Vigo Post Office Receipts
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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, February 2006

Historical Note:

The post office in Vigo County, Indiana was first established on May 17, 1844. George Wood was the first Post Master of the Vigo Post Office. However, the Post Office was discontinued on September 22, 1846 only to be re-established on April 2, 1884 under the Post Master Eli R. Crites. The Vigo Post Office had two subsequent Post Masters, William B. Hunt (appointed January 25, 1886) and Curtis S. Watson (appointed May 15, 1889), before being discontinued again on November 15, 1905.

Baker, J. David. The Postal History of Indiana, vol. II. Louisville: Leonard H. Hartmann, 1976.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a list of receipts of registered mail in Vigo County, Indiana.

Item Listing:

OB3, Folder 27.  
1872 Dec. 25-          Feb. 17 Vigo Post Office receipts of registered letters

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 oversize folder (1 item)

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Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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