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George Harlan Patent Certificate
1 oversized folder
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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, October 2005


Biographical Note:

George Harlan was born circa 1819 in Indiana. He spent most or all of his life in Union County, Indiana where he, his wife Malinda, and their children were farmers. George and Malinda Harlan were married 7 November 1841 and had seven children together.


Ancestry Library. 1850 United States Census. 27 Oct. 2005
---. 1870 United States Census. 27 Oct. 2005
---. Indiana Marriage Collection. 27 Oct. 2005

Scope and Content Note:

This document certifies that George Harlan’s application for a patent for an improvement that he made to a corn drill was approved on 30 April 1861. Apparently Harlan developed this improvement through his experience as a farmer.

Item Listing:

OBC 4,  
1 Folder.   
1861 Apr. 30 Patent certificate 

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
 1 oversized folder
Collection Dates:
 Vina C. Haworth
Access: This collection is open for research.
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Language Materials are entirely in English
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