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The Resource Safe deposit boxes collection

Safe deposit boxes collection

Label
Safe deposit boxes collection, 1849-1967
Title
Safe deposit boxes collection
Inclusive dates
1849-1967
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes insurance policies, typed and signed personal correspondence, receipts, birth and baptism certificates, marriage certificates, photographs, diaries, Confederate States of America currency, other personal and legal documents and titles and land deeds from various individuals in Indiana ranging from 1849-1967. Notably, it contains a series of correspondences from William and Lucille Marlow, love letters and detailing their travels in 1935. The items were all contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes from various banks and trust companies in Indiana, including: American Fletcher National Bank and Trust Company, Indianapolis; Banker's Trust Company, Indianapolis; Fidelity Trust Company, Indianapolis; First Merchant's National Bank and Trust Company, Lafayette; First Old State Bank, Elkhart; Fletcher Trust Company, Indianapolis; Fort Wayne National Bank, Fort Wayne; Gary National Bank, Gary; Gary State Bank, Gary; Indiana National Bank, Indianapolis; Irwin Union Trust Company, Columbus; Merchant's National Bank, Muncie People's Trust and Savings Company, Fort Wayne; and St. Joseph Valley Bank, Elkhart
Biographical or historical data
  • William A. Marlow was born Jan. 29, 1869 in Indiana to James Allen and Sarah Margaret (Reley) Marlow. He had two sisters, Cora and Hirlda [Hulda] Clara (later Mrs. Warner H. Paige). He was graduated from Indiana University and took postgraduate work at Leland Stanford Jr. University. William wrote a history of Indiana and taught Latin, Greek, English and history in high schools and college. He worked in real estate and publishing and sales in Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL. He lived in the Hotel Linden in downtown Indianapolis in 1935 and 1940. William and Lucile Clara (Metcalf) McLaren were married about 1935 and lived in Indianapolis, where William was the publisher of Hoosier Red Book, in 1942. He was divorced at the time of his death, Sept. 12, 1951 in Indianapolis. Lucile Clara (Metcalf) McLaren Marlow was born July 14, 1882 in East Elma, NY to Frances E. Metcalf and Antoinette Hibbard. She worked as a saleswoman in publishing and lived in Aurora, IL in 1930, at which point she was divorced. In 1935, she lived in various hotels in several cities and towns in New York state. Lucile and William were married about late September 1935 and lived in Indianapolis, where William was the publisher of Hoosier Red Book, in 1942. They were divorced by 1951.Sources:Information found within the collection."McLaren, [Lucille] C.". 1930 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 09/1/2016. http://seach.ancestrylibrary.com"Marlow, H. Clara". Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996. Retrieved 09/1/2016. http://seach.ancestrylibrary.com"Marlow, Hirlda C.". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 09/1/2016. http://seach.ancestrylibrary.com"Marlow, Lucile Clara". U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Retrieved 09/1/2016. http://seach.ancestrylibrary.com"Marlow, Will". Terre Haute (IN) Tribune 13 Sept. 1951:02. Print."Marlow, William A.". Indiana Biography Series, v. 28, p. 20."Marlow, William A.". U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Retrieved 09/1/2016. http://seach.ancestrylibrary.com"Marlow[e], William A.". Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-1911. Retrieved 09/1/2016. http://seach.ancestrylibrary.com"Marlow, Wm A". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 09/1/2016. http://seach.ancestrylibrary.com
  • Safe deposit or safety deposit boxes are individually secured containers usually held within a lager safe or bank vault. They are found in banks, post offices and other locations. Valuable possessions, such as jewelry, precious metals and gemstone and important documents, such as wills, deeds, birth and marriage certificates, passports, and computer data information are stored in the boxes.They are typically rented from the institution for a fee and are accessed by a key held by the renter and a separate key held by the bank, with a signature and sometimes a code. Additional signatories may be authorized, which could prove helpful in the case of the incapacity or death of the renter.Hotels, cruise ships and resorts often provide temporary safe deposit boxes.Source:"Safe deposit boxes". Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 2016/08/03. https://en.wikipedia.org
Cataloging source
ISL
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1882-
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Marlow, Lucille
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1869-1951
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Marlow, William
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  • Banks and banking
  • Money
  • Bartholomew County (Ind.)
  • Brown County (Ind.)
  • Delaware County (Ind.)
  • Elkhart (Ind.)
  • Lake County (Ind.)
  • Marion County (Ind.)
  • United States
Label
Safe deposit boxes collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/403
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/04/01 by Patrick Ridout. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/01 by Patrick Ridout. Collection processing revision completed by Edythe Huffmann 2016/09/26. EAD finding aid revised 2016/09/26 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in the following series:Series 1: Documents, 1849-1967, undatedSeries 2: Oversize documents, 1914-1950
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
20833921
Extent
4.3 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.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn965377682
  • (OCoLC)965377682
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 cubic foot boxes, 7 manuscript boxes, 2oversize folders
Label
Safe deposit boxes collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/403
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/04/01 by Patrick Ridout. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/01 by Patrick Ridout. Collection processing revision completed by Edythe Huffmann 2016/09/26. EAD finding aid revised 2016/09/26 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in the following series:Series 1: Documents, 1849-1967, undatedSeries 2: Oversize documents, 1914-1950
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
20833921
Extent
4.3 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.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn965377682
  • (OCoLC)965377682
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 cubic foot boxes, 7 manuscript boxes, 2oversize folders

Library Locations

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