The Resource Oliver H. Smith letter

Oliver H. Smith letter

Label
Oliver H. Smith letter, 1827
Title
Oliver H. Smith letter
Inclusive dates
1827
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes a handwritten letter from Oliver H. Smith to N.G. Honard in Washington from December 2, 1827 regarding a Mr. Fitch
Biographical or historical data
Oliver H. Smith was born on October 23, 1794, near Trenton, New Jersey. He lived in Pennsylvania and New York before moving to Lawrenceburg, Indiana in 1817. He married Mary Bramfield in 1821. They had three children. Smith began practicing law in 1821 in Connersville, Indiana. He served as a Representative from 1822 to 1824. While in the House of Representatives, Smith served on the House Committee on Indian Affairs. After an unsuccessful campaign for reelection, he served as prosectuing attorney for the third judicial district form 1824 to 1825. He was later elected to the U.S. Senate where he served from 1837-1843. While in the Senate, he serbved on the Committee on Public Lands and as chiarman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills. Following his service in Washington, Smith moved to Indianapolis to resume his law practice. In 1845 he was given a chance to be a candidate for governor of Indiana but declined. Other noteable aspects of his life include his involvement with the railroad industry and authorship of the book "Early Indiana Trials and Sketches."
Cataloging source
ISL
Label
Oliver H. Smith letter
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/files/S1210_Smith_Oliver_H_Letter.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/04/17 by Alexandria Jones. EAD finding aid revised 2015/04/17 by Alexandria Jones
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • STLIB-IND
  • STLIB-IND
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
17552420
Extent
0.05 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 P. C. Richards on 1968/09/11.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
17552420
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910115590
  • (OCoLC)910115590
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 folder

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