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Indiana Lincoln League letter

 Collection — Folder: S1577
Identifier: S1577

Scope and Contents

Written from Liberty, Indiana, this handwritten letter, dated September 7, 1888, is one sentence. It reads as follows: "To Whom It May Concern. You are hereby respectfully requested to lower the Banner across Union Street which represents the Rebel Flag by 6 o'clock P M of this day and thus avoid trouble. Very respectfully Many Union Soldiers."


  • 1888


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.

Historical Note

The Indiana Lincoln League, according to the imprinted letterhead, had officers, an executive committee, and district managers. General John Coburn of Indianapollis was on the Executive Committee. The officers were President W. L. Taylor, Secretary W. H. Smith, and Treasurer N. S. Byram. There were five men on the Executive Committee. Thirteen men served as District Managers. Albert Davis was the District Manager for Liberty, Indiana, and presumably wrote this letter.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Malcolm G. Rollins on 1934/7/27.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2018/9/13 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Indiana Lincoln League letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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