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The Resource Oliver M. Wilson letter

Oliver M. Wilson letter

Label
Oliver M. Wilson letter, 1898
Title
Oliver M. Wilson letter
Inclusive dates
1898
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This letter was typed on August 27, 1898, in the law office of Oliver M. WIlson, Kansas City, Kansas, addressed to his "Dear Old Friend," Honorable Robert Wesley McBride (1842-1926). Based upon information in the letter, Robert McBride was an assistant to Oliver Wilson when he served in the Indiana Senate. Oliver left Indiana in 1887 "on account of my health and to get out and rid of politics." He recovered his health and did get out of politics. Oliver wrote to Robert about his friend, Arthur E. Russell, Secretary of the Portsmouth Investment Company, because Mr. Russell showed Oliver "the circular of the State Life Insurance Company" and asked if he knew the people, which he did. Mr. Russell would be in charge of the loan department of Mr. McBride's company. Oliver wrote: "if you need an attorney I will be glad to serve you."
Biographical or historical data
Born in Logansport, Indiana, on August 16, 1836, Oliver M. Wilson was the son of Lazarus Brown and Mary Todd Barbee Wilson. He studied law at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, and was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1859. He and his wife Mary Actelia, whom he married on October 4, 1860, had six children. Oliver worked for the Indianapolis Sinking Fund Commission in 1860, and the Swamp Land Commission in 1862. During the Civil War, he served as captain of the 54th Volunteer Regiment. From 1865-1871, Mr. Wilson was secretary of the Indiana Senate. He wrote the "Digest of Parliamentary Law." In 1871, he was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives. During President Grant's administration, Oliver served as assistant U.S. district attorney. In 1887, he opened a private law practice in Kansas. He died on July 19, 1907, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1836-1907
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Oliver M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McBride, Robert W.
  • Lawyers
Label
Oliver M. Wilson letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2979
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/04/09 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
There is only one item in this collection.
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
17554367
Extent
1 item
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 Mrs. P. Hoster in 1954/02.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910160919
  • (OCoLC)910160919
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
Label
Oliver M. Wilson letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2979
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/04/09 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
There is only one item in this collection.
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
17554367
Extent
1 item
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 Mrs. P. Hoster in 1954/02.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910160919
  • (OCoLC)910160919
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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