Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Andrew Gardner papers
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...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Andrew Gardner papers
Arthur G. Mitten collection
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...
"Battle of Spurs Defeat" collection
Collection — Folder S320
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photocopied and carbon copy, typed document from William M. Crockett regarding waging war with Indians in the Northwest Territory, specifically in 1812.
Dates: circa 1894-1969
Dill family papers
Collection — Folder S1819
Scope and Contents This collection contains the commissions and appointments of James and Alexander Dill for the Indiana Territory and State of Indiana.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Dill family papers
"First Day of Issue" 150th Anniversary of Indiana Territory commemorative stamp poster
Collection — Folder OBC209
Scope and Contents This collection contains a poster version of the "First Day of Issue" commemorative stamp commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Indiana Territory.
Franklin Pierce and Colonel Abel C. Pepper correspondence
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
Harry T. Watts collection
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."...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Harry T. Watts collection
Henry Vanderburgh letter
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
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Henry Vanderburgh letter
"History in Color" Vincennes, Indiana historical prints
Collection — Folder OBC181
Scope and Contents This collection includes several historical prints regarding Vincennes, Indiana entitled "History in Color" from the 1960s.
Dates: circa 1960
Indiana Historical Bureau collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes typewritten transcriptions of correspondence contained in the Dunihue papers on deposit at Indiana University. Ranging from 1832 to 1836, the letters were sent to Alexander and Daniel Dunihue of Bedford, Indiana from their cousins Harriet E. Gardiner and Caroline Gardiner and from Richard Wigginton Thompson. The collection also includes photostats of the following documents copied from the originals housed in the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection,...