Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877
Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder: S614
Scope and Contents This collection contains three typewritten copies of the life story of Ezra G. Hayes that he dictated to Caroline M. Hayes. Hayes' narrative ranges from 1705 to the early 1900s. This collection was made from a copy owned by Mrs. Jacob Bauer of Lawrenceburg, Indiana in 1933 and it includes Mr. Hayes' family history, his many business pursuits, early history of Dearborn County, Indiana, and his viewpoints on the politics and elections during his lifetime. Also included are three copies of a poem...
Dates: circa 1910
Collection — Folder: S1137
Scope and Contents This collection includes 3 items: a letter dated November 2, 1940, from Mrs. R.H. McCletald; a daguerreotype of George Saylor; and a handwritten letter dated May 24, 1862 addressed to Robert Blakely, Esq., from George Saylor of the 15th Indiana Regiment, regarding preparation for the Siege of Corinth, and Indiana Governor O.P. Morton’s speech before the 15th Indiana Regiment at Corinth on May 23, 1862.The letter reportedly was written by Indiana Civil War soldier George Saylor on...
Scope and Contents The bulk of the correspondence is that of George W. Julian and his wife, Laura Giddings Julian, and with his children, Grace and Paul, while he was serving in Congress, working as an attorney in Washington, D.C., and on speaking tours. In his letters with Laura, he discusses questions before Congress. Additional correspondence includes letters to Laura from her father, Joshua R. Giddings, written while he was serving in Congress or as U.S. consul general to Canada in Montreal (1861-1864);...
Dates: 1789-1940, predominantly 1789-1902
Collection — Folder: S1272
Scope and Contents Eight items are in this collection, thus: (1) certificate appointing him Lieutenant Colonel for the 54th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteer Militia, signed by Governor O. P. Morton, dated November 19, 1862; (2) Special Orders 27, dated January 14, 1863, accepting the resignation of Lieutenant Colonel H. Sturm, 54th Regiment; (3) "To Whom It May Concern" letter by Governor Morton, dated May 13, 1865, asking the military authorities for kind attention and consideration...
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents This collection includes glass lantern slides created by McIntosh Steropticon Company of Chicago, Illinois from circa 1916 showing male historical figures from Indiana, most likely used for a lecture or some type of display during the Indiana centennial.
Dates: circa 1916
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents The collection consists of papers from 1832 to 1926, though the bulk of the materials cover 1870-1900. The greater part of this collection consists of correspondence and signed documents, and is mainly important as a collection of autographs. For the most part, the autographs come from Indiana politicians involved at the state and national level of government. Some of the prominent Indianans include: Albert J. Beveridge, William H. English, Oliver P. Morton, James A. Mount, George W. Julian,...
Scope and Contents The collection primarily consists of Jefferson C. Davis’s official military papers. During Davis’s time as quartermaster, the papers include receipts, bills, requisitions, and other documents relating to his Indianapolis based post (1861). As an officer in the field, Davis’s papers include official correspondence regarding duties, copies of telegrams to Gen. John C. Fremont, and military inspection reports sent to him while with the 14th Army Corps (1861–1865). The collection also contains...
Collection — Folder: S0670
Scope and Contents This collection includes autographed, signed letters, official documents and telegrams from Gov. Joseph A. Wright, Gov. Oliver P. Morton, Alexander Ramsey, William Henry Harrison Terrell, Richard Thompson, Mayor John Caven, John Coburn, J. P. Dunn and Ebenezer Dumont in Indianapolis, Indiana, excerpts from the Western Sun, and officials of the United States War Department ranging from 1850 to 1880 and undated regarding Indiana and Civil War soldiers and payments and other related business.
Collection — Folder: S1334
Scope and Contents There are five items in this collection, including a Quarter Master General account book from April 29, 1861-October 9, 1861; an envelope containing three business cards, one for J. H. Vajen, Hardware Merchant, and two alike for Joseph Curzon, Architect; letter dated July 15, 1961, to "My dear Vajen" from Oliver P. Morton, written from Washington, in which he enclosed "contracts and specifications from the quarter master for horses, wagons, ambulances, too"; a letter dated March 17, 1862, to...