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The Resource Jesse Lynch Holman letters

Jesse Lynch Holman letters

Label
Jesse Lynch Holman letters, 1824-1841
Title
Jesse Lynch Holman letters
Inclusive dates
1824-1841
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The collection contains letters to Jesse Lynch Holman as President of the Aurora Bible Association and reports of various churches to the Laughery Association of Baptists. Recipients other than Holman are men who served as clerk to the Laughery Association
Biographical or historical data
Jesse Lynch Holman was born on October 24, 1784, near Danville, Kentucky. He was admitted to the Kentucky bar on September 2, 1805, and practiced law in New Castle, Port William, and Frankfort, Kentucky. In 1810, he married Elizabeth Masterson. He moved to Indiana in 1811 and settled near the present site of Aurora, where he built Veraestau, an historic home still in existence. After settling in Indiana, Holman became an active public servant. In 1811, Governor William Henry Harrison appointed Holman prosecuting attorney for Dearborn County. He became a member of the territorial legislature and was appointed presiding judge of the second judicial circuit in 1814. After two year, he was appointed judge of the third circuit and a justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. He served on the Supreme Court from 1816 to 1830, when Governor James Brown Ray removed him from the court. After leaving the bench, he returned to Veraestau, continued his law practice, and increased his involvement in the Baptist church and the Sunday school movement. He made an unsuccessful U.S. senatorial bid, losing to John Tipton by one vote. In 1834, Holman was ordained as a Baptist minister. He was one of the founders of Indiana University, Franklin College, and the Indiana Historical Society. In addition to his legal career, Holman was also an author. His novel, The Prisoners of the Niagara, or Errors of Education, was published in 1810. In 1836, he was appointed federal district judge of Indiana. He remained in this post until his death on March 28, 1842.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1784-1842
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Holman, Jesse Lynch
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holman, Jesse Lynch
  • Laughery Association (Ind.)
  • Lawyers
  • Judges
  • Baptists
Label
Jesse Lynch Holman letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2242
Instantiates
Note
Processed by: Christina Baich, February 2006. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/06/2015
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552347
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in Manuscript Reading Room.
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247212196
  • (OCoLC)247212196
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
folder
Label
Jesse Lynch Holman letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2242
Note
Processed by: Christina Baich, February 2006. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/06/2015
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552347
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in Manuscript Reading Room.
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247212196
  • (OCoLC)247212196
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
folder

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