Edmund Otis Hovey

Edmund Otis Hovey
1826 – 1877
1 mss box

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, September 2009

Biographical Note:

Edmund Hovey was a Presbyterian minister in Fountain County and western Indiana from 1832 – 1877. Hovey graduated from Dartmouth College in 1828 and Andover Seminary in 1831. Also in 1831, Hovey married Mary Carter and moved from Vermont to Coal Creek (Fountain County), Indiana. Hovey was one of the founders of Wabash College and trustee (1832 – 1877). At Wabash, Hovey was a professor of rhetoric, geology, as well as several other subjects. Hovey also served as a college financial officer and school agent. Hovey died in 1877.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists primarily of Hovey family letters, including correspondence between Hovey and his fiancée/wife. Also included in the collections are letters describing the move from Vermont to Indiana, as well as their living conditions in Fountain County (1831 -1834). The collection contains transcribed letters of Hovey while he was at Dartmouth College, Andover Seminary, letters of his time at Wabash College, and correspondence with Charles White regarding White’s appointment as Wabash College president.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1. 

1. Correspondence 1826 – 1837
2. Correspondence 1839 – 1859
3. Correspondence with Fiancée/Wife Mary Carter 1831 – 1834
4. Correspondence with Fiancée/Wife Mary Carter 1835
5. Correspondence with Fiancée/Wife Mary Carter 1839 – 1841
6. Correspondence with Fiancée/Wife Mary Carter 1845 – 1858
7. Correspondence with Family1859 – 1870

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 7 folders
Collection Dates: 1826 – 1877
Provenance: H.H. Raymond, June 5, 1951
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 Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: Item by Item inventory of collection available upon request