Hiram Wesley Catlin

Hiram Wesley Catlin Diary
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Jamie Dunn, June 2013

Biographical Note:

Hiram Wesley Catlin was born November 27, 1820, in Indiana.  He attended Louisville Medical College in Kentucky, and served as a surgeon in the Second Regiment, Indiana Infantry, during the Mexican-American War.  Upon returning to Indiana, Catlin married Rachel Hickman on January 6, 1848, in Floyd County, Indiana.  In 1853, he served as a member of the Indiana General Assembly.  Catlin and his family moved to St. Peter, Minnesota, in 1855.  Catlin lived there and worked as a physician until his death, May 26, 1861.


Gresham, William G., ed.  History of Nicollet and LeSueur Counties Minnesota: Their People, Industries and Institutions.  Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1916.  http://books.google.com.
“H. W. Catlin grave.”  Find a Grave.  Accessed June 5, 2013.  www.findagrave.com.
“Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.”  Ancestry.  Accessed June 5, 2013.  www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Library catalog entry.  Hiram W. Catlin and family papers, 1846-1935.  Minnesota Historical Society.
“Minnesota Territorial Census, 1857.”  Ancestry.  Accessed June 5, 2013.  www.ancestrylibrary.com.
National Archives and Records Administration.  “1850, 1860 U.S. Census.”  Ancestry.  Accessed June 5, 2013.  www.ancestrylibrary.com.

Scope and Content:

This collection contains a copy of Catlin’s diary kept while an army doctor during the Mexican-American War.  Catlin writes about the diseases and injuries faced by solders, the places he visited, and the Battle of Buena Vista.

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.  Hiram Wesley Catlin

1846-1847 Photostat of diary of Hiram Wesley Catlin

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1846-1847
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
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Collection Notes: 

MA BA 7-12-2013