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James Buchanan letter

 Collection — Folder: S2916
Identifier: S2916

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a June 22, 1821 handwritten letter, 7 ¾’ wide and 6” high, with faded ink, by James Buchanan. The addressee is unknown. There is a typed transcript of the letter, which is well done. The letter concerns payment of money owed and bail for Mr. Gambler. The men mentioned in the letter are: Christian Hertzler, Jacob Gambler, George Meyer, Christian Miller, and George Weaver.


  • 1821/06/22

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

James Buchanan (1791-1868) was president of the United States from 1857-1861. He was the only president from Pennsylvania and the only president who was a lifelong bachelor. From 1821 to 1831, Mr. Buchanan served in the United States House of Representatives.

Source: accessed on November 21, 2013.


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 in 2013/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created in 2013/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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