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Helen S. Bates
5 folders

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Reprocessed by: Edythe Huffman, Feb. 2013


Biographical Note:

Helen S. Bates was listed in the Evergreen catalog but no information was found about her.


Information Found within Collection

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of correspondence of the Hammond family of Fort Wayne (Allen County), Indiana and Swan (Noble County), Indiana (1841-1867), correspondence and other papers regarding the Orr family in DeKalb and Steuben Counties, Indiana (1869-1904) and two issues of the Ashley-Hudson Times, Indiana newspaper (1916, 1932).

Helen [S] Bates wrote 2 letters in 1967 to Mrs. Hopper regarding old papers and letters which she was reviewing for a friend.

There are letters from Daniel Hammond (d. 1849), a barrel maker in Americus (Tippecanoe County), Indiana (1847-1849); from Charles and Sarah (Hammond) Bruce, laborers in Fort Wayne and Swan (1841-1867); and from family members in Mishawaka (St. Joseph County) (1845-1850). 

The Orr family papers include teachers’ licenses and other family and school documents relating to the Orr family in DeKalb and Steuben Counties (1869-1904); a history of the Orr family; a notebook listing engineers and firemen hired on the Wabash railroad from 1857-1898.

There are two issues of the Ashley-Hudson Times newspapers (1916, 1932).

There are 4 framed cards, some of which may have been valentines.

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

Item and Folder Listing:

Folder 1. 

1967 Letters from Helen Bates, Ashley, Indiana to Mrs. Hopper
1841–1848 Hammond Family Correspondence

Folder 2. 

1848- 1849 Hammond Family Correspondence

Folder 3. 

1849-1967 Hammond Family Correspondence

Folder 4. 

[n.d.] 4 mounted pictures, various papers
1869-1904 Orr Family Papers, R.R. notebook

Folder 5. 

1916, 1932 Ashley-Hudson Times (newspaper)

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 5 folders
Collection Dates: 1841-1932
Provenance:  Helen Bates, Nov. 20, 1967
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 Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
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