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Ulric Zwingle Wiley journal

 Collection — Folder: S1409
Identifier: S1409

Scope and Contents

The journal in this collection contains essays, poetry, finances, and the general notes of Ulric Z. Wiley ranging from 1870 to 1872.


  • 1870-1872


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 / Historical

Ulric Zwingle Wiley was born on November 14, 1847 in Jefferson County, Indiana to Preston and Lucinda Wiley. He graduated from Hanover College in 1867 and studied law for two years in the Indianapolis law office William Wallace, the son of former Governor David Wallace and brother of Lew Wallace. He entered the law school at North Western Christian University (now Butler University) and received his degree in 1873. He married Mary A. Cole in May 1874 and they had four children. In October 1874, he began practicing law in Fowler, Indiana and later served as the Benton County attorney from 1875 to 1877. He served as judge of the 30th Judicial Circuit from 1892 to 1896 and then as a judge of the 5th District of the Appellate Court from 1897 to 1907. He then resumed his practice of law in Indianapolis and continued in his profession until about a year before he passed away at the age of 81 on January 5, 1929.


Dunn, Jacob Piatt. Indiana and Indianans: A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Indiana and the Century of Statehood Vol. IV. Chicago: The American Historical Society, 1919.

"Influenza Fatal to Ulric Wiley, Former Judge." Indianapolis Star (IN), January 6, 1929.

Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 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 is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2005/11 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid created in 2005/11 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid revised 2019/06/07 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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