Lucius C. Embree papers
Scope and Contents
James T. Embree's papers includes letters he wrote to his father while he was a student at Indiana Asbury University, now DePauw University (1847-1850); his graduation address from Indiana Asbury (1850); correspondence and financial papers relating to his business interests in southwestern Indiana; a correspondence book containing copies of his legal correspondence (1857-1861); his Civil War letters to his wife, written from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi (1862-1863); reports on the 58th Indiana Regiment's casualties at Murfreesboro (1862) and the 58th's actions at Chickamauga (1863); correspondence written by officers of the 58th Regiment appealing the death sentence of Private Richard Hembree for desertion and the note of pardon by President Abraham Lincoln on July 18, 1863.
David F. Embree's papers include muster rolls, ordinance receipts, and appointment certificates from his service with Company E, 42nd Regiment Indiana Volunteers Civil War (1863-1864). Also included are receipts, land indentures, legal papers, and personal letters.
Lucius C. Embree's papers include correspondence regarding his legal practice in Princeton and southwestern Indiana, with numerous cases involving railroad property in Gibson County (1877-1926); correspondence regarding state and local Republican Party politics, including letters regarding Embree's attempts to secure a federal appointment (1881-1926); correspondence regarding Gibson County history and the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society (1920-1928); reports and papers regarding his work on the Pueblo Lands Board (1926-1928); his commonplace books containing notes on legal cases (1878, 1883); his Master Commissioner's Docket book of the Gibson Circuit Court (1881-1905); photographs of Eleanor Robb Embree (ca. 1894) and Lucius Embree (ca. 1916); and genealogical material on the Embree and Robb families.
Correspondents included in collection:
Thomas H. Adams, Conrad Baker, Charles I. Battell, Albert J. Beveridge, James Bingham, Isaac Blackford, William C. Bobbs, J.W. Boehne, Emmett F. Branch, Joseph R. Burton, John C. Chaney, James W. Cockrum, Calvin Coolidge, George W. Crawford, Edgar D. Crumpacker, W.H. Cullop, Harry M. Daugherty, John D. Defrees, Charles Denby, George K. Denton, Henry S. Dodge, Charles T. Doxey, Thomas Dowling, Winfield T. Durbin, Byron K. Elliott, William H. English, Jesse E. Eschbach, Charles W. Fairbanks, George W. Faris, Simeon D. Fess, John H. Foster, Hohn Watson Foster.
Newton W. Gilbert, James P. Goodrich, Horace Greeley, Walter Q. Gresham, A.J. Halford, J. Frank Hanley, Benjamin Harrison, Will H. Hays, William Heilman, Guy T. Helvering, James A. Hemenway, L.W. Henley, Alvin P. Hovey, Henry Hurst, John E. Iglehart, James H. Jordan, Samuel Judah, John W. Kern, Henry S. Lane, John Law, Charles Lieb, Abraham Lincoln, James Lockhart, Oscar R. Luhring, Claude Matthews, Charles W. Miller, Leander Monks, Merrill Moores, Austin W. Morris.
Harry S. New, Noah Noble, Robert Owen, Robert Dale Owen, William Owen, William Prince, Samuel Ralston, Woodfin D. Robinson, Eugene Rush, Benjamin F. Shively, Caleb B. Smith, Truman Smith, Lyman Stickney, Elihu Stout, Richard W. Thompson, W.H. Trippett, William A. Twigg, James E. Watson, John Sharp Williams, Albert W. Wishard, Jospeh A. Wright, Bennett H. Young.
- Embree, Lucius C., 1853-1932 (Person)
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Lucius Embree was an attorney in Princeton, Indiana from 1877 to 1932 and was active in state and local Republican politics. He unsuccessfully ran for the Indiana Supreme Court in 1914, but later served on the Pueblo Lands Board at Santa Fe, New Mexico working on Indian land claims (1926-1928). He also served as vice-president of the Southwest Indiana Historical Society in the 1920's. His father, James T. Embree, was a Princeton lawyer and an officer in the 58th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War, mustering out with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on October 20, 1863. His uncle, David F. Embree (1838-1877), served in Company E of the 42nd Indiana Regiment during the Civil War, obtaining the rank of Captain before resigning on April 17, 1864. David began practicing law with his brother, James, in 1865. Lucius' grandfather, Elisha Embree, was born on September 28, 1801 in Lincoln County, Kentucky to Joshua and Elizabeth Embree. He was a Gibson County lawyer and farmer, a Whig member of the Indiana State Senate (1833-1835), a judge of the 4th Judicial Circuit Court of Indiana (1835-1845), and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1847-1849). Moving to Indiana in 1811, the Embrees were one of the pioneering families of Gibson County.
"Death Summons Lucius C. Embree." Princeton Clarion-News, May 19, 1932, 1.
"Embree, Elisha (1801-1863)." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed January 30, 2016. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=E000169.
FindaGrave.com. "David F. Embree." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed February 3, 2016.
FindaGrave.com. "Lucius Comwell Embree." Find a Grave Memroial. Accessed January 30, 2016. http://www.findagrave.com.
Monks, Leander J., Logan Esarey, and Ernest V. Shockley, eds. Courts and Lawyers of Indiana, vol. 3. Indianapolis: Federal Publishing Company, 1916.
Stormont, Gil R. History of Gibson County, Indiana: Her Peoples, Industries, and Institutions. Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen and Company, 1914.
9.6 Cubic Feet (27 manuscript boxes, 1 large oversize manuscript box)
Series 1: Embree family documents, 1800-1972
Subseries 1.1: Elisha Embree documents, 1800-1883 Subseries 1.2: Elisha Embree and James T. Embree documents, 1855-1862 Subseries 1.3: James T. Embree and David F. Embree documents, 1863-1868 Subseries 1.4: Lucius C. Embree documents, 1878-1929 Subseries 1.5: Lucius C. Embree and Willis P. Howe documents, 1889-1902 Subseries 1.6: Embree family documents, 1808-1972
Series 2: Lucius C. Embree legal papers, 1877-1930
Subseries 2.1: Lucius C. Embree legal correspondence, 1890-1930 Subseries 2.2: Lucius C. Embree legal papers, 1877-1929
- Embree family
- Embree, David, 1838-1877
- Embree, Louise, 1887-1972
- Family history
- Gibson County (Ind.)
- Indiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- Indiana -- Politics and government -- 19th century
- Land contracts
- Lawyers -- Indiana
- Legal correspondence
- Legal documents
- Politics and government
- Princeton (Ind.)
- Receipts (Acknowledgements)
- Robb, David, 1771-1844
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1861-1865). Company E
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 58th (1861-1865)
- United States. Pueblo Lands Board
- Lucius C. Embree papers
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