The Resource Jonathon Jennings collection

Jonathon Jennings collection

Label
Jonathon Jennings collection, 1806-1927, bulk 1806-1834
Title
Jonathon Jennings collection
Inclusive dates
1806-1927, bulk 1806-1834
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The collection primarily consists of photostat copies of Jonathan Jennings' correspondence. There are also a few original Jennings letters. Also included in the collection is the correspondence of J. Julian Baily regarding his research on Jonathan Jennings. Correspondents include John Quincy Adams, Secretary of War John Armstrong, Secretary of War Lewis Cass, Secretary of Treasury Albert Gallatin, President James Madison, Soloman Manwaring, Dr. David G. Mitchell, and James Monroe
Biographical or historical data
Jonathan Jennings was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in 1784. He moved to the Indiana Territory in 1806, settling in Jeffersonville. Jennings practiced law for a time. He served as clerk of the house of representatives of the territorial government when he moved to Vincennes in 1807. He moved to Charlestown, Clark County in 1809. Jennings served as an Indiana Territory delegate to the U.S. Congress from 1809 to 1816, when Indiana was admitted to the Union. He was president of Indiana's Constitutional Convention and was elected the state's first governor. While still governor, Jennings served as a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives (1821-1822). After leaving the governorship in 1822, he continued to serve as a U.S. representative until 1830 when he failed to win reelection. Jennings retired to his Indiana farm and reentered public service only once as a commissioner to negotiate land purchases in northern Indiana and southern Michigan with the Indians in 1832. Hedied July 26, 1834, near Charlestown, Indiana. Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. 12 Jan. 2006..
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1767-1848
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, John Quincy
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1758-1843
  • 1782-1866
  • 1761-1849
  • 1784-1834
  • 1751-1836
  • 1758-1831
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Armstrong, John
  • Cass, Lewis
  • Gallatin, Albert
  • Jennings, Jonathan
  • Madison, James
  • Monroe, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutions
  • Governors
  • Indiana
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators
  • Legislators
Label
Jonathon Jennings collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/177
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed by Christina Baich during January 2006. Finding aid revised by Brittany Kropf on 2015/11/06. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/04/06
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
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
17552238
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 Georgia H. Benuky on 1921/03/11 and 1927/06/20 by Louis J. Baily.
System control number
(OCoLC)247211076
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
Jonathon Jennings collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/177
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed by Christina Baich during January 2006. Finding aid revised by Brittany Kropf on 2015/11/06. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/04/06
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
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
17552238
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 Georgia H. Benuky on 1921/03/11 and 1927/06/20 by Louis J. Baily.
System control number
(OCoLC)247211076
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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