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Mansur scrapbook collection

 Collection — Folder: S1992
Identifier: S1992

Scope and Contents

This collection includes commercially-printed tickets from the 1888 Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois dated June 19th regarding five days of convention attendance, some delegate, alternate and guest tickets, also a ticket allowing Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mansur to sit in the rostrum.


  • 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.

Biographical Note

William Mansur was born on January 20, 1819 in Wayne County, Indiana to Jeremy and Jane Carr Mansur. He married Hannah Ann Culley in Marion County, Indiana on August 18, 1847, and they had two children. He worked in the pork business. In 1880, he was a retired merchant and they lived in Indianapolis. He died on October 18, 1893 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sources: "Hannah Mansur." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 5, 2014.

"Hannah Mansur." Indianapolis News, September 16, 1907, p. 14, c.4. "William Mansur." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 5, 2014. "William Mansur." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 5, 2014. "William Mansur." Indiana, Select marriages, 170-1992. Accessed August 5, 2014. "William Mansur" Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed August 5, 2014.

Historical Note

The Republican National Convention is the official nominating convention, held every four years of the Republican Party. It was held within the Exposition Hall in Chicago, Illinois from June 19-25, 1888. Benjamin Harrison, a former senator from Indianapolis,Indiana, was nominated president, and Levi P. Morton, a former United States representative of New York, for vice president. Speakers included Frederick Douglass and John Charles Fremont, a candidate for president in 1856.

"Fremont, John Charles". Political Graveyard.

"Republican National Convention 1888". Factualworld.

"Presidential nominating convention". Factualworld.

"Republican National Convention 1888". Political Graveyard.

"Republican National Convention 1888: Convention speakers". Political Graveyard.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/08/05 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/08/05 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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