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The Champ mss., 1836-1931, are papers of George W. Champ, 1830-1905, Indiana physician, businessman, and postmaster.

Career: born, Feb. 6, 1830, Botetourt county, Virginia; Jan. 4, 1853, married Elizabeth Ann Nation, New Lisbon, Indiana, born Oct. 6, 1833; appointed postmaster, New Lisbon, Indiana, Sept. 20, 1861; enrolled from Dublin, Indiana, as a private, Co. E., 106th regiment, Indiana minute men, July 10, 1863; mustered out, July 15, 1863; commissioned as 1st assistant surgeon for 100 days in 139th regiment, Indiana volunteers, June 8, 1864, from Thorntown, Indiana; mustered out, Sept. 29, 1864; licensed as a physician at New Lisbon, Indiana, Oct. 11, 1864, and at Dublin, Indiana, Sept. 18, 1865; licensed as a retail merchant in partnership with Ehrhart, Dublin, Indiana, Sept. 25, 1865; president, Dublin agricultural company; died, May 19, 1905.

Included in the collection are a bound list of taxpayers of Dublin, Indiana, 1868-1869; unbound minutes of the Dublin town board, Feb. 10-July 29, 1879; papers, 1880-1905, of the Dublin agricultural company, manufacturers of agricultural machinery, consisting of undated bylaws, an 1899 assessment sheet, an 1889 report, assignments of patents for agricultural machinery, 1880- 1886, 1880 bills pasted in a merchants account book, May 1, 1836- Apr. 15, 1861, etc.; undated bylaws of the Wayne agricultural company; minutes of the Dublin natural gas company, no. 2, Jan. 18-Apr. 25, 1889; bound minutes of the board of trustees of the United Brethren in Christ, Dublin, Ind., June 11, 1930-Feb. 9, 1931, unbound minutes, Sept. 22, 1930, and Feb. 23, May 2 and 19, 1931, and correspondence, 1888-1889; bound minutes and a membership list, Jan. 3, 1901-Apr. 6, 1905, and unbound papers, consisting of programs, etc., 1897-1906, of the Dublin, Indiana, local of the Woman's missionary association of the radical United Brethren in Christ of the White River conference; bound minutes of the Woman's Christian temperance union of Dublin, Indiana, Dec. 4, 1883-Feb. 3, 1893, and unbound minutes, Dec. 20, 1892, and Jan. 3-Apr. 18, 1894; a bound volume of financial records of the Indiana junior prohibition home guards, including a membership list, Aug. 30, 1891-Feb. 27, 1896; bound minutes, Nov. 20, 1888-July 12, 1893, and an undated constitution of the Jackson township prohibition club, [Wayne county, Ind.]; correspondence, 1888-1908, with relatives and friends relating to the national election of 1888, politics in Michigan, 1888, Virginia, 1894, and Kansas, 1897, opposition to freemasons, 1889, and the passage of a liquor law in Michigan, 1888; and an undated memorandum book containing medical notes, etc.

The first folder in the collection contains biographical material.

Collection size: 134 items

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