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Samuel M. Ralston "thank you" note

 Collection — Folder: S1782
Identifier: S1782

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a thank you note card sent by Samuel Moffett Ralston to his supporters after his election as Governor of Indiana.


  • 1912


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

Samuel Moffett Ralston was born on December 1, 1857, near New Cumberland, Ohio. His parents were John and Sarah Scott Ralston. In 1865, his family moved to Owen County, Indiana, where they established a large farm. They moved several more times, finally settling in Spencer, Indiana. Ralston was a schoolteacher before he began studying law in 1884. He was admitted to the bar in 1886 and set up a practice in Lebanon, Indiana, where he continued until his election as Governor of Indiana in 1912. Ralston married Mary Josephine Backus on December 25, 1881, but Mary died only six months later. In 1889, he remarried to Jennie Cravens with whom he had three children. Ralston died on October 14, 1925. Sources: Monks, Leander. Courts and Lawyers of Indiana, Volume III. Indianapolis: Federal Publishing Co., 1916. Taylor, Charles W. Biographical Sketches and Review of the Bench and Bar of Indiana. Indianapolis: Bench and Bar Publishing Co., 1895.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/12 by Christina Baich. Finding aid revised 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/07 by Lauren Patton.
Samuel M. Ralston "thank you" note
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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