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George L. Kinnard letter

 Collection — Folder: S0781
Identifier: S0781

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter written by George Kinnard to Arthur St. Clair on March 18, 1834 regarding having a request for relief heard in the House of Representatives. The letter also gives a recounting of a letter Kinnard received from General Howard.


  • 1834 March 18

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

George L. Kinnard was born in 1803 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1823, where he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law. He served as Lieutenant Colonel in the 40th regiment of the Indiana militia (1826) and Colonel of the 81st regiment (1833). Kinnard held several public offices including Marion County assessor (1826-1827); member of the Indiana House of Representatives (1827-1830); Marion County surveyor (1831-1835); and member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1833-1836). He died on November 26, 1836, near Cincinnati, Ohio, as a result of injuries sustained as a result of an explosion on the steamer Flora on the Ohio River.


Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. Accessed December 16, 2005.

Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Vol. 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.


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 donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/12 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid created 2005/12 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid revised 2015/11/06 by Brittany Kropf.
George L. Kinnard letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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