Collection #
SC 0007


oliver perry aiken (fl. 1850–1886)
papers, 1833–1886


Aiken was a farmer in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties, Indiana.


The papers consist principally of Aiken’s correspondence, legal documents, and financial records relating to farming and the shipping of agricultural products from Newburgh (Warrick County) and Evansville (Vanderburgh County), 1850–86.  Also included are letters from mercahnts in Lawrenceburg (Dearborn County) and New Orleans, La.; and Aiken family legal documents (1833–50).

volume of collection

11 folders.


Description taken from Eric Pumroy and Paul Brockman, A Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1986 (entry A-4).

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Manuscript and Visual Collections Department
William Henry Smith Memorial Library
Indiana Historical Society
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Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269

7 July 2004