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John T. Gunn letter

 Collection — Folder: S3280
Identifier: S3280

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a October 10, 1872 letter written by John T. Gunn and sent to B. Wilson Smith. The letter contains information about a recent local election for the position of Sheriff in Sullivan, Indiana. Mr. Gunn reports on the results of polling and voting, as well as celebrating losses by the Democratic Party.


  • 1872/10/10


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

John T. Gunn was born in England on 16 April 1826 and was a successful and wellrespected attorney in Sullivan, Indiana. He was active in local politics for the Republican Party. Gunn was living in Sullivan, Indiana in 1853, where he was subsequently admitted to the bar in May of 1854. He married Mary Ann Alexander on 18 March 1855 in Vigo County. He died in Jacksonville, Florida on 19 January 1884 while trying to regain his health.

Sources: 1880 United States Census. 25 Aug. 2005

Wolfe, Thomas J., ed. A History of Sullivan County, Indiana. Vol. 1. New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1909. 229.


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 2005/08 by Benjamin Clark. EAD finding aid created in 2005/08 by Benjamin Clark. EAD finding aid updated 2015/11/04 by Brittany Kropf.
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