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The Resource John Law letters and journal transcript

John Law letters and journal transcript

Label
John Law letters and journal transcript, 1817-1869
Title
John Law letters and journal transcript
Inclusive dates
1817-1869
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The collection primarily consists of Photostat copies of letters from John Law to Lyman C. Draper, Librarian of the Wisconsin Historical Society and collector of documents on frontier history. There are also two original letters from John Law to William and a transcript of Law's journal entries from a trip down the Ohio River in 1817
Biographical or historical data
John Law was born on October 28, 1796, in New London, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale in 1814 and then studied law. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1817 and began practicing in Vincennes, Indiana. He served as prosecuting attorney (1818-1820 and 1825-1828); member of the State House of Representatives (1824-1825); and judge of the seventh judicial circuit (1830-1831 and 1844-1850). He resigned his judgeship in 1850 and moved to Evansville, Indiana. In 1855, President Franklin Pierce appointed him judge of the court of land claims. He held this post until 1857. Law also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1861 to 1865. Following his term in Congress, he returned to Evansville where he practiced law. He died on October 7, 1873.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1796-1873
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Law, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law, John
  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators
  • Legislators
  • Judges
  • Ohio River
  • Law, John
  • Judges
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
  • Ohio River
  • United States
Label
John Law letters and journal transcript
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2376
Instantiates
Note
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2006/02 by Christina Baich. Finding aid created 2015/10/30 by Laura Eliason
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
17552368
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247212873
  • (OCoLC)247212873
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
John Law letters and journal transcript
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2376
Note
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2006/02 by Christina Baich. Finding aid created 2015/10/30 by Laura Eliason
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
17552368
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247212873
  • (OCoLC)247212873
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

Library Locations

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