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John W. Lewellen papers

Identifier: MSS-014

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence dealing with the disposition of property (1888-1917) and statements of accounts (1991-1920). The legal records (1845-1908) include disability and pension claims, abstract of title, warranty deeds, quit claim deeds, estate sales records, guardian's reports, and other miscellaneous documents. The miscellaneous documents folder includes a sales promotion scheme by the Alonzo O. Bliss Medical Company, involving the sale of native herbs and a list of turn-of-the-century riddles.


  • Creation: 1845-1920

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Papers of the Lewellen family, primarily the Rev. John W. and Minerva Lewellen, are found in this collection. Rev. Lewellen succeeded Rev. D. F. Stright as pastor of Mount Zion Methodist Episcopal Church, and in turn was succeeded by Rev. William H. Pierce.


0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged alphabetically.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1979/03/09 by David Tambo. Finding aid created 1979/03/09 by David Tambo. Finding aid revised 1980/03/13 by David Tambo. Finding aid revised 1994/02/18 by M. Sears. Finding aid revised 1994/02/24 by J. Richards. Finding aid revised 2009/11/04 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid completed 2012/07/01 by Julie Hausknecht EAD finding aid revised 2012/08/27 by Bethany Fiechter.

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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA