Henry K. English

Henry K. English
L53, V209
1 mss box, 1 volume

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Treva L. Nally, June, 2011

Biographical Note:

Henry K. English was an Indianapolis painter and interior decorator. He was the son of Joseph K. English (b. 1824), an Indianapolis painter (1850-cs. 1900). English was a member of the Indianapolis City Council from 1857 to 1859 and the Indianapolis City Treasurer from 1861 to 1865.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of accounts and organizational records belonging to Joseph K. English, including an account book for his painting business, receipts, checks, bills, broadsides, and letters of the U.C., an anti-Copperhead organization in Indianapolis (1862). It includes a record book of the Indianapolis City Treasurer, minutes of the Fall Creek and Warren Township Gravel Road Company and accounts of the Marion County Association for the Detection of Horse Thieves. There is a record book of the Center Township Citizens Draft Fund, which raised money for volunteer bonuses so that the military draft wound not be needed in Indianapolis. Also included is a typescript “Recollections of the Past,” a paper based on an interview with Henry K. English in 1931, and a 1910 labor contract between the Master Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America.

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.  Account books and Correspondence

1. Account book (1852-1862)
2. Correspondence (1855-1884)
3. Center Township Citizens Draft Fund Journal (1864)
4. Marion County Association Detection of Horse Thieves Journal (1865-1867)
5. Indianapolis Treasurers Records
6. Fall Creek and Warren Township Gravel Road Company Journal (1864-1878)
V209 Occupations and Residences of the Members Marion Fire Engine Company No. 1 1836

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 2 folders, 4 books, 1 volume
Collection Dates: 1852 – 1931
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 in English
Alternate Formats: None
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