Papers, 1877-1938.


Papers, 1877-1938.

Correspondence, speeches, invitations and programs, pamphlets, photographs, and drawings. Topics include the Century Club, the Commercial Club, the 1893 G.A.R. Encampment, the local and national American Red Cross, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Fortune's donation of land for a local V.A. hospital, Abraham Lincoln's Indiana years, memorials for Nancy Hanks Lincoln and George Rogers Clark, and Fortune's 1923 world cruise. Also included are letters to James Whitcomb Riley from Young E. Allison; correspondence between Fortune and his lawyer, William H. Thompson; and draft biographies of Fortune and Col. Lilly by Anselm Chomel. Other correspondents include Ernest P. Bicknell, John J. Esch, Cary T. Grayson, Myron R. Green, and John E. Iglehart. Also included are Fortune's scrapbook, and photographs of many of his activities.

11 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 5 bound volumes.


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Indiana Historical Society Library

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