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Waller Taylor letters 1812-1816

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1287 (Text) 00000106161268 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 2017/06/08 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/08 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes copies of letters from the John C. Short papers in the Library of Congress from November 4, 1812, to May 16, 1815, plus one letter dated December 15, 1816, which was typed and donated by Dorothy Riker. The letters are addressed to John C. Short in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 1816 letter is to Major Edmund H. Taylor, receiver of public monies in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Waller Taylor letters, 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.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Waller Taylor (1786-1826) was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and became a lawyer in his native state. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1800 to 1802. In 1804, Taylor moved to Vincennes, Indiana, where he practiced law. He was appointed chancellor of Indiana Territory in 1807, major of the terrritorial militia in 1807, and served in the army during the War of 1812. Taylor was promoted to Adjutant General in 1814. When Indiana was admitted to the Union in 1816, Waller was elected as a Democratic Republican member to the U.S. Senate. He was re-elected as an Republican from Adams and Clay counties, and served from December 11, 1816, to March 3, 1825. Taylor died and was buried in Lunenburg County.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dorothy Riker on 1967/11/22, and from the Library of Congress on 1968/03/06.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Taylor, Waller 1786-1826.
Frontier and pioneer life > Indiana.
Indiana > History > War of 1812.
Indiana > Politics and government.
Pioneers > Indiana.
Politicians > Indiana.
Genre: Correspondence

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