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The Resource Thomas Dowling Collection

Thomas Dowling Collection

Label
Thomas Dowling Collection, 1833-1874
Title
Thomas Dowling Collection
Inclusive dates
1833-1874
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The collection of 50 items includes letters regarding the operation and finances of the Wabash and Erie Canal (1850-1854); correspondence with Daniel W. Voorhees regarding a disagreement over a railroad lawsuit (1873); reports on expenditures of New Albany and Terre Haute schools (1868); bids and bills for construction of a building in Terre Haute (1864); and other business papers. Among the correspondents were Charles Butler, John Dowling, and Daniel W. Voorhees. The documents are all hand-written in ink on various size papers
Biographical or historical data
Thomas Dowling (1806-1876) was a politician, businessman, and newspaper publisher in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. He served six terms as a Whig member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1836 through 1849. From 1832 to 1845, he published a newspaper. Thomas was a trustee for the Wabash and Erie Canal in the 1850s. He served on the Terre Haute City Council from 1867-1871; was an officer of the Terre Haute Savings Bank from 1869-176; and was Vigo County Commissioner in 1873. Thomas died on December 6, 1876 and is buried in Terre Haute.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dowling, Thomas
  • Butler, Charles
  • Kossuth, Lajos
  • Voorhees, Daniel W.
  • Education
  • Wabash and Erie Canal (Ind. and Ohio)
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
  • New Albany (Ind.)
  • Terre Haute (Ind.)
Label
Thomas Dowling Collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1938
Instantiates
Note
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2014/04 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
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
17536567
Extent
2 folders
Governing access note
This collection open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247139381
  • (OCoLC)247139381
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.
Label
Thomas Dowling Collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1938
Note
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2014/04 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
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
17536567
Extent
2 folders
Governing access note
This collection open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247139381
  • (OCoLC)247139381
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.

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