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Tyner-White Papers
L416
1780 – 1953
10 mss boxes

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Unknown
Revised by: Brent Abercrombie, October 2011

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Biographical Note:

The Tyner family was among the early settlers of southeastern Indiana. Ezekial Tyner (1806 – 1879) went into business with his brothers, Richard and Silas, in R.S. Tyner and Company, General Merchandise, in Brookville in the mid 1830s. In 1837, Tyner moved to Metamora and established a similar business. He also dealt in grain shipments via the Whitewater Canal. In 1855, Tyner’s business failed and the family moved to a farm in Blue River Township, Hancock County. Members of the family later lived in Wabash, Lafayette, Lebanon, and Indianapolis, Indiana as well as in parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Europe.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists primarily of the correspondence (1838 – 1931) of the Tyner-White families. The majority of correspondence includes Ezekial Tyner’s wife, Sarah Meeks Tyner (1818 – 1899), daughter Ellen Tyner White (1846 – 1925) and granddaughter Grace Tyner White (1884 – 1966). Subjects discussed include political events, religion (largely activities within the Methodist Church), family events (births, deaths, and marriages), education, and travels.

Correspondents include Zachery Taylor Boicourt, Al F. Ganier, Rufus Haymond, Joe Lifford, Charles R. McBride, Phoebe Ann Meeks, James E. Moffat, Julus A. Perkins, Margaret Smith, Harris Tyner, and Richard Tyner.

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.  Correspondence, 1780 – 1861

Folder

 

1.

1780 – 1781, 1827 – June 1838
1780 – 1781, three grain tax documents
Business correspondence of Ezekial Tyner
Marriage documents of Ezekial Tyner and Sarah Meeks
Correspondents include: Margaret Smith, Ezekial Tyner, and Sarah Meeks Tyner

2.

July – December, 1838
Correspondents include: Margaret Smith, Ezekial Tyner, and Sarah Meeks Tyner

3.

1839 – 1844
Business correspondence of Ezekial Tyner
1844 Whig National Convention – Indiana delegates list
Correspondents include: Joseph Meeks, and Phoebe Ann Meeks

4.

1845
Business correspondence of Ezekial Tyner
Correspondents include: Rufus Haymond

5.

1846
Business correspondence of Ezekial Tyner
Correspondents include: Richard Tyner

6.

1847 – 1853
Business correspondence of Ezekial Tyner
Correspondents include: Rufus Haymond, Joseph and Frances Meeks, Phoebe Ann Meeks, and Richard Tyner

7.

1854 – 1861
Business correspondence of Ezekial Tyner
Correspondents include: Eliza Stout, Ellen Tyner, Ange Van Camp, Mary E. Walker, and Nancy Woods

Box 2Correspondence, 1862 – 1881

Folder

 

1.

1862 – 1865
1864 Civil War letters and discharge of Daniel White
Correspondents include: Henrietta Haymond, Phoebe Ann Meeks, Missouri Tyner, Sarah Tyner, and Amanda White

2.

1866 – 1870
1868 U.S. Grant campaign materials
1869 Daneil White-Ellen Tyner marriage announcement
Correspondents include: Alpheus Tyner, Ezekial Tyner, Harris Tyner, Henry Tyner, Richard Tyner, Sarah Tyner, Ellen Tyner White, and Daniel White

3.

1870
Correspondents include: Phoebe Ann Meeks, Ada Tyner, Ezekial Tyner, Frank Tyner, J.P.A. Tyner (U.S. Rep.), Sarah Tyner, and Ellen Tyner White

4.

1871
Correspondents include: Joseph Meeks, Phoebe Ann Meeks, Ada Tyner, Sarah Tyner, and Ellen White

5.

1872
Correspondents include: Phoebe Ann Meeks, Ada Tyner, Ezekial Tyner, Sarah Tyner, and Ellen White

6.

1873 – 1878
Correspondents include: Phoebe Ann Meeks, Alpheus Tyner, Ezekial Tyner, Sarah Tyner, Daniel White, and Ellen White

7.

1879
Death of Ezekial Tyner
Administrator’s Sale – Estate of Ezekial Tyner
Correspondents include: Ada Tyner, Frank Tyner, Henry Tyner, Sarah Tyner, and Ellen White

8.

1880 – 1881
Documents concerning appointment of Daniel White to Railway Mail Service
Correspondents include: Z.T. Boicourt, Emma Tyner Miller, Ada Tyner, Frank Tyner, Daniel White, and Ellen White

Box 3Correspondence, 1882 – 1897

Folder

 

1.

1882
Documents concerning appointment of Daniel White to Railway Mail Service
1882 Morristown, IN Methodist Church Dedication
Correspondents include: Ada Tyner Boicourt, Emma Miller, Chester Tyner, Frank Tyner, Sarah Tyner, and Ellen White

2.

1883 – 1884
Wabash, IN Methodist Church materials
1884 Report Card (Earl White)

Correspondents include: Ada Boicourt, Joseph Meeks, Emma Miller, Frank Tyner, Sarah Tyner, Daniel White, and Ellen White

3.

1885 – 1887
Wabash, IN Methodist Church materials
GAR newspaper clippings
Correspondents include: Ada Boicourt, Joseph Meeks, Emma Miller, Lee Miller, Frank Tyner, Sarah Tyner, Daniel White, and Ellen White

4.

1888
Correspondents include: Ada Boicourt, Phoebe Ann Meeks, Emma Miller, Lee Miller, Alpheus Tyner, Frank Tyner, Sarah Tyner, and Ellen White

5.

1889 – 1890
Wabash, IN Methodist Church materials
Correspondents include: Ada Boicourt, Sarah Tyner, Bessie White, Daniel White, Ellen White, and Grace White

6.

1891 – 1892
Newspaper clippings: Bessie and Grace White (accident and party)

Correspondents include: Ada Boicourt, Sarah Tyner, Bessie White, Daniel White, Ellen White, and Grace White

7.

1893 – 1897
Deed: Daniel and Ellen White, Lafayette, IN
1896 Purdue Commencement for Earl White (Program and Invitation)
Laying of cornerstone of West Side Methodist Church, Lafayette, IN
Grace White Report Card – 3rd Grade
Correspondents include: Ada Boicourt, Z.T. Boicourt, Elijah Hackleman, Sarah Tyner, Daniel White, and Ellen White

Box 4Correspondence, 1898 – 1903

Folder

 

1.

Jan. – June, 1898
West Side Methodist Church Dedication, Lafayette, IN
Earl White discharge papers – IN National Guard
Letters from Earl White after joining Army from camp in Georgia
Correspondents include: Daniel White, Earl White, and Ellen White

2.

July – Dec. 1898
Newspaper clippings concerning activities of 27th IN Battery
Earl White discharge papers – U.S. Army
Letters from Earl White while in Puerto Rico
Correspondents include: Daniel White, Earl White, and Ellen White

3.

1899 – 1900
Report Card – Grace White
Death of Sarah Tyner
Roster – Indiana Women’s Relief Corps
GAR material
Death Phoebe Ann Meeks
Correspondents include: Alpheus Tyner, Earl White, and Ellen White

4.

1901
Grace White High School graduation materials
Correspondents include: Bessie White, Earl White, Ellen White, and Grace White

5.

Jan. – June, 1902
Earl White trip to Europe aboard Kronprinz Wilhelm, arrival in Breman, Germany
Correspondents include: J.A. Perkins, Dan White, Earl White, Ellen White, and Grace White

6.

July – Sept. 1902
Correspondents include: Joseph Lifford, J.A. Perkins, Bessie White, Dan White, Earl White, and Grace White

7.

Oct. – Dec., 1902
Correspondents include: Joseph Lifford, J.A. Perkins, Bessie White, Dan White, Earl White, Ellen White, and Grace White

8.

Jan. – June, 1903
Correspondents include: H. Lawrence Swinburne and White family

9.

July – Dec., 1903
Earl White letters while traveling in Europe
Correspondents include: J.A. Perkins and White family

Box 5.  Correspondence, 1904 – 1913

Folder

 

1.

Jan. – June, 1904
Death of Alpheus Tyner
Grace White Purdue materials
Correspondents include: Ada Boicourt, J.A. Perkins, Joseph N. Tyner, and White Family

2.

July – Dec., 1904
38th National Encampment GAR materials
Earl White letters from Berlin and Leipzig
Death of James Noble Tyner
Correspondents include: Horace Newsom and White family

3.

1905 – 1906
Engagement and marriage of Earl White and Charlotte Hesse
Marriage of Bessie White and Frank Porter
Grace White Purdue materials
GAR National Encampment materials
Correspondents include: J.A. Perkins and White family

4.

1907
Birth of William E. White
Return of Earl White family from Europe
Correspondents include: J.A. Perkins and White family

5.

1908
Death of Gertrude F. Wheeler
Correspondents include: Al Ganier, J.A. Perkins, Earl White, and Grace White

6.

1909
Daniel and Ellen White 40th Anniversary
GAR Encampment materials
Death of Dr. Marcellus M. Adams
Grace White trip to Enid, Oklahoma
Correspondents include: Al Ganier, C.R. McBride, Bessie Porter, Dan White, Ellen White, and Grace White

7.

1910 – 1911
Business papers of Earl White
Correspondents include: Ada and Z.T. Boicourt, C.R. McBride, Dan White, Ellen White, and Grace White

8.

1912
Art Institute of Chicago materials
Daniel White Civil War Pension Certificate
Correspondents include: Mrs. W.F. Hess and White family

9.

1913
Civil War Reunion materials
Earl White – Rock Island Arsenal pass
Correspondents include: Mrs. W.F Hess and White family

Box 6.  Correspondence, 1914 – 1916

Folder

 

1.

Jan. – Sept., 1914
Papers concerning trip of Charlotte White and children to Germany and departure at outbreak of World War I
Correspondents include: White family

2.

Oct. – Dec., 1914
Documents concerning possessions left in Germany by Charlotte White
Letters concerning Earl White’s search for a job
Correspondents include: White family

3.

Jan. – June, 1915
Daniel White 70th Birthday
Correspondents include: White family

4.

July – Dec., 1915
Washington D.C. GAR Encampment materials
Correspondents include: J.E. Moffat and White family

5.

Jan. – June, 1916
Correspondents include: White family

6.

July – Aug., 1916
Correspondents include: J.E. Moffat and White family

7.

Sept. – Oct., 1916
Correspondents include: J.E. Moffat and White family

8.

Nov. – Dec., 1916
Correspondents include: J.E. Moffat and White family

Box 7.  Correspondence, 1917 – 1924

Folder

 

1.

Jan. – June, 1917
Correspondents include: White family

2.

July – Dec., 1917
Correspondents include: White family

3.

1918
Correspondents include: White family

4.

1919
Correspondents include: White family

5.

1920
Correspondents include: White family

6.

1921
Correspondents include: White family

7.

Jan. – June, 1922
Correspondents include: White family

8.

July – Dec., 1922
Correspondents include: White family

9.

1923
Correspondents include: White family

10.

1924
Correspondents include: White family

Box 8.  Correspondence, 1925 – 1931

Folder

 

1.

1925
Correspondents include: White family

2.

Jan. – June, 1926
Correspondents include: White family

3.

July – Dec., 1926
Correspondents include: White family

4.

Jan. – June, 1927
Correspondents include: White family

5.

July – Dec., 1927
Correspondents include: White family

6.

1928
Correspondents include: White family

7.

1929
Correspondents include: White family

8.

Jan. – June, 1930
Correspondents include: White family

9.

July – Dec., 1930
Correspondents include: White family

10.

1931
Correspondents include: White family

Box 9.  Undated Materials

Folder

 

1.

No Date

2.

No Date

3.

Receipts – Ezekial Tyner – Metamora; Rand S. Tyner – Brookville, 1835 – 1838

4.

Receipts – Ezekial Tyner – Metamora; Rand S. Tyner – Brookville, 1839 – 1840

5.

Receipts – Ezekial Tyner – Metamora; Rand S. Tyner – Brookville, 1841

6.

Receipts – Ezekial Tyner – Metamora; Rand S. Tyner – Brookville, 1842 – 1857, no date

7.

Tax Receipts, 1860 – 1878

8.

Canals, 1939 – 1953

9.

News-clippings, Murder of John White

Box 10.  Account Books, Diaries, and Notebooks, 1891 – 1914, n.d.

Collection Information

Size of Collection:

10 mss boxes, 77 folders, 11 volumes

Collection Dates:

1780 – 1953

Provenance:

Mrs. Betty White, May 1990

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 and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.

Language:

Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:

None

Related Holdings:

 

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