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Benjamin Franklin Stevens letter

 Collection — Folder: S1249
Identifier: S1249

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises one photocopied letter from Benjamin Harrison in Washington, D.C. to Benjamin Franklin Stevens in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 20, 1886, regarding Harrison's political campaign and a request for Stevens' assistance with the campaign and with preventing voter fraud.


  • 1886


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

Benjamin Franklin Stevens was born in Ohio near present-day Sedamsville by the Ohio River on February 6, 1841. He arrived in Indiana with his parents by covered wagon in 1847 or 1848. They lived outside of Versailles by the Laughery Creek. He died in Dabney, Ripley County, Indiana. His great-grandson, Bryce Henderson Stevens, was head of the only line of descendants still living in Indiana in 1972 when he donated this letter.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Bryce Henderson Stevens on 1972/11/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/02/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2017/02/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2017/02/27 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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