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The Resource William Hendricks papers

William Hendricks papers

Label
William Hendricks papers, 1815-1850
Title
William Hendricks papers
Inclusive dates
1815-1850
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The majority of the collection consists of letters written by Hendricks. His primary correspondents were N.D. Gallion, a lawyer in Brookville, Indiana, and William Gallion. There are also letters from Hendricks to Presidents Jackson and Polk. Most of the letters appear to be of a personal nature
Biographical or historical data
William Hendricks was born on November 12, 1872, in Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Jefferson College in 1810, he taught school for two years. He studied law in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was admitted to the bar. In 1813, Hendricks moved to Madison, Indiana Territory, where he owned a printing press and became proprietor of the Western Eagle. He was elected to the territorial legislature in 1813 and 1814. He served as Secretary at Indiana's 1816 Constitutional Convention. When Indiana became a state, Hendricks was elected to U.S. House of Representatives. He resigned during his fourth term to become Governor of Indiana. He held this post from 1822 until 1825 when he resigned to become a U.S. Senator. Hendricks served in the U.S. Senate from 1825 to 1837. After failing to win reelection, he returned to the practice of law in Madison, Indiana. Hendricks also served on the Board of Trustees for Indiana University (1829-1840). He died on May 16, 1850.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1782-1850
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hendricks, William
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hendricks, William
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators
  • Governors
  • Hendricks, William
  • Governors
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
  • United States
Label
William Hendricks papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2202
Instantiates
Note
Processed by: Christina Baich, February 2006. Revised by: Elizabeth M. Wilkinson, April 2007. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/06/2015
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552343
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
Abstract of titles donated by Allan Hendricks, June 1916.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247211807
  • (OCoLC)247211807
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
folder
Label
William Hendricks papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2202
Note
Processed by: Christina Baich, February 2006. Revised by: Elizabeth M. Wilkinson, April 2007. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/06/2015
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552343
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
Abstract of titles donated by Allan Hendricks, June 1916.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247211807
  • (OCoLC)247211807
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
folder

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