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Joseph Lane biography circa 1858

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0804 (Text) 00000106159817 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/01/29 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/29 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains a two-page photostat of a handwritten narrative of Joseph Lane's life and political activities in Indiana that appeared in a magazine from 1858. The original papers are held by the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Joseph Lane biography, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found at the Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: [PAM] ISLG 929.2 L UNCAT. NO. 1: "Lineage of Joseph Lane (Oregon)." Genealogy pamphlet. ISLO 923 L265 NO. 1: Biography of Joseph Lane. Indiana pamphlet.ISLI 923 L 265H: Joe Lane of Oregon; Machine Politics and the Sectional Crisis, 1849-1861. Indiana book. ISLI 923 L 265K: The Career of Joseph Lane, Frontier Politician. Indiana book.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Joseph Lane was born on December 14, 1801 in Buncombe County, North Carolina to John and Elizabeth Lane. The Lane family moved to Kentucky in 1804 and Joseph moved on to Indiana in 1816. Lane was first elected to the Indiana Legislature in 1822 and served until 1846. He distinguished himself in the American-Mexican War and was brevetted Major General. He was appointed Governor of the Oregon Territory in 1849 and then served as the Delegate of the Territory to Congress from 1851 to 1859. After Oregon became a state in 1859, he served as a U.S. Senator from 1859 to 1861. He was the Democratic candidate for vice president of the United States in 1860. He married Mary Pierce "Polly" Hart (1802-1870) on June 23, 1820 and they had 10 children. Lane died on April 19, 1881 in Roseburg, Oregon.Sources:Information found within "Joseph Lane." Indiana Marriage Index, 1802-1892.Accessed January 29, 2016. "Joseph Lane."Find a Grave Index. Accessed January 29, 2016."Lane, Joseph (1801-1881)." Biographical Directory of the United States CongressAccessed January 29, 2016.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Lane, Joseph, 1801-1881.
Politicians > Indiana > 19th century.
Indiana > Politics and government > 19th century.
Vanderburgh County (Ind.)
Warrick County (Ind.)
Oregon Territory.
Genre: Biographies.

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