Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Houser mss., 1855-1863, are letters of the family of Jacob Houser, -1863, founder of Hope, Indiana. They are principally Civil War letters, 1861-1863, from Francis Pidgeon Houser and Clave [Cleveland] Houser, sons of Jacob Houser and soldiers in Co. B., 17th regiment, Indiana infantry, to members of their family and friends. Included also is correspondence of Larkin N. Houser, another son of Jacob Houser, who was in school in Hartsville, Indiana, with his father, and his sisters, Mrs. Katharine Medora (Houser) Quick, and Mrs. Laetitia (Houser) Spurgeon; and a letter, August 13, 1863, from Martin Houser, founder of West Salem, Illinois, to his niece on the death of her father, Jacob Houser.

Collection size: 14 items

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