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John R. Simpson
1822 – 1879
1 mss box

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Unknown
Finding Aid by: Brent Abercrombie, September 2012

Biographical Note:

John R. Simpson, born Sept. 1834, was the son of attorney A.J. Simpson of Paoli, Orange County, and attended Westfield Academy in Massachusetts (1852 – 1855). Simpson worked as a businessman in Paoli, Indiana, Davenport, Iowa, and New York State. Mr. Simpson married his wife Adie in 1875. According to the U.S. census, John and Adie had three children: Arthur, John, and Charles. John R. Simpson died Nov. 25, 1906.


Information Found within Collection
1880 & 1900 U.S. Federal Census. 1/24/13
Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920. 1/24/13

Scope and Content:

The collection consists primarily of letters to Simpson from family and friends in Paoli while he was a student in Massachusetts (1852 – 1855). Also included are other family letters to Simpson (1851 – 1875), and business papers of the Campbell family of Paoli (1822 – 1850s).

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  1822 - 1875

1. Correspondence of Family at Paoli, Indiana 1822 – 1852
2. Correspondence of Family 1854
3. Correspondence of Family Jan. – June, 1855
4. Correspondence of Family, July – Dec., 1855
5. Correspondence with Family 1856 – 1875 

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 5 folders
Collection Dates: 1822 – 1875
Provenance:  Mrs. N.B. Mavidy, Oct. 1, 1965
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 and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
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