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John C. New, Counsel General in London certificate 1889/05/27.

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  • 2 of 2 copies 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 L717 (Text) 920600-1001 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBC045 (Text) 71918-8884 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 oversize folder

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Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes one certificate from Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Benjamin Harrison, the President of the United States and John C. New dated 1889/05/27.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
John C. New, Counsel General in London certificate, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
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.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: OBC045: John C. New oversize collection
Biographical or Historical Data:
John Chalfant New was born in Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana on July 6, 1831 to John Bowman New and Mariah Chalfant. He was the grandson of Jethro New. John C. New studied law at Bethany College in Virginia and graduated in 1851. He married Melissa Beeler in 1854 and had one child, Harry Stewart New (who later became United States Postmaster General). After Melissa's death in 1867, New married Elizabeth R. McRae with whom he had two children.John C. New was a banker, publisher, and lawyer. He was elected to the Indiana State Senate in 1863 to complete the term of Horatio Cooley Newcomb and held many other political offices. Some of these offices include: United States Treasurer (1875-1876); first assistant Secretary, United States Department of the Treasury (1882-1883); United States Consul General, London, England, (1889-1893); and Republican State Chairman (1880, 1882). New was also active socially and was a member of several fraternal organizations. John C. New passed away June 4, 1906, in Indianapolis, Indiana.Sources:Indiana Historical Society, John C. New Finding Aid.Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men of the State of Indiana. Volume II. (Ohio: Western BiographicalPublishing Company, 1880) pages 269-270.Dunn, Jacob Piatt Ed. Indiana and Indianans. Volume I. (Ohio: The American Historical Society, 1919) page 338.Shepherd, Rebecca A., Calhoun, Charles W., Shanahan-Shoemaker, Elizabeth, and January, Alan F. A BiographicalDirectory of the Indiana General Assembly. Volume I. (Indiana: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1980) page 290.
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: Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
New, John C. (John Chalfant), 1831-1906.
Genre: Certificates.

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