Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Harrison Township, Knox County, Indiana mss., 1796- 1888, consist principally of official records, 1808-1888, of Harrison township, but other records, 1796-1874, of Knox county are included.

Bound volumes in the collection contain the following Harrison township records: Minutes and records of the trustees, 1846-1859, 1853-1867, 1878-1880; an enumeration of white male inhabitants over the age of 21 years, 1866; Paupers' records, 1866-1885; Teachers' contracts and reports to the township trustee, 1866-1875; Oaths of office of directors of school districts, 1877-1884; and Receipts and expenditures of schools, 1874-1888.

Among the records of Knox County generally not of Harrison Township exclusively, are some, 1825-1852, relating to the Knox County Seminary and Vincennes University. These are unbound. Included is an etching of James Douglas Williams, 1808-1880, governor of Indiana, and a caricature of him by Ray Brenner "from impressions gleaned from Indianapolis Journal, September 7, 1876."

Some of the mss. in this collection are in a folio folder.

Collection size: 36 items

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