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Indiana autographs collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: L409

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of papers from 1832 to 1926, though the bulk of the materials cover 1870-1900. The greater part of this collection consists of correspondence and signed documents, and is mainly important as a collection of autographs. For the most part, the autographs come from Indiana politicians involved at the state and national level of government. Some of the prominent Indianans include: Albert J. Beveridge, William H. English, Oliver P. Morton, James A. Mount, George W. Julian, Daniel Pratt, Thomas Taggart, Daniel W. Voorhees, Henry Smith Lane, and Joseph Wright.

The major exceptions within this collection are letters from John Heyl Vincent (1832-1920) an American educator, and Henry Vincent (1813-1878), a British lecturer, of whom were neither born nor lived in Indiana.


  • 1832-1926

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.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



The letters are organized in alphabetical order by the name of sender and then by date. The final folder, titled "Miscellaneous," contains pages that have multiple names on them, 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 during 2003 by Elizabeth Wilkinson. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/29 by Bethany Fiechter.
Indiana autographs collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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