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Indiana -- Politics and government -- 19th century

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

Matthew Ritchie Southard collection

 Collection — Folder S1223
Identifier: S1223
Scope and Contents There are six items in this collection which make reference to New Harmony, Indiana; Robert Dale Owen; and I. W. Swift. (1) Letter to Hon. M.R. Southard, Indianapolis, dated December 12, 1838, from R. D. Owen in New Harmony. He mentions that Mrs. Southard, who "has not been well, is, as I hear, much better today." (2) Letter to M. R. Southard, Member of the legislature (he was a Representative), Indianapolis, dated December 26, 1839, from I. W. Swift in New Harmony. This letter requests that...
Dates: 1839-1929

Noah Noble collection

Identifier: L118
Scope and Contents The collection contains Noah 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,...
Dates: 1816-1900s

O. A. Somers collection

 Collection — Folder S1219
Identifier: S1219
Scope and Contents Four items are in this collection: (1) October 6, 1880 letter on letterhead for the Republican State Central Committee to O. A. Somers from J. A. Wildman, treasurer; (2) receipt for $17.00 dated October 27, 1880, received from O. A. Summers and signed J. A. Wildman, treasurer; (3) letter dated November 14, 1880 from J. A. Wildman to O. A. Somers, Kokomo, Indiana; and (4) letter on letterhead for St. James Hotel, Washington, D.C., dated June 5, 1882, to O. A. Somers from M. Garrigus. The letters...
Dates: 1880-1882

Oliver H. Smith letter

 Collection — Folder S1210
Identifier: S1210
Scope and Contents This collection includes a handwritten letter from Oliver H. Smith to N.G. Honard in Washington from December 2, 1827 regarding a Mr. Fitch.
Dates: 1827

Oliver P. Morton papers

Identifier: L113
Scope and Contents This collection consist primarily of correspondence and papers from Oliver P. Morton’s senatorial career with an emphasis on the 1876 presidential election and Louisiana politics in 1873 and 1874. There is also family correspondence, financial papers, speeches and notes on Republican politics, the U.S. Civil War, secession, and Reconstruction.There are also an oversize folder and a volume, which include extractions and a letter from R.R. Barrow, 1872/08/05 and 1872/09/29; speeches by...
Dates: 1855-1909

Owen and Orange counties election certificates

 Collection — Folder S2411
Identifier: S2411
Scope and Contents This collection contains an election returns document that certified the number of votes cast in Owen County for each candidate running for the office of governor and lieutenant governor in 1896. The certificate was signed by the clerk of the Owen Circuit Court on November 10, 1896 and includes the county seal. The second document is a sheriff's certification of the election of Perry McCart as joint representative of Dubois, Lawrence, and Orange counties, signed at the Orange County Courthouse...
Dates: 1896

Philip Shrader family papers

 Collection — Folder S2297
Identifier: S2297
Scope and Contents This collection contains four items from the Philip Shrader family of Fayette County, Indiana, including a December 28, 1835 letter sent to Shrader from A. C. Clark of Hamilton, Ohio regarding money from a mortgage; an October 8, 1836 indenture between Charles Campbell and Joanna Crawford, mother of James Scott, bonding James to Campbell as a servant from the date of the document until September 30, 1843 and signed in the presence of Philip Shrader, John Scott, and Lewis Turner; a copy of "To...
Dates: 1835-circa 1866

Political material collection

Identifier: L219
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters, political party platforms, campaign flyers, brochures, bumper stickers, buttons, pins, pencils, pens, ribbons, sample ballots, appeals for donations, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles from local, state and national politicians in Indiana and elsewhere ranging from 1752 to 2016 regarding elective office in Indiana and Washington, D.C.Oversize materials include political material for Robert Kennedy, Richard Roudebush, and Richard Lugar...
Dates: 1752-2016, undated

Puck political cartoons

 Collection — Folder B076
Identifier: B076
Scope and Contents This collection contains two political cartoons published in Puck in 1880. One was created by J. A. Wales and the other by F. Opper.
Dates: 1880

Sarah A. Wrigley collection

 Collection — Folder S1466
Identifier: S1466
Scope and Contents This collection includes four legal documents regarding the political offices held by John Finley in 1832 and 1837 in Indiana, concerning Finley's election to the office of clerk for the Wayne County Circuit Court over Samuel Hannah in August of 1837 and his 1832 appointment as marshall of the sixth district of Indiana in charge of collecting votes for the electoral college election from Governor Noah Noble.
Dates: 1832-1837