The Resource Alexander Campbell Stevenson collection

Alexander Campbell Stevenson collection

Label
Alexander Campbell Stevenson collection, 1804-1882
Title
Alexander Campbell Stevenson collection
Inclusive dates
1804-1882
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection includes correspondence, receipts, an account book and journal, as well as miscellaneous memorabilia from Alexander Campbell Stevenson in Kentucky and Indiana ranging from 1804-1882 regarding Stevenson's political and agricultural career
Biographical or historical data
Alexander Campbell Stevenson was born on November 21, 1802 in Woodford County, Kentucky. He attended common schools and graduated from Transylvania University medical school in Lexington, Kentucky. He married during 1850 and had twelve children. Stevenson moved to Parke County, Indiana during 1821. He returned to Kentucky and moved back to Putnam County, Indiana in 1826 starting practice in Greencastle, Indiana. While living in Greencastle, Stevenson campaigned for Indiana Asbury University to be located in the city; upon success of this campaign in 1837, he served on the school's Board of Trustees for the next ten years, acting as President for the first three. Stevenson was very active in state politics, serving on both the Indiana House of Representatives and the Senate. A member of the Whig Party, he represented Putnam County in the House during 1831-1832 and 1844-1845; during his second term, he served as Speaker of the House. He served in the Senate for three consecutive terms from 1839-1842. After his political career, he began another venture as an agriculturalist and stock breeder. He was appointed to an unofficial State Board of Agriculture in 1847 and helped with the founding of the Indiana State Fair.Stevenson died on January 2, 1889 in Putnam County, Indiana.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1802-1889
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Stevenson, Alexander Campbell
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Anderson Public Library (Anderson, Ind.)
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  • Stevenson, James P
  • Agriculture
  • Kentucky
  • Putnam County (Ind.)
Label
Alexander Campbell Stevenson collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/752
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/03/13 by Jill Campbell. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/24 by Bethany Fiechter
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20385783
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Anderson Public Library on March 13, 2015 and on June 25, 2018.
System control number
(OCoLC)906033537
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 manuscript box
Label
Alexander Campbell Stevenson collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/752
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/03/13 by Jill Campbell. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/24 by Bethany Fiechter
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20385783
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Anderson Public Library on March 13, 2015 and on June 25, 2018.
System control number
(OCoLC)906033537
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 manuscript box

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