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Owen and Orange counties election certificates

 Collection — Folder: S2411
Identifier: S2411

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an election returns document that certified the number of votes cast in Owen County for each candidate running for the office of governor and lieutenant governor in 1896. The certificate was signed by the clerk of the Owen Circuit Court on November 10, 1896 and includes the county seal. The second document is a sheriff's certification of the election of Perry McCart as joint representative of Dubois, Lawrence, and Orange counties, signed at the Orange County Courthouse on November 11, 1896 by sheriffs Henry Cassidy of Dubois, George W. Holmes of Lawrence, and Benjamin F. Speer of Orange.


  • 1896

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

On November 3, 1896, Indiana voters went to the polls and elected Republican James A. Mount governor and Republican William S. Haggard lieutenant governor. Democrat Perry McCart was also elected to represent Dubois, Lawrence and Orange County in the Indiana General Assembly. All three men served one term.


Indiana Archives and Records Administration. "Governors." State Archives Collections: Elected Officials and Indiana Laws. Accessed August 26, 2022.

Indiana Archives and Records Administration. "Lieutenant Governors of Indiana." State Archives Collections: Elected Officials and Indiana Laws. Accessed August 26, 2022.

"The General Assembly: List of the Members of the Two Houses." Indianapolis News (IN), November 25, 1896.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/08/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/08/26 by Laura Eliason.
Owen and Orange counties election certificates
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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