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Ira J. Chase diary

 Collection — Volume: V033
Identifier: V033

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the personal diary of Ira J. Chase ranging from 1882-1894.


  • 1882-1894


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

Ira Joy Chase was the 22nd governor of Indiana. Born in Monroe County, New York on December 7, 1834, he served in the 19th Illinois Regiment during the Civil War and was discharged after a year due to ill health. The Christian ministry brought him to Indiana in 1867 and Chase served as pastor for several churches in the state. In 1886, he was appointed chaplain of the Indiana Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.). Chase was elected as lieutenant -governor of Indiana in 1888 and assumed the governorship in November, 1891 when Governor Alvin Hovey passed away. He lost the gubernatorial election of 1892 and left office on January 9, 1893. Governor Chase married Rhoda J. Castle (1833-1926) and they had four children. He passed away on May 11, 1895.


"Indiana Governor Ira Joy Chase (1834-1895)." Indiana Historical Bureau. Accessed August 26, 2016.

"Ira Joy Chase." National Governors Association. Accessed August 26, 2016.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

Language of Materials



This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Horace G. Murphy on 1933/09/22 and 1941/05/26.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

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

S0069: Ira J. Chase collection, 1882-1895, 1941

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in April 2019 by Seth Irwin. EAD finding aid created 2019/05/09 by Bethany Fiechter.
Ira J. Chase diary
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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