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O.V. Brown
L21, B31, OB4 Folders 2 & 3, OBC35, OBD11, V12
1808 – 1966
7 mss boxes, 7 os folders, 11 volumes

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Revised by: Brent Abercrombie, February 2012

Biographical Note:

O.V. Brown owned a lumber company in Dale, Spencer County, Indiana. Brown was an avid collector of historical documents and artifacts on Abraham Lincoln and southern Indiana.

Source:

Information found within the collection.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of Brown’s correspondence and other papers relating to his research on Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, southern Indiana, and Native American tribes from Indiana. The included Civil War letters pertain to Marion Thurman, Spencer County, from family members serving the 25th and 48th IN Regiments (1861 – 1865). Brown’s Abraham Lincoln research includes correspondence from 1837 to 1965, and includes speeches made by Lincoln, printed publications, and maps of Dale, Indiana (resting place of Nancy Lincoln). Additionally, the collection contains account books for the Rockport Democrat, the William C. Jackson G.A.R. post, and records of freight received by the Bergenroth Brothers, Troy, Spencer County, Indiana.

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.  Lincoln Material

Folder 

Correspondence 1837 – 1939

Correspondence 1940 – 1951

Correspondence 1952 – 1954

Correspondence 1955 – 1965, No Date

Statements Re. Lincoln

Miscellaneous Material 1806 – 1960, No Date

Programs, Minutes, & Miscellaneous Social Material 1902 – 1965, No Date

Box 2.  Lincoln Material

Folder 

1.

Speeches by Lincoln

2.

Speeches & Poems Re. Lincoln, 1935 – 1965

3.

Advertisements for Lincoln

4.

Programs for Lincoln Performances

5.

Brochures, Pams, & Articles Re. Lincoln

6.

News-clippings

7.

News-clippings

8.

News-clippings on Lincoln Parks & Shrines

9.

Publications Re. Lincoln

Box 3. 

Folder 

1.

Civil War Material: Correspondence 1837 – 1883, no date

2.

Correspondence, 1933 – 1954

3.

Correspondence, 1955 – 1966, no date

4.

Misc. Documents, 1821 – 1939, no date

Box 4.  Miscellaneous Material

Folder 

1.

Civil War Material relating to the 25th and 65th IN Regiment

2.

Book Manuscript: Mildred Oldham A Tale of the Great Southern Rebellion by Esther Munroe

3.

Literary Manuscripts: Handwritten Essays and Book Manuscripts

4.

Miscellaneous Material relating to General LaFayette

5.

Autograph Book of Albert Durland, Poems, and Famous Quotes

Box 5.  Business Material

Folder 

1.

Steamer Accounts 190(?) – 1918, No Date

2.

Tax Receipts

3.

Miscellaneous Receipts, Invoices, etc.

4.

Miscellaneous Material and Business Cards

5.

Brown Brothers Lumber Company Account Statements and Invoices 1953 – 1955

6.

Account Books and Pages 1834 – 1877, No Date

Box 6.  Miscellaneous Material

Folder 

1.

Maps

2.

Notes, Addresses, etc.

3.

Notes, Addresses, etc. (part 2)

4.

Indexes and Lists

5.

Miscellaneous Photographs

6.

Miscellaneous Indiana Material

7.

Miscellaneous Gun Material

8.

Post Cards, Religious Cards, and Miscellaneous Material

9.

Programs

Box 7.  Periodicals

Folder 

Folder

 

1.

Miscellaneous Indiana Publications

2.

Miscellaneous Indiana Publications (part 2)

3.

Miscellaneous Publications Outside Indiana

4.

Newspaper Clippings relating to O.V. Brown and his collection

5.

Newspaper Clippings about Southern Indiana

6.

Special Edition Newspapers

7.

Maps of Misc. Publications

8.

Newspaper Clippings on Mills

Oversized Material. 

Call Number 

B31

Folder 1: Register of Visitors 1955 – 1960

 

Folder 2: Register of Visitors 1961 – 1965

 

Folder 3: Maps (Dale, Indiana)

OB4 Folder 2

Newspapers

OB4 Folder 3

Maps (Dale, Indiana)

OBC35

Maps (Dale, Indiana)

OBD11

Maps (Dale, Indiana)

V12:  Volumes

Volume 

V12-1

Account Book of William Thompson 1844 – 1850

V12-2

Account Book of Robert Taylor Store and Mill 1860 – 1865

V12-3

Account Book of Advertisements in Rockport Democrat 1869 – 1876

V12-4

Account Book of Subscribers to Rockport Democrat 1870 – 1874

V12-5

Account Book of Subscribers and Advertisements in Rockport Democrat 1875 – 1876

V12-6

Account Book of Subscribers to Rockport Democrat 1875 – 1883

V12-7

Minutes of G.A.R. William C. Jackson Post #332 1884 – 1904, and Quartermaster Reports

V12-8

Quartermaster Book and Member Roll of G.A.R. William C. Jackson Post #332 1895 – 1904

V12-9

Minutes of Meetings G.A.R. Adjutants Reports William C. Jackson Post #332 1900 – 1926

V12-10

Register of Occidental Hotel (Rockport, IN) 1906

V12-11

Account Book of Freight received by Bergenroth Brothers (Troy, IN) 1908 – 1915

Collection Information

Size of Collection:

7 mss boxes, 7 os folders, 11 volumes

Collection Dates:

1808 – 1966

Provenance:

O.V. Brown 1966

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 Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.

Language:

Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:

None

Related Holdings:

 

Notes:

Item level inventory available upon request