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Ewing family collection

Identifier: L323
Scope and Contents This collection comprises personal and business papers from the Ewing family, particulraly the brothers William Griffith (W.G.) and George Washington (G.W.) Ewing and their companies in Fort Wayne, Indiana and numerous other locations in the Midwest, ranging from 1818-1887, regarding land speculation; the fur trade; trade and relations with Native Americans and Hoosier pioneers; the settlement of Indiana and the Old Northwest; the development of Fort Wayne; state and national politics; and...

Hamilton family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: L062
Scope and Contents This collection contains business papers, correspondence, receipts and deeds from the firm of Hamilton and Taber, including Cyrus Taber's correspondence with Allen Hamilton. Much of the correspondence regards business, various Indian treaties, railroads, politics, and the settlement of Hamilton's estate following his death in 1864. Materials date from 1788 through 1963, with the bulk of the collection dating from Allen Hamilton's career. Materials are arranged chronologically, with business...

Jesse Kilgour Dubois papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0384
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence and political and business papers from Jesse Kilgour Dubois ranging from 1830 to 1920 pertaining to his work as Illinois Receiver of Public Moneys (1849-1853), his land investments and interests in land drainage (1840s-1850s); the Illinois State Auditor's office and the presidential campaigns of 1860 and 1864; and Abraham Lincoln's life.There is also a certificate of commission as a major general in 1864 during the U.S. Civil War and copies...

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,...

Richard W. Thompson collection

Identifier: L158
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of Richard W. Thompson’s political correspondence, including correspondence regarding state and national Whig and Republican party politics, and Thompson’s role in political campaigns (1840s-1880s); letters from constituents during his terms in Congress regarding political appointments and local politics (1841-1849); Civil War correspondence, including correspondence regarding state and national politics and Thompson’s duties in Terre Haute (1861-1865); his...

Samuel Moore papers

Identifier: L110
Scope and Contents This collection contains the business and personal papers and correspondence of Samuel Moore. The papers include information on Moore’s dry goods store, indentures, deeds, transportation expenses for goods, stock certificates, and investment papers. Also included, are family correspondence, a diary, correspondence regarding state and national politics, the Whig Party, and the work of the Indiana legislature.Correspondents include Hervey Bates, 19 June 1843, 19 Apr. 1845, 31 Mar....

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...

Williamson Wright papers

 Collection — Folder: S1465
Identifier: S1465
Scope and Contents This collection includes 23 letters from Williamson Wright in Logansport and Indianapolis, Indiana, ranging from 1837 to 1865, including business correspondence from Wright's legal business, concerning his cases on Indian claims, roads, railroads, canals and canal lands; political correspondence regarding issues before the Indiana General Assembly, as well as Whig and Republican Party politics; and correspondence about his involvement with railroad companies.

Yandes family papers

 Collection — Folder: S1479
Identifier: S1479
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters from the Yandes family in Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, and Cuba ranging from 1833 to 1891 regarding local and family news, women's education, business, the Indiana State House, national and local politics, and the Civil War. Mary Yandes' letter to Ann Hampson on July 15, 1837 mentions Zerelda Gray Sanders' marriage to Governor David Wallace of Indiana (one year prior). There are also trade cards for Yandes family businesses in Indianapolis, Indiana, two blank greeting...

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