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Roscoe R. Leak
1732 - 1958
4 mss boxes

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Harriet Reich, October 1969
Revised by: Brent Abercrombie, September 2009

Biographical Note:

Roscoe Leak was born in Lizton, IN on September 18, 1884, son of Hillary and Catherine (Leach) Leak. Leak graduated from Central Normal College at Danville in 1906. Leak was a noted authority in the early history of Hendricks County. He was the local representative to the Indiana Historical Society from Hendricks County, and had several articles appear in the Indiana Magazine of History. Leak was also a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Republican Party, and the Disciples of Christ Church where he served as an elder for many years. Leak married Minnie Noe and had one son and two daughters. Leak died on October 22, 1964.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains letters, histories of early Indiana families, notes and manuscripts on local history, and newspaper clippings. The collection mostly relates to early Clark and Hendricks Counties with an emphasis on the Disciples of Christ Church and the Methodist Church of those two counties.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1. 

1. Papers 1689 – 1768
2. Papers 1772 – 1793
3. Hendricks County History
4. Papers 1795 – 1805
5. Papers 1808 -1839
6. Papers 1841 – 1874

Box 2

1. Letters Concerning the Leak Family
2. Papers 1875 – 1889
3. Papers 1890 – 1899
4. Papers 1900 – 1905
5. Papers 1905 – 1924
6. Tax Receipts of Leach and Buzzard Families 1822 – 1924
7. Papers 1924 – 1929
8. Papers 1929 – 1956

Box 3

1. Newspaper Clippings 1844 – 1925
2. Newspaper Clippings 1926 – 1929
3. Newspaper Clippings 1930 – 1958
4. Newspaper Clippings no date
5. Pamphlets on Disciples of Christ Church

Box 4

1. Maps and Pictures no date
2. Papers, Letters, Notes no date
3. Misc. Notebooks no date
4. Papers, Letters, Notes no date
 Volumes: Disciples of Christ (1772 – 1915), Old Papers of Jos. Hillary Leak

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 4 mss boxes
Collection Dates: 1732 – 1958
Provenance: Mrs. John Hess, October 1968
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: n/a
Notes: Item by item inventory of collection available upon request