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Ambrose P. Stanton letter

 Collection — Folder: S1833
Identifier: S1833

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter written by Ambrose Stanton as Treasurer of the Indianapolis Art Association regarding the purchase of a piece by an Indianapolis artist.


  • 1901/03/27


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

Ambrose Stanton was born on February 15, 1834, in Fayette County, Indiana. He moved to Missouri in 1857, but returned to Indiana and settled in Indianapolis in 1864. He married Annie E. Nye in 1860. They had three children before her death in 1895. Stanton remarried to Mary V. Ruddell. He served as an Indianapolis city councilman (1867-1869) and Speaker of the State House of Representatives (1869). Stanton was also a member of the Marion County Board of Education, the state Board of Education, and the Indianapolis Art Association. He died on May 25, 1912. Source: 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 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 2005/11 by Christina Baich. Finding aid revised 2015/11/04 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/07 by Lauren Patton.
Ambrose P. Stanton 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.