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Noble and Davidson Family papers, 1785-1868.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L107 (Text) 928176-1001 Cage Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 mss. box.

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General Note: Processing information: Collection processing completed 2007/01 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/11/12 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note: The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes receipts and financial papers of Noah Noble, correspondence of Catherine Noble Davidson and Alexander H. Davidson, an autograph album of Catherine Noble Davidson and autograph books signed by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Also, included are Noble family land and legal documents from Virginia and Kentucky and newspaper clippings on politics and the Civil War. Correspondents include John J. Crittenden, William Henry Harrison, John James Hayden, Michael C. Kerr, Robert Dale Owen, Caleb B. Smith, Oliver H. Smith and Richard W. Thompson.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Noble and Davidson Family 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note: Washington Family and Valette Miller.
Biographical or Historical Data: Noah Noble was born January 15, 1794 in Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia. He married Catherine Stull Van Swearingen in 1819 and they had three children. He served in the Indiana militia. He moved to Indianapolis in 1825 where he worked as a layer, farmer, merchant, operated a fulling mill, operated Brookville hotel, served as director of the Brookville branch of the State Bank of Indiana and was an agent for the Hartford Fire Insurance Company. He served as Franklin County sheriff 1820-1824. He was Governor of Indiana 1831-1837 and ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 1836 and 1838. He died February 8, 1844 in Indianapolis. Alexander H. Davidson was an Indianapolis schoolteacher and businessman; he was also a member of the executive committee of the Indiana Constitutional Union Party in 1860. He was married to Catherine Noble.
Subject: Noble, Noah, 1794-1844.
Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863.
Davidson, Alexander H.
Davidson, Catherine Noble.
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841.
Hayden, John James, 1820-1901.
Jennings, Jonathan, 1784-1834.
Kerr, Michael C. (Michael Crawford), 1827-1876.
Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877.
Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864.
Smith, Oliver H. (Oliver Hampton), 1794-1859.
Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900.
Constitutional Union Party (U.S.)
Governors > Indiana.
Indiana > Politics and government.
Autograph albums.
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

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