Isaac Jenkinson papers
Scope and Contents
- Jenkinson, Isaac (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Jenkinson was a long-time member of the Indiana University Board of Trustees (1866-1870, 1875-1906), serving as the board's president from 1889 to 1806. He was an advocate of coeducation at the university and finally succeeded in admitting a woman to the college in 1867. In line with his educational and political interests, Jenkinson wrote a paper entitled, Jefferson and Burr, which he read before the Tuesday Club in Richmond, Indiana on February 8, 1898. Four years later, he published a book, Aaron Bur, His Personal and Political Relations with Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, which gave a positive account of that notorious historical figure.
Jenkinson died after a fall into his cellar on October 25, 1911 in Richmond, Indiana.
Items in the collection.
Ancestry.com. "Isaac Jenkinson." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed January 5, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Isaac Jenkinson." Wayne County, Indiana, Death Records Index, 1882-1920. Accessed January 5, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
FindaGrave.com. "Jenkinson, Isaac." Find a Grave Index. Accessed January 5, 2015. http://www.findagrave.com.
"Former IU Trustee Dies From Fall in Cellar." Bloomington Weekly Courier, October 27, 1911, 1.
"Hon. Isaac Jenkinson, Friend of Lincoln and Morton Who Formerly Edited the Fort Wayne Gazette." Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, October 29, 1911, 16-17. Accessed January 5, 2015. http://access.newspaperarchive.com.
Isaac Jenkinson portrait, image no. P0054176. Indiana University Archives Photograph Collection, Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management, Bloomington, IN. Accessed January 5, 2015. http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/archives/photos/P0054176.
Aaron Burr (1756-1836) was an American lawyer and politician who served as vice president under Thomas Jefferson. He is widely considered notorious for actions of political conspiracy and mortally wounding Alexander Hamilton in their infamous duel in 1804.
"Aaron Burr Biography." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Accessed January 5, 2015. http://www.notablebiographies.com/Br-Ca/Burr-Aaron.html.
0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders, 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
- Authors, American -- Indiana -- 19th century
- Bloomington (Ind.)
- Browne, Thomas M.
- Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
- Case, Charles
- Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888
- Fish, Hamilton
- Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881
- Gompers, Samuel
- Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885
- Great Britain -- Description and travel
- Indiana University
- Mooney, James
- Muncie (Ind.)
- Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902
- Politicians -- United States -- 19th century
- Richmond (Ind.)
- United States -- Politics and government --19th century
- Universities and colleges
- Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901
- Woodburn, James A.
- Isaac Jenkinson papers
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description