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Walter Q. Gresham letters

Label
Walter Q. Gresham letters, 1869-1898
Title
Walter Q. Gresham letters
Inclusive dates
1869-1898
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The collection contains letters written by Walter Q. Gresham to various lawyers and to his friend, Tom Slaughter, as well as copies of letters written to Gresham during his service as a general in the U.S. Army, ranging from 1869 to 1898. A handwritten note from Grover Cleveland praising Gresham is also included
Biographical or historical data
Walter Quintin Gresham was born on March 17, 1832, near Lanesville, Harrison County, Indiana. He attended Indiana University and was admitted to the bar in 1854. He practiced law in New Albany, Indiana, with John H. Butler. In 1858, he married Matilda McGrain with whom he had two children.In 1861, Gresham was a Representative in the Indiana General Assembly for Harrison County, but resigned to become lieutenant colonel of the 38th regiment of the Indiana Volunteers. During the Civil War, he also served in the 53rd regiment of the Indiana Volunteers and reached the rank of brevet major general in 1865. Following the war, he returned to his practice in New Albany. He also served as U.S. district judge for Indiana (1869-1883); U.S. postmaster general (1883-1884); and judge for the U.S. 7th circuit (1884-1893). In 1884, President Chester Arthur appointed him Secretary of the Treasury. He also served as a cabinet member under President Grover Cleveland as Secretary of State (1893-1895). He died on May 28, 1895, in Washington, D.C.Sources: Dunn, Jacob Piatt. Indiana and Indianans: A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Indiana and the Century of Statehood, volume IV. Chicago: The American Historical Society, 1919.Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gresham, Walter Quintin
  • United States
  • United States
  • Judges
  • Lawyers
  • Politicians
  • Politicians
  • Soldiers
  • Hamilton County (Ind.)
Label
Walter Q. Gresham letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2107
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/06 by Christina Baich. Finding aid created 2006/06 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid revised 2015/11/12 by Brittany Kropf
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
17552328
Extent
0.01 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 a donation from Otto Gresham on 1931/03/28 and Walter Benjamin during May 1952.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935331435
  • (OCoLC)935331435
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
Walter Q. Gresham letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2107
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/06 by Christina Baich. Finding aid created 2006/06 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid revised 2015/11/12 by Brittany Kropf
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
17552328
Extent
0.01 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 a donation from Otto Gresham on 1931/03/28 and Walter Benjamin during May 1952.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935331435
  • (OCoLC)935331435
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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