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Hiram Wesley Catlin Diary
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Jamie Dunn, June 2013

Biographical Note:

Hiram Wesley Catlin was born November 27, 1820, in Indiana.  He attended Louisville Medical College in Kentucky, and served as a surgeon in the Second Regiment, Indiana Infantry, during the Mexican-American War.  Upon returning to Indiana, Catlin married Rachel Hickman on January 6, 1848, in Floyd County, Indiana.  In 1853, he served as a member of the Indiana General Assembly.  Catlin and his family moved to St. Peter, Minnesota, in 1855.  Catlin lived there and worked as a physician until his death, May 26, 1861.


Gresham, William G., ed.  History of Nicollet and LeSueur Counties Minnesota: Their People, Industries and Institutions.  Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1916.
“H. W. Catlin grave.”  Find a Grave.  Accessed June 5, 2013.
“Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.”  Ancestry.  Accessed June 5, 2013.
Library catalog entry.  Hiram W. Catlin and family papers, 1846-1935.  Minnesota Historical Society.
“Minnesota Territorial Census, 1857.”  Ancestry.  Accessed June 5, 2013.
National Archives and Records Administration.  “1850, 1860 U.S. Census.”  Ancestry.  Accessed June 5, 2013.

Scope and Content:

This collection contains a copy of Catlin’s diary kept while an army doctor during the Mexican-American War.  Catlin writes about the diseases and injuries faced by solders, the places he visited, and the Battle of Buena Vista.

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

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1.  Hiram Wesley Catlin

1846-1847 Photostat of diary of Hiram Wesley Catlin

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1846-1847
Provenance:  Unknown
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
Alternate Formats: 
Related Holdings: 
Collection Notes: 

MA BA 7-12-2013