Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of invoices and receipts for Benjamin Harrison’s personal and household expenses in Indianapolis, Indiana (1893-1897) and for expenses incurred in the construction of his Indianapolis home (1874-1875).The correspondence includes Harrison’s letter (1896-1900) to his law partner, W. H. H. Miller, regarding Republican Party politics, Harrison’s work in the Venezuelan boundary dispute, investments, and family and personal matters; letters regarding a...
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: S1913
Scope and Contents This collection includes handwritten drafts of essays by William H. H. Terrell regarding Governor Oliver P. Morton. Written in pencil and ink (circa 1870s), the topics covered include difficulties with a man named Watson (most likely Peter H. Watson) at the War Department who wouldn't give Terrell an audience and resulting in Governor Morton having to leave his meeting with President Lincoln to resolve the matter; Governor Morton's proposal to Lincoln to raise a force of men to open the...
Dates: circa 1870s
Collection — Folder: S1294
Scope and Contents This collection includes papers, letters and clippings from William Henry Harrison Terrell in Indiana ranging from 1862 to 1883, regarding the U.S. Civil War, chiefly the claims on the Indiana State Arsenal during the U.S. Civil War (July 30, 1862); the state's settlement of claims and accounts at war's end (1865-1868), and Indiana soldiers' war service.