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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L081 (Text) 00000106658412 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI MICROFILM (Text) 44889-1411 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OB4 Folder 1 (Text) 89778-8994 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBC64 (Text) 77799-8888 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI V53 (Text) 00000106358427 Cage Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 2.5 Cubic feet 5 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize folders, 8 volumes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed in February 2006 by Christina Baich. Finding aid revised on 2015/11/06 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created by Bethany Fiechter on 2017/11/28.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research. A partial item-level inventory is available upon request.
Summary, etc.:
The bulk of the correspondence is that of Julian and his wife, Laura Giddings Julian, and with his children, Grace and Paul, while he was serving in Congress, working as an attorney in Washington, D.C., and on speaking tours. In his letters with Laura, he discusses questions before Congress. Additional correspondence includes letters to Laura from her father, Joshua R. Giddings, written while he was serving in Congress or as U.S. consul general to Canada in Montreal (1861-1864); correspondence between her and her sister in Washington, D.C., Montreal, and Ohio; Julian's correspondence with his brothers in Centerville (1838-1839) and Iowa (1840s); correspondence regarding Indiana and national politics, women's rights, his legal work, speeches and writings, including retained copies of his letters; copies of his correspondence with Edward L. Pierce regarding their biographies of Joshua R. Giddings and Charles Sumner (1885-1898); and letters written to Presidents Arthur and Cleveland recommending Julian for Commissioner of the General Land Office. There are also letters dealing with the difficulties between Andrew Johnson and Congress and the Hayes-Tilden election of 1876 and the actions of the Louisiana Returning Board in that election. Correspondents include W.H. Barnum, Benjamin Butler, Salmon P. Chase, Charles F. Coffin, Schuyler Colfax, Francis J. Garrison, Joshua R. Giddings, Stephen S. Harding, Abram S. Hewitt, Robert J. Ingersoll, Oliver P. Morton, Samuel W. Parker, Andrew L. Robinson, Samuel J. Tilden, William W. Wick, and William W. Woollen. Also included in the collection are Julian's manuscript for the second edition of Political Recollections; pamphlets and manuscripts of his speeches (1850-1892); an essay about Julian by Lydia Maria Child; memoranda books containing notes on expenses, notes for speeches and campaigns, and newspaper clippings; and his scrapbook of clippings on Zachary Taylor for the 1848 election. The volumes include his school notes on law and history (1839); journals (1869-1879); scrapbooks (1876-1897); an account book from an Irvington grocery store and meat market (1877-1878); and an album belonging to his first wife, Anne E. Julian, which contains mostly autographs (1848-1851). The clippings within the scrapbooks are not entirely in chronological order. The oversized items include certificates from the U.S. General Land Office granting land to soldiers (1859-1860). The certificates are signed by President James Buchanan. Also included are a Confederate States of America loan certificate and certificates naming Julian Surveyor General of New Mexico.
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:
Grace Julian Clarke 1932, 1937.
Biographical or Historical Data:
George Washington Julian was born on May 5, 1817, near Centerville, Indiana. In 1840, he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Greenfield, Indiana. He was a member of the State House of Representatives in 1845. That same year, he married Anne Elizabeth Finch with whom he had three children, Edward, Louis, and Fredrick. Anne died in 1860. Julian remarried in 1863 to Laura A. Giddings, daughter of anti-slavery leader Joshua R. Giddings of Ohio. They had two children together, Grace and Paul. Julian served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1849 to 1851 and again from 1861 to 1871. He was elected to his first term as a Free-Soil candidate, but later became a Republican. In 1852, he lost his bid for the vice-presidency as the Free-Soil candidate. In the 1860s, he joined with the Radical Republicans in Congress. While in the House of Representatives, he served as chair of the Committee on Public Lands (1863-1871) and as a member of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (1865-1867). He joined the liberal Republican movement and supported Horace Greeley for President (1872). Julian later joined the Democratic Party. In 1873, he moved to Irvington (now an Indianapolis neighborhood) and opened a law practice. He became the law partner of William A. Meloy in Washington, D.C. (1879-1884). From 1885 to 1889, he was U.S. Surveyor General of the New Mexico Territory. Throughout his life, Julian was an active advocate of social reform including the antislavery, temperance, labor, and women's suffrage movements. He also wrote and published several books including his Political Recollections, Life of Joshua R. Giddings, and two collections of his speeches. He died on July 7, 1899, in Irvington, Indiana.
Subject: United States. Congress. House.
United States. Surveyor General of New Mexico.
Louisiana. Returning Board.
Legislators > Indiana > Correspondence.
Legislators > United States.
Legislators' spouses > Indiana > Correspondence.
Diplomats > United States > Correspondence.
Lawyers > Indiana.
Presidents > United States > Election > 1876.
Grocery trade > Indiana.
Lectures and lecturing > United States.
Meat industry and trade > Indiana.
Practice of law > Washington (D.C.)
Presidents > United States > Election > 1848.
Women's rights > United States.
Canada > Foreign relations > United States.
Indiana > Politics and government.
Irvington (Indianapolis, Ind.)
New Mexico > Description and travel.
Diplomatic and consular service, American > Canada.
United States > Foreign relations > 1861-1865.
United States > Politics and government > 19th century.

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