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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0069 (Text) 00000106657406 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/09/01 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/01 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains Ira J. Chase's personal diary with entries from 1882 to 1894. The collection also includes an invitation to the October 11-13, 1892 ceremonies of the dedication of the buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition and a letter and certified copy of a resolution offered by the Board of Lady Managers of the World's Columbian Commission thanking Governor Chase for the escort of members of the board to the exposition grounds by his military aide dated October 26, 1892. Other items from the exposition include a souvenir cablegram by the Commercial Cable Company with envelope and a copy of the cable alphabet (circa 1893).This collection also contains four letters from 1894 that were sent to Ira Chase from the Ohio Republican State Executive Committee; Charles Henry Grosvenor, a U.S. representative from Ohio; the Republican State Committee of Indiana, and newly-elected U.S. congressman, James E. Watson, regarding the Republican speaking campaign and the fall election victories. A May 16, 1895 condolence letter sent to Mrs. Ira J. Chase by Mary Dresser of Lafayette, Indiana and a June 8, 1941 Muncie Star article written by Chase's son-in-law, Horace G. Murphy, are included as well.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Ira J. Chase collection, 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:
Ira Joy Chase was the 22nd governor of Indiana. Born in Monroe County, New York on December 7, 1834, he served in the 19th Illinois Regiment during the Civil War and was discharged after a year due to ill health. The Christian ministry brought him to Indiana in 1867 and Chase served as pastor for several churches in the state. In 1886, he was appointed chaplain of the Indiana Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.). Chase was elected as lieutenant -governor of Indiana in 1888 and assumed the governorship in November, 1891 when Governor Alvin Hovey passed away. He lost the gubernatorial election of 1892 and left office on January 9, 1893. Governor Chase married Rhoda J. Castle (1833-1926) and they had four children. He passed away on May 11, 1895.Sources:"Indiana Governor Ira Joy Chase (1834-1895)." Indiana Historical Bureau. Accessed August 26, 2016."Ira Joy Chase." National Governors Association. Accessed August 26, 2016.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Horace G. Murphy on 1933/09/22 and 1941/05/26.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Chase, Ira J. (Ira Joy), 1834-1895.
Grosvenor, Charles Henry, 1833-1917.
Watson, James E. (James Eli), 1863 or 1864-1948
Republican Party (Ind.)
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Governors > Indiana.
Politicians > Indiana.
Politicians > United States > 20th century.
Indiana > Politics and government.
Genre: Correspondence.

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