Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877
Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder: S0353
Scope and Contents This collection includes a 5-page manuscript Mary Adeline Denny in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 4, 1924, entitled “How the Capture of Indianapolis by the Knights of the Golden Circle, August 16, 1864, during the Civil War Was Prevented.”
Collection — Folder: S2323
Scope and Contents This collection contains four letters written by Lew Wallace while he served as colonel of the 11th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. The first letter is dated May 2, 1861 and was sent to Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton from headquarters regarding tendering his regiment for 3 years service. The remaining letters were sent from Wallace Barracks in Indianapolis and include a letter sent to John Vajen, Quarter-Master General of Indiana, regarding boot purchases for Wallace's men (May 4, 1861); a...
Collection — Folder: S0066
Collection — Folder: S1326
Collection — Folder: S1315
Scope and Contents The original document in this collection reads: "Executive Department, Indianapolis, March 17th 1863. To Whom it may Concern: The bearer hereof, Nathaniel Lyon, a loyal citizen of this State, wishes to visit Danville, Ky., for the purpose of getting a corpse. I respectfully request that he may be permitted to pass. Any favors shown him will be appreciated. O. P. Morton, Governor of Indiana." On the back side, written in ink, is: "Pass N. Lyon to Danville, Ky. By Command W. V. Bayh, Liet. Gen.,...
Scope and Contents This collection consist primarily of correspondence and papers from Oliver P. Morton’s senatorial career with an emphasis on the 1876 presidential election and Louisiana politics in 1873 and 1874. There is also family correspondence, financial papers, speeches and notes on Republican politics, the U.S. Civil War, secession, and Reconstruction.There are also 2 oversize folders and a volume, which include: extractions and a letter from R.R. Barrow, 1872/08/05 and 1872/09/29; speeches...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection includes documentation regarding Ross Franklin Lockridge's duties as director of Hoosier Historic Memorial Activities. The bulk of the collection consists of New Harmony and members of the Owen community documentation. Also included are speeches and papers written by Lockridge and his students on early Hoosiers, including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and other Indiana and United States history topics.
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: S264
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four documents. The oldest is dated December 26, 1812, and certifies that Whorton Ransdall is a private in a company of the Kentucky Militia. He entered service on August 17, 1812, and was discharged December 16, 1812. The next three documents pertain to Wharton R. Clinton. Two documents are from the Civil War and have a similar heading. The first large document appointed Wharton R. Clinton as captain of the Ninth Ward Guard of the Militia, and is dated July 10,...
Dates: 1812, 1863, 1885
Scope and Contents The collection includes William Dudley Foulke's correspondence relating to civil service reform, the women's rights movement, Indiana and national Republican Party politics, the Progressive Party in 1912 and 1916, American involvement in the Philippine Islands, and his work on behalf of American preparedness in World War I, and on behalf of the World Court, the League to Enforce Peace, and the League of Nations; copies of his extensive correspondence with Theodore Roosevelt regarding civil...