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Wiley Family Papers
S 1410, OB 2 folder 15
1845-1896
3 folders, 1 os. folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Reprocessed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, February 2007

Biographical Note:

James Wiley was born about 1795 in Virginia and operated a farm in saw mill in Metamora, Franklin County, Indiana.  James Wiley died in 1874.  Jerome James Wiley , so of James Wiley, was born in 1822 and worked with his father in Metamora.  Jerome Wiley died in 1894.

Source:

Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. 27 Feb. 2007. <http://www.ancestrylibrary.com>

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains mostly financial documents including indentures, tax receipts and bills of the Wiley Family.  Also, included are personal papers and correspondence and newspapers.

Materials are organized by type and then chronologically by date.

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.

Item Listing

Folder 1.  Financial papers, 1846-1890

1846 Sept. 25 Payments of James Conwell
1847 Aug. 11 Palmer, Noah to James Wiley regarding the proper length of a pole ALS
1850 Bill settled James C. Harley and James Wiley
1851 July 28 Indenture of land from John and Elizabeth Senour to Briant Senour.
1853 Feb. 3 Bill to the Wiley farm
1853 Oct. 4 Charge of James Wiley
1856 Mar. 1 Contract between James Wiley and Anthoney Musser
1858 June 21 Accounts
1859  A bill to A.J. Whipper
1861 Dec. 30 John B. ? to Jerome Wiley regarding a bill
1865 Mar. 1  Promise to pay Sarah Alfred $2000 from Jerome Wiley
1865 Dec. 28 Tax receipt of Mary Hawkins
1869 Jan. 13 Receipt for payment to Jerome Wiley
1869 Apr. 21 Fire insurance policy of James and Jerome Wiley
1866 Mar. 6 Tax receipt of Jerome Wiley
1886 Apr. 15 Tax receipt of Jerome Wiley
1886 Apr. 15 Tax receipt of Jerome Wiley
1886 Apr. 15 Tax receipt of Jerome Wiley
1886 Oct. 18 Receipt of Jerome Wiley’s payment to Louise Pepper
1886 Oct. 25 Receipt of Jerome Wiley’s payment to Louise Pepper
1886 Oct. 28 Tax receipt of Jerome Wiley
1886 Oct. 28 Tax receipt of Jerome Wiley
1886 Oct. 28 Tax receipt of Jerome Wiley
1890 Apr. 15 Tax receipt of Jerome Wiley
1890 Apr. 15 Tax receipt of Jerome Wiley
1890 Apr. 15 Tax receipt of John Hendrick paid by Jerome Wiley
1890 Apr. 15 Tax receipt of Jerome Wiley
1890 Apr. 15 Tax receipt of Jerome Wiley
1890 Apr. 15 Tax receipt of Mary and Henry Wolterman
1890 Apr. 15 Tax receipt of Adam Newman


Folder 2.  Personal Papers, 1881 and Undated

1881 Mar. 26 Personal letter from Harvey W. Wood to Jerome Wiley
undated Recipe for soap
undated Hand written song beautiful home
undated Geography text book

Folder 3.  Newspapers and Pamphlet, 1882-1896

1882 Booklet of farm equipment manufactured by Kilbourn and Jacobs Manufacturing Company of Columbus, OH
1896 Sept.  The Ladies World vol XVII, no. 9.  Newspaper of short stories and poems, with sections on fashion, sewing, etiquette, household hints, and sports for women.
undated Captain Jinks’ Comicalities.  Newspaper of humor

OB 2 folder 15.  Newspapers

1845 June Herald of Progression, vol. I, no. 3, Cincinnati, A.G. Sparhawk. “Violation of Natural Laws, causes of evil, obedience, the remedy” Includes letters from Communities, dedicated to Humanity and the Spirit of Progression:
Grand Prarie Common Stock Community, Warren Co., Indiana, Kristeen Community, Marshall County, Indiana founded by Charles Mowland. Three letters written by Harlow Hard giving early history of community, Union Home, Randolf County, Indiana and includes short article on Abolitionist convention held in Cincinnati in June 1845
1874 Aug. 8 The Cincinnati Enquirer, vol. 32, no. 119.  Includes:
Article on Indiana Canvass, address by Daniel W. Voorhees attacking Senator Oliver P. Morton, article on folding of Evening Journal, Indianapolis, letter from General Bick describing the city of Wabash, short article on the “Helman Case,” article on search for bodies lost on the Pat Rogers, numerous personal and want ads. 

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 3 folders and 1. oversize folder (37 items)
Collection Dates: 1845-1896
Provenance: Mrs. Glen Harvey, 16 October 1975
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: 
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