Joshua Leach

Joshua Leach
1831 – 1883
1 mss box

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, May 2012

Biographical Note:

Joshua Leach was a secretary and financial agent for the Cincinnati and Indianapolis Junction Railroad Company in the 1850s and 1860s, based in Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana.


Information found within the collection.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of correspondence to Joshua Leach’s brother James, who was a lawyer in Stamping Ground and New Castle, Kentucky. The correspondence covered politics, business transactions (railroad and land), and family matters. In addition, the collection also includes letters from Leach’s relatives in Weatherford, Texas (1860 – 1861) and Natchez, Mississippi (1867 – 1868).

The collection contains business papers of the Cincinnati and Indianapolis Junction Railroad Company and leach’s personal land matters. The papers relate to purchases, appraisal of land, company finances, lawsuits, and other legal and financial issues (1853 – 1867). The collection also contains an account booklet of 1853 and papers regarding land in Union County, Indiana (1831 – 1838).

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, 1853 – 1856
2. Correspondence, 1857 – 1883
3. Railroad Papers, 1854 – 1867
4. Receipts, 1859 – 1872, no date
5. Documents, 1831 – 1858
6. Documents, 1859 – 1866, no date
7. Account Booklet, 1853

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 7 folders
Collection Dates: 1831 – 1883
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: None
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