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Abel D. Streight collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1266
Scope and Contents This collection includes certificates regarding Abel D. Streight's service in the U.S. Civil War, including as a brigadier general (1861-1871), a portrait of Streight, and a photocopied article from the Columbus, Indiana Evening Republican, dated January 2, 1880, entitled "Ringing Letter from Colonel Streight, What He Thinks of the Exodus," and was reprinted from the Logansport Journal regarding his thoughts on formerly...
Dates: 1861-1880

American Colonization Society pamphlet

 Collection
Identifier: S2785
Scope and Contents This collection includes a single pamphlet created by the American Colonization Society on May 23, 1825 printed in Washington City by Way & Gideon. It is entitled "Constitution, government, and digest of the laws of Liberia".
Dates: 1825

Bence family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1841
Scope and Contents This collection contains deeds, indentures, mortgages, and banking and estate documents of the Bence family. Ranging from 1790 to 1885, the bulk of the land documents are related to property located in Jefferson County, Kentucky and Putnam County, Indiana. The collection also includes John A. Bence's certificate for his commission as first lieutenant in the "Washington Guards" signed by Indiana Governor Ashbel D. Willard on August 4, 1859; a certificate of exemption for permanent disability for...
Dates: 1790-1882

Benjamin Floyd estate slave allotment

 Collection — Folder: S2655
Identifier: S2655
Scope and Contents This collection includes the slave allotment for the estate of Benjamin Floyd of Lincoln County, Kentucky dated April 6, 1837. The beneficiaries of the allotment were his eight surviving children - Singleton, John, Frances, David, Lucy, Betsey, Benjamin, and Polly. The document lists the slaves names and monetary value under each lot number and notes which heir received which lot. The allotment was recorded by the Lincoln County clerk on August 7, 1837.
Dates: 1837

Fanny Hudelson collection

 Collection — Folder: S1868
Identifier: S1868
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, documents and receipts of the Hudelson and Hinds families, including a bill of sale between John Jones and Samuel Hinds of Bourbon County, Kentucky for a "negro girl" (December 18, 1795); receipts of Francis and Elizabeth Hinds (1826-1849); a notice of transfer draft payable at the Branch of the Northern Bank of Kentucky at Louisville for $150,000 signed by Treasury Secretary Levi Woodbury (July 20, 1836); letters written by Francis I. Hudelson and sent...
Dates: 1795-1863, 1929

Flavius Josephus Bellamy collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0100
Scope and Contents The collection consists of diaries, letters, newspaper clippings, certificate, and discharge paper.The diary in Folder 1 mentions battles at Gettysburg and Williamsport, with detailed listings of troop movements.The letters in Folder 2 were sent to his parents and sisters Sarah and Eliza, among others. These are very detailed, and usually mention the location from which he writes, and how close it is to another city. It also contains a card with pictures of the...
Dates: 1861-1864

Henry Vanderburgh letter

 Collection — Folder: S1337
Identifier: S1337
Scope and Contents The document in this collection is a typed transcript of a letter written on June 29, 1795 from Henry VanderBurgh in Vincennes, Indiana, to Major John Mills, who was adjutant to Anthony Wayne. Turner mentioned in the letter was Judge Turner, involved with Henry in a controversy on the question of slavery in 1794. Henry wrote about going to Philadelphia after he got money due him from the United States. He had a buffalo robe which he intended to send to Major Guion but found holes worn in it, so...
Dates: circa 1950s

Hyacinth Lasselle family collection

 Collection
Identifier: L127
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal and business papers of the Hyacinth Lasselle family, and papers of a number of Vincennes families connected with the Lasselles through family or business relations, including the French merchants, Francis Bosseron and Antoine Marchal. The Hyacinth Lasselle papers include his account books (1798-1843); receipts, contracts, land documents, and other legal and business documents from Vincennes and Logansport (1796-1843); business correspondence, primarily...
Dates: 1713-1904

Isaac Shelby court papers

 Collection — Folder: S3313
Identifier: S3313
Scope and Contents Collection consists of four letters pertaining to the Isaac Shelby vs Lucy (a woman of color) slave case. On March 13, 1817, a writ of Habeas Corpus issued by Clark County Circuit Court declared Lucy’s freedom from Shelby. Shelby countered that Lucy was not a slave, but rather an indentured servant bound to him for a period of thirty-five years. After recovering Lucy, Shelby sold her and her remaining time to Thomas Pile.
Dates: 1817

J. L. Moss papers

 Collection — Folder: S0994
Identifier: S0994
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typewritten transcript of a 1849 bill of sale by J. L. Moss, who wrote it advertising household goods he wanted to sell before leaving for Oregon. There is also a newspaper clipping from the Indianapolis News, January 11, 1949, about the sale bill.
Dates: 1849, 1949

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