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William R. Holloway letter 1861/06/11

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S3350 (Text) 335001-13282 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 2018/02/20 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/02/20 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a June 11, 1861 letter written by W.R. Holloway, private secretary of Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton, and sent to a Colonel Miller in response to Miller's request to the governor for a regiment appointment for his friend. Holloway also mentioned that once "one company reports from your county in accordance with the Militia Law you will be appointed" and that Governor Morton had gone to New York.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
William R. Holloway letter, 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.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: S0644: William R. Holloway articles and correspondenceV476: William R. Holloway letter book
Biographical or Historical Data:
William Robeson (W.R.) Holloway was born on December 6, 1836 at Richmond, Indiana to David P. and Jane Ann Holloway. He married Eliza Burbank on November 10, 1858 and they had one son. Eliza was the sister of Governor Oliver P. Morton's wife, Lucinda. Holloway was a prominent public figure and was the owner of the Indianapolis Journal for several years and was founder of theIndianapolis Times. He was appointed Governor Morton's private secretary in 1861 and he served in this position until 1863. He also served as postmaster of Indianapolis, Indiana and as United States consul general at St. Petersburg. He passed away at the age of 75 on December 30, 1911. Source:Ancestry.com. "William R. Holloway." Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed February 20, 2018. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com."Col. Holloway Called by Death." Indianapolis Star (IN), December 31, 1911. Accessed February 20, 2018. https://search.proquest.com/docview/357107549/B13F925754454E73PQ/3?accountid=57494.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Cowan's Auctions, Inc. on 2013/09/23.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Holloway, W. R. (William Robeson), 1836-1911.
Indiana > Politics and government.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.

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