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Honorable John H. Farnham papers 1833

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0044 (Text) 00000105866107 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 2014/05/29 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/05/29 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a typed copy from Samuel Merrill in 1833 regarding the life and accomplishments of John H. Farnham.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Honorable John H. Farnham papers, 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:
John Hay Farnham was born on July 22, 1791 to William and Hannah Bliss Farnham in Newburyport, Massachusetts and was graduated from Harvard in 1811. He moved to Indiana in 1819, married Evelyn M. Leonard [Leanard] in Harrison County on May 3, 1821, and they had 4 children. They moved to Salem, Indiana so he could practice law in 1824. He gave a speech on July 4, 1826 asking that taxes be raised to provide for public schools. His speech did not please his fellow citizens but the community did forgive him. He served as clerk of the Senate from 1822 to 1833. John was one of the founders of the Indiana Historical Society in 1830 and served as corresponding secretary. He had also been a teacher and newspaper editor. He, his wife and two children died of cholera in 1833. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem, Indiana.Information found within the collection."Farnham, Evalina M. Leonard". Evalina M. Leonard Letters, 1815, 1818. Retrieved 2014/05/29."Farnham, John H.". 1830 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/05/29."Farnham, John Hay". U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current. Retrieved 2014/05/29."Farnham, John Hay". A History of the Indiana Historical Society, 1830-1980. Retrieved 2014/05/29."Farnham, John Hay". Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2014/05/29."Farnham, John Hay". Indiana Public Media. Retrieved 2014/05/29."Farnham, John Hay". Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 162901988. Retrieved 2014/05/29."Indiana Historical Society". Retrieved 2014/05/29.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Farnham, John H. (John Hay), 1791-1833.
Merrill, Samuel, 1792-1855.
Indiana Historical Society.
Salem (Ind.)

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