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Louis L. Ludlow letter

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0857

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a May 16, 1924 handwritten letter by Louis L. Ludlow sent from Washington, D.C. to Howard M. Staunton, an attorney in Indianapolis. In the letter Ludlow lets Staunton know that he is sending him a copy of his new book From Cornfield to Press Gallery.

There is also an oversize portrait of Ludlow dated March 27, 1929 (B057).


  • 1924/05/16; 1929/03/27


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

Louis L. Ludlow was born June 24, 1873 on a farm near Connersville, Indiana to Henry Lewis and Isabella Ludlow. He began working for an Indianapolis newspaper when he was just eighteen years old. Ludlow became a correspondent in Washington, D.C. in 1901 and continued to work in the congressional press gallery until he was elected as a U.S. Representative in 1928. A Democrat, he was re-elected nine times. Ludlow was the author of several books and after retiring from Congress, he wrote a Sunday column for the Indianapolis Star. He married Katherine Huber on September 1, 1896 and they had four children. He died at the age of 77 on November 28, 1950.


"Louis Ludlow, 77, Ex-Congressman Dies At Capital." Connersville News-Examiner (IN), November 29, 1950.


0.04 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 small oversize folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from the Indiana Book Store on 1967/09/05 and a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/09 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/09 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid revised 2021/11/18 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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