William Blodgett

William Blodgett
1 mss box

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Philip N. Williams, 1999

Biographical Note:

William Henry Blodgett was born on February 7, 1857, on a houseboat operated by his father between LaSalle, Illinois, and Chicago.  At the age of 19, Blodgett came to Indiana, where he worked as a clerk in Anderson and later worked with a newspaper in Richmond.  During his last 37 years, Blodgett worked for The Indianapolis News. 

Scope and Content Note:

There are two scrapbooks and two folders of loose clippings in this collection, dating from 1852 to 1895.  The scrapbooks contain short news clippings, which are undated for the most part.  Topics include sports, police corruption, articles about Blodgett, and a variety of unrelated pieces.

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.

Folder Listing:

1. Scrapbook #1, 1858-1881
2. Clippings from Scrapbook #1, 1895
3. Scrapbook #2, n.d.
4. Clippings from Scrapbook #2, n.d.

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box
Collection Dates: 1852-1895
Provenance: Unknown
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
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