James Gavin Correspondence
S 2822
1871-1873
1 folder

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Processed by: Philip N. William, 1998
Revised by: Christina Baich, December 2005


Biographical Note:

James Gavin was born on March 31, 1830, in Butler County, Ohio. His family moved to Franklin County, Indiana, near Brookville. In 1851, he married Martha E. Tucker. Prior to practicing law, Gavin was a school teacher. Around 1857, he started the law firm Gavin & Hord. The firm dissolved, however, with the outbreak of the Civil War. Gavin aided in the organization of the 7th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and served as lieutenant and adjutant of the unit. He soon became commander of the regiment and served as such until 1863 when he was forced to resign his commission due to injuries sustained at the second battle of Bull Run. Gavin was elected clerk of Decatur County, but resigned in 1864 to take command of the 134th Indiana Volunteers. He resumed his office after completing his service and held the post until 1867. Gavin then resumed his law practice with the firm Gavin & Miller. He died on July 4, 1873, leaving a widow and three children, Frank E., William J, and Addie M. Gavin.

Source:
A Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men of the State of Indiana, Volume I. Cincinnati: Western Biographical Publishing Co., 1880.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains business correspondence of James Gavin. Most of the letters deal with land transactions. The collection is arranged chronologically.


Item Listing:

Folder 1.
1871 Dec. 15	D. Amack to Gavin & Miller, ALS
1872 Sept. 23	Lizzie S. [Ross] to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1872 Oct. 17	J. Newkirk to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1872 Oct. 22	J. Newkirk to James Gavin with hand-drawn map of location of Mortimer Farm and 
                                envelope, ALS
1872 Oct. 28	Samuel H. Buskirk to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1872 Nov. 7	Raymond & McCain to Gavin & Miller, ALS
1872 Dec. 25	[G. H. Shin] to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1872 Dec. 25	Rowland W. Holman to Gavin & Miller with envelope, ALS
1872 Dec. 26	Wm. H. McAntire to James Gavin, ALS
1872 Dec. 28	M. A. O. Packard to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1872 Dec. 28	John C. Hanover to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1872 Dec. 30	Wm. J. Whitlow to Gavin & Miller with envelope, ALS
1872 Dec. 31	Henry Weber to Gavin & Miller with envelope, ALS
1872 Dec. 31	J. M. Myers to James Gavin, ALS
1873 Jan. 1	James Scritster to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 2	Milton L. Copeland to Gavin & Miller with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 3	John C. Hanover to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 3	Enoch Ricketts to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 6	Mollie F. Davidson to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 7	C. H. Blackburn to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 10	Sarah Jones to Gavin & Miller with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 15	J. F. Lawrence to Gavin & Miller with bill and envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 16	James Criple to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 20	J. H. Wagner & Co. to Gavin & Miller with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 21	[U.] B. Hord to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 24	J. V. [Bennsdoffer] to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 24	R. W. Holman to Gavin & Miller with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 28	J. F. Lawrence to Gavin & Miller with envelope, ALS
1873 Jan. 29	John C. Hanover to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1873 Feb. 13	R. M. Cranch to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1873 Feb. 14	J. N. Newkirk to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
1873 Feb. 26	R. M. Cranch to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
Oct. 9	                T. C. Abrams to James Gavin with envelope, ALS
undated	                G. W. Young to James Gavin, ALS

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder

Collection Dates:

1871-1873

Provenance:

Ralph D. Schnabel, April 1982

Access: This collection is open for research.

Restrictions:

None

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

Language Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:

None

Related Holdings:

 

Notes:

 


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