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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1296 (Text) 00000106161276 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 2017/06/22 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2017/06/22 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2017/06/27 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection comprises photocopies of letters to Charles H. Test in Indiana ranging from 1840 to 1843, regarding his political career and abolitionism.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Charles H. Test 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:
Charles H. Test was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 9, 1802. About 1810, the Test family moved to Brookville, Indiana. John Test, his father, was a judge in Indiana as well as a U.S. Congressman. Charles Test passed the bar in Indiana in 1822. Two years later, he married his first wife, Rebecca Davis and they had at least three children: Caroline, Thaddeus, and Ellen. In 1842, Charles married his second wife, Elizabeth Moore and they had three children: Charles, Lydia, Rebecca, and Edmond. Test spent much of his life in civil service, holding the positions of state representative (1826-1827); judge of the 6th circuit (1830-1836); state senator (1840-1841); Indiana secretary of state (1849-53); judge of the 12th circuit (1857-70); and Marion County criminal court judge (1872-74). He also authored a novel entitled The Novice. Test died on October 10, 1885.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Lilly Library, Indiana University.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Test, Charles H., 1802-1885.
Indiana. General Assembly. Senate.
Abolitionists > Indiana.
Antislavery movements > United States.
Indiana > Politics and government.
Judges > Indiana.
Lawyers > Indiana.
Politicians > Indiana.
Genre: Correspondence.

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