Lucy Campbell Newspaper Clippings
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Finding Aid by: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, May 2013
There currently is no information available regarding Lucy Campbell or Dr. James T. Lowry.
Lucy Campbell collected ten newspaper clippings from the Indianapolis Star published in October 1930 in Kate Milner Rabb’s column “A Hoosier Listening Post.” The articles reprinted letters from “Dr. James T. Lowry, husband of the aunt of Miss Lucy Campbell” about the journey that he and his friend made to the California gold fields in 1850. Traveling with James Lowry was T. H. Adams. The young men (ages 22 and 24) were from Perryville, Vermillion County, Indiana. Their trip began in St. Louis in April 1850. The last letter in the collection was dated April 13, 1858, from Brooklyn, Oregon Territory.
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“A Hoosier Listening Post” column by Kate Milner Rabb
1930 Indianapolis Star Letters from James T. Lowry and T. H. Adams
Oct. 14 April 22 and May 11, 1850, from Missouri
Oct. 15 April 26 and May [n.d.], 1850, from St. Joe, Far West in Caldwell Co.
Oct. 18 July 10, 1850, from North Fork of the Platte above Ft. Laramie
Oct. 19 North Fork of the Platte continued
Oct. 20 March, 1851, Oregon City and Shasta River
Oct. 21 April 15, 1851 from Klamath River
Oct. 22 June 8, 1857 from St. Joseph, Missouri
Oct. 26 Nov. 30, 1857 from Oregon
Oct. 27 Nov. 30 continued
Oct. 28 April 13, 1858 from Brooklyn, Oregon
Size of Collection: 1folder.
Collection Dates: 1850-1858
Provenance: Lucy Campbell, date unknown
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
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
MA BA 8-2-2013