William T. Wilson collection
Scope and Contents
The collection also contains legal documents regarding land and business dealings in Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana (1817-1830s) by John Conner, John McCormack, John Tipton, and Nicholas Reagan, and a number of indentures, land patents, and plats from Kentucky, Ohio, and Logansport, Indiana. Several of the documents are land transfers conducted by Nicholas Reagan acting as agent for Fayette County for the purpose of acquiring land to establish Connersville as the county seat. Other items in the collection include accounting sheets for the Logansport Female College and the sermon given by Rev. Joseph Tuttle, president of Wabash College, at the funeral of Rev. Martin M. Post, D.D. on October 18, 1876.
This collection includes correspondence and legal documents from: Daniel Pratt Baldwin, Henry Chase, John Conner, Allen Hamilton, John McCormack, Philip Pollard, Daniel D. Pratt, Nicholas Reagan, Cyrus Taber, Giles W. Thomas, John Tipton, Spear S. Tipton, Joseph Tuttle, Thomas H. Wilson, and William T. Wilson.
There are also oversize folders, which include indentures, land documents, accounting documents, and a sermon ranging in date from 1815 to 1876 (OB018); Connersville and Logansport plats, Pollard estate executor's report and account documents, 1820-1880 (OBD015), and 9 volumes, ranging from 1839 to 1898 (V222).
- 1815-1942, undated
- Wilson, William T., 1854-1943 (Person)
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"Death Calls W.T. Wilson: Pioneer Citizen and Dean of Bar Dies at Age 89." Logansport Pharos Tribune (IN), January 27, 1943.
Seeds, Russell M. History of the Republican Party of Indiana: Biographical Sketches of the Party Leaders, vol. 1. Indianapolis: Indiana History Co., 1899.
2.5 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize folders, 9 volumes)
Language of Materials
Series 1: Documents and correspondence, 1815-1880
Series 2: William T. Wilson documents and correspondence, 1853-1927
Series 3: Logansport Presbytery, 1830-1942
- Account books
- Banks and banking
- Banks and banking -- Indiana
- Conner, John, 1775-1826
- Connersville (Ind.)
- Hamilton, Allen, 1798-1864
- Indiana -- Politics and government
- Indiana -- Politics and government -- 19th century
- Legal documents
- Logansport (Ind.)
- National Bank of Logansport (Logansport, Ind.)
- Politics and government
- Pollard, Philip, 1801-1856
- Post, M. M. (Martin Mercillian), 1806-1876
- Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Logansport
- Presbyterian churches
- Reagan, Nicholas, 1781-1836
- Thomas, Giles W., 1794-1870
- Tipton, John, 1786-1839
- William T. Wilson collection
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