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Allen J. Payton letters

 Collection — Folder: S1043
Identifier: S1043

Scope and Contents

The collection includes two letters from Indiana Representative Allen J. Payton written to his cousin, John D. Evans in New Albany, Indiana, ranging from February 27, 1889, to March 6, 1889, regarding the 1889 General Assembly Session.


  • 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

Allen J. Payton was born around 1861-1862. In 1880, he lived in Luce, Spencer County, Indiana as a farmer. He married Anna Stevenson on June 3, 1891. They had 5 children, including Robert S.; Evelyn L.; Allen J.; William E.; and Amanda. During November 1888, Payton ran against Benjamin B. John for the Spencer County seat within the House of Representatives, Indiana General Assembly. He won the election after a special committee investigated voting fraud. He died on March 1, 1917 in Evansville, Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Wisconsin Historical Society on 1955/05/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/03/15 by Linda Gellert.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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