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Indiana -- Politics and government -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham L. Brick papers

 Collection
Identifier: L539
Scope and Contents This collection includes typed, autographed correspondence from Abraham L. Brick and others in Indiana and Washington, D.C. from 1850 to 1950, regarding personal and business matters; invitations to social events ranging from 1884 to 1901 regarding presidential and congressional events; photographs and tintypes of family, public events and places, including the Panama Canal, from 1866 to 1907 and undated; scrapbooks, diaries, and expense accounts.
Dates: 1850-1950

Albert Gall papers

 Collection
Identifier: L272
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence from Albert Gall in California, Indiana, and elsewhere in the U.S.; legal, insurance and patent documents, financial papers; photographs; freemason materials and a biographical sketch of Alois D. Gall ranging from 1861 to 1905 regarding family and business matters and social organizations.
Dates: 1865-1905, undated

Albert Gallatin Porter papers

 Collection
Identifier: L125
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence from Albert Gallatin Porter and others in Indianapolis, Indiana and elsewhere; newspaper clippings; speeches; autographed notes and manuscripts; and printed Congressional bills ranging from 1804 to 1928, regarding Porter's political career; biographies; historical subjects; his manuscript and indices.
Dates: circa 1804-1928, undated

Allen J. Payton letters

 Collection — Folder S1043
Identifier: S1043
Scope and Contents The collection includes two letters from Indiana Representative Allen J. Payton written to his cousin, John D. Evans in New Albany, Indiana, ranging from February 27, 1889, to March 6, 1889, regarding the 1889 General Assembly Session.
Dates: 1889

Anna W. Wright collection

 Collection
Identifier: L550
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters to Governor Oliver P. Morton regarding the recruitment of Black troops for Indiana regiments during the U.S. Civil War (1861-1864) and letters from Oliver P. Morton to Jacob Wright concerning the 1868 Republican National Convention from 1866 to 1868. Also included are several family letters to Jacob Wright and correspondence from a variety of national politicians to Louis T. Michener responding to his requests for them to speak in Indiana during the 1890...
Dates: 1860-1911

Benjamin S. Parker papers

 Collection
Identifier: L123
Scope and Contents This collection contains Benjamin S. Parker’s correspondence and writings, including correspondence E. B. Heiney and publishers about Poets and Poetry of Indiana; correspondence regarding Parker’s poetry, his newspaper work, and requests for advice on writing. Also included is correspondence regarding Republican Party politics, James Whitcomb Riley, and family matters. The collections also contains Parker’s writings including the subjects of the National Road,...
Dates: 1844-1923

"Chronological list of the members of the Indiana legislature from 1816 to 1917" documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2830
Scope and Contents This collection contains a chronological list of all members of the Indiana General Assembly by an unnamed student from Earlham College. Despite the title, this list contains the names of the legislators from 1816, the first session, to 1915 and not 1917. Each list specifies the date of the session, the number of the session, the total number of members for the House and the Senate, the names of the members, the counties that each represents, and the names of the Speaker, Clerk of the House,...
Dates: circa 1915

Constitutional amendments article

 Collection — Folder B081
Identifier: B081
Scope and Contents This collection contains one article on newsprint created to summarize a local meeting to consider Constitutional amendments in Indiana in 1881. The author is unknown.
Dates: circa 1881

Daniel D. Pratt collection

 Collection
Identifier: L128
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of Daniel D. Pratt’s legal and political papers from the period 1831 to 1877. His legal papers include correspondence, briefs, legal and financial documents, and notes regarding his cases in Logansport and northern Indiana, including both criminal and civil cases. The collection also contains papers regarding collection of debts for eastern law firms and papers related to the settlement of the estate of Senator John Tipton. Additionally, there are...
Dates: 1816-1901

David Wallace letter

 Collection — Folder S1351
Identifier: S1351
Scope and Contents This collection comprises the photostat of a letter from Governor David Wallace to Samuel Judah in Vincennes, Indiana on September 21, 1839. Governor Wallace wrote to Mr. Judah about the "outline of your court project." Apparently, Samuel wanted to create additional courts but Wallace "could not bring forth such a measure" because of "the present heavy taxation on the people." He discussed the state publisher, the speaker, and the next governor.
Dates: 1839