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James DuShane
L48, OBD4, V47
1828 – 1949
4 mss boxes, 1 os folder, 24 volumes

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, March 2012
                          

Biographical Note:

James DuShane was a teacher, high school principal, and school superintendent in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. In addition to his educational work, DuShane also practiced law, specializing in patent law. DuShane formed a partnership with his father-in-law Andrew Anderson and established the firms Anderson & DuShane, Anderson, DuShane, & Crabill, and his own firm. DuShane served as secretary for the South Bend Power Company, the St. Joseph and Elkhart Power Company, and the Berrien Springs (Michigan) Water Power Company.

Source:

Information found within the collection.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection primarily consists of DuShane’s correspondence, particularly from 1890 to 1914, regarding interests in South Bend area power companies and oil investments in Kansas and Indiana (Jay, Adams, and Delaware counties). The collection also contains correspondence relating to his work as a patent attorney, time spent as a superintendent at Madison, Indiana, and personal family papers. Additionally, the collection includes the legal papers of Ellen Colfax, widow of Schuyler Colfax, letters of Spanish-American War soldier William H. Hobbs, and documents of Horatio Chapin with a scrapbook on the Chapin family history.

In addition to the papers, the collection contains 24 volumes. The volumes mainly consist of account or letter-books relating to DuShane’s business, superintendent work, and personal accounts.

Correspondents include Abraham Lincoln Brick, Frederick P. Delefield, Charles W. Fairbanks, Charles W. Miller, Charles Tennery, among others.

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 1869 – 1901

Folder 
1. Correspondence, 1869 – 1899
2. Correspondence, 1900
3. Correspondence, January – February 1901
4. Correspondence, March – April 1901
5. Correspondence, May – June 1901
6. Correspondence, July – December 1901

Box 2.  Correspondence 1902 – 1904

Folder 
1. Correspondence, 1902
2. Correspondence, January – February 1903
3. Correspondence, March – June 1903
4. Correspondence, July – October 1903
5. Correspondence, November – December 1903
6. Papers: Kansas Oil Leases, Letters 1902 – 1904
7. Record Book, 1904 – 1908, 1916
8. Indiana Oil Wells, 1904

Box 3.  Correspondence and Patents

Folder 
1. Correspondence, 1904 – 1912
2. Correspondence, 1913 – 1914
3. Correspondence, 1915 – 1917
4. Correspondence, 1921 – 1928
5. Correspondence, No Date
6. Patents, 1860 – 1885
7. Patents, 1886 – 1887
8. Patents, 1888 – 1890
9. Patents, 1891 – 1913
10. Blueprints, 1901 – 1904
11. Minutes of North Liberty Township Teachers’ Institute, 1885 – 1895

Box 4. 

Folder 
1. Photographs and Drawings/Sketches
2. Broadsides, July 12 – 13, 1904
 Visual Aid – Arithmetic (non-folder item)
 Curry Comb (non-folder item)
 Bible of Jean Putnam (non-folder item)

Volumes. 

Volume 
V47-1 Teacher’s Class Record & Examination Limits
V47-2 Teacher’s Class Record
V47-3 DuShane 1879 – 1891
V47-4 DuShane 1877 – 1878
V47-5 DuShane 1876 – 1879
V47-6 Examination Limits, 1885 – 1891
V47-7 Guardianship’s Record (1890 – 1907)
V47-8 DuShane 1874 – 1875
V47-9 DuShane 1874 – 1875
V47-10 DuShane 1900 – 1914
V47-11 Combination Record 1888
V47-12 Combination Record 1888
V47-13 South Bend Pad & Comb Co., 1895 – 1897
V47-14 DuShane
V47-15 Notebook 1884 – 1885
V47-16 Scrapbook: Storey Estate 1884 – 1887
V47-17 DuShane 1878 – 1879
V47-18 South Bend High School Record, Sept. 5, 1870 – April 28, 1871
V47-19 Letter-book, 1903 – 1907
V47-20 Letter-book, 1899 – 1905
V47-21 Scrapbook
V47-22 Letter-book, 1902 – 1904
V47-23 Chapin Scrapbook
V47-24 Letter-book, 1900 – 1903

OBD4.  DuShane’s Number Chart 1888 (oversized)

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 4 mss boxes, 1 os folder, 24 volumes
Collection Dates: 1828 – 1949
Provenance: Don Allan, January 14 & September 11, 1967
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: L36 Schuyler Colfax
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