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Dill family papers

 Collection — Folder: S1819
Identifier: S1819

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the commissions and appointments of James and Alexander Dill for the Indiana Territory and State of Indiana.


  • 1803-1837


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

James Dill was an Irish attorney who came to America shortly after the Revolutionary War and settled in the Northwest Territory. He was a friend of William Henry Harrison and the son-in-law of General Arthur St. Clair. He was one of the first members of the bar in Dearborn County, Indiana. He represented Dearborn County at the Constitutional Convention of Indiana in 1816. He was the first recorder of Dearborn County. He served as a General during the War of 1812, was speaker of the Territorial legislature of Indiana and a member of the anti-slavery party. James Dill died in 1838. Alexander Dill, the son of James Dill, served as an officer in the 55th Regiment of Indiana. Source: Indiana Biographical Series. v. 3 p. 283-284.


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 from Luke Ryan on 1938/05/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2007/05 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/11/16 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/07 by Lauren Patton.
Dill family papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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