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Daniels Family Letters
S3256
Late 19th Century-1953
3 Folders

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by:  Amy C. Belcher, February 2004

Biographical Note:

Wylie J. Daniels spent a lot of time in the late 1930s and early 1940s trying to piece together his family’s history.  He had a fair amount of help from relatives, genealogical researchers, librarians and other such professionals.  Wylie J. Daniels was born April 23, 1888 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He was the son of Edward and Virginia (Johnston) Daniels.  He was a secretary-treasurer of the Indianapolis Union Railway Company.  In 1925, he was married to Margaret Speed of Louisville, Kentucky.  Wylie J. Daniels passed away October 3, 1951 in Indianapolis, Indiana.   

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists mainly of correspondence in the late 1930s between Wylie J. Daniels and the people he was gathering information from for genealogy purposes, most of these letters were written in 1939. There are a few early documents relating to his ancestors within the collection.  Also included are essays on the different meanings and uses of the name Daniel(s), as well as small portions of the Daniels family tree.  Other names that were uncovered by W.J. Daniels through his, and others, research as being related are Blessing, Johnston and Crumley.  There is a little information about these surnames and the people of whom they concern within this collection.  Originally these papers were held in the Genealogy Division of the Indiana State Library.  

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Folder 1:

1860, Apr. 19 Letter to I.I. Daniels, Esq. From W.R. Arthur plus two blank   
                                 train passes
1867, May 11 Amount owed to Daniel Daniels
1887, May 10 Last Will and Testament of Ruth M. Paull
1909, Jan. 26 Daughters of the American Revolution application, typed
                                 copy
1936, July 10   Information on Napoleon Henry Daniels from Adjutant 
                                General Elmer F.Straub (2)
1936, July 14            Letter to Secretary of the New York Historical Society from 
                                Indianapolis
1936, July 17            Letter to Wylie J. Daniels from Dorothy C. Barck
1936, July 18  Letter to Mr. Wylie J. Daniels from Major General Conley (?)
1938, Aug. 16 Letter to Wylie J. Daniels fro Wm. A. Saxton
1938, Nov. 8    Letter to Mr. Wylie J. Daniels from Lucie M. Adams
1938, Nov. 19 Letter to Wylie J. Daniels from Fred M. Bell
1938, Nov. 23 Letter to Wylie J. Daniels from D.W. Knox
1938, Dec. 7            Letter to Wylie J. Daniels from T.F. Murphy
1938, Dec. 15 Letter to Wylie J. Daniels from T.F. Murphy
1938, Dec. 19 Letter to Mr. Wylie J. Daniels from Lucie M. Adams
1938, Dec. 29 Letter to the Librarian of Genealogical Section from Wylie J.   
                                 Daniels
1939, Jan. 10  Deed transactions from clerks office with letter to Mr. Wylie
                                 J. Daniels from Fred M. Bell
1939, Jan. 12 Letter to Mr. Daniels from J.D. Bell
1939, Jan. 13 Letter to Fred M. Bell from Wylie J. Daniels
1939, Jan. 13 Letter to Mr. J.D. Bell from ?
1939, Jan. 19 Letter to Wylie J. Daniels from T.F. Murphy
1939, Jan. 29 Letter to Mr. Daniels from J.W. Daniel
1939, Jan. 30 Letter to Mr. Daniels from Lucie M. Adams
1939, Apr. 1            Letter to Wylie J. Daniels from Miss Anna Elsbree
1939, Apr. 3            Letter to Mr. W.J. Daniels from Mrs. Grace G. Truitt
1939, Apr. 18 Letter to Mr. W.J. Daniels from Maud D. Brooks
1939, Apr. 25 Letter to Mr. Daniels from E. Ward Tillotson

Folder 2:

1939, May 8  Postcard to Mr. Wylie J. Daniels from Lucie M. Adams
1939, May 16 Letter to Mr. William R. Daniels from ?
1939, May 22 Letter to Mr. Wylie J. Daniels from Herbert E. Wait
1939, June 5  Letter to Mr. Chauncey McFarland from Wylie J. Daniels
1939, June 10 Letter to Mr. W.G. Daniels from ?
1939, July 10  Letter to Mr. Parke Daniels from Mrs. Gertrude M. Burnham
1939, July 13  Letter to Wylie from Phil (Philip L. Boyd)
1939, July 18  Letter to Mrs. Royal E. Burnham from Mr. Daniels
1939, July 21  Letter to Mr. Daniels from J.R. Gabbert
1939, July 25  Letter to Mrs. Pierpoint from ?
1939, July 25  Letter to Mr. Chauncey McFarland from ?
1939, July 26  Letter to Mr. Wiley J. Daniels from Anna M. Green
1939, July 27  Letter to Mr. Daniels from Mary C. McFarland
1939, July 29  Letter to Mr. Daniels from Pember S. Castleman
1939, July 31 Letter to Mr. Wiley J. Daniels from Gertrude M. Burnham concerning the Blessing Family
1939, Aug. 5  Letter to Mr. Daniels from Maude Daniels Castleman
1939, Aug. 20 Letter to Mr. W.J. Daniels from Anna M. Green
1939, Aug. 24 Letter to Mr. Daniels from Gertrude M. Burnham concerning the Blessing Family
1939, Sept. 11 Letter to Wylie J. Daniels from Russell C. Annabal
1939, Sept. 16 Letter to Mr. Daniels from E. Ward Tillotson
1939, Sept. 17 Letter to Mr. Daniels from Maude Daniels Castleman
1939, Sept. 29 Letter to Mrs. Wylie J. Daniels from H.D. Duncan
1939, Sept. 30 Letter to Mr. Daniels from E. Ward Tillotson
1939, Oct. 4  Letter to Wylie J. Daniels from Russell C. Annabal
1939, Oct. 10 Letter to Mr. Daniels from Mary Foster Babcock
1939, Oct. 11 Letter to Mr. Duncan from W.J. Daniels
1939, Oct. 17 Letter to Secretary of the John Paul Jones Chapter of the DAR from ?
1939, Oct. 23 Letter to Mr. Daniels from Mary Foster Babcock
1939, Nov. 9  Daniels, information obtained from William W. Duncan
1939, Nov. 14 Letter to Mr. Daniels from Mary Foster Babcock
1939, Nov. 24 Letter to Mr. Daniels from Harry F. Johnston
1939, Dec. 16 Letter to Mr. Daniels from Harry F. Johnston

Folder 3:

1940, Feb. 22 Letter to Mr. Daniels from Mary Foster Babcock
1940, Aug. 21 Letter to Mr. Wylie J. Daniels from Elmer W. Jordan
1940, Aug. 27 Letter to Mr. Wylie J. Daniels from Perry W. Lesh
1942, July 7  Letter to Mr. Daniels from Gertrude M. Burnham
1945, June  Johnston Families Magazine, Vol. II, No. I
1945, Oct. 9  Letter to Mr. Daniels from Grace C. Keeler
1947, Mar. 9  Letter to Wylie J. Daniels from F.H. Daniels
1953, Dec. 3  Note on compilation of Daniels Family Materials
n.d., July 4  Letter to N.J. Daniels from ?
n.d., July 6  Letter to Mr. Daniels from Andrew Dempsey
n.d.   The Name and Family of Daniel(s)
n.d.   Blessing Family Lineage
n.d. Blessings and Crumley’s in Sugar Creek Township, Greene Co., Ohio
n.d.   Citation for History of Greene County, Ohio
n.d.   Daniels line plus notes on wills
n.d.   Ancestry of Joseph J. Daniels (2)
n.d.   The Daniel(s) Family and Its Name
n.d.   Family tree piece
n.d.   Early Settlers of New York State obituary records
n.d. Daniels information from Early Settlers of New York State by J.W. Foley
n.d.   Family tree chart (2)
n.d.   Almira Daniels information
n.d. Information from Early Settlers of New York State by J.W. Foley
n.d.   Note about John Wilkin (Wilkens)
n.d.   Note about census information
n.d.   William D. Daniels information
n.d.   Letter to Mr. Daniels from M.J. Scott

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 3 folders
Collection Dates: Late 19th Century-1953
Provenance: Unknown
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: None