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William R. Holloway articles and correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0644

Scope and Contents

This collection includes articles and correspondence from William R. Holloway in Indianapolis, Indiaan ranging from circa 1882 to 1896 regarding the U.S. Civil War and personal correspondence.


  • circa 1882-1896


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

William Robeson Holloway was born December 6, 1836, in Richmond, Indiana, to Mr. and Mrs. David P. Holloway. He worked as a printer before becoming Governor Oliver P. Morton's private secretary. Holloway purchased the Indiana Journal newspaper, and served as editor for several years. He also founded the Indianapolis Times, which later merged with the Journal. Holloway also served as postmaster of Indianapolis as well as United States consul general in St. Petersburg, Russia. Holloway authored several books on Indiana history. He died December 10, 1911.


Information found in collection.

Duvall, Jeffrey A. "William Robeson Holloway." In The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1994.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Edward M. Martin on 1938/09/06.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S3350: William R. Holloway letter

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/08/14 by Jamie Dunn. EAD finding aid created 2013/08/14 by Jamie Dunn.
William R. Holloway articles and correspondence
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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