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Lucien Barbour commission

 Collection — Folder: S0066
Identifier: S0066

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Lucien Barbour's commission as a notary public in Marion County by Governor Oliver Perry Morton.


  • 1862


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Lucien Barbour was born in Canton, Connecticut on March 4, 1811. He was graduated from Amherst College in 1837. Following graduation, he studied law under Stephen C. Stevens in Madison, Indiana until 1839. Upon admission to the Indiana Bar Association he began practicing law in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1842, he married Alice Thomas of Paris, Kentucky. He served as U.S. District Attorney from 1848-1850, a commissioner to draft the Civil Code of Indiana in 1852, and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, elected as an Opposition Party candidate, from 1855-1857. Barbour was not a candidate for re-election to the House in 1856, and practiced law in Indianapolis until his death on July 19, 1880 in Indianapolis. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.


“Amherst College Class of 1837.” Amherst College Biographical Record, Centennial Edition (1821-1921). 5 May 2006 .


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Hugh H. Hanna during February 1940.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Benjamin Clark during May 2006. Finding aid revised by Edythe Huffman on 2015/11/09. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/10.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.