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Charles H. Test Letters
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Christina Baich, November 2005
Charles H. Test was born on July 9, 1802, in Wilmington, Delaware. His family moved to Brookville, Indiana, around 1810. His father was John Test, an Indiana judge and U.S. Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1822. Test married Rebecca Davis in 1824. Test was elected to the State House of Representatives and served from 1826 to 1827. He served as president judge of the 6th circuit (1830-1836); State Senator (1840-1841); Indiana Secretary of State (1849-1853); judge of the 12th circuit (1857-1870); and Marion County criminal court judge (1872-1874). Test married his second wife, Elizabeth Moore, in 1842. He also wrote a novel called The Novice. Charles Test died on October 10, 1885.
Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.
Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. 21 Nov. 2005.
The collection consists of photocopies of letters written to Charles Test by Nathanael Sewig, David Hoover, F. C. Holliday, and Wickersham.
1840 Dec. 14 Nathanael Sewig to Charles Test, photocopy of ALS
1840 Dec. 28 Nathanael Sewig to Charles Test, photocopy of ALS
1840 Dec. 29 David Hoover to Charles Test, photocopy of ALS
1841 Jan. 1 F. C. Holliday to Charles Test, photocopy of ALS
1841 Jan. 12 David Hoover to Charles Test, photocopy of ALS
1843 Feb. 3 David Hoover to Charles Test, photocopy of ALS
1843? Wickersham to Charles Test, photocopy of ALS
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Access: This collection is open for research.
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Language Materials are entirely in English
S1298, Biographical information on John Test
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