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Thomas B. Redding collection

Label
Thomas B. Redding collection, 1835-1918, undated
Title
Thomas B. Redding collection
Inclusive dates
1835-1918, undated
Creator
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, receipts, and military papers ranging from 1834-1918 regarding Thomas Redding's legal practice in Henry County and Central Indiana. The legal documents in the collection consist of bills, promissory notes, checks, receipts, accounts, indentures, contracts, leases, deeds, mortgages, insurance policies, affidavits, wills, briefs, and other papers relating to a probate business. In addition to the papers from his legal practice, the collection contains insurance papers, correspondence, and account records regarding Redding's map business. The collection also contains Civil War pension correspondence (1862-1887) and some Indiana regimental records (1863-1865). Most pension correspondence is filed together, but some letters are filed with Redding's other correspondence. Patents, drawings, sketches, and technical specifications relating to patent inquiries, claims, and disputes are included as well
Biographical or historical data
Thomas Burton Redding was born in Henry County, Indiana on December 27, 1831. The son of Iredell and Anna (Nixon) Redding, Thomas graduated from Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University) in 1857 and obtained a Ph.D. from Iowa Wesleyan University in 1881. Redding married Sarah W. Corrington (1831-1887) on December 2, 1858 and they had 3 daughters.Redding taught at New Castle Seminary and worked as editor of theNew Castle Courier before being admitted to the bar in 1857. He worked as an attorney for a brief time in Chicago, Illinois (1858-1860) and then returned to practice law in New Castle, Indiana. Redding specialized in collections, Civil War pension claims, and patents. In addition to his legal practice, Redding printed and sold county maps in Henry County and Racine, Wisconsin. He served as a trustee of DePauw University, was an active member of the Western Association of Writers, the American Society of Microscopy, the Royal Microscopical Society of England, and other scientific organizations. Redding died in New Castle on April 11, 1895.Sources:"Married." Indianapolis Daily Journal (IN), December 8, 1858. History of Henry County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Towns ... Also a Condensed History of Indiana, Embracing Accounts of Pre-historic Races, Aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, and a Brief Review of Its Civil and Political History. Chicago, IL: Inter-State Publishing Company, 1884. "Thomas B. Redding: He Was Not Drowned, but Died of Heart Disease." New Castle Courier(IN), April 19, 1895.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1831-1895
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Redding, Thomas B.
Location of other archival material
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: L425: Thomas B. Redding collection, 1844-1897
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawyers
  • Legal documents
  • Patents
  • Henry County (Ind.)
  • New Castle (Ind.)
  • United States
Label
Thomas B. Redding collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/457
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams; 2015/05/18 by Brent Abercrombie; 2016/10/11 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/12 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
Box 1 and 2 of this collection are arranged chronologically. Box 3 documents are arranged as follows: pension correspondence, alphabetically by last name of pension correspondent; military documents by regiment, then chronologically; other documents by subject, then chronologically.
Control code
17546159
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Lccn
91797955
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Herbert Heller on 1959/06/19 and an unknown donor.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28408897
  • (OCoLC)28408897
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
3 manuscript boxes
Label
Thomas B. Redding collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/457
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams; 2015/05/18 by Brent Abercrombie; 2016/10/11 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/12 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
Box 1 and 2 of this collection are arranged chronologically. Box 3 documents are arranged as follows: pension correspondence, alphabetically by last name of pension correspondent; military documents by regiment, then chronologically; other documents by subject, then chronologically.
Control code
17546159
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Lccn
91797955
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Herbert Heller on 1959/06/19 and an unknown donor.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28408897
  • (OCoLC)28408897
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
3 manuscript boxes

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