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Edward Tiffin letter

 Collection — Folder: S2472
Identifier: S2472

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typewritten transcription of a November 28, 1827 letter sent by Edward Tiffin from the surveyor general's office at Chillicothe, Ohio to Indiana Governor James Brown Ray regarding the survey of the northern boundry line of Indiana.


  • 1827/11/28

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

Edward Tiffin was born June 19, 1766 in Carlisle, England. He studied medicine before immigrating to the United States in 1784. He settled in Charles Town, Virginia (now in West Virginia) and attended lectures at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Following his entry into the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1792, Tiffin moved to Chillicothe, Ohio in 1796 and engaged in preaching and medicine there. He was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party and was elected the first governor of Ohio in 1803. Tiffin also served in both the U.S. Senate and in the Ohio House of Representatives. He served as surveyor general of the Northwest Territory from 1814 to 1829. Tiffin died in Chillicothe on August 9, 1829.


National Governors Association. "Gov. Edward Tiffin." Former Governors-Ohio. Accessed October 21, 2022.

United States Congress. "Tiffin, Edward, 1766-1829." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed October 21, 2022.


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 2022/10/21 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/10/21 by Laura Eliason.
Edward Tiffin letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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