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The Resource White Water Canal collection

White Water Canal collection

Label
White Water Canal collection, 1823-1946
Title
White Water Canal collection
Inclusive dates
1823-1946
Creator
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This is a nine-page, typed manuscript prepared for a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) program on March 7, 1945, about the White Water Canal. The author, Mary Thorpe Williams, wrote: "This water way is now the longest stretch of its kind in the state and along this stretch will be found all the elements that went into early canal construction. In writing this little sketch my thoughts revert to the scenes of my childgood, for it was along the banks of this canal, I was born, reared, married and expect to be buried. When as a child, along with other children of the village, I swam and fished in its waters in summer, skated on its smooth icy surface in winter, building bonfires on its banks to thaw out our frozen toes and to roast potatoes in the ashes..." (pages 6-7)Mrs. Williams states: "As early as 1823 meetings were held at Brookville with delegates from all the Whitewater counties, to urge the building of the Canal and by 1834 the Indiana Legislature responded, authorizing a survey." (Page 2) On page 5, she gives statistics taken from the company books for January 1851 which "indicates that in its hay day, transportation on the Canal did flourish." On page 6, Mary Williams told about Harry Otto Garman, Indianapolis engineer, who was director of the canal association. She wrote: "Water rights of the canal are now owned by the paper mill at Brookville and it has been agreed to tranfer them to the state without cost."
Biographical or historical data
  • Mary Thorpe Williams, who wrote this article, was born November 18, 1884, the daughter of Christian H. and Sophia Thorpe. She married Charles Blaine Williams (born about 1883) and had one child, Marjory. She wrote this article for a program of the Daughters of the American Revolution on March 7, 1946. Mary died on September 20, 1982 at Greensburg, Indiana, and is buried in the Metamore Cemetery, Metamora, Indiana.
  • Harry Otto Garman (1880-1952) attended Purdue University, married Ethel, and was director of the Canal Association. Mary mentions him on page six of her article.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1884-1982
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Williams, Mary Thorpe
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  • Garman, Harry Otto
  • Canals
  • Whitewater Canal (Ind. and Ohio)
Label
White Water Canal collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2985
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/04/16 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is a manuscript of nine typed pages.
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
20419209
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 Mary Thorpe Williams on 1969/06/05.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn919514650
  • (OCoLC)919514650
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
White Water Canal collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2985
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/04/16 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is a manuscript of nine typed pages.
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
20419209
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 Mary Thorpe Williams on 1969/06/05.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn919514650
  • (OCoLC)919514650
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

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