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Crosier Family Papers
1 mss. box

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, May 2007

Biographical Note:

Adam Crosier was born about 1806 in New York and worked as a farmer and surveyor in Harrison County, Indiana.  He married Sarah Douglas on December 30, 1831 and together they had six children.  He died in February of 1887. 

Edward Crosier was born about 1832 in Indiana and was the oldest child of Adam and Sarah Crosier.  He attended schools at Louisville, Kentucky and Ann Arbor, Michigan where he studied medicine.  He was a doctor with the U.S. Army Hospital at New Albany, Indiana, worked in the Surveyor’s Office of the U.S. Custom house at Louisville, and owned a druggist and chemist shop in New Albany.  He died in 1891.

Lafayette (Lafe) Crosier was born about 1854; he married Minerva J. Crosier, the daughter of Adam and Sarah Crosier on March 12, 1885.  He worked as a farmer in Harrison County, Indiana.


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Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains letters from Edward Crosier to Adam Crosier, family letters from Battle Creek, Michigan, Knoxville, Iowa, Seneca and Geneva, New York, Ford County, Illinois, Jacksonville, Oregon, and Harrison County, Indiana. Also included are letters to Adam Crosier about his surveying work, letters to Lafe Crosier about family and farming, an 1866 campaign circular for Walter Q. Gresham, and comments on a speech by Joseph Albert Wright from August 10, 186?.

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. 

1. Correspondence and papers, 1840-1863
2. Correspondence and papers, 1864-1866
3. Correspondence and papers, 1867-1873
4. Correspondence and papers, 1874-1876
5. Correspondence and papers, 1877-1878
6. Correspondence and papers, 1879-1884
7. Correspondence and papers, 1885-1901
8. Correspondence and papers, undated

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 manuscript box (258 items)
Collection Dates: 1840-1901
Provenance: Arthur Romerhaus, 25 May 1931 and 25 Nov. 1931
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 Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
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