Politics and government
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 207 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence and political and business papers from Jesse Kilgour Dubois ranging from 1830 to 1920 pertaining to his work as Illinois Receiver of Public Moneys (1849-1853), his land investments and interests in land drainage (1840s-1850s); the Illinois State Auditor's office and the presidential campaigns of 1860 and 1864; and Abraham Lincoln's life.There is also a certificate of commission as a major general in 1864 during the U.S. Civil War and copies...
Scope and Contents This collection contains John A. Bremer's papers regarding his work compiling and editing the fourth edition of Constitution Making in Indiana: A Source Book of Constitutional Documents, with Historical Introduction and Critical Notes covering the years 1930 to 1960. Papers related to the book include drafts of chapters of each legislative session and copies of committee reports, joint resolutions, house and senate motions, messages from the Senate to the House,...
Dates: 1857-circa 1980s
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters to John B. Stoll regarding state and national Democratic Party politics (1866-1920), including correspondence relating to the 1870 and 1872 campaigns. Also included are letters from German Democrats in the state, as well as correspondence relating to northern Indiana newspapers and his work with the Democratic State Editorial Association. The collection has Stoll’s work on the history of the Democratic Party in Indiana along with his political speeches and...
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of John B. Dillon’s historical notes on people and events relating to the early exploration and settlement of Indiana and the Old Northwest. Also included is a scrapbook of Dillon’s letters published in newspapers on the U.S. Civil War, the Republican Party, and Indiana history (1861–1876); letters to Dillon regarding the Historical Society, the Indiana Sanitary Fair (1864), and Dillon’s historical work; and a memorial by John Coburn on the life of John Brown...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes a certificate from Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Benjamin Harrison, the President of the United States and John C. New dated May 27, 1889. There are also appointment certificates for John C. New to various posts in the United States government, including the U.S. Treasury and as general consul to England, dated 1875 to 1889 (OBC045).
Collection — Folder S2485
Scope and Contents This collection contains a manuscript from John G. Biel in Indiana during the 20th century, regarding the lives and political rivalry that developed between Jonathon Jennings and William Henry Harrison.
Collection — Folder S2273
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of John H. Ray's pocket diary, with entries ranging from 1854 to 1856. Ray also used the diary to keep various newspaper clippings ranging from 1848 to 1856 regarding several political topics, including the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, slavery, presidential politics, prohibition, and temperance.
Scope and Contents The collection includes 9 of John Coburn’s letter books rangin from 1879 to 1903, chiefly relating to his Indianapolis law practice, but also including letters on Republican Party politics, local civic activities, and Indiana history; correspondence regarding political appointments, and his work on banking and military affairs; other correspondence regarding politics; correspondence and financial papers relating to the settlement of the estate of Augustus Coburn, including papers relating to...
Collection — Folder S1088
Scope and Contents There are ten unrelated items in this collection, including a note from Hugh McCulloch, Treasury Department to Lander Bishop and Company, dated June 17, 1865. The note thanks "Gentlemen" for the portrait of Washington which they sent. Also included is a letter to Honorable Sidney Dillon, President Union Pacific R.R., from James N. Tyner, Postmaster General, February 20, 1877, regarding the rates for mails sent by rail. A letter to Erastus Brainard, Esq., from W. Q. Gresham, dated March 8,...
Dates: 1863-1925; undated