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Daniel D. Pratt
L128
1816-1929
86 mss boxes, 18 volumes

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Biographical Note:

Daniel D. Pratt was born on October 26, 1813 in Palermo, Maine, and moved to New York State with his family at a young age. After graduating from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, Pratt moved west to Rising Sun, Indiana, in 1832. He served as a law clerk in the office of Calvin Fletcher in Indianapolis from 1833 to1836. After passing the Indiana bar, he moved to Logansport to begin his law practice. Pratt served as a Whig member in the Indiana House of Representatives in 1851 and 1853 and as secretary to the Republican National Committee in 1860. In 1868, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, but resigned in January 1869 after being elected to the U.S. Senate. Pratt served as a Republican in the Senate from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1875, and was Chairman of the Committee on Pensions. In 1875, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. He resigned the following year, and died in Logansport on June 17, 1877.

Source:

Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress.
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000497
Information found within the collection.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists primarily of Pratt’s legal and political papers from the period 1831 to 1877. His legal papers include correspondence, briefs, legal and financial documents, and notes regarding his cases in Logansport and northern Indiana, including both criminal and civil cases. The collection also contains papers regarding collection of debts for eastern law firms and papers related to the settlement of the estate of Senator John Tipton. Additionally, there are correspondence and legal papers relating to the affairs of Indian traders in northern Indiana, including the G.W. and W.G. Ewing Co. of Fort Wayne with which Pratt was associated in the 1830s and 1840s. The collection also includes papers regarding Pratt’s other legal interests, including the Wabash and Erie Canal, railroads, and land development in Iowa and other western states. The political papers in the collection include correspondence regarding the work of the Indiana state legislature (1851-1853), state and national elections, particularly the 1860, 1868, 1872, and 1876 elections, and correspondence regarding the state and national Republican Party. Finally there are letters to Pratt related to issues before the U.S. Senate and his work on the Pensions and Claims Committees (1869-1876), and well as requests of those seeking political appointments.

In addition to legal and political papers, the collection also contains literary and temperance addresses delivered by Pratt in Rising Sun, Indianapolis, and Logansport (1830s-1840s), as well as papers and record books related to the Logansport school system (1860s). The collection contains family correspondence, including letters from son Charles D. Pratt regarding the family’s legal business while Pratt was in the U.S. Senate, and a journal of son James P. Pratt while a student at Wabash College (1857-1858). There are diaries and account records (1840s-1860s), newspaper clippings, and other printed materials. Finally, there are papers and correspondence of the executor of Pratt’s estate, Logansport attorney William T. Wilson (1877-1901).

Correspondents include: Oakes Ames, Conrad Baker, William W. Belknap, Horace P. Biddle, James T. Bryer, Charles Butler, Ovid Butler, John C. Calhoun, Henry P. Coburn, John Coburn, Schuyler Colfax, Roscoe Conkling, Will Cumback, John D. Defrees, Thomas Dowling, George H. Dunn, James W. Dunn, George W. Ewing, William G. Ewing, Hamilton Fish, Graham N. Fitch, Calvin Fletcher, John W. Foster, James S. Frazier, James A. Garfield, Isaac P. Gray, Walter Q. Gresham, Allen Hamilton, Hugh Hanna, Benjamin Harrison, James J. Hayden, Thomas A. Hendricks, Barnabas C. Hobbs, George W. Julien, Henry  S. Lane, Hyacinth Lasselle, John H. Lathrop, Robert Milroy, Oliver P. Morton, Thomas A. Nelson, John B. Niles, Noah Noble, Cyrus Nutt, Godlove S. Orth, John U. Pettit, Gilbert A. Pierce, Albert Gallatin Porter, William Tecumseh Sherman, Thomas C. Slaughter, Caleb B. Smith, Benjamin Spooner, Robert S. Taylor, Richard W. Thompson, Henry C. Thornton, John Tipton, Spear S. Tipton, David Turpie, Joseph F. Tuttle, John P. Usher, Cyrus Vigus, Daniel W. Voorhees, Albert S. White, Simon Yandes.

Photocopying Policy:

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Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  1816-1837

Folder 
1. 1816-1832
2. 1833
3. 1834
4. 1835
5. Jan-Sept 1836
6. Oct-Dec 1836
7. Jan-Mar 1837
8.  Apr-Dec 1837 and no date 1837

Box 2.  1838-1840 

Folder 
1. Jan-May 1838
2. June-July 1838
3. Aug-Nov 1838
4. Jan-May 1839
5. June-Aug 1839
6. Sept-Dec 1839 and no date 1839 and no date 1830s
7. Jan-Apr 1840
8. May-July 1840
9.  Aug-Oct 1840
10. Nov-Dec 1840 and no date 1840

Box 3.  1841-Oct 1842

Folder 
1. Jan-Mar 1841
2. Apr-July 1841
3. Aug-Sept 1841
4. Oct-Nov 1841
5. Dec 1841-Feb 1842
6. Mar-June 1842
7. July-Aug 1842
8. Sept 1842
9. Oct 1842

Box 4.  Nov 1842-Oct 1844

Folder 
1. Nov 1842-Jan 1843
2. Feb-May 1843
3. June-Aug 1843
4. Sept-Oct 1843
5. Nov 1843-Jan 1844
6. Feb 1844
7. Mar-Apr 1844
8. May-June 1844
9. July 1844
10. Aug-Oct 1844

Box 5.  Nov 1844-Nov 1845    

Folder 
1. Nov-Dec 1844 and no date 1844
2. Jan 1845
3. Feb 1845
4. Mar-Apr 15, 1845
5. Apr 18-May 1845
6. June-July 2, 1845
7. July 3-31, 1845
8. Aug 1845
9. Sept 1845
10. Oct 1845
11. Nov 1845

Box 6.  Dec 1845-May 15, 1847

Folder 
1. Dec 1845-Jan 9, 1846
2. Jan 13- Feb 8, 1846
3. Feb 9- Mar 1846
4. Apr-May 1846
5. June-Aug 1846
6. Sept-Oct 1846
7. Nov-Dec 12, 1846
8. Dec  2, 1846-Jan 19, 1846
9. Jan 20-Feb 1847
10. Mar-Apr 10, 1847
11. Apr 12-May 15, 1847

Box 7.  May 20, 1847-Apr 1848

Folder 
1. May 20-June 1847
2. July-Aug 18, 1847
3. Aug 19-Sept 15, 1847
4. Sept 17-Oct 1847
5. Nov 1847
6. Dec 1847 and no date 1847
7. Jan-Feb 1848
8. Mar. 1848
9. Apr. 1848

Box 8.  May 1848-May 1849

Folder 
1. May-June 1848
2. July 1848
3. Aug-Sept 1848
4. Oct 1848
5. Nov 1848
6. Dec 1848 and no date 1848
7. Jan 1849
8. Feb 1849
9. Mar 1849
10. Apr 1849
11. May 1849

Box 9.  June 1849-Feb 1850

Folder 
1. June 1849
2. July 1849
3. Aug 1849
4. Sept 1849
5. Oct 1849
6. Nov 1849
7. Dec 1849 and no date 1849
8. Jan 1850
9. Feb 1850

Box 10.  March-Dec 1850

Folder 
1. Mar 1850
2. Apr 1850
3. May-June 1850
4. July-Aug 1850
5. Sept 1850
6. Oct 1850
7. Nov-Dec 1850 and no date 1850

Box 11.  Jan-July 1851

Folder 
1. Jan 1851
2. Feb 1851
3. Mar 1851
4. Apr 1851
5. May 1851
6. June 1841
7. July 1851

Box 12.  Aug 1851-March 1852

Folder 
1. Aug 1851
2. Sept 1851
3. Oct 1851
4. Nov 1851
5. Dec 1851 and no date 1851
6. Jan 1852
7. Feb 1852
8. Mar 1852

Box 13.  April-Dec 1852

Folder 
1. Apr 1852
2. May 1852
3. June 1852
4. July 1852
5. August 1852
6. Sept 1852
7. Oct. 1852
8. Nov-Dec 1852 and no date 1852

Box 14.  Jan-July 1853

Folder 
1. Jan 1853
2. Feb 1853
3. Mar 1853
4. Apr 1853
5. May 1853
6. June 1853
7. July 1853

Box 15.  Aug-Dec 1853

Folder 
1. Aug 1853
2. Sept 1853
3. Oct 1853
4. Nov 1853
5. Dec 1-19, 1853
6. Dec  20-29, 1853 and no date 1853

Box 16.  Jan-July 1854

Folder 
1. Jan 1854
2. Feb 1854
3. Mar 1854
4. Apr 1854
5. May 1854
6. June 1854
7. July 1854

Box 17.  Aug-Dec 1854

Folder 
1. Aug 1854
2. Sept 1854
3. Oct 1854
4. Nov 1854
5. Dec 1854
6. n.d. 1854

Box 18.  Jan-May 1855

Folder 
1. Jan 1855
2. Feb 1855
3. Mar 1855
4. Apr 1855
5. May 1-11, 1855
6. May 13-29, 1855

Box 19.  June-Dec 1855

Folder 
1. June 1855
2. July 1855
3. Aug 1855
4. Sept 1855
5. Oct 1855
6. Nov 1855
7. Dec 1855 and no date 1855

Box 20.  Jan-Aug 15, 1856

Folder 
1. Jan 1856
2. Feb 1856
3. Mar 1856
4. Apr 1856
5. May 1856
6. June 1856
7.  July 1856
8. Aug 1-15, 1856

Box 21.  Aug 16, 1856-Jan 1857

Folder 
1. Aug 16-31, 1856
2. Sept 1856
3. Oct 1856
4. Nov 1856
5. Dec 1856 and no date 1856
6. Jan 1-10, 1857
7. Jan 11-31, 1857

Box 22.  Feb-July 1857

Folder 
1. Feb 1857
2. Mar 1-14, 1857
3. Mar 16-31, 1857
4. Apr 1857
5. May 1857
6. June 1857
7. July 1857

Box 23.  Aug-Dec 1857

Folder 
1. Aug. 1857
2. Sept 1-14, 1857
3. Sept 15-30, 1857
4. Oct 1-17, 1857
5. Oct 18-31, 1857
6. Nov 1-18, 1857
7. Nov 19-30, 1857
8. Dec 1857 and no date 1857

Box 24.  Jan-June 1858

Folder 
1. Jan 1-15, 1858
2. Jan 16-31, 1858
3. Feb 1858
4. Mar 1-12, 1858
5. Mar 15-31, 1858
6. Apr 1-12, 1858
7. Apr 13-30, 1858
8. May 1858
9. June 1858

Box 25.  July 1858-Feb 1859

Folder 
1. July 1858
2. Aug 1858
3. Sept 1858
4. Oct 1858
5. Nov 1858
6. Dec 1858 and no date 1858
7. Jan 1859
8. Feb 1859

Box 26.  March-Sept 1859

Folder 
1. Mar 1859
2. Apr 1859
3. May 1859
4. June 1859
5. July 1859
6. Aug 1859
7.  Sept 1859

Box 27.  Oct 1859-March 1860

Folder 
1. Oct 1859
2. Nov 1859
3. Dec 1859 and no date 1859 and no date 1850s
4. Jan 1860
5. Feb 1860
6. Mar 1-10, 1860
7. Mar 12-31, 1860

Box 28.  April-Sept 1860

Folder 
1. Apr 1860
2. May 1860
3. June 1860
4. July 1860
5. Aug 1860
6. Sept 1860

Box 29.  Oct 1860-Feb 1861

Folder 
1. Oct 1860
2. Nov 1-11, 1860
3. Nov 12-30, 1860
4. Dec 1-21, 1860
5. Dec  22-31, 1860 and no date 1860
6. Jan 1-14, 1861
7. Jan 15-31, 1861
8. Feb 1-12, 1861
9. Feb 13-28, 1861

Box 30.  March-Aug 1861

Folder 
1. Mar 1861
2. Apr 1861
3. May 1-8, 1861
4. May 9-31, 1861
5. June 1861
6. July 1861
7. Aug 1861

Box 31.  Sept 1861-Jan 1862  

Folder 
1. Sept 1861
2. Oct 1861
3. Nov 1861
4. Dec 1-14, 1861
5. Dec 16-31, 1861 and no date 1860
6. Jan 1-11, 1862
7. Jan 12-19, 1862
8. Jan 20-31, 1862

Box 32.  Feb-May 1862

Folder 
1. Feb 1-15, 1862
2. Feb 17-28, 1862
3. Mar 1-14, 1862
4. Mar 15-30, 1862
5. Apr 1-14, 1862
6. Apr 15-30, 1862
7. May 1-17, 1862
8. May 18-31, 1862

Box 33.  June-Nov 15, 1862

Folder 
1. June 1-6, 1862
2. June 7-30, 1862
3. July 1862
4. Aug 1862
5. Sept 1862
6. Oct 1862
7. Nov 1-15, 1862

Box 34.  Nov 16, 1862-March 14, 1863

Folder 
1. Nov 16-29, 1862
2. Dec 1-14, 1862
3. Dec 15-31, 1862 and no date 1862
4. Jan 1-13, 1863
5. Jan 14-31, 1863
6. Feb 2-12, 1863
7. Feb 13-28, 1863
8. Mar 1-14, 1863

Box 35.  March 15-Aug 1863

Folder 
1. Mar 15-31, 1863
2. Apr 1863
3. May 1-18, 1863
4. May 19-31, 1863
5. June 1863
6. July 1863
7. Aug 1-13, 1863
8. Aug 14-31, 1863

Box 36.  Sept 1863-Feb 1864

Folder 
1. Sept 1863
2. Oct 1-14, 1863
3. Oct 15-31, 1863
4. Nov 1-20, 1863
5. Nov 21-30, 1863
6. Dec 1-14, 1863
7. Dec 15-31, 1863 and no date 1863
8. Jan 1864
9. Feb 1864

Box 37.  March-Nov 9, 1864

Folder 
1. Mar 1-11, 1864
2. Mar 12-31, 1864
3. Apr 1864
4. May-June 1864
5. July 1864
6. Aug 1864
7. Sept 1864
8. Oct 1864
9. Nov 1-9, 1864


Box 38.  Nov 10, 1864-June 1865

Folder 
1. Nov 10-30, 1864
2. Dec 1864 and no date
3. Jan 1865
4. Feb 1-14, 1865
5. Feb 15-28, 1865
6. Mar 1-11, 1865
7. Mar 12-31, 1865
8. Apr 1865
9. May 1865
10. June 1865

Box 39.  July 1865-March 1866

Folder 
1. July 1865
2. Aug-Sept 1865
3. Oct 1865
4. Nov 1-18, 1865
5. Nov 19-30, 1865
6. Dec 1865 and no date 1865
7. Jan 1866
8. Feb 1866
9. Mar 1866

Box 40.  April-Dec 1866

Folder 
1. Apr 1866
2. May 1866
3. June 1866
4. July 1866
5. Aug 1866
6. Sept 1866
7. Oct 1866
8. Nov 1866
9. Dec 1866
10. n.d. 1866

Box 41.  Jan-July 1867

Folder 
1. Jan 1867
2. Feb 1867
3. Mar 1-17, 1867
4. Mar 18-31, 1867
5. Apr 1-10, 1867
6. Apr 11-30, 1867
7. May 1867
8. June 1867
9. July 1-10, 1867
10 July 11-31, 1867

Box 42.  Aug-Dec 1867

Folder 
1. Aug 1-21, 1867
2. Aug 22-31, 1867
3. Sept 1-13, 1867
4. Sept 14-30, 1867
5. Oct 1-12, 1867
6. Oct 15-31, 1867
7. Nov 1-10, 1867
8. Nov 11-30, 1867
9. Dec 1867
10. n.d. 1867

Box 43.  Jan-July 1868

Folder 
1. Jan 1-8, 1868
2. Jan 9-31, 1868
3. Feb 1868
4. Mar 1868
5. Apr 1868
6. May 1868
7. June 1868
8. July 1868

Box 44.  Aug 1868-Jan 1869

Folder 
1. Aug 1868
2. Sept 1868
3. Oct 1868
4. Nov 1868
5. Dec 1-11, 1868
6. Dec 12-31, 1868 and no date 1868
7. Jan 1-21, 1869
8. Jan 22-26, 1869
9. Jan 27-31, 1869

Box 45.  Feb 1869 

Folder 
1. Feb 1-5, 1869
2. Feb 6-8, 1869
3. Feb 9, 1869
4. Feb 10-14, 1869
5. Feb 15-17, 1869
6. Feb 18-22, 1869
7. Feb 23-24, 1869
8. Feb 25-26, 1869
9. Feb 27-28, 1869

Box 46.  March 1-17, 1869

Folder 
1. Mar 1-2, 1869
2. Mar 3-4, 1869
3. Mar 5-7, 1869
4. Mar 8, 1869
5. Mar 9-10, 1869
6. Mar 11, 1869
7. Mar 12-13, 1869
8. Mar 14-15, 1869
9. Mar 16-17, 1869

Box 47.  March 18-April 12, 1869   

Folder 
1. Mar 18-19, 1869
2. Mar 20-22, 1869
3. Mar 23-25, 1869
4. Mar 26-29, 1869
5. Mar 30-31, 1869
6. Apr 1-4, 1869
7. Apr 5-7, 1869
8. Apr 8-12, 1869

Box 48.  April 13-June 1869

Folder 
1. Apr 13-15, 1869
2. Apr 16-20, 1869
3. Apr 21-26, 1869
4. Apr 27-May 5, 1869
5. May 6-12, 1869
6. May 13-23, 1869
7. May 24-31, 1869
8. June 1-10, 1869
9. June 11-21, 1869
10. June 22-30, 1869

Box 49.  July-October 1869

Folder 
1. July 1-10, 1869
2. July 11-21, 1869
3. July 22-31, 1869
4. Aug 1-15, 1869
5. Aug 16-25, 1869
6. Aug 26-Sept 6, 1869
7. Sept 7-30, 1869
8. Oct 1-18, 1869
9. Oct 19-31, 1869

Box 50.  Nov 1869-Jan 9, 1870

Folder 
1. Nov 1-19, 1869
2. Nov 20-30, 1869
3. Dec 1-9, 1869
4. Dec 10-14, 1869
5. Dec 15-20, 1869
6. Dec 21-28, 1869
7. Dec 29-31, 1869
8. No date 1869 and no date 1860s
9. Jan 1-5, 1870
10. Jan 6-9, 1870

Box 51.  Jan 10-Feb 1870

Folder 
1. Jan 10-12, 1870
2. Jan 11-17, 1870
3. Jan 18-23, 1870
4. Jan 24-28, 1870
5. Jan 29-Feb 1, 1870
6. Feb 2-7, 1870
7. Feb 8-12, 1870
8. Feb 13-21, 1870
9. Feb 22-28, 1870

Box 52.  March-April 1870

Folder 
1. Mar 1-7, 1870
2. Mar 8-14, 1870
3. Mar 15-22, 1870
4. Mar 23-26, 1870
5. Mar 27-31, 1870
6. Apr 1-11, 1870
7. Apr 12-20, 1870
8. Apr 21-27, 1870
9. Apr 28-30, 1870

Box 53.  May-June 1870

Folder 
1. May 1-7, 1870
2. May 8-17, 1870
3. May 18-22, 1870
4. May 23-31, 1870
5. June 1-10, 1870
6. June 11-17, 1870
7. June 17-24, 1870
8. June 25-30, 1870

Box 54.  July-Sept 1870

Folder 
1. July 1-8, 1870
2. July 9-14, 1870
3. July 15-24, 1870
4. July 25-31, 1870
5. Aug 1-14, 1870
6. Aug 16-31, 1870
7. Sept 1-13, 1870
8. Sept 14-30, 1870

Box 55.  Oct-Dec 1870

Folder 
1. Oct 1870
2. Nov 1-15, 1870
3. Nov 16-24, 1870
4. Nov 25-30, 1870
5. Dec 1-10, 1870
6. Dec 11-14, 1870
7. Dec 15-18, 1870
8. Dec 19-23, 1870
9. Dec 24-31, 1870 and no date 1870

Box 56.  Jan-Feb 20, 1871

Folder 
1. Jan 1-8, 1871
2. Jan 9-15, 1871
3. Jan 16-19, 1871
4. Jan 20-25, 1871
5. Jan 26-31, 1871
6. Feb 1-6, 1871
7. Feb 7-9, 1871
8. Feb 10-14, 1871
9. Feb 15-20, 1871

Box 57.  Feb 21-April 17, 1871 

Folder 
1. Feb 21-28, 1871
2. Mar 1-7, 1871
3. Mar 8-13, 1871
4. Mar 14-16, 1871
5. Mar 17-21, 1871
6. Mar 22-28, 1871
7. Mar 29-31, 1871
8. Apr 1-10, 1871
9. Apr 11-17, 1871

Box 58.  April 18-July 1871

Folder 
1. Apr 18-30, 1871
2. May 1-11, 1871
3. May 12-20, 1871
4. May 21-31, 1871
5. Jun 1-10, 1871
6. Jun 11-30, 1871
7. July 1-18, 1871
8. July 19-31, 1871

Box 59.  Aug-Dec 15, 1871

Folder 
1. Aug 1-19, 1871
2. Aug 23-Sept 7, 1871
3. Sept 8-30, 1871
4. Oct 1871
5. Nov 1871
6. Dec 1-10, 1871
7. Dec 11-12, 1871
8. Dec 13-15, 1871

Box 60.  Dec 16, 1871-Feb 8, 1872

Folder 
1. Dec 16-20, 1871
2. Dec 21-27, 1871
3. Dec 28-31, 1871 and no date 1871
4. Jan 1-8, 1872
5. Jan 9-19, 1872
6. Jan 20-26, 1872
7. Jan 27-31, 1872
8. Feb 1-8, 1872

Box 61.  Feb 9-April 12, 1872

Folder 
1. Feb 9-13, 1872
2. Feb 14-20, 1872
3. Feb 21-29, 1872
4. Mar 1-8, 1872
5. Mar 9-14, 1872
6. Mar 15-22, 1872
7. Mar 23-31, 1872
8. Apr 1-4, 1872
9. Apr 6-12, 1872

Box 62.  April 13-June 1872  

Folder 
1. Apr 13-18, 1872
2. Apr 19-25, 1872
3. Apr 26-30, 1872
4. May 1-8, 1872
5. May 9-15, 1872
6. May 16-22, 1872
7. May 23-31, 1872
8. June 1-15, 1872
9. June 16-30, 1872

Box 63.  July-Nov 1872

Folder 
1. July 1-18, 1872
2. July 19-31, 1872
3. Aug 1872
4. Sept 1872
5. Oct 3-17, 1872
6. Oct 18-31, 1872
7. Nov 1-15, 1872
8. Nov 16-30, 1872

Box 64.  Dec 1872-Jan 20, 1873

Folder 
1. Dec 1-6, 1872
2. Dec 7-12, 1872
3. Dec 13-17, 1872
4. Dec 18-27, 1872
5. Dec 28-31, 1872 and no date 1872
6. Jan 1-3, 1873
7. Jan 4-8, 1873
8. Jan 9-14, 1873
9. Jan 15-20, 1873

Box 65.  Jan 21-Feb 1873

Folder 
1. Jan 21-24, 1873
2. Jan 25-28, 1873
3. Jan 29-31, 1873
4. Feb 1-6, 1873
5. Feb 7-12, 1873
6. Feb 13-16, 1873
7. Feb 17-18, 1873
8. Feb 19-21, 1873
9. Feb 22-28, 1873

Box 66.  March-May 1873

Folder 
1. Mar 1-10, 1873
2. Mar 11-15, 1873
3. Mar 16-24, 1873
4. Mar 25-31, 1873
5. Apr 1-11, 1873
6. Apr 12-22, 1873
7. Apr 23-30, 1873
8. May 1-18, 1873
9. May 19-31, 1873

Box 67.  June-Dec 17, 1873

Folder 
1. June 1-14, 1873
2. June 15-30, 1873
3. July 1873
4. Aug 1873
5. Sept 1-Oct 6, 1873
6. Oct 8-31, 1873
7. Nov 1-18, 1873
8. Nov 19-30, 1873
9. Dec 1-8, 1873
10. Dec 9-17, 1873

Box 68.  Dec 18, 1873-Jan 1874

Folder 
1. Dec 18-22, 1873
2. Dec 23-31, 1873
3. No date 1873
4. Jan 1-4, 1874
5. Jan 5-8, 1874
6. Jan 9-14, 1874
7. Jan 15-20, 1874
8. Jan 21-24, 1874
9. Jan 25-31, 1874

Box 69.  Feb-March 1874

Folder 
1. Feb 1-6, 1874
2. Feb 7-13, 1874
3. Feb 14-19, 1874
4. Feb 20-24, 1874
5. Feb 25-28, 1874
6. Mar 1-7, 1874
7. Mar 8-15, 1874
8. Mar 16-22, 1874
9. Mar 23-25, 1874
10. Mar 26-31, 1874

Box 70.  April-May 16, 1874

Folder 
1. Apr 1-5, 1874
2. Apr 5-7, 1874
3. Apr 8-10, 1874
4. Apr 11-15, 1874
5. Apr 16-17, 1874
6. Apr 18-22, 1874
7. Apr 23-24, 1874
8. Apr 25-30, 1874
9. May 1-8, 1874
10. May 9-16, 1874

Box 71.  May 18-Aug 1874

Folder 
1. May 18-23, 1874
2. May 24-31, 1874
3. June 1-7, 1874
4. June 8-13, 1874
5. June 15-16, 1874
6. June 17-30, 1874
7. July 1-14, 1874
8. July 15-27, 1874
9. July 28-Aug 31, 1872

Box 72.  Sept-Dec 1874 

Folder 
1. Sept 1-22, 1874
2. Sept 23-Oct 12, 1874
3. Oct 13-31, 1874
4. Nov 1-19, 1874
5. Nov 21-Dec 7, 1874
6. Dec 8-15, 1874
7. Dec 16, 1874
8. Dec 17-25, 1874
9. Dec 26-31, 1874
10. No date 1874

Box 73.  Jan-Feb 12, 1875

Folder 
1. Jan 1-4, 1875
2. Jan 5-6, 1875
3. Jan 7-13, 1875
4. Jan 14-18, 1875
5. Jan 19-21, 1875
6. Jan 22-25, 1875
7. Jan 26-30, 1875
8. Feb 1-4, 1875
9. Feb 5-8, 1875
10. Feb 9-12, 1875

Box 74.  Feb 13, 1875-June 1876

Folder 
1. Feb 13-17, 1875
2. Feb 18-23, 1875
3. Feb 24-28, 1875
4. Mar 1-11, 1875
5. Mar 13-29, 1875
6. Apr 1-12, 1875
7. Apr 15-May 6, 1875
8. May 7-12, 1875
9. May 16-Dec 1875 and no date 1875
10. Jan-June 1876

Box 75.  July 1876-May 1877

Folder 
1. July 1876
2. Aug 1-16, 1876
3. Aug 17-30, 1876
4. Sept 1876
5. Oct-Nov 1876
6. Dec 1876 and no date 1876
7. Jan-Feb 1877
8. Mar 1877
9. Apr 1877
10. May 1877

Box 76.  June 1877-Jan 1885

Folder 
1. June-Dec 1877
2. 1878
3. Jan-Sept 1879
4. Oct 1879
5. Dec 1879-Apr 1880
6. June 1880-Mar 1881
7. Apr 1881-Dec 1882
8. Jan-Aug 1883
9. Sept 1883-Jan 1885

Box 77.  Feb 1885-1929 and undated

Folder 
1. Feb-Sept 1885
2. Oct 1885-1894
3. 1895-1929
4. No Date
5. No Date
6. No Date
7. No Date
8. No Date

Box 78.  Undated

Folder 
1. No Date
2. No Date
3. No Date
4. No Date
5. No Date
6. No Date
7. No Date
8. No Date

Box 79.  Undated

Folder 
1. No Date
2. No Date
3. No Date
4. No Date
5. No Date
6. No Date
7. No Date
8. No Date

Box 80.  Undated and newspapers 1870-1880

Folder 
1. No Date
2. No Date
3. No Date
4. No Date
5. No Date
6. Newspapers: 1870-1873
7. Newspapers: 1874-1876
8. Newspapers :1877-1880 and no date

Box 81.  Newspapers and misc. printed materials

Folder 
1. Newspaper clippings
2. Newspaper clippings
3. Misc. printed materials: 1853-1856
4. Misc. printed materials: 1857-1858
5. Misc. printed materials: 1859-1860
6. Misc. printed materials: 1861-1867
7. Misc. printed materials: 1868-1871
8. Misc. printed materials: Feb-May 1872

Box 82.  Misc. printed materials

Folder 
1. Misc. printed materials: Nov 1872-Jan 1873
2. Misc. printed materials: Feb 1873-Mar 1873
3. Misc. printed materials: Jan-Feb 1874
4. Misc. printed materials: Mar 1874-Jan 1875
5. Misc. printed materials: no date
6. Misc. printed materials: no date
7. Misc. printed materials: Bar calendars
8. Congressional Record: Jan 7, 1874
9. Congressional Record: Mar 3, 1874

Box 83.  Misc. papers and receipts, receipt books, account books, diaries

Folder 
1. Printed legal papers: 1860-1874
2. Misc. business cards
3. Petition for pension increase
4. Petition for pension increase
5. Registration letters of members of Eel Base Ball Club, 1867
6. Receipts for Eel Base Ball Club, 1867
7. Misc. receipts: 1855-1862
8. Misc. receipts: 1863-1881 and undated notebook
Volume 
1. Receipt book for Pratt & Baldwin: 1861-1865
2. Receipt book: 1867-1868
3. Record book of contributions
4. Account book and diary: 1841-1842
5. Account book: 1843-1866
6. Account book: 1866-1867
7. Record of Circuit Court cases: 1842-1843
8. Diary: 1865

Box 84.  Account books, diaries, school record books 

Volume 
1. Account book for Second Presbyterian Church: 1877-1881
2. Account book for Second Presbyterian Church: n.d.
3. Account book: 1844-1854
4. Account book: 1854-1858
5. Notebook of Charles Pratt and account book of William T. Wilson
6. Diary of James D. Pratt: 1857-1858
7. Journal: 1859?
8. Diary: 1861
9. School record book: 1865-1867
10. School record book: 1866-1867


Box 85.  Envelopes

Folder 
1. Envelopes
2. Envelopes
3. Envelopes
4. Envelopes
5. Envelopes
6. Envelopes
7. Envelopes
8. Envelopes

Box 86.  Envelopes

Folder 
1. Envelopes
2. Envelopes
3. Envelopes
4. Envelopes
5. Envelopes

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 86 mss boxes, 723 boxes, 18 volumes
Collection Dates: 1816-1929
Provenance: Vivian Durbin, March 21, 1932
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: Daniel Darwin Pratt (S1846), John Tipton Collection (L160), Ewing Family Collection (L323), William T. Wilson (L315, OB18, OBC12, OBD15, V222)
Notes: