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William P. Fishback letters and scrapbook
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Christina Baich, February 2006
William Pinckney Fishback was born on November 11, 1831, in Batavia, Ohio. He attended Miami University of Ohio and Farmer’s College (Ohio). He studied law under his father and practiced with him until moving to Indianapolis, Indiana. He opened a law office in Indianapolis in 1857. From 1870 to 1872, he was editor of the Indianapolis Journal. Fishback moved to St. Louis to join the staff of the St. Louis Democrat (1872-1874). He then returned to Indianapolis and the practice of law. He died on January 15, 1901.
Banta, Ray E., comp. Indiana Authors and their Books, 1816-1916. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1949.
The collection contains two letters written by Fishback to family members and a small scrapbook with clippings and notes on political matters.
1859 Sept. 3 Fishback, William to his father, Photostat copy of ALS, 2 p.
1861 Jan. 19 Fishback, William to Tip, his brother, Photostat copy of ALS, 2 p.
1861 Jan. 19 Fishback, William to Tip, his brother, transcript of Photostat, 3 p.
1868-1876 Small scrapbook
Size of Collection:
1 folder (4 items)
Mrs. Charles D. Herron, 3 June 1930
Access: This collection is open for research.
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Language Materials are entirely in English
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