Thomas Downs papers  1862-1938
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Additional Descriptive Data

Downs Family Genealogy

  • Hezekiah (1819-1883) m. Ruth Ann (Chase) Downs (1813-1885)
    • Thomas Downs (1845-1911) m. Nov. 20, 1866 to Mary Jane Eisman (b. 1849)
      • Florence Downs (b. 1867) m. Martin Reifel
        • Jane Augusta Reifel (b. 1901)
        • Helen Downs Reifel
      • Susan Jane Downs (b. 1868) m. Charles A. Rieman
        • Gladys Rieman m. Robert C. Hamilton
        • Mary Jane Rieman m. William F. Maurer
      • Augusta Ann Downs (b. 1870) m. Jesse B. Rhoads
      • William Francis Downs (1872-1888)
      • George A. Downs (1877-1936) m. Sept. 18, 1909 to Marie E. Seiling
        • Thomas Downs
    • Montgomery Downs
    • Eliza Downs
    • William Francis Downs
Alternate Locations

Heinemann, J. L. The Indian Trail down the White Water Valley (Indianapolis: Krieg Bros., 1912) Transferred to Book Division.

United States Office of Indian Affairs. Routes to Indian agencies and schools ... (Carlisle: Carlisle Indian Press, 1908). Transferred to Book Division.

7 cartes de visite, 1860s. Transferred to Graphics Division. (C.3.14)

Tintypes, all unidentified except two of Cain family. Transferred to Graphics Division. (C.3.14)

3 real photo postcards (Marie E. Seiling, 1912; John, 1916; Cliff House auto tour group, ca.1915) Transferred to Graphics Division. (C.5.6)

Connersville (Ind.) Daily News vol. 2 (123), 1888 November 1 (brief notice of the Downs' visit to Chicago) vol. 2 (126), 1888 November 5 vol. 9 (83), 1895 September 17. Transferred to off-site storage.

Bibliography

Barrows, Frederic Irving, ed. History of Fayette County, Indiana (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen, 1917) cat. 10/96 rsc

Partial Subject Index
African-Americans--Social conditions
  • Notebook 3 (Box 6)
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.)
  • 1909 June 27
  • 1909 July 7
  • 1909 July 11
Autograph books
  • Box 5
Birthday cards
  • n.d. (Jane Rieman to Mary Jane Downs)
Brothers and sisters
  • 1910 December (to Eliza Downs)
  • 1911 January 7
Business cards
  • Misc. business cards (2 folders, box 3)
California--Description and travel
  • 1901 December 22
Cemeteries--Indiana
  • 1884 July 14
Cheyenne Agency (S.D.)
  • See listing under Ute Indians--South Dakota
Chicago (Ill.)--Description and travel
  • 1901 December 22
Children's art
  • n.d. (Jane Rieman)
Christmas
  • 1879 December 30
  • 1911 December 26
Cigars
  • "Mash" cards (Box 3)
Columbia Club (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • 1898 January 11
Connersville (Ind.) High School--Commencements
  • 1895 May 23
Connersville (Ind.)--History
  • Indiana Magazine (Box 6)
Courtship
  • "Mash" cards (Box 3)
Death--Poetry
  • 1911 January
Discharge, Military
  • 1862 September 15
  • 1865 October 22
Downs, George A., 1877-1938
  • Obituaries (Box 3)
Downs, Thomas, 1845-1911
  • Miscellaneous folders (Box 3)
Downs, Thomas, 1845-1911--Death
  • 1910 December 23
  • 1910 December (7 folders)
  • 1911 January 20
  • ca.1911 January (2 folders)
  • 1911 (Journal interfiled with correspondence)
Downs, William Francis, 1872-1888
  • 1888 October 30
  • 1889 January 15
  • Obituaries (Box 3)
Eulogies
  • 1888 October 30
  • 1911 January 20
  • ca.1911 January
Fathers and sons
  • 1901 March 27
Fires--Indiana--Connersville
  • 1880 March 22
Fort Columbia (Wash.)
  • 1901 March 27
  • 1901 April 17
Grand Army of the Republic
  • 1889 September 24
  • 1895 September
House construction--Indiana
  • n.d. December 10 (Thomas Downs to Jesse B. Rhoads)
  • n.d. (Thomas Downs to Jesse B. Rhoads)
Huston, Mrs. J. E.
  • Misc. genealogical notes (Box 3)
Indian agents
  • 1903 October 15
  • 1907 March 30
  • 1908 November 12
  • 1911 (Journal interfiled with correspondence)
  • Notebook 1 (Box 5)
Indians of North America
  • 1911 (Journal interfiled with correspondence)
  • Notebook 1 (Box 5)
  • Notebook 3 (Box 6)
Indians of North America--California
  • 1909 February 28-May 19
Indians of North America--Education
  • See Round Valley Indian School
  • 1909 May 23
  • 1909 June 23
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Notebook 1 (Box 5)
Indians of North America--Nebraska
  • 1909 November 7
Indians of North America--Social conditions
  • Notebook 3 (Box 6)
Indians of North America--South Dakota
  • 1907 November 1-December 12
  • 1911 (Journal interfiled with correspondence)
Indians of North America--Washington
  • 1909 May 23-July 27
  • Notebook 2 (Box 5)
Indians of North America--Wisconsin
  • 1909 October 3-31
  • 1909 November 14
Measels
  • 1879 November 9
  • 1879 December 5
Medical students--Michigan
  • 1901 March 27
  • 1901 June
Men--Societies and clubs
  • 1897 December 9
  • 1898 January 11
  • 1910 June 27
Menus
  • 1897 December 9
  • 1903 January 13
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
  • 1909 January 28
  • 1909 February 5
Mortgages--Indiana
  • 1876 July 10
  • 1877 March 16
  • 1877 March 23
  • 1877 May 12
  • 1877 April 5
  • 1878 May 29
  • 1884 April 4
  • 1889 April 27
Mothers and daughters
  • 1921 May 8
  • 1938 May 7
Mothers' Day
  • 1921 May 8
  • 1938 May 7
  • n.d. (Jane Rieman to Mary Jane Downs)
Newspapers--Indiana
  • 1883 February 23
Obituaries
  • 1888 October 30
  • 1911 January 20
  • Obituaries (Box 3)
Pen and ink drawing
  • 1880 March 22
Pensions, Military--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • 1911 February 28
  • n.d. (unidentified writer)
Poetry
  • Misc. poetry (Box 3)
Power of attorney--Indiana
  • 1883 March 19
Purdue University
  • 1899 June 6
Puyallup Indian Industrial School
  • 1909 June 11-July 7
Racism
  • Notebook 3 (Box 6)
Real property--Indiana
  • 1876 July 10
  • 1877 March 16
  • 1877 March 23
  • 1877 April 5
  • 1877 May 12
  • 1877 April 5
  • 1878 May 29
  • 1884 April 4
  • 1889 April 27
Real property--Ohio
  • 1883 January 24
Report cards--Indiana
  • 1884 December 19
  • 1885 March 20
  • 1887 March 25
  • 1888 May 11
  • 1888 June 1
  • 1918 October 1
Rieman Family
  • Miscellaneous folders (Box 3)
Round Valley Indian School (Covelo, Calif.)
  • 1909 February 28-May 19
Salvation Army
  • 1901 March 20
San Diego (Calif.)--Description and travel
  • 1901 December 22
Stranding of ships
  • 1901 April 14
Telephones
  • 1879 December 5
Thunder Butte Affair, 1907
  • 1907 November 1-December 12
  • 1911 (Journal interfiled with correspondence)
Union Club (Connersville, Ind.)
  • 1897 December 9
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Poetry
  • 1895 September
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans
  • 1889 September 24
  • 1895 September
  • 1909 January 28
  • 1909 February 5
Ute Indians--South Dakota
  • 1907 November 1-December 12
  • [1911] (Journal interfiled with correspondence)
Washington--Description and travel
  • 1909 May 23
  • 1909 June 23
  • 1909 July 11
  • 1909 July 19
Wedding invitations--Indiana
  • 1915 October 14
Weddings--Washington
  • 1909 September 18
White Pine Lumber Company
  • 1903 January 13
Winnebago Agency (Nebr.)
  • 1909 November 7
Winnebago Indians
  • 1909 October 3-November 7
Women college students--Ohio
  • 1926 February 25
  • 1926 May
  • 1926
Yakima Indians
  • 1909 July 11
  • 1909 July 19
  • Notebook 2 (Box 5)