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Claude Matthews letters 1836-1894

Matthews, Claude, 1845-1898 (Compiler (com)).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0931 (Text) 00000106160278 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.02 Cubic feet 2 folders

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General Note:
Processing Information: EAD finding aid created 2014/08/26 by Brent Abercrombie.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection includes letters and a petition addressed to Governor Matthews regarding the coal miners' strike in southern Indiana, including communications from county sheriffs, Grand Army of the Republic posts, and miner's organizations (1894); correspondence regarding the Pullman Strike and rioting in Lake County (1894); and correspondence as governor regarding the determination of the Indiana-Kentucky border, the Indiana State Fair, the extradition of criminals, and other official matters. The collection also contains personal correspondence of Matthews and his wife (1882-1907); correspondence regarding a portrait of Governor James Whitcomb (1895); financial papers of Whitcomb (1836-1850); Matthews' political and patriotic speeches; his oration "Obligation of the world to literature," from Centre College (1867); and a fragment of a journal for sightseeing in southern California (ca. 1900).
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Claude Matthews 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:
Claude Matthews was a graduate of Centre College, Danville, Kentucky. He married Martha Whitcomb, daughter of former Indiana Governor James Whitcomb. Matthews worked as a farmer and livestock breeder near Clinton, Vermillion County. Matthews was also a member of the Democratic Party, and served in the Indiana House of Representatives, Indiana Secretary of State, and as governor of Indiana (1893-1897).
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Union Trust Company on 1936/05/15.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916.
Grand Army of the Republic.
Indiana State Fair Commission.
Coal mines and mining.
Financial statements.
Pullman Strike, 1894.

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