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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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...
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection consists of Schuyler 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 U.S. 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...