Edwards, Elijah Evan

Elijah Evan Edwards
1846 – 1850
1 mss box

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, March 2012

Biographical Note:

Elijah Edwards was born January 26, 1831 in Delaware, Ohio. During his childhood, Elijah and his family moved to Rossville, Clinton County, Indiana. Edwards received his A.B. in 1853 from Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University). In 1854, Elijah married Mrs. Alice Eddy. During the Civil War, Edwards was Chaplain of the 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Following the war, Elijah received an Honorary Ph.D from Indiana Asbury University in 1877. In 1879, Edwards became the first president of Colorado State Agricultural College (now Colorado State University), and served in that position until 1882. In 1896, his wife Alice died. Three years later, he married Mrs. Ellen Tingley, though the marriage did not last long. Elijah Evan Edwards died November 10, 1915 in LaBelle, Florida. 

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of the journal of Elijah Evan Edwards while a student at Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University) at Greencastle, Indiana. Within the journal, Edwards describes life as a student and the cost, societies, and activities while there.

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. “Pencillings of a Prep,” September 1846 – July 21, 1847
2. “Peregrinations of a Prep,” July 21, 1847 – July 20, 1848
3. “Scribblings of a Sophomore,” July 20, 1849 – July 18, 1850
4. “Pencil by Prep” 1850 (part 1)
5. “Pencil by Prep” 1850 (part 2)

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 5 folders
Collection Dates: 1846 – 1850
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 Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library and Colorado State University.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: 
Notes: Original journals held at Colorado State University