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Harvey Morris

Harvey Morris Historical sketches
1 and 10 Dec. 1936
1 folder
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Christina Baich, April 2006


Biographical Note:

Harvey Morris was born around 1852 in Salem, Indiana. He studied law under S. B. Voyles. In 1901, he married Martha Tucks. Morris practiced law for fifty-five years. He was also active in local and state politics and edited the “True Blue Republican.” Morris had a great interest in the history of Washington County, Indiana, and wrote several articles and books about the area. He died on June 23, 1937, in Salem.


Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and their Books, 1967-1980. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1981.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains two of Morris’ historical sketches of Washington County, Indiana. The first is about the Washington Academy, a log schoolhouse located on State Road 56 between Salem and Canton. The second records major firsts in Salem, Washington County, Indiana.

Item Listing:

1936 Dec. 1 “Washington Academy,” typescript, 4 p.
1936 Dec. 10 “Historical Events,” typescript, 3 p.  

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
1 folder (2 items)
Collection Dates:
1 and 10 December 1936
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Morris, 10 December 1936 and 5 July 1937
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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