IN.gov - Skip Navigation

Note: This message is displayed if (1) your browser is not standards-compliant or (2) you have you disabled CSS. Read our Policies for more information.

Indiana State Library

Library > Collections > Rare Books & Manuscripts > Finding Aid Index > Beck Family Beck Family

Beck Family Papers
L 133
1827-1899
2 mss. boxes

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Return to the Alphabetical List of All Online Finding Aids

Reprocessed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, April 2007

Biographical Note:

Elias W. H. Beck was born in 1822 and worked as a physician.  He served as a surgeon with the 1st Indiana Regiment in Texas and Mexico during the Mexican-American War and was also a surgeon with the 3rd Indiana Calvary Regiment and U.S. Army of the Potomac in Virginia and Maryland during the Civil War.  He married Frances Milroy on October 28, 1848. Elias W. H. Beck died on October 1, 1888.

Walter Beck was born about 1872.  He was the son of Elias W.H. Beck and Francis Milroy.  He served as a physician with the 13th Minnesota Infantry Regiment during the Philippine insurrections. 

Source:

Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. 18 Apr. 2006. <http://www.ancestrylibrary.com>

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains correspondence written by Elias W. H. Beck to his wife and father-in-law Samuel Milroy during the Mexican-American War and the Civil War.  Also included are letters written from Walter Beck to Frances Keith during the Philippine Insurrections; Beck’s photography from the Philippines and Japan is also included. 

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 Listing and Folder:

Box 1. Correspondence, 1827-1899

Folder 
1. Correspondence, 1827-1842
2. Correspondence, 1846-1862
3. Correspondence, 1863-1870
4. Correspondence, 1898-Feb. 1899
5. Correspondence, Apr. 1899-Sept. 1899
6. Newspaper Clippings and Memorabilia
7. Photographs

Box 2.  Photographs, circa 1898-1899

circa 1898-1899 Cart being driven through the streets
circa 1898-1899 Beggars scene
circa 1898-1899 Beggars
circa 1898-1899 Boneyard in Manila
circa 1898-1899 Dead Insurgents at Vineyard
circa 1898-1899 Nebraska Company C Crossing at Marilos
circa 1898-1899 Detail from Utah Battery supported by South Dakota Co E. (visible). In the trenches were Chinese troops
circa 1898-1899 Three Women Praying in front of Catacombs
circa 1898-1899 Typical native huts
circa1898-1899 Insurgents in trenches against the Spanish
circa1898-1899 Dead insurgents just where they fell
circa1898-1899 Preaching over graves
circa1898-1899 Dead insurgents after an execution
circa1898-1899 Salute over graves of the 12th Regiment
circa1898-1899 Dead insurgents after executions by Spanish soldiers
circa1898-1899 Chionin Temple Kioto
circa1898-1899 Funeral for soldiers of the 12th Regiment
circa1898-1899 Reprocessing troops
1899 Feb. 4 Nebraska Outpost no. 2 during Manila
circa1898-1899 Battery
circa1898-1899 Soldiers chatting
circa1898-1899 Natives washing
circa1898-1899 View from the Islands
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1898-1899 Philippines
circa1899 Japan
circa1899 Japan

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 2 manuscript boxes (149 items)
Collection Dates: 1827-1899
Provenance: Mildred Knight Richardson, 1929
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: 
Notes: