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William E. Niblack paper

Identifier: S1016

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one paper prepared by William Niblack for the SemiCentennial Celebration of St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes, Indiana.


  • 1889


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 Ellis Niblack was born on May 19, 1822, in Dubois County, Indiana. He studied at Indiana University in Bloomington and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Niblack practiced law in Vincennes, Indiana; acted as surveyor of Dubois County; served in the Indiana House of Representatives in 1849-1850 and 1862-1863; and served in the Indiana Senate from 1850 to 1853. From January 1854 to October 1859, he was the judge of the third Circuit Court. He also served as a member of the United States Congress from 1857 to 1861 and 1865 to 1875. Niblack was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864, 1868, and 1876. After leaving Congress, he returned to practicing law. He became a justice on the Indiana Supreme Court in 1877 and served until 1889 when he moved to Indianapolis and retired from public service. William E. Niblack died on May 7, 1893, and is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery. Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. 23 Sept. 2005 .


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Harry Watts on 1941/02/15.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/11 by Christina Baich. Finding aid updated 2015/11/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/21 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.