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Dr. Irving McKee correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1257
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence between Dr. Irving McKee and the Indiana State Library Reference Department ranging from 1939-1943 regarding reference questions and requests to view items made by McKee while he was conducting research for his 1947 book, "Ben-Hur" Wallace: The Life of General Lew Wallace.

Historical Society of Porter County, Inc. newsletter

 Collection — Folder: S0683
Identifier: S0683
Scope and Contents This collection contains a newsletter of the Historical Society of Porter County Inc. from 1971. The newsletter contains transcriptions of the group's first attempt at creating oral histories, with different members of the community relating stories about family members who were early pioneers of Porter County, Indiana and discussions of the county's historic buildings. One interview of note relates an older gentleman's rememberances from his childhood of his time spent with Lew Wallace.

Jefferson C. Davis collection

Identifier: L041
Scope and Contents The collection primarily consists of Davis’s official military papers. During Davis’s time as quartermaster, the papers include receipts, bills, requisitions, and other documents relating to his Indianapolis based post (1861). As an officer in the field, Davis’s papers include official correspondence regarding duties, copies of telegrams to Gen. John C. Fremont, and military inspection reports sent to him while with the 14th Army Corps (1861 – 1865). The collection also contains correspondence...

Lew Wallace collection

Identifier: L173
Scope and Contents The collection primarily consists of Wallace’s military papers from September 1862, relating to the defense of Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. Included is correspondence from Wallace and his staff regarding the defense and administration of the area, report on the defense of the Ohio River, and additional reports and official papers. The collection does contain some miscellaneous letters following Wallace’s armed service and a fragment of his memoir.

Lew Wallace letters

 Collection — Folder: S2323
Identifier: S2323
Scope and Contents This collection contains four letters written by Lew Wallace while he served as colonel of the 11th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. The first letter is dated May 2, 1861 and was sent to Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton from headquarters regarding tendering his regiment for 3 years service. The remaining letters were sent from Wallace Barracks in Indianapolis and include a letter sent to John Vajen, Quarter-Master General of Indiana, regarding boot purchases for Wallace's men (May 4, 1861); a...

Noah Noble collection

Identifier: L118
Scope and Contents The collection contains Noble's personal and political correspondence regarding state and national Whig politics, as well as his campaign for Governor of Indiana. Included are letters relating to the Internal Improvement Board, its projects, and correspondence pertaining to the state's debts arisen from such projects.Correspondents include John Badollet, Samuel Bigger, Michael G. Bright, David Burr, Henry Clay, John Wesley Davis, John Dowling, George H. Dunn, Paris C. Dunning,...

Oliver P. Morton papers

Identifier: L113
Scope and Contents This collection consist primarily of correspondence and papers from Morton’s Senatorial career with an emphasis on the 1876 presidential election and Louisiana politics in 1873 and 1874. There is also family correspondence, financial papers, speeches and notes on Republican politics, the Civil War, secession, and Reconstruction.Correspondents include Schuyler Colfax, Henry W. Halleck, Andrew Johnson, Henry S. Lane, Abraham Lincoln, George B. McClellan, Joaquin Miller, William H....

Ransom T. Young letters

 Collection — Folder: S1477
Identifier: S1477
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence from members of the Young family of Indiana, including Ransom T. Young, his wife Emma, and his brothers, James M. and John C. Young, to their sister, Mary E. (Young) Jones between 1864 and 1875. There are also other Civil War letters from Hoosier soldiers and their relatives, including letters sent to James and Mary (Johnson) Briggs of Utica, Indiana from their brothers and friends, as well as two letters from J.W. Lakin to his siblings from 1861 to 1865....

Schuyler Colfax collection

Identifier: L036
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection consists of Colfax's correspondence from 1841 to 1884 regarding Whig and Republican Party politics in Indiana and nationally. Also included are letters from Indiana officers in the Civil War regarding promotions and assignments; Colfax's letters on routine business as Speaker of the House and Vice President; his letters regarding speaking engagements; letters to his wife regarding his role in the "Credit Mobilier" affair in 1875; and letters regarding his...

Susan Wallace collection

 Collection — Folder: S1352
Identifier: S1352
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, both photocopies as well as four original letters from Susan Wallace ranging from 1861 to 1892 regarding the U.S. Civil War, family life, her husband's writing career, and politics. There are also a hand-written biography of Susan E. Wallace, beginning with her birth in 1830, and continuing through 1874 and two newspaper clippings, one from The Inter Ocean (undated) and one labeled Triple...

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