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Francis Marion Dice papers

Identifier: MSD-1868-001

Collection Statement

This collection consists mainly of letters written by Francis Dice to his family. It also includes some addresses give to Phi Kappa Psi members on June 19,1868; speeches; report cards from Indiana Asbury University; and an obituary notice for Mr. Dice.


  • 1862 - 1973

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

Mr. Dice was the son of Jacob Dice of Fountain County and was born there in 1845. He attended the common schools and was then sent to Wesley Academy, located six miles from Crawfordsville, in Montgomery County, Indiana, for several terms. He joined the Union Army, enlisting with Company C, One Hundred and Sixteenth Indiana infantry, with W.C. Kise commanding. After returning from the war, he entered Asbury University (now DePauw University), where he graduated in 1868, upon completion of the six year course in four years. In 1874 and 1875, Francis Dice was the editor and proprietor of the "Covington Republican", expressing his staunch Republican ideas through its columns. He also held other offices of trust in Fountain County and was elected to the State Senate. Mr. Dice was married on December 22, 1871, to Miss Mary Frances Thompson, daughter of William Thompson of Covington. Mr. Dice's death in November 21, 1906 was caused by arterial sclerosis or hardening of the arteries.


0.175 Cubic Feet (1 document case)

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Francis Marion Dice papers Class of 1868
Wesley Wilson
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States