Scope and Contents
This collection contains a 16-page manuscript written by Claude J. Haymond regarding Shelby County's role in the 1851 Indiana constitutional convention. The manuscript gives a brief background of Indiana's first constitution of 1816 and the reasons why it was deemed necessary to create a new one. Haymond describes Shelbyville and Shelby County in 1850 and also quotes the description of Indianapolis written by Edward Eggleston at the time of the convention. Haymond's manuscript offers...