in Kentucky and Tennessee with a rank of sergeant. He was discharged from the army on December 31, 1862 due to a gunshot wound suffered earlier at the Battle of Fort Donelson. He married Ariminda Rhyan (1844-1925) on February 19, 1863 and they had six daughters and two sons. Shepherd was a Vigo County farmer, stock breeder, and served as the county's treasurer from 1865 to 1869. He died at the age of 57 on April 7, 1895.Sources:Information found within collection.Ancestry.com. "James N. Shepherd." Indiana Civil War Soldier Database Index, 1861-1865.Accessed April 25, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com."Ex-Treasurer Dies." Terre Haute (IN) Express. April 8, 1895.FindaGrave.com. "James Nelson Shepherd." Find a Grave Index. Accessed April 25, 2016. http://www.findagrave.com.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1838-1895
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Shepherd, James Nelson
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  • United States
  • Account books
  • Accounts
  • Agriculture
  • Bookkeeping
  • Families
  • Farmers
  • Hair
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
  • Indiana
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Vigo County (Ind.)
Label
James Nelson Shepherd collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/425
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/04/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/26 by Laura Eliason
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
20664229
Extent
0.3 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 Margaret K. Coordes on 1978/05/25.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn953971262
  • (OCoLC)953971262
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 manuscript box
Label
James Nelson Shepherd collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/425
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/04/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/26 by Laura Eliason
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
20664229
Extent
0.3 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 Margaret K. Coordes on 1978/05/25.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn953971262
  • (OCoLC)953971262
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 manuscript box

Library Locations

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