Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The four folders contain papers about the improvement of the Wabash River from 1834 to 1839, business papers, receipts, letters, tax receipts, railroad proposals, and an account book.The oldest item in folder 1 is a tax receipt for forty cents for 1830 on half town lot no. 157 in Vincennes paid by A. Gardner. There are two documents dated 1834, but the remaining documents in this folder are all dated 1835. One item entitled “Memorandum of snags taken out of Black Cut Off” lists the...
Collection — Folder S0971
Scope and Contents This collection contains photostatic copies of letters and military account documents ranging from 1791 to 1814 that were collected by Arthur J. Mitten and copied in 1927. The collection includes: a letter by Postmaster General Timothy Pickering from Philadelphia to Samuel Hodgdon, Quartermaster of the Western Army (December 16, 1791); an account and acknowledgement of money received by General Anthony Wayne from paymaster Caleb Swan (April 18, 1793); an account of clothing returned by 3rd...
Collection — Folder S320
Collection — Folder S1819
Collection — Folder OBC209
Collection — Folder S1063
Scope and Contents Collection includes original letter handwritten by future President Franklin Pierce from Hillsborough, New Hampshire, on November 27, 1829, to Colonel Abel C. Pepper of Rising Sun, Indiana. The letter indicates that Franklin Pierce and Abel Pepper were close friends at the time. In 1829 Col. Pepper had been appointed sub-Indian agent at Fort Wayne by General Andrew Jackson, hence the letter was forwarded to Fort Wayne, Indiana
Collection — Folder S1373
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed, carbon copy of a paper (13 pages) delivered to the Vincennes Rotary Club on December 11, 1915 from Harry T. Watts in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana regarding the early settlement of Knox County and land claims. His history begins in 1700 when early wanderers came to Vincennes with "no thought of cultivating the land." They often married Indian women. In 1735, Francis Morgan de Vincennes was sent "by the French government to establish a military post."...
Collection — Folder 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
Collection — Folder S1592
Scope and Contents This collection includes the original census on parchment, enclosed in a folder, and a xerox copy of same. Thirteen counties are listed with the population of each county. The smallest population was Switzerland County with 1332 residents. The county with the greatest population was Knox County with 8062 people. The total population was 63,649 people in Indiana Territory in 1815.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection contains an autobiography and speeches written by Isaac Naylor; correspondence, legal documents and other papers; and historical sketches written by Isaac Naylor primarily about early life in Indiana and the Battle of Tippecanoe. There are also some papers of Andrew Jennings Hay, Naylor’s son-in-law, and Andrew Paxton Hay, Andrew Jennings’ father.
Dates: 1814-1888, undated