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William R. Holloway letter

 Collection — Folder: S3350
Identifier: S3350

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a June 11, 1861 letter written by W.R. Holloway, private secretary of Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton, and sent to a Colonel Miller in response to Miller's request to the governor for a regiment appointment for his friend. Holloway also mentioned that once "one company reports from your county in accordance with the Militia Law you will be appointed" and that Governor Morton had gone to New York.


  • 1861/06/11


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

William Robeson (W.R.) Holloway was born on December 6, 1836 at Richmond, Indiana to David P. and Jane Ann Holloway. He married Eliza Burbank on November 10, 1858 and they had one son. Eliza was the sister of Governor Oliver P. Morton's wife, Lucinda. Holloway was a prominent public figure and was the owner of the Indianapolis Journal for several years and was founder of theIndianapolis Times. He was appointed Governor Morton's private secretary in 1861 and he served in this position until 1863. He also served as postmaster of Indianapolis, Indiana and as United States consul general at St. Petersburg. He passed away at the age of 75 on December 30, 1911.

Source: "William R. Holloway." Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed February 20, 2018.

"Col. Holloway Called by Death." Indianapolis Star (IN), December 31, 1911. Accessed February 20, 2018.


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 purchase from Cowan's Auctions, Inc. on 2013/09/23.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S0644: William R. Holloway articles and correspondence

V476: William R. Holloway letter book

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/02/20 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/02/20 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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