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Collection on Jonathan Jennings, 1806-1927 1806-1834.

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 (Added Author). Armstrong, John, 1758-1843 (Added Author). Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866 (Added Author). Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849 (Added Author). Madison, James, 1751-1836 (Added Author). Monroe, James, 1758-1831 (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L079 (Text) 00000106296643 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 manuscript box

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General Note: Processed by: Christina Baich, January 2006. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/06/2015.
Restrictions on Access Note: The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.: The collection primarily consists of Photostat copies of Jonathan Jennings' correspondence. There are also a few original Jennings letters. Also included in the collection is the correspondence of J. Julian Baily regarding his research on Jonathan Jennings. Correspondents include John Quincy Adams, Secretary of War John Armstrong, Secretary of War Lewis Cass, Secretary of Treasury Albert Gallatin, President James Madison, Soloman Manwaring, Dr. David G. Mitchell, and James Monroe. The collection is organized chronologically.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Collection on Jonathan Jennings, Manuscript Section, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note: Georgia H. Benuky March 11, 1921.
Louis J. Baily June 20, 1927.
Biographical or Historical Data: Jonathan Jennings was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in 1784. He moved to the Indiana Territory in 1806. Jennings served as an Indiana Territory delegate to the U.S. Congress from 1809 to 1816, when Indiana was admitted to the Union. He was president of Indiana's Constitutional Convention and was elected the state's first governor. While still governor, Jennings served as a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives (1821-1822). After leaving the governorship in 1822, he continued to serve as a U.S. representative until 1830 when he failed to win reelection. He died July 26, 1834, near Charlestown, Indiana.
Ownership and Custodial History: Georgia H. Benuky, 11 March 1921; Louis J. Baily, 20 June 1927.
Subject: Jennings, Jonathan, 1784-1834.
Indiana. Constitutional Convention (1816)
Lawyers > Indiana.
Legislators > Indiana.
Legislators > United States.
Governors > Indiana.

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