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Gilbert and Andrews family papers and photographs

Identifier: MSS-257

Scope and Contents

The collection contains an extensive family tree, three nineteenth-century land deeds, a tax letter on Andrews business letterhead, an 1893 list of soldiers buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, and a funeral bill. Related photographs are in PSC 39 and PSC 177.


  • Creation: 1833-1994

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

The Gilbert-Andrews family traces its roots to Goldsmith C. Gilbert (c 1795-1844), one of Muncie’s most prominent early settlers and the purchaser of the Hackley Reserve on which Muncietown grew. Gilbert was a promoter of Muncietown as a commercial town and the seat of the newly established Delaware County government, and a number of other Gilbert family members settled there. Gilbert served as Delaware County representative to the Indiana Legislature. His daughter, Mary Jane Gilbert Andrews (1825-1904), is believed to be the first white female born in Muncie. She married Daniel H. Andrews (1825-1856), one of Muncie’s first physicians. Their grandson George, also a physician, founded Muncie Home Hospital in 1913.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box and 1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Gilbert and Andrews family subject files, 1582-1967

Series 2: Gilbert and Andrews family photographs, undated

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation by Delores Rench on 1995/10/31.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/12 by J. E. Gastineau. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/18 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2013/11/01 by Rebecca Marangelli.

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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