Defrees, John D. (John Dougherty), 1810 or 1811-1882
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Austin H. Brown papers
Scope and Contents This collection contains Austin H. Brown’s personal and business correspondence, as well as documents of political appointments, indentures, checks, receipts, clippings, and compositions, programs and other ephemera from social and political activities such as membership to the Democratic Party and Masons organizations. The correspondence includes letters from his father, William J. Brown, his brother, George, and cousin, John Ferguson.There are also a Independent Relief Fire Co.,...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Austin H. Brown papers
Daniel D. Pratt collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of Daniel D. Pratt’s legal and political papers from the period 1831 to 1877. His legal papers include correspondence, briefs, legal and financial documents, and notes regarding his cases in Logansport and northern Indiana, including both criminal and civil cases. The collection also contains papers regarding collection of debts for eastern law firms and papers related to the settlement of the estate of Senator John Tipton. Additionally, there are...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Daniel D. Pratt collection
Donald F. Carmony papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains typewritten copies of articles written by Donald F. Carmony regarding the history of Indiana newspapers and their editors that were published in the Indiana Publisher from 1949 to 1951. The articles include sketches of Elihu Stout, Schuyler Colfax, John D. Defrees, Michael C. Garber, John B. Norman, Archibald Beal, Dr. E.W.H. Ellis, and Charles D. Murray. The collection also contains correspondence and documents regarding education and...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Donald F. Carmony papers
Hamilton family papers
Scope and Contents This collection contains business papers, correspondence, receipts and deeds from the firm of Hamilton and Taber, including Cyrus Taber's correspondence with Allen Hamilton. Much of the correspondence regards business, various Indian treaties, railroads, politics, and the settlement of Hamilton's estate following his death in 1864. Materials date from 1788 through 1963, with the bulk of the collection dating from Allen Hamilton's career. Materials are arranged chronologically, with business...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Hamilton family papers
John B. Stoll collection
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters to John B. Stoll regarding state and national Democratic Party politics (1866-1920), including correspondence relating to the 1870 and 1872 campaigns. Also included are letters from German Democrats in the state, as well as correspondence relating to northern Indiana newspapers and his work with the Democratic State Editorial Association. The collection has Stoll’s work on the history of the Democratic Party in Indiana along with his political speeches and...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / John B. Stoll collection
John Tipton collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of Tipton’s correspondence and business papers from the period 1810-1839 in Indiana. His correspondence, including retained copies of his outgoing letters, includes letters relating to the operations of the Indiana Militia in the 1810s; and political correspondence regarding the work of the state legislature (1820s-1830s), his senatorial elections (1831, 1832), his appointments to federal office (1831-1839), and local, state, and national issues, particularly...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / John Tipton collection
Schuyler Colfax collection
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection consists of Schuyler Colfax's correspondence from 1841 to 1884 regarding Whig and Republican Party politics in Indiana and nationally. Also included are letters from Indiana officers in the U.S. Civil War regarding promotions and assignments; Colfax's letters on routine business as Speaker of the House and Vice President; his letters regarding speaking engagements; letters to his wife regarding his role in the "Credit Mobilier" affair in 1875; and letters...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Schuyler Colfax collection