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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L104 (Text) 00000106296924 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3.0 Cubic feet 9 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/12/31 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/12/31 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes original and photostats of typed and autographed correspondence, notebooks with personal notes, and other documents from William H. Matthew and others in Gary, Indiana and elsewhere in the United States ranging from 1837 to 1956 regarding Indiana law, Pottawatomi Indians, the Presbyterian church in Plymouth, Indiana, the Detroit to Chicago Road and miscellaneous.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
William H. Matthew 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:
William Henry Matthew was born December 21, 1871 in England. He emigrated to the United States in 1889 and married Edna Bertha Toby in Pulaski County, Indiana on October 4, 1893. They lived in Culver and Plymouth Indiana, then moved to Gary, Indiana in 1908 and had at least four children: Rose, Etta, J. Robert, and W. Burleigh. Both their sons became doctors.Matthew was an attorney, representing the Indiana Anti-Saloon League for a time, a Democratic leader and a member of the Indiana historical research committee. He was also a notable collector of Indiana legal items. He died February 13 [18], 1931 following surgery and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth. His wife Edna Matthew died February 4, 1935. Sources: "W.A. Matthew." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed December 18, 2015. "Edna Toby." Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed December 18, 2015. "Matthew, Mrs. William H." Find a Grave Index. Accessed December 18, 2015. "Matthew, William Henry." Find a Grave Index. Accessed December 18, 2015."Matthew, William H. " Indiana History Bulletin 9, no. 5 (February 1932): 163. "Mrs. William H. Matthew." Knox (Ind.) Republican, June 5, 1935."W.H. Matthew, 59, Gary lawyer, dies" [Special to the] Indianapolis Star, February 19, 1931.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. William H. Matthew on 1933/04.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Constitutions > Indiana.
Indians of North America > Economic conditions > 19th century.
Indians of North America > Missions.
Indians of North America > Treaties.
Lawyers > Indiana.
Miami Indians.
Potawatomi Indians > Missions.
Indiana > History > 19th century.
Gary (Ind.)
Plymouth (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence.

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