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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L113 (Text) 00000106658479 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OB5 Folder 14 (Text) 9515-1591 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBC44 (Text) 5854-7574 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBD12 (Text) 8654-9784 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI V438 (Text) 8973-9879 Cage Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 7 manuscripts boxes, 2 os. folders, 1 volume

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General Note:
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2007/02 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/11/04 by Laura Eliason, further updated 2016/03/17 by Lauren Patton.
Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.:
This collection consist primarily of correspondence and papers from Morton's Senatorial career with an emphasis on the1876 presidential election and Louisiana politics in 1873 and 1874. There is also family correspondence, financial papers, speeches and notes on Republican politics, the Civil War, secession, and Reconstruction. Correspondents include Schuyler Colfax, Henry W. Halleck, Andrew Johnson, Henry S. Lane, Abraham Lincoln, George B. McClellan, Joaquin Miller, William H. Seward, Caleb B. Smith, Edwin M. Stanton, Lew Wallace, and Richard Yates.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Oliver P. Morton Papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, 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.
Patrons must contact the Butler University Library or the Henry County Historical Society for permission to copy materials belonging to them.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Oliver P. Morton was born August 4, 1823 in Salisbury, Wayne County, Indiana. He was apprenticed to a hatter and worked in that career for four years before attending Wayne County Seminary and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Morton Studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He began his law practice in Centerville, Indiana. He was elected judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Indiana in 1852. He ran unsuccessfully for governor of Indiana in 1856 but was elected lieutenant governor under Henry S. Lane in 1860. He became governor in 1861 upon Lane's election to the U.S. Senate. He served as governor until 1867 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate. While in the Senate Morton served on the Committee on Manufactures, Committee on Agriculture, and the Committee on Privileges and Elections; he was appoint to the Electoral Commission of 1877 to decide contests in various states during the presidential election of 1876. Oliver P. Morton died on November 1, 1877 in Indianapolis and is interred at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Subject: Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877.
Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885.
Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872.
Lane, Henry Smith, 1811-1881.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885
Miller, J. (Joaquin)
Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872.
Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864.
Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869.
Yates, Richard, 1815-1873.
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875.
Indiana. Governor.
United States. Congress. Senate.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Presidents > Election > 1876.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Louisiana > Politics and government.
Indiana > Politics and government.

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