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John Upfold Pettit papers, 1797-1879 (bulk 1850-1853).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBC062 (Text) 79791-7171 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1058 (Text) 00000106161342 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 folder 1 oversized folder

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General Note:
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2015/04/16 by Linda Gellert.
Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes original letters, 1840-1853, addressed to his brother, Milton Howard Pettit, including several while serving as American Consul at Maranham, Brazil, 1850 to 1853. Also included is Pettit's 1979 publication, "Answer to the Toast, The Old Psi Upsilon".
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
John Upfold Pettit papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, 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.
Biographical or Historical Data:
John Upfold Pettit was born on September 11, 1820, in Fabius, New York. Pettit moved to Wabash County, Indiana, and was admitted to the bar in 1841. He fought in the 75th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War. Pettit was a law professor at Indiana University (1869-1870); U.S. consul to Maranham, Brazil (1850-1853); a judge in the 11th Circuit (1853-1854), 22nd Circuit (1873), and 27th Circuit (1873-1879) Courts. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1855 to 1861. John Upfold Pettit died on March 21, 1881, in Wabash, Indiana.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Petit family.
Pettit, John Upfold, 1820-1881.
Psi Upsilon Fraternity.
United States. Consulate (Maranham, Brazil)
United States. Congress. House.
Law teachers > Indiana.
Lawyers > Indiana > Wabash County.
Judges > Indiana.
Legislators > United States.

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