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Elijah Walker Halford letter

 Collection — Folder: S0568
Identifier: S0568

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a typed letter, on Executive Mansion letterhead, from E. W. Halford to the Rev. John P. Newman of Omaha, Nebraska on November 12, 1892. The letter writer speculates on a possible post-Presidential occupation for President Harrison and suggests that the recipient speak with Senator Stanford about this potential occupation. He uses the phrase “confidential absolutely” and asks that his name not be mentioned in connection with the suggestion


  • 1892/11/12


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

Elijah Walker Halford was born September 4, 1842 in Nottingham, England. He served as private secretary to President Benjamin Harrison, after having conducted his campaign, and was also the editor of the Indianapolis Journal. He married Fannie Armstrong in 1866. He was later appointed a major in the paymaster division of the United States Army and retired as a lieutenant colonel and deputy paymaster in 1907, by law. He died on February 27, 1937 and was buried in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sources: "Elijah Wlakter Halford." Find a Grave Index. Accessed July 15, 2013.

“Halford, Elijah Walker.” Indiana Biography Series, vol. 19, p. 25.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/07 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/07 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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