John Prout collection of historical letters
1 folder

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Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, December 2006

Biographical Note:

John Prout was born September 6, 1888 in Sumner, Illinois. He graduated from Central Normal College in Danville, Indiana with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in 1910. He was a publisher for the “Saint Francisville Times” from 1913-1925 and worked for the Coral Gables corporation for a year. He worked as an advertising and sales promotion manager for Arvin Industries, Inc. in Columbus, Indiana from 1928-1945. In 1954 he published Adjustment Letters Handbook; How to Turn a Dissatisfied Customer into a Valuable Asset.

Thompson Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and their Books, 1967-1980. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College 1974.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection is comprised of letters compiled by John Prout.  The letters seem to have no logical connection to one another.  The materials within this collection have been placed in chronological order.

Item Listing:

1 Folder

1865 June 17	McCalloch, Hugh to Swander Bishop & Co
1877 Feb. 20	Tyner, James to Sidney Dillan
1888 Mar. 8	Gresham, W.Q. to E. Brainard
188?	                Elkhart County Recorder, Math problem 
1890 Sept. 29	Gresham, W.Q. to J.R. Doolittle
1892 Oct. 3 	Miller, William H. H. to Charles L.W. Reese, Esq.
1907 Feb. 11	Denley, Edwin to William VanDyke.
1921 Apr. 7	Hayes, William H. to Rev. R.B. Robinson
1925 Oct. 2 	New, Harry S. to Pathe News
undated	                Poem by Robert Underwood Johnson.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder (10 items)

Collection Dates:

1863-1925, undated


John Prout

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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