Albert Morlan

Albert Morlan Collection
3 folders

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Jamie Dunn, May 2013


Biographical Note:

Albert Morlan was born in 1850 in Pennsylvania to Richard and Caroline Morlan.  Morlan moved with his family from Pennsylvania to Ohio, where he married Martha in 1873.  Between 1880 and 1900, Morlan and his wife moved to Indianapolis, where Morlan worked as an artist.  He traveled frequently to Honduras, Belize, and other Central American countries and wrote and illustrated A Hoosier in Honduras about his travel experiences.  Morlan had five children, including daughter Dorothy, who studied art under the “Hoosier Group” of artists.  He died in 1926 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.


Information Found within Collection
“1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 U.S. Census.”  National Archives and Records Administration.  May 15, 2013.
“Albert Morlan Grave.”  Find a Grave.  May 15, 2013.

Scope and Content:

This collection contains a copy of A Hoosier in Honduras, along with photographs and drawings made by Morlan while in Central America.

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.  Morlan, Albert Folder I

1897 A Hoosier in Honduras
1910 Annotation of the 23rd Psalm (The Lord is My Shepherd)

Folder 2.  Drawings, Sketches, photos and proofs for “A Hoosier in Honduras”

n.d. Photographs and sketches of Central America

Folder 3.  Misc. drawings & sketches, etc.

n.d. Photographs and sketches of Central America

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 3 folders
Collection Dates: 1870-1910
Provenance:  Blanche Stillson, April 1968
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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Collection Notes: 

MA BA 6-13-2013