Rial S. Benjamin

Rial S. Benjamin
1 Folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Sarah Pfundstein January, 2013


Biographical Note:

Rial S. Benjamin was born about 1855 in Indiana.  No other information is known about him.


Ancestry Library. www.ancestrylibrary.com (accessed January 22, 2013).

Scope and Content:

This collection contains a copy of a letter written in 1902 by Rial S. Benjamin to his sweetheart Miss Tini Hawkins. He discusses his love for her, a meeting of noted authors of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, at which James Whitcomb Riley attended, and the chance meeting of a childhood friend Will Frimmer at this meeting.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1.  Rial S. Benjamin

10-26-1902 Copy of letter written to Miss Tini Hawkins

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 Folder
Collection Dates: 10-26-1902
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.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
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