Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Brown county, Ind., History mss., 1858-1889, consist of election records, school records, bids for paupers, service on roads receipts, and other items, for Johnson township, Brown county.

Contents: 1858-1869, Road Tax receipts; 1860-1862, Records: includes plot of school district, school attendance reports; 1860-1868, School receipts; 1862-1866, Township fund; 1862-1867, List of road hands; 1863-1864, Records: includes teachers' reports to trustees; 1864-1869, Bids for paupers; 1865-1866, Records: includes teachers' reports to trustees, township annual report of receipts and expenditures; 1867, Records: includes teachers' reports, township receipts and expenditures, bids for paupers; 1868, Records: includes specifications for building a school on Little Blue Creek, teachers' reports, poll books for October and November elections; 1869, Records: includes poll book for April election, receipts for public road service, and poll book for a special election concerning an appropriation for the Cincinnati and St. Louis Straight Line Railroad in December; 1870-1872, Records: includes poll books for elections in October, 1870, February, 1871, October, 1871, and tally sheet for October, 1872, election; 1873-1875, Records: includes poll books for elections in February, 1873, October, 1873, October, 1874, and trustee report to commissioners; 1876-1889, Records: teachers' reports, trustee reports, school census records for 1888 and 1889; n.d., Records: includes register of tardiness at school.

Throughout the collection are teacher agreements arranged by the citizens of Johnson township and petitions for roads.

Collection size: 645 items

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