Oliver P. Morton Papers
L113, OB5 folder 14, OBC44, OBD12, V438
1855-1909
6 mss. boxes, 3 os. folders, 1 vol.

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Reprocessed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, February 2007


Biographical Note:

Oliver P. Morton was born August 4, 1823 in Salisbury, Wayne County, Indiana. He was apprenticed to a hatter and worked in that career for four years before attending Wayne County Seminary and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Morton Studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He began his law practice in Centerville, Indiana. He was elected judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Indiana in 1852. He ran unsuccessfully for governor of Indiana in 1856 but was elected lieutenant governor under Henry S. Lane in 1860. He became governor in 1861 upon Lane’s election to the U.S. Senate. He served as governor until 1867 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate. While in the Senate Morton served on the Committee on Manufactures, Committee on Agriculture, and the Committee on Privileges and Elections. He was appointed to the Electoral Commission of 1877 to decide contests in various states during the presidential election of 1876. Oliver P. Morton died on November 1, 1877 in Indianapolis and is interred at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Source:
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. 24 January 2007 <http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M001020>

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consist primarily of correspondence and papers from Morton’s Senatorial career with an emphasis on the1876 presidential election and Louisiana politics in 1873 and 1874. There is also family correspondence, financial papers, speeches and notes on Republican politics, the Civil War, secession, and Reconstruction.

Correspondents include Schuyler Colfax, Henry W. Halleck, Andrew Johnson, Henry S. Lane, Abraham Lincoln, George B. McClellan, Joaquin Miller, William H. Seward, Caleb B. Smith, Edwin M. Stanton, Lew Wallace, and Richard Yates.


Item Listing:

Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1805-1861

1805 Mar. 29	Deed Crane, Noah to John Miller Hamilton County, Ohio 
1842 July 27 	Funeral invitation for Mrs. Susannah Blair
1845 Aug. 8	Deed  heirs of John Miller to Benjamin Meade
1859 Nov. 17	November 17, 1859 - Morton, Oliver P. to Henry Lane  Discusses Lane's views and his possible nomination by the 
                                Republican Party
1861 Feb. 1	Morton, Oliver P. to "Compromisers in Washington, D.C."  Four questions which would have to be considered in a 
                                compromise
1861 Feb. 1	Hackleman, P.A. to Oliver P. Morton - Concerns Morton’s desire to appoint him as a Commissioner to the Virginia 
                                convention.
1861 Feb. 1	Orth, Godlove C. to Oliver P. Morton.
1861 Feb. 1	Smith, Caleb Blood to Oliver P. Morton
1861 Feb. 2	Ellis, E.W.H. to Oliver P. Morton
1861 Feb. 3	Slaughter, Thomas C. to Oliver P. Morton.
1861 Feb. 13	Notes Concerning a Indiana boat picking up wounded soldiers
1861 Mar. 5	Barrow, R.R. to Oliver P. Morton 
1861 Apr. 26	Wallace, Lew to Morton regarding the appointment of a surgeon for his regiment
1861 May 13	Dennison, W. to Morton
1861 May 15	Prentice, George D. to Morton
1861 May 16	Sullivan, Jeremiah to Morton
1861 June 3	Ray, James M. to Oliver P. Morton Plans to set up War loan and/or bond system
1861 June 5	McClellan, George B. to Morton, discusses the orders of the Indiana regiments especially that of Lew Wallace
1861 Aug. 5	Invitation to Andrew Johnson to come to Indiana and stay while it is unsafe for him to return to Tennessee
1861 Sept. 12	Morton, Oliver P. to S.P. Chase
1861 Sept. 13	Morton, Oliver P. to S.P. Chase
1861 Oct. 7	Letter to J.A. Bridgeland and Mr. Meigs
1861 Oct. 8	Morton, Oliver P. to Secretary of the Interior Caleb B. Smith
1861 Oct. 14	Kibbey, John F. to Morton
1861 Oct. 16	Wallace, Lew to Morton asks for his assistance in getting his staff appointments confirmed and attached for service to him
1861 Nov. 4	Morton, Oliver P. to President Lincoln
1861 Nov. 9	“Vanity Fair”	page  “Governor Morton leading on his Gallant Lawrenceburg Indiana Brigade"
1861 Nov. 16	Morton, Oliver P. to President Lincoln requests that George W. Hazzard be appointed Brigadier General of the 37th 
                                Regiment and that August Willich be appointed Brigadier General of the 32nd Regiment. 
1861 Nov. 26	Morton, Oliver P. to J.J. Bingham concerns Bingham’s editorial charging Morton with fraud from his attempt to get 
                                overcoats for Indiana regiments, discusses the price and quality of the overcoats
1861 Nov. 29	Chase, Salmon P. to Morton the direct War Tax
1861 Dec. 3	Morton, Oliver P. to J.J. Bingham- Bingham’s charge that Morton is trying to get himself appointed as a Major General
1861 Dec.13	Chase, Salmon P. to Morton- payment of direct war tax

Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1862-1863

1862 Mar. 5	Morton to J.P. Usher - Payment of the War Tax.
1862 May 14	Joseph A. Wright to OPM  Concerns a bill that refers to the filing of war claims.
1862 June 3	Hall, Abraham Oakey to OPM He is responsible for the delays in prosecutions in Indiana Stock frauds  Includes letters 
                                of 2-7-1862 and 5-28- 1862.
1862 Aug. 5	Salmon P. Chase to A. Lang The direct tax and war claims.
1862 Aug. 10	OPM to S.M. Stanton Plans for draft.
1862 Sept. 20	Morton, Oliver P. to Edwin Stanton request the re-appointment of Colonel Hugh B. Reed who was mustered out of the 
                                service by General Buell
1862 Sept. 	OPM to George Lowry Introduction for Mr. Bonett.
1862 Oct. 7	Newspaper clipping - "Governor Morton's Letter of Advice to President Lincoln.”
1862 Nov. 10	Owen, Robert Dale to William H.H. Terrell His application to War Department for carbines for the Indiana Cavalry.
1862 Dec. 3	OPM to E.M. Stanton He requests the Rev. Thomas C. Benenell be appointed chaplain of the military hospital in 
                                Jeffersonville.
1862 Dec. 15	OPM to James Greene War claims.
1862	                “Outline of Disloyal Organizations OAK and OSL in Indiana and joining states"
1863 Jan. 27	Morton, Oliver P. to Stauton, Edwin M. 
1863 Jan. 30	Executive Order
1863 Jan. 	Oliver Morton’s speech
1863 Feb. 3	OPM to Goddard Concerning promotion for Wallace Griffin.
1863 Mar. 23	Harrison, Benjamin to OPM Asks that promotion of Dr. John M. White be delayed until further notice, expects another 
                                vacancy.
1863 Mar 31	Company D Regiment Indiana Record
1863 July 13	Raymond, Charles H. to Morton ask for a position as a chaplain in a military camp or hospital in Indianapolis
1863 Nov. 3	Bill from M.H. GM Dry Goods to Mrs. Morton, Supplies for Sanitary Commission.

Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, 1864-1867

1864 May 13	Stedger, F.G. to Jones, Captain S.G.
1864 Aug. 3	OPM to Rev. N.P. Wherle - Letter of credit.
1864 Aug. 27	Brough, John to OPM - Campaign matters
1864 Nov. 21	OPM to A. Lincoln - Appointment of S. Layton as Chaplain of U.S. Volunteers
1865 Jan. 9	Note - Senate considering a joint resolution of pension claims.
1865 Jan. 12	OPM to A. Lincoln - Concerning an appointment for George B. Ripley - The letter was personally delivered by Col. 
                                Coburn in order to secure immediate action. President Lincoln wrote a brief note on the fourth page.
1865 Apr. 4	Copies of the telegrams sent between U.S. Grant and E.M. Stanton concerning Lee's Surrender.
1865 Apr. 25	New York Herald
1865 Apr. 26	Carvajal, Jose M. to Lew Wallace (copy) - Juarez's government desires to hire Wallace as general.
1865 Apr. 27	Wallace, Lew to Jose M. Carvajal (copy) - Wallace replies to proposition of 4/26. Would accept if provisions could be 
                                made for his family.
1865 Apr. 29	Carvajal, Jose M. to Lew Wallace (copy) - Offers Wallace $100,000 for his services.
1865 Apr. 30	Wallace, Lew to Jose M. Carvajal (copy) - Wallace's acceptance of a position in the Mexican army 
1865 Aug. 22	Buopringhaux, G., Acting Comptroller, Treasury Dept. to OPM - Claims by the state for reimbursement of war expenses are 
                                not sufficiently documented
1865 Sept. 13	Proclamation - OPM orders the General Assembly to convene on 11/18/1865 in Special Session.
1865 Nov. 2	McCulloch, Hugh [Secretary of the Treasury) to OPM -Charges against OPM have been dropped.
1865 Nov. 25	Yarnell, Ellis to Robert Trimble - A letter of introduction for OPM for his upcoming trip to England.
1865 Nov. 30 	Morton, Oliver P. to Lozier
1865 Dec. 15	Blaine, James G. to OPM The Select Committee on the War Debts of the Loyal States needs a statement of the money 
                                spent by Indiana in support of the Union cause.
1866 Jan. 30	Halstead, M. to OPM Concerns Morton's trip to Europe and his bad health.
1866 Apr. 15	Newspaper clipping  "Letter from Europe: Singular Italian Scenes"
1866 May 13	Morton, Oliver P. to J. Bradshaw
1866 May 15	Carvajal, Jose M. to Lew Wallace (copy)  Carjaval orders Wallace to return to Mexico and report to his replacement Mr. 
                                Romero
1866 May 15	Carvajal, Jose M. to Lew Wallace (copy) Carvajal tells Wallace to stay in the United States and act as his agent in procuring 
                                supplies for Juarez's forces.
1866 May 23	Romero, M. to Lew Wallace (copy) Concerning Carvajal's orders to Wallace to report to Romero for instructions.
1866 May 25	Wallace, Lew to M. Romero (copy) Wallace reporting to Romero as ordered by Carvajal.
1866 June 14	Morgan, M.C. to OPM  Discusses bonds for the New Castle and Richmond Railroad
1866 Oct. 29	OPM to Simon T. Powell Thinks he cannot be defeated for the Senate "Unless by some very desperate and reckless 
                                measure".
1867 May 14	Romero, M. to Lew Wallace (copy) Inability to pay Wallace any of the money that has been promised to him.

Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, 1868-1869

1868 May 4	Wallace, Lew to Morton concerns his claim against the Mexican government
1868 May 19	Carrington, Henry B. to General Terrell Indiana War Claims.
1868 May 23	Carrington, Henry B. to General Terrell Indiana War Claims
1868 June 1	Carrington, Henry B. to General Terrell A. note about a certificate for money.
1868 Aug. 3	Notes for a letter to Young of the New York Tribune (by OPM?) concerning the Greenback controversy.
1868 Nov. 9	Blaine, James G. to OPM - Would Morton be willing to serve in President Grant's cabinet?
1869 Jan. 19	Pettit, John U. to OPM Concerning the Milligan case.
1869 Jan. 23	Burson, J.W. to OPM Trouble in the recent elections.
1869 Feb. 4	Kimball, E.W. to John Coburn Concerning Dr. Levi Wood.
1869 Feb. 6	Black, James B. to John Coburn Concerning Dr. Wood.
1869 Feb. 6	Kimball, W. to John Coburn Concerning Dr. Wood.
1869 Feb. 6	Hungby, T.P. to John Cohurn Concerning Dr. Wood.
1869 Feb. 6	Holloway, W.R. to John Coburn Concerning Dr. Wood.
1869 Feb. 6	Macaulav, Daniel to John Coburn Concerning Dr. Wood.
1869 Feb. 6	Sims, C.N. to John Coburn Concerning Dr. Wood.
1869 Feb. 8	Baker, Conrad to John Cohurn Concerning Dr. Wood.
1869 Feb. 8	Wallace, W. to John Coburn Concerning Dr. Wood.
1869 Feb. 15	Conner, A.H. to John Coburn Concerning Dr. Wood
1869 Feb. 26	Wood, L. to OPM His application for a job as Supervisor of Internal Revenue.
1869 Mar. 5	Wilkes, David to OPM An invitation to speak at Gettysburg.
1869 Mar. 17	Cumback, Will to OPM and D.D. Pratt Concerning Levi Wood.
1869 Mar. 18	Coburn, John to U.S. Grant  Concerning Levi Wood.
1869 Mar. 19	Packard, Jasper to OPM and D.D. Pratt  Concerning Levi Wood.
1869	                OPM and D.D. Pratt to President U.S. Grant  Recommends A.H. Conner for Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Box, 1, Folder 5Correspondence, 1870-1871

1870 Jan. 19	OPM to F.H. Short  Concerns railroad bonds.
1870 Feb. 7	Peters, J. to OPM  Is sending a copy of "The Economist" to Morton.
1870 Feb. 17	Notes in shorthand.
1870 Mar. 15	Rosecrans, W.S. to OPM Discusses a bill pertaining to Mexico.
1870 Mar. 30	Reeves. M.E. to OPM Santa Domingo
1870 Apr. 4	Veach. James C. to OPM Discusses Morton's letter to Mr. Delano regarding the removal of Dr. Lewis.
1870 June 17	Fishback. W.P. to OPM Concerns his new job at the Indianapolis Journal.
1870 July 7	OPM to Mr. Powell Powell's appointment being blocked by D.D. Pratt.
1870 Dec. 8	Stephens. William L. to OPM Needs to have living quarters arranged by Morton.
1870 Dec. 12	Morton, Oliver P. to his wife- his health is not good and discusses Mrs. Jim Pritchett
1870	                Notes about immigration.
1870	                Receipt for dental services  Dr. P.G.C. Hunt.
1871 Feb. 21	Morton, Oliver P. to his wife
1871 Feb. 22	Harrison. Alfred to OPM - Response to Morton's speech on the 15th amendment.
1871 Mar. 7	Resolution of thanks to Morton from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
1871 Apr. 3	Kniffin. G.C. to OPM  Discusses the Ku Klux Klan in Kentucky. Thanks Morton for exposing Governor John W. Stevenson of 
                                Kentucky
1871 Apr. 5	Morton, Oliver P. to his wife- gave a speech in the Senate on the condition of the South and during the speech Conklin, 
                                Stewart, Carpenter and others went into the cloakroom
1871 Apr. 7	Taylor. Henry to OPM - Concerns B. Swearengen.
1871 May 20	Duoit. W.B. to OPM Copies of a new treaty.
1871 Nov. 6	"Thanksgiving Proclamation" by the Governor of the Dakota Territory [John A. Burbank].
1871 Nov. 19	OPM to Simon Powell  Has heard very little news since he left Indianapolis.

Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, 1872

1872 Jan. 14	OPM to Simon T. Powell  Must stay away from canvass for nomination of state officers.
1872 Jan. 24	Vorhees. Daniel W. to W.R. Holloway - His feelings on the nomination of Grant and Colfax. Also discusses Orth's possibilities 
                                as a candidate for Senator.
1872 Jan. 24	OPM to Simon T. Powell  Discusses a Republican Convention held in New Castle.
1872 Jan. 28	OPM to W.R. Holloway His inability to work to have another bank put in Indianapolis. Also mentions trouble with Mr. Delano
                                and Cresswell.
1872 Feb. 3	Miller. John L. to Col. W.R. Holloway The bad relationship that exists between Orth and Morton.
1872 Feb. 4	OPM to W.R. Holloway Trouble with Fishback and Orth. He also discusses problems at the state convention.
1872 Feb. 4	OPM to Hiram Iddings  His fear that there is an attempt being made to prevent the state convention from instructing the 
                                Indiana Delegates to vote for Grant, "with a view to the possible nomination of Colfax ."
1872 Feb. 24	OPM to U.S. Grant - Requests to "be furnished with a statement of the recommendations for office ..." made by Senator 
                                Trumbull of Illinois.
1872 Feb. 26	OPM to Simon T. Powell
1872 Mar. 12	OPM to Simon T. Powell  Politics in Henry Co,. IN. Refers to his trouble with George W. Julian.
1872 Mar. 15	OPM to W.R. Holloway  A coalition between Ben Claypool and George W. Julian, formed in Fayette and Union counties for 
                                the nominations to the State Senate and House.
1872 Mar. 23	OPM to W.R. Holloway  His fear that Julian’s men are going to dominate the new legislature unless his (Morton's) friends can 
                                stop him.
1872 Apr. 22	OPM to Simon T. Powell Charges made by Claypool against Morton regarding Jerry Wilson.
1872 Apr. 22	OPM to W.R. Holloway His fears that the representatives from Jefferson County will be democrats.
1872 Apr. 26	OPM to Simon T. Powell His happiness with the outcome of the convention, also mentions Sumner, Schurz and Trumbull as 
                                trying to divide the Republican Party.
1872 May 6	OPM to W.R. Holloway  The possibility of a loan from Lanier for Holloway's newspaper. Also news about various local 
                                elections in Indiana.
1872 May 10	OPM to Simon T. Powell His belief that the liberal republican and Greeley movements are dying out.
1872 May 10	OPM to W.R. Holloway Martindale's defeat for nomination by Dr. Thompson.
1872 Nov. 2	Morton, Oliver P. to his wife
1872 Nov. 19	Election material from Plaquemines Parish, LA.
1872 Nov. 25	Citizens of the Republican Party of Cincinnati to OPM Concerns a dinner in his honor.
1872 Nov. 30	Martindale. E.B. to OPM Concerns sale of the Morton house and buying of the Alfred Harrison house.
1872 Dec. 2	OPM to W.R. Holloway  History of the trouble between Wilcox and Beesm.
1872 Dec. 5	Morton, Oliver P. to his son
1872 Dec. 8	OPM to W.R. Holloway - Discusses his move to Ebbitt House and news about [Schuyler] Colfax running for President.
1872 Dec. 24	Short. F.H. to OPM  Receipt for railroad bonds.
1872 Dec. 30	OPM to W.R. Holloway Problems with the Indiana State legislature and Hendricks.  Also discusses the difficulties his son 
                                Walter is having in college.
1872	                Notes about the losses suffered by the Republican party in the 1872 elections
1872	                OPM to W.R. Holloway (copy)  Discusses "Louisiana fight"

Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, Jan.-Nov. 1873

1873 Jan. 15	Short, F.H. to OPM Concerns Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad bonds.
1873 June 4	Fellows, J.Q.A. to OPM Discusses corruption in the state government Louisiana
1873 July 18	OPM to W.R. Holloway Concerns his poor health, the Brenton papers and the Covington Post Office matter.
1873 July	OPM to W.R. Holloway His trip west was a mistake.
1873 Sept. 30	OPM to W.R. Holloway The salary bill.
1873 Nov. 12	William R. Kellogg to OPM Discusses the state of affairs in Louisiana.
1873 Nov. 20	Kellogg, William P. to OPM A list  of witnesses to be summoned to appear before the Committee on Privileges and 
                                Elections to testify in the Louisiana election controversy.
1873 Nov. 20	Kellogg, William P. to OPM Resolutions adopted by the Colored Convention.
1873 Nov. 21	Kellogg, William P. to OPM The "Colfax Massacre".
1873 Nov. 22	OPM to his wife
1873 Nov. 22	Kellogg, William P. to OPM Witnesses to be subpoenaed in the Louisiana case.
1873 Nov. 24	McMillen, W.L. to OPM His desire to be allowed to be present when his credentials, as Senator elect from LA, are gone over 
                                in the US. Senate.
1873 Nov. 27	Fellows, J.Q.A. to OPM His request the Pinchback not be seated as the freshman Senator from LA

Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, Dec.1873

1873 Dec. 1	Southways, F.R. to OPM  Concerns the LA case.
1873 Dec. 4	Fellows, J.Q.A. to OPM Concerns the LA case.
1873 Dec. 5	State of Louisiana financial statement.
1873 Dec. 6	Legal brief on the P.B.S. Pinchback affair.
1873 Dec. 6	Ogden, Horatio to OPM The Pinchback and McMillan affair.
1873 Dec. 8	Kellogg, William P. to OPM Concerns Ogden and the LA case.
1873 Dec. 12	Kellogg, William P. to OPM Concerns McEnery, nominee for Governor of the State of Louisiana.
1873 Dec. 13	Mann, R.H. to OPM "Three points bearing on the Louisiana case
1873 Dec. 18	Sheldon, L.A. to OPM Concerns the LA case.
1873 Dec. 31	"To the editor of the Tribune" The Louisiana case.
1873	                Louisiana state and parish taxes.
1873	                "To the editor of the Cincinnati Commercial"  An editorial criticizing Morton's speech on the prosperity of the people during
                                the panic of 1873

Box 1, Folder 9.  Correspondence, Jan.-Feb. 1874

1874	                Annual Message of Governor William P. Kellogg.
1874 Jan. 7	Kellogg, William P. to OPM  Resolutions made by the "McEnery legislature".
1874 Jan. 10	Kellogg, William P. to OPM Concerns the Louisiana state debt.
1874 Jan. 12	Morton, Oliver P. to his wife and son
1874 Jan. 16	Notice concerning the Louisiana State debt.
1874 Jan. 17	Kellogg, William P. to OPM The Pinchback case.
1874 Jan. 24	Cramer, E.W. to OPM The possibility of a new state election in Louisiana.
1874 Jan. 24	Clippings concerning amendments to the Louisiana state constitution.
1874 Jan. 27	Note to OPM Concerning LA case.
1874 Jan. 28	Circular Instructions to Louisiana tax collectors.
1874 Feb. 4	A reply, by Governor William P. Kellogg to the LA funding bill.
1874 Feb. 9	Higby, S.J. to OPM The LA case.
1874 Feb. 10	Kellogg, William P. to OPM  Bribery of Senator Warmouth.
1874 Feb. 13	Clippings of Kellogg's attempts to straighten up the Louisiana state government.
1874 Feb. 19	Kellogg, William P. to OPM  Concerns a meeting held by the fusionists.

Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence, Mar.-Dec. 1874

1874 Mar. 2	Kellogg, William P. to S. Packard  Election laws.
1874 Mar. 16	Linder, H.R. man to OPM - Subsidiary silver coin.
1874 Mar. 22	Kellogg, William P. to S. Packard  Concerns the funding bill.
1874 Mar. 24	Kellogg, William P. to S. Packard  Expenditures of the Louisiana state government for 1873.
1874 Apr. 1	Speech by John P. Jones  "The Best Currency"
1874 May 2	Desbonde, P.G. to OPM  A certificate of an executive notice.
1874 May 5	OPM to W.R. Holloway  The Journal letter.
1874 May 6	Financial Record Extra No. 2  Concerning currency redemption.
1874 May 8	Kellogg, William P. to OPM  Concerning the LA case.
1874 Aug. 23	OPM(?) to Henry Wilson  The situation in the South.
1874 Dec. 10	Brassinger, F. to H.R. Peuse  regarding the "Tax Payers League" of Vicksburg.
1874	                OPM to W. R. Holloway  His political problems.

Box 1, Folder 11Correspondence, 1875-1876

1875 Jan. 18	Heilman, William to OPM The removal of the pension agency from Madison, In to Evansville, IN.
1875 May 9	OPM(?) to the Editor of the Journal  Concerning Mr. Summers and a convention in Virginia in 1861.
1875 Sept. 8	Newspaper clippings concerning a soldiers reunion in Rockville, IN.
1875	
1876 Jan. 24	Celerander, D.S. to OPM.
1876 Mar. 22	Notes concerning money losses during President Grant's administration.
1876 Apr. 23	Billings, Edmund to OPM Is getting support for Morton's nomination from Pinchback, Kellogg, C.T. Howard and Col. E.E. 
                                Norton.
1876 Apr. 25	Stansifer, S. to OPM Requests that OPM use his influence for a House bill appropriating $1 500 for the Bartholomew 
                                County, IN Agricultural Society.
1876 May 4	Newspaper clippings.
1876 May 5	Upham, D.P. to OPM Seeks appointment of Leonard Bradshaw as Cadet at Large at West Point.
1876 May 21	Filley, Chauncey T. to OPM  Discusses the possibilities for candidates at the Republican Convention.
1876 June 25	OPM to Simon T. Powell  Discusses the Republican Convention.
1876 July 15	Burnett, J.C. to OPM The circulation of National Bank notes.
1876 Aug. 26	The reply of Dr. S.R. Johnson to George W. Julian.
1876 Aug. 31	OPM to W.R. Holloway Discusses recent meetings
1876 Sept. 5	Newspaper clipping  Morton on Hendricks.
1876 Dec. 5	George, A.C. to OPM Concerns Morton's speech "Mode of Electing a President.
1876 Dec. 6	OPM to W.W. Curry Curry's candidacy for State Librarian.
1876 Dec. 25	Barbour, Lucian to OPM Discusses a plan, by Tilden, to take the oath of office of President in New York City and seize the 
                                government.
1876 Dec. 27	Mansfield, E.D. to OPM The elections.
1876	                Petition from Montgomery County, Indiana concerning Morton's status on the electoral votes in the Tilden/Hayes controversy.

Box 2, Folder 1Correspondence, January 2-18, 1877

1877 Jan. 2	Wilson, L.B. to OPM, Compromise plan before the Congress. Democrats as well as Republicans are opposed to the plan.
1877 Jan. 9	Herd, Andrew to OPM.
1877 Jan. 15	Scanlan, Michael to OPM, Letter of support for his activities concerning "the enemies of our party or country".
1877 Jan. 15	Kimball, E.M. to OPM, Opposes any compromise bill in the Presidential question.
1877 Jan. 15	Spencer, B.F. to OPM, Opposes compromise. 
1877 Jan. 17	Ford, William J. to OPM, Disapproves of compromise in the Senate concerning the role of the Vice-President in the 
                                electoral college. Approves of the position of OPM.
1877 Jan. 17	Brooks, B.S. to OPM, Opposes compromise bill.
1877 Jan. 17	Mills, W.W. to OPM, Wants his brother, Edgar A. Mills, appointed as Collector of Customs at El Paso, Texas.
1877 Jan. 18	Bickham, W.D. to OPM, Supports his position on the compromise bill.
1877 Jan. 18	Bundy, M.L. to OPM, Supports his position.
1877 Jan. 18	Davison, Edwin F. to OPM, Supports his position.
1877 Jan. 18	Dix, W .G. to OPM, Supports his position.
1877 Jan. 18	Hammond, E.A. to OPM, "If the present agreement for the electoral vote is decided on Hayes will lose and the Republican 
                                Party will never forgive you".
1877 Jan. 18	Hilton, W.D. to OPM, Sees compromise bill as a direct violation of the Constitution.
1877 Jan. 18	Langsdale, George J. to OPM, Approves Morton's opposition to the compromise bill.
1877 Jan. 18	Mansfield, E.D. to OPM, Opposes compromise.
1877 Jan. 18	Wilson, J. Thomas to OPM, "no concessions to the Democrats in anything".
1877 Jan. 18	McLain, T.J., Jr. to OPM, Wants no compromise.

Box 2, Folder 2Correspondence, January 19, 1877

1877 Jan. 19	Bickham, W.D. to OPM - Approves his position on the compromise bill.
1877 Jan. 19	Newspaper clippings concerning the compromise bill.
1877 Jan. 19	A "Brooklyn Republican" to OPM - Opposes compromise.
1877 Jan. 19	Francis, A.T. to OPM - Approves position.
1877 Jan. 19	Burton, G.W. to OPM - "all is lost unless you can overturn this treacherous scheme of Conklin".
1877 Jan. 19	Beyland, J.C.F., Editor "Der New York Republikaner" to OPM - Endorses Morton's position compromise bill.
1877 Jan. 19	Glover, Joseph H. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Hatchett, J.E. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Holland, Joshua to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Johnson, L.R. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Pheeters, J.H. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Lynch, A.D. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Moore, T. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Moorehead, C. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Parrott, F.W. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Perry, James P. to OPM - Wants approval of any compromise to be by more than a simple majority to relieve it of a partisan 
                                vote.
1877 Jan. 19	Raubusch, W.T. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Robertson, R.S. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	23rd Ward Republican Association, NYC to OPM – A resolution supporting his position.
1877 Jan. 19	"Many Republicans" to OPM - Approve his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Spencer, B.F. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Stone, J.A. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 19	Young, Joshua to OPM - Approves his position.

Box 2, Folder 3Correspondence, January 20, 1877

1877 Jan. 20	Anthony, D.C. to OPM, New Albany, Indiana has in no way benefited from federal appointments since Grant's first 
                                inauguration.
1877 Jan. 20	"Many Citizens" to OPM, Terre Haute, Indiana approves of his position on the compromise bill. Stand firm!
1877 Jan. 20	Ashley, N.R. to OPM, Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Beatty, G.W. to OPM, Approves his position, Clippings enclosed.
1877 Jan. 20	Burgess, O.A. to OPM, Approves his position
1877 Jan. 20	Burgess, George H. to OPM - Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Brown, W.W. to OPM, Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Causon, T. to OPM, Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Candee, John D. to OPM, Thanks him for not supporting the compromise bill.
1877 Jan. 20	Cutter, Norman to OPM, Approves of position on compromise bill, Clipping enclosed.
1877 Jan. 20	Darnall, James F. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Downing, George T. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Douglas, L.H. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Hale, Charles H. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Hastings, Hugh J. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Hobson, Jonathon to OPM Supports his position. Can raise five regiments of troops to serve the country.
1877 Jan. 20	Johnson, Jasper W. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Keils, E.M. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Lynch, John to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	McCullough, J. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	McIntire, E.S. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	"Ten Thousand Republicans" to OPM, Approve his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Smith, Silas to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Stern, Jesse to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Thomas, A.W. to OPM Endorses his actions.
1877 Jan. 20	Thomas, Daniel to OPM "Stand on the Constitution, count by it, elect by it".
1877 Jan. 20	Treat, A.S. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Vater, S. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Wallace, Andrew to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 20	Wilson, L.B. to OPM Approves his position.

Box 2, Folder 4Correspondence, January 21, 1877

1877 Jan. 21	Clements, J.H. to OPM  Congratulates him on his position.
1877 Jan. 21	Bethune, Marion to OPM  Gives his views of the electoral count and other political matters.
1877 Jan. 21	Gibbons, J.S. to OPM  Encloses suggestions regarding the electoral vote. Seven out of ten Republicans are opposed to 
                                the "compromise bill".
1877 Jan. 21	Fullayer, William to OPM  Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 21	Smith, Samuel R. and J.G. Hatchitt Urge defeat of arbitration bill.
1877 Jan. 21	Hadley, Isaac to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 21	Hogan, George G. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 21	Samuel Lien to OPM Suggestions regarding counting electoral vote.
1877 Jan. 21	Roosa, John to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 21	Root, Joseph P. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 21	John D. Candee to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 21	Smith, P. J. to OPM Tells him of a man who is willing to testify about fraud in the Mississippi election.
1877 Jan. 21	"Over a Hundred Union Soldiers" to OPM  Approves of his position.
1877 Jan. 21	Stoufthlaw, E.W. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 21	Booth, S.M. to OPM  Approves his position.

Box 2, Folder 5Correspondence, January 22, 1877

1877 Jan. 22	Chase, H.H., M.D. to OPM  Wants a position on an upcoming scientific expedition.
1877 Jan. 22	Ekin, Joseph A. to OPM "Bone fide" Republicans of Louisville do not support compromise bill.
1877 Jan. 22	"The Banner", Greencastle, IN to OPM "Hold the post".
1877 Jan. 22	Milliway, Leander to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 22	Lacey, J.H. to OPM Clipping.
1877 Jan. 22	Delaware County [IN] paper Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 22	West, W.H. to OPM "this fraud should be defeated"
1877 Jan. 22	Kenyon, Lewis to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 22	Wade, B.L. to OPM Anyone who votes for the compromise is guilty of a high crime and misdemeanor and should be 
                                impeached.
1877 Jan. 22	Vincent, D.W. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 22	Tucker, E.A. to OPM Suggestions regarding the power of the Judges of the Supreme Court to rule on the Compromise plan.
1877 Jan. 22	Show, R.K. to OPM Approves his position. Encloses opinion of the Ohio Attorney General.
1877 Jan. 22	Searle, George to OPM Compromise bill is a violation of the Constitution.
1877 Jan. 22	Sturgen, J.H. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 22	Citizens of Salem, IN to OPM Approve his position.
1877 Jan. 22	Grant, W.L. to OPM Thanks him for his position.
1877 Jan. 22	Griffin, A.B. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 22	Gould, O.B. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 22	Hastings, H.C. to OPM Republicans generally oppose the compromise
1877 Jan. 22	Houk, L.C. to OPM Approves his position
1877 Jan. 22	Hendersholt, J.B. to OPM Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 22	Nourse, W.H. to OPM Approves his position
1877 Jan. 22	Jones, P.G. to OPM Approves position.
1877 Jan. 22	June, D.L. to OPM Approves position.
1877 Jan. 22	Kenyon, Rev. A. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 22	McLytle to OPM Opposes compromise bill
1877 Jan. 22	Merriweather, J.B. to OPM All republicans and many democrats approve position on compromise bill
1877 Jan. 22	McClellan, F.B. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 22	McCay, T. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 22	Miller, Silas to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 22	Newman, M.A. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 22	"Private Co. D, 45th Regiment" to OPM He and others approve position.
1877 Jan. 22	Rice, A.G. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 22	Park, James and John A Stein to OPM 'You are right to hold the fort"
1877 Jan. 22	Stevens, Simon to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 22	Wildman, J.F. to Thomas J. Brady Wants opinion on possibility of passage of the compromise bill

Box 2, Folder 6Correspondence, January 23, 1877

1877 Jan. 23	Benjamin, R.M. to OPM  Proposed legislation unconstitutional.
1877 Jan. 23	Brown, H.O. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Buckles, A.J. to OPM Approves position.
1877 Jan. 23	Buckley, Otto H. to OPM Opposes compromise bill
1877 Jan. 23	Covnen, W.J. to OPM Has approval of the rank and file of the party.
1877 Jan. 23	Burke, R. to Col. James W. Davis Support for Morton
1877 Jan. 23	Cromwell, Dr. R.J. to OPM Approves position.
1877 Jan. 23	Ferree, Charles M. to OPM Approves position; clipping enclosed.
1877 Jan. 23	Resolution passed by Indianapolis Board of Trade urges support of the Compromise Bill
1877 Jan. 23	Green, A.M. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Henry, Edward to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Forster, George H. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Fogg, W.H. to OPM "Hold the fort".
1877 Jan. 23	Herbert, Jasper K. to OPM Relates a conversation with a friend of Tilden who stated that Tilden is in favor of the compromise 
                                bill.
1877 Jan. 23	Hoyt, John W. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Jackson, George M. to OPM Approves position; clippings enclosed.
1877 Jan. 23	Kellogg, F.W. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Locke, William M. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Johnson, W.B. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	E.M. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	MacArthur, C.L. to OPM Approves position; clippings enclosed
1877 Jan. 23	Moore, Jesse to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Newcomb, H.C. to OPM Discusses appointment of 5th judge to rule on compromise
1877 Jan. 23	Peellee, William A. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Platt, Samuel T. to OPM Wants copies of reports concerning counting of electoral votes endorses his position.
1877 Jan. 23	Murdock, F.B. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Rawdon, Oliver to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Ricks, A.J. to OPM Approves position; requests copies of speeches
1877 Jan. 23	Sabin, C.B. to OPM Approves position; includes clipping
1877 Jan. 23	Shepard, J.K. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Smith, M.A. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Spear, Edward to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Van Devanter, Isaac to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Maddell, William to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Wallace, George E. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Washburn, J. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Manning, J.F. to OPM Compromise bill generally opposed in Massachusetts
1877 Jan. 23	Webb, W.G. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Wein, E.R. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Wheeler, C.B. to OPM Approves position; clipping enclosed
1877 Jan. 23	Wilmer, Pere to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 23	Wilson, Oliver M. to OPM Supports position
1877 Jan. 23	Wood, E.E. to OPM Approves position

Box 2, Folder 7Correspondence, January 24, 1877

1877 Jan. 24	Congdon, Dr. L. to OPM  Supports position
1877 Jan. 24	Adams, S. to OPM Supports position
1877 Jan. 24	Butts, S.G. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 24	Mytinger, Rev. C.H. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 24	Arnold, George and Samuel Davenport to OPM  Approve position.
1877 Jan. 24	Dinsmore, S.P. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 24	Dougherty, J.C. to OPM Discusses alleged deal between R. Hayes and D.H. Bristow; clipping enclosed
1877 Jan. 24	DuBois, George W. to OPM Discusses meeting at Strawtown, IN the resolutions mentioned are not included.
1877 Jan. 24	Etheridge, B. to OPM M. Kellar on way to Washington a good Hayes man.
1877 Jan. 24	Forbes, Charles W. to OPM Wants appointment as Commissioner of Patents
1877 Jan. 24	Friedly, G.W. to OPM Indiana Republicans support OPM
1877 Jan. 24	Gould, C.H. to OPM Supports position
1877 Jan. 24	Holloway, W.R. to OPM Discusses activities of Republicans in Indiana
1877 Jan. 24	Holloway, W.R. to OPM Indiana Republican caucus declared Hayes and Wheeler legally elected.
1877 Jan. 24	New, J.C., W.H.H. Terrell and W.R. Holloway to OPM Compromise bill is a grave mistake
1877 Jan. 24	Taylor, Henry to OPM Supports position
1877 Jan. 24	Ridenour, J.M. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 24	Knox, P.A. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 24	Pennington, John L. to OPM Opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 24	Ray, Charles A. to OPM Discusses theory on the power of the Senate and House of Representatives
1877 Jan. 24	Lawrence County Republicans to OPM Endorse his position
1877 Jan. 24	Wert, W.H. to OPM Constitutional points regarding compromise

Box 2, Folder 8Correspondence, January 25, 1877

1877 Jan. 25	Brown, J.B., Jr. to OPM  Concerns selection of judges as designated by compromise bill
1877 Jan. 25	Barbour, Lucien to OPM Opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 25	Collins, S.A. to OPM  Opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 25	Coulson, L.C. to OPM  Vice-President should count electoral votes
1877 Jan. 25	Dockery, O.H. to OPM  Same as Coulson
1877 Jan. 25	Eiler, John C. to OPM  Opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 25	Halbert, N.A. to OPM  Opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 25	Hall, W.H. to OPM  Approves position
1877 Jan. 25	Harrison, Alfred to OPM  Opposition to compromise bill increasing daily.
1877 Jan. 25	Hazard, Rebecca to OPM  Supports position
1877 Jan. 25	Hubbard, L.H. to OPM  Supports position
1877 Jan. 25	Leroy, D.E. to OPM  Opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 25	Lewis, Barbour to OPM  Supports position
1877 Jan. 25	Morris, Edward to OPM  Approves position
1877 Jan. 25	Mossler, H.L. to OPM  Opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 25	Dr. Pridham to OPM  Approves position
1877 Jan. 25	Boyers, E.H. to OPM  Approves position
1877 Jan. 25	Shields, James G. to OPM
1877 Jan. 25	Smith, Henry W. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 25	Strippel, George to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 25	Luke, A.M. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 25	Thomas, John L. to OPM suggests he call Michael Banou before the committee
1877 Jan. 25	Todd, John M. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 25	Tapham, Joseph L. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 25	Whitfield, Henry B. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 25	White, B.H. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 25	Petition from the city of Indianapolis approving Morton’s position
1877 Jan. 25	Petition from the city of Connersville approving Morton’s positon

Box 2, Folder 9Correspondence, January 26, 1877

1877 Jan. 26	Atkinson, J.T. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 26	Bonnie, Evan J. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 26	Cramer, John T. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 26	Davis, J.N. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 26	Davisson, Clarenda to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 26	DeWolf, Calvin to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 26	Ebert, William C. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 26	Eggborn, W.H. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 26	Scull, Charles request copy of speech
1877 Jan. 26	Gould, O.B. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 26	Hazard, H. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	Hendry, A.W. to OPM Republicans oppose compromise
1877 Jan. 26	Jackson, W. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	Lee, Clarke N. and Wallace Foster to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	Leonard, R.H. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	Mansfield, Edward D. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	McNeil, Robert to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	Robinson, J.R. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	Merrill, P. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	Richey, David to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	Smith, J.R. to OPM discusses fraud by the Democrats in Mississippi
1877 Jan. 26	Strong, Sidney to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	Sturgen, Isaac to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	Webster, W.E. to OPM Approves compromise bill because it will result in the election of Hayes
1877 Jan. 26	Wells, J.C. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 26	Wheeler, F.G. to OPM Approves position, clipping enclosed
1877 Jan. 26	Anonymous to OPM, the people of his home are greatly disappointed in Edwards

Box 2, Folder 10Correspondence, January 27-29, 1877

1877 Jan. 27	Bates, H. to OPM sorry that a petition in favor of his position was not prepared in time
1877 Jan. 27	Copeland, James to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 27	Davis, W.E. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 27	Escobar, Fernando to OPM reasons why he favors compromise bill
1877 Jan. 27	Holocomb, A. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 27	Lewis, John F. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 27	Futtan, E.A. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 27	Medkick, Robert W. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 27	Mosscrap, Thomas to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 27	Rosenberg, P.I. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 27	Storeuton, E.W. to OPM opposes compromise
1877 Jan. 27	Thomas, John L. to OPM tells Morton that he has the admiration of the rank and file
1877 Jan. 27	Thurston, M.P. to OPM supports position
1877 Jan. 28	Baker, Conrad to OPM His position is supported by many Indiana Republicans
1877 Jan. 28	Lawson, Ward to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 28	Campbell, L.M. to OPM Republicans are generally opposed to the compromise bill
1877 Jan. 29	Clark, George C. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 29	Ely, William A. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 29	French, W.W. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 29	Filbeck, N. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 29	Kront, R.K. to OPM He has the support of people in Crawfordsville, IN
1877 Jan. 29	Hillyer, Virgil to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 29	Loveless, Lewis to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 29	Morris, Casper to OPM Discusses the opinion of Alexander Hamilton
1877 Jan. 29	Shellaberger, A.G. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 29	Peck, James to OPM discusses position of Senator Edmunds; includes newspaper clipping 
1877 Jan. 29	Petition of support concerning compromise measure from Fort. Wayne, IN

Box 2, Folder 11Correspondence, January 30-February 6, 1877

1877 Jan. 30	Bone, A.P. to OPM congratulates him on position 
1877 Jan. 30	Carter, J.H. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 30	Clarke, Edwin M. to OPM Approves position
1877 Jan. 30	Evans, James C. to OPM Requests a full report of his speech on the “Electoral Bill”
1877 Jan. 30	Haskell, J.H. to OPM Request a copy of speech on the “Compromise Bill”
1877 Jan. 30	Hess, William M. to OPM  Approves his position.
1877 Jan. 30	Hilton, W .I. to OPM Republicans support him
1877 Jan. 30	Morrison, John J. to OPM "You are right. The people will sustain you."
1877 Jan. 30	Robinson, A.L. to OPM Oregon case
1877 Jan. 30	Clark, O.J. to OPM Thanks him for position on compromise bill
1877 Jan. 30	Shields, James A. to OPM Republicans of New Albany are against Compromise bill
1877 Jan. 30	Steward, F.S. to OPM Makes suggestion about Presidency in 1881
1877 Feb. 1	Baldwin, L.D. to OPM  Congratulates him on his position
1877 Feb. 1	Beach, James L. to OPM Endorses his position
1877 Feb. 1	Walkin, C. to OPM Supports position
1877 Feb. 1	Bolty, F.F. to OPM Support from the Ex-soldiers Republican Club of Allen County
1877 Feb. 1	Wildman, John F. to OPM Supports his position
1877 Feb. 1	Kelley, W.H. to OPM Approves his position
1877 Feb. 1	Richards, J.J. to OPM Supports his position
1877 Feb. 6	Resolutions adopted at a meeting of the "Boys in Blue" of Ulster Go., New York endorsing OPM
1877 Feb. 6	Reeder, M.A. to OPM  Supports position
1877 Feb. 6	Walker, C.M. to OPM  Approves position
1877 Feb. 6	Woodbury, H. to OPM  Republicans of New Albany support Morton

Box 2, Folder 12Correspondence, February 7-28, 1877

1877 Feb. 7	Harris, J.D. to OPM Approves course of Morton
1877 Feb. 9	Dennis, John A. to OPM Congratulations
1877 Feb. 14	Hunsaker, Oscar to OPM Congratulations
1877 Feb. 17	Carrington, Henry to OPM Approves position
1877 Feb. 17	Grace, William H. to OPM Approves action on compromise
1877 Feb. 17	Zebley, John F., Jr. to OPM Approves position - "I speak the feeling of Wall Street"
1877 Feb. 18	Steel, George K. to OPM Congratulations
1877 Feb. 21	Watson, James E. to OPM (Telegram) "Grateful thanks"
1877 Feb. 22	Congar, C.N. to OPM Thanks him for the position he has taken
1877 Feb. 22	Hackworth, Stephen A. to OPM Approves course on compromise bill
1877 Feb. 24	Nichols, Amos to OPM His position is right regardless of the result
1877 Feb. 26	Luscombe, S.D. to OPM Approves his position on compromise bill
1877 Feb. 26	McDonough, Fred to OPM Hearty thanks for his efforts to defeat the Compromise Bill
1877 Feb. 26	Ridenour, C.P. to OPM Approves course on electoral bill
1877 Feb. 27	Russell, S.H. to OPM Discusses problems in 1876 Republican Presidential campaign support for OPM in 1880
1877 Feb. 27	Carson, S.M. to OPM Congratulatory
1877 Feb. 27	Hoyan, George C., M.D. to OPM Congratulations
1877 Feb. 27	Vater, S. to OPM Includes editorial from Lafayette Daily Journal
1877 Feb. 27	Williams, Reuben to OPM
1877 Feb. 28	Henderson, George C., et al to OPM  Congratulatory

Box 2, Folder 13Correspondence, Mar.-Dec., 1877

1877 Mar. 2	Levey, I.M. to OPM Supports Morton's position and for Presidency
1877 Mar. 2	Thompson, Clinton to Morton, would like to be considered for Post Master of Indianapolis
1877 Mar. 3	McDowell, William to OPM Congratulations on Oregon case
1877 Mar. 4	Halford, E.W. to OPM (Telegram) Discusses campaign for defeat of OPM for Senate as planned by Hendricks
1877 Mar. 4	Jackson, W.M. to OPM Status of Republicans in the South
1877 Mar. 4	Sayes, Robert A. to OPM Congratulations
1877 Mar. 4	Ward, Marcus L. to OPM Congratulations
1877 Mar. 5	Oakes, Appleton to OPM Thanks for his efforts
1877 Mar. 7	Ellsworth, W.L. to OPM Feels appointment of Carl Shurz to the cabinet will be injurious to the Republican party
1877 Mar. 8	Miller, Joaquin to Morton Wants consulate position at London
1877 Mar. 26	Foster, John W. to OPM Concerned about his recall from Mexico as reported in the newspapers
1877 Mar. 30	Foster, John W. to OPM  Report of his recall has no foundation.
1877 Apr. 3	Letter fragment to E. Staughton
1877 Apr. 9	Matthews, Stanley to OPM Morton is the only Republican Senator he has received congratulations from upon his election 
                                to the Senate
1877 Apr. 16	Foster, John W. to OPM Advises OPM to look into local politics in Indiana
1877 May 14	OPM to George W. McCrary (Sec of War )  Recommendation for Henry M. Endsley
1877 Aug. 17	Miller, John F. to OPM  Concerns health of OPM
1877 Aug. 26	Carrington, Henry to Mrs. OPM Offers support
1877 Sept. 5	Busonies, Rev. Father to OPM Offer to discuss religious matters
1877 Sept. 12	Bundy, M.L. to Colonel ? (copy) Discusses health of OPM
1877 Oct. 7	Harlan, John M. to OPM (copy)
1877 Oct. 30	Foster, John W. to W.R. Holloway (copy) Health of OPM
1877 Nov. 6	Indianapolis Journal Obituary OPM
1877	                Seull, David C. to OPM Supports position
1877	                Spencer, B.F. to OPM Proposed compromise is an outrage against the Constitution
1877	                "The Federalist" New Edition 1842 p. 476
1877	                Grubbs, George W. to OPM Would like copies of speeches.
1877	                Letter from Morton to his children
1877	                Letter from Morton to his wife 

Box 2, Folder 14Correspondence, 1878-1887

1878 May 7	Bridgland, J.A. to OPM
1884 July 28	Hitt, Robert to OPM, Jr. Concerns papers of OPM, Sr.
1884 Aug. 23	Contract Western Union and Times Company of Indianapolis
1884 Nov. 1	Newspaper clipping
1885 June 16	Morton's Automatic Hatchway Doors
1886 Apr. 14	Smith, Charles Emory to Oliver T. Morton Speeches of OPM delivered at Albany, New York
1886 Apr. 21	Elm, James A. to Oliver T. Morton
1886 May 3	Kellogg, William to Oliver T. Morton Information about OPM
1886 Aug. 23	Foster, John W. to Oliver T. Morton Information about OPM
1886 Oct. 10	Ingalls, J.J. to Oliver T. Morton Writing about OPM
1886 Dec. 11	Letter to “my darling son” from ?
1886 Dec. 28	Contract for Lot No. 11 Woodruff Place
1887 Mar. 7	Hoar, George F. to Oliver T. Morton
1887 Sept. 28	Edenharter, George F. to Oliver T. Morton Campaign material

Box 2, Folder 15Correspondence, 1888-1906

1888 Aug. 11	The Daily Inter-Ocean (Chicago)
1889 Aug. 7	Smithers, J.N. to William Dudley Foulke
1891 Jan. 2	Walter to Aunt Sarah
1897 Aug. 11	Ream, Laura to Mrs. Morton
1898 Oct. 15	Ream, Laura to Mrs. Morton
1900 Nov. 4	Souvenir Program Governor Oliver P. Morton Memorial Services
1901 Jan. 6	Morton, Lucinda M. to "My Dear May"
1901 Jan. 7	Morton, Lucinda M. to "My Dear May"
1901 Sept. 8	Morton, Lucinda M. to Mr. Johnson
1902 Nov. 2	Souvenir Program Governor Oliver P. Morton Memorial Services
1903 May 31	Morton, Lucinda M. to the Ladies of the Governor O.P. Morton Circle No. 4
1903 Oct. 4	Letter to Mrs. Oliver P. Morton from Oliver P. Morton III
1903 Nov. 1	Souvenir Program Governor Oliver P Morton Memorial Services
1904 June 26	Morton, Lucinda M. to Charles W. Fairbanks Congratulations on Vice-Presidential nomination
1904 July 14	Contract and specifications for the erection and completion of a two-story residence for Mrs. Morton
1904 Dec. 15	Newspaper clipping
1904 Dec. 25	Morton, Lucinda M. to Mrs. Griffiths
1905 Feb. 23	Morton, Lucinda M. to Mrs. Lew Wallace Letter of condolence
1905 Feb. 24	Morton, Lucinda M. to Hugh Miller, Indiana Lt. Governor
1905 Feb. 24	Morton, Lucinda M. to Department Commander Indiana GAR
1905 Feb. 24	Morton, Lucinda M. to Sydney Cantwell
1905 May 28	Morton, Lucinda M. to Dr. Teners
1905 June 4	Morton, Lucinda M. to Mrs. Bass
1905 Dec. 10	Morton, Lucinda M. to "Dear Dear Friend"
1906 Jan. 10	Morton, Lucinda M. to "Brother"
1906 June. 13	Morton, Lucinda M. to Mrs. Gardner
1906 July. 29	Morton, Lucinda M. to May
1906 Sept. 29	Morton, Lucinda M. to Oliver P. Morton Monument Committee
1906 Dec. 2	Morton, Lucinda M. to Mrs. Jenckes
1906 Dec. 4	Lucas, D.R., Secretary, Board of Commissioners of the Oliver P. Morton Monument committee to Mrs. O.P. Morton
1906 Dec. 10	Morton, Lucinda M. to Mrs. Slitwell
1906 Dec. 16	Morton, Lucinda M. to grandson
1906 Dec. 28	Morton, Lucinda M. to Brother

Box 2, Folder 16Correspondence, 1907-1909 and undated

1907 Mar. 13	Morton, Lucinda M. to Brother
1907 Mar. 27	Beveridge, Albert J. to Dr. A.W. Brayton
1907 May 23	Morton, Lucinda M. to Laura
1909 Mar. 3	Morton, Lucinda M. to Mrs. Walley
undated	                Liddall, Caroline L. to Mrs. Morton
undated	                Morton to Dr. A. W. Brayton
undated	                Morton to Dr. A. W. Brayton, holiday greetings
undated	                Note to “Dear Will”
undated	                Photograph of a James Whitcomb Riley poem
undated	                51 clipped Oliver P. Morton signatures
undated	                Notes in shorthand - part on U.S. Senate Chamber letterhead
undated	                Letters (draft?), no signatures  "I received a letter from you ..."
undated	                Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections
undated	                Ettinger, R.C. to OPM - Request for photograph
undated	                Newspaper article (photocopy)

Box 2, Folder 16Undated Letter Fragments

undated                   Letter fragments

Box 3, Folder 11887

1887 Apr. 18           Hovey, Alvin to Oliver T. Morton Information concerning OPM and the war.

Box 3, Folder 2Bank Account Books

1838-1861                                  Indianapolis Branch Account Book
1863 Apr. 17-1864 Mar. 11      Harrison’s Bank Account Book
1864 Apr. 12- 1865 Sept. 16   First National Bank Account Book

Box 3, Folder 3Account Books

1864 Dec. 3-1868                     July 17 Account Book
1865 Sept. 20- 1867 Jan. 22  	Account Book
1865 Mar. 	                     Governor’s Private Mem. Book
1873 Mar. 4- 1875 Mar. 3	     Compensation Book

Box 3, Folder 4S380 Bill and Revisions

1870	                41st Congress, 2nd Session, S 380 - Bill and revisions "to authorize there funding and consolidation of the national debt,
                                to extend banking facilities and to establish specie payments" (January 12, 1870, February 3, 1870, February 28, 
                                1870, March 1, 1870 and March 2, 1870).

Box 3, Folder 5Louisiana, 1872

1872	Recapitulation Measures Recommended to the Legislature by the Governor, the Chamber of Commerce and City Council.
1872	"Alphabetical list of many of those engaged in robbing the state of Louisiana"
1872	''List of the large swindles and robberies"
1872	Supreme Court of Louisiana

Box 3, Folder 6Louisiana, 1873

1873 Feb. 13	State of Louisiana, Auditor's Office Instructions concerning the assessment and collection of taxes
1873 July 26	Extracts from the minute, Supreme Court, State of Louisiana, the State vs. Zack McFarland (2 copies)
1873 Nov. 3	Report of the regular meeting of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
1873 Nov. 17	Supreme Court of Louisiana, M.W. Hughes vs. L.M. Pipkins  Exceptions and answer (2 copies)

Box 3, Folder 7Financial Papers, 1869-1870

1869	                "Cosmopolitan Views of American Finance" by Charles Bowles
1870 Jan. 14	Quotations of Foreign Stock

Box 3, Folder 8Newspaper Clippings, 1863-Jan. 1870

1863	                 "Cincinnati and Governor Morton"
1863	                "The Public Services of O.P. Morton ... His Portrait Executed for the City of Cincinnati by T.B. Read"
1869 Dec. 25	"The Money Market Review"
1870 Jan. 15	"The Economist, Weekly Commercial Times"

Box 3, Folder 9Newspaper Clippings, Feb.1870-1882

1870 Feb. 24	"Ledger and Transcript"
1870 Feb. 25	"The Globe"
1874 Feb. 25	"Baltimore American"
1882 Nov. 	"Madison Weekly"
undated	                "Grant and his Friends"
undated	                 Governor Morton's Plan of Recruiting"

Box 3, Folder 10Northwest Magazine, c.1899-1905

1899-1905	Northwest Magazine

Box 3, Folder 11Papers, c. 1877

1877	                 "President Johnson and the Civil Rights Bill" and "Morton's Ratification Speech at Indianapolis"

Box 3, Folder 12Papers, c. 1870-1874, undated

undated 	                Map of Springfield Township (copy)
undated	                Photo of home owned by Morton’s Grandfather
1870 June 30	Relative Commercial Importance of the West Indies in the Commerce of the United States.
1872	                “Judging the President’s Actions”
undated	                Political Information
1870-1874	Accounts
1872	                Letter to the editor

Box 4, Folder 1Notes and Speeches,1850-1861

1850	Notes  “The founding of the nation”
1860-1861	Speech “Flaws in the logic of secession”
1860-1861	Speech “Compromise”
1860-1861	Speech “National Unity”

Box 4, Folder 2Notes and Speeches,1853-1866

1863 Mar. 	Notes  “Desertion from the Army”
1863 Nov. 3	Speech “Makeup of the American Army
1863	                To the Indiana Legislature
1864-1866	Notes  “Napoleon III and Mexico”

Box 4, Folder 3.  Notes and Speeches,1865

1865	                Notes  “Justification and Reasons for the War”
1865	                Notes  “The Guilt of the Southerners for the War”
1865	                Notes  “Negro Governments in the South”
1865	                “Negroes After the War”
1865	                “New State Constitutions in the South”

Box 4, Folder 4Notes,1865

1865	                Notes  “The Future of the Negro”
1865	                Notes  “The Payment of Debts by the Southern States”
1865	                Notes  “The Evils of War”
1865	                Notes  “John Coburn for Collector of Internal Revenue”

Box 4, Folder 5Notes,1867-1877

1867-1868	Notes  “The Governing of States in the South During Reconstruction”
1867-1877	Notes  “Bonds Sold to Foreign Governments at 5% Interest”
1867-1877	Notes  “Violence in the South”

Box 4, Folder 6Notes, 1867-1877

1867-1877	Notes  “The South (Debts, Democrats and Virginia)”
1867-1877	Notes “Civil Service Reform”
1868	                Notes  “Southern Leaders ‘Playing the Role of the Martyr’”
1868-1877	Notes  “The Expectations of the Southern Democrats that the Soldiers will be Removed and that the Present State 
                                Governments will be Toppled”
1869-1877	Notes  “The Reasons Canada Should Seek Independence and Annexation by the United States”

Box 4, Folder 7Alaska Speech, 1867

1867	                Mr. Sumner's “Alaska Speech”

Box 4, Folder 8Notes, 1867-1869

1867	                Notes – “A Bill to Arm the South”
1867	                Letter to OPM from Quakers concerning their work with the Shawnee in Kansas
1867-1869	Notes on presidential policy

Box 4, Folder 9.  Notes and Speeches, 1868

1868 July 13	Redemption of 5/20 bonds
1868	                Specie payment of bonds
1868	                Notes Bonds
1868	                Notes  Payment of 5/20 bonds
1868	                Notes “Wade Hampton and the Southern Democrats Attempt to Block Reconstruction”

Box 4, Folder 10.  Notes, 1868

1868 	                Notes “Seymour and Blair's Nomination for President and Vice- President by the Democrats”
1868	                Notes “The Chinese Civilization”
1868	                Funding bill
1868	                Exchange of bonds for Greenbacks
1868	                Exchange of bonds for legal tender (gold)

Box 4, Folder 11Speech, 1868

1868 	                Speech not from Morton

Box 4, Folder 12.  Notes, 1869-1870

1869-1870	Notes  “The payment of bonds”
1870	                Notes  Speech to an African-American group they Need to be worthy of the great price paid for their freedom
1870	                Notes  A.H. Conner from OPM Box 4, Folder 13. Notes and Speeches, 1870-1878
Box 4, Folder 13.  Notes and Speeches, 1870-1878
1870-1871	Notes  “Santa Domingo”
1870-1877	Statistics on the number of troops from Indiana that served during the Civil War and the number of deaths
1870-1877	Speech on democratic platform

Box 5, Folder 1Notes, 1871

1871-1877	Notes “Relationship of Canada with England; Annexation of Canada by U.S.”
1871	                Notes (shorthand)

Box 5, Folder 2Notes, 1872-1877

1872-1873	Notes on the Caldwell bribery case
1872-1876	Notes on Southern democrats; 14th and 15th Amendments
1872-1877	Notes on Morton’s relationship with Grant
Box 5, Folder 3.  Notes, 1872-1877
1873	                Presidential Elections Speech (6 copies)
Box 5, Folder 4. Committee on Privileges and Elections, 1873
1873	                Material on the Committee on Privileges and Elections
Box 5, Folder 5. Committee on Privileges and Elections, 1873
1873	                Material on the Committee on Privileges and Elections

Box 5, Folder 6Notes, 1873

1873	                 Notes on the silver vs. gold question
1873	                 J. W. Foster to Morton Morton's reasons for not going to Mexico
1873	                 Notes on the southern democrats and their treasonable actions

Box 5, Folder 7Notes, 1873

1873	                 Notes on the panic of 1873

Box 5, Folder 8.  Notes, 1873-1874

1873-1874	Notes on Vice-President Henry Wilson's tour of the South
1874 Apr. 16	Speech of the Hon. O. P. Morton in the U.S. Senate, April 16, 1874, on the bill (S No. 446) to restore the rights of the state 
                                of Louisiana

Box 5, Folder 9Notes, 1874-1875

1874	                Notes on the treaty with the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii)
1875	                Notes on the Jetty Bill
1875	                Notes on the violence in Mississippi
1875	                Notes on support from Southern democrats of a 3rd term for Grant

Box 5, Folder 10Speech, 1876

1876 Feb. 14	"Speech of Hon O.P. Morton on the resolution to admit P.B.S. Pinchback as Senator from Louisiana"

Box 5, Folder 11Speech, 1876

1876 Feb. 14	"Speech of Hon O.P. Morton on the resolution to admit P.B.S. Pinchback as Senator from Louisiana"

Box 5, Folder 12Notes, 1876

1876	                Extracts from Tilden's “Serenade Speech”
1876	                Notes on The southern democrats - continued resistance towards reconstruction
1876	                Notes on the charges, made against the Republican party, by the Democratic party platform

Box 5, Folder 13Notes, 1876

1876	                Notes on Massacre in Hamburgh, South Carolina
1876	                Notes on Tilden/Hayes
1876	                Notes on the necessity of reconstruction
1876	                Notes on Tilden/Hayes election procedures
1876	                Notes on counting the electoral votes

Box 5, Folder 14Notes, 1876-1877

1876	                Notes on the national convention and mentions Tilden's nomination
1876-1877	Notes on procedures for counting votes and selecting electors

Box 5, Folder 15Notes, 1876-1877

1876-1877	Notes on the precedents concerning the Electoral College
1876-1877	Notes on the compromise bill
1876-1877	Notes on the Tilden/Hayes election
1876-1877	Notes on the Tilden/Hayes election

Box 5, Folder 16.  Notes, 1876-1877

1876-1877	Notes on procedures for counting the electoral votes
1876-1877	Notes on the Democratic Party in the South

Box 6, Folder 1Notes, 1876-1877

1876-1877             The Foster-Matthews letters and the electoral commission

Box 6, Folder 2Speech, 1877

1877                      Speeches in memory of Morton by his wife

Box 6, Folder 3Speech, undated

undated                  Incomplete speech on the situation in the Southern states

Box 6, Folder 4Veto, undated

undated 	                 The veto of the finance bill

Box 6, Folder 5Papers, undated

undated 	                  Blueprint/House plans
undated 	                  The election of Senators through the use of bribes
undated   	  Impediments to free elections
undated 	                  Biographical information on Morton

Box 6, Folder 6Notes, undated

undated 	                  The physical and social attributes of the blacks
undated 	                  Anti-Morton notes
undated 	                  Notes on the annexation of Texas
undated 	                  Notes on Gold
undated   	  Miscellaneous notes

Box 6, Folder 7Notes, undated

undated 	                 One page of speech concerning National bank notes
undated 	                 Morton's 31 year membership in the Odd Fellows
undated 	                 The formation of the government

Box 6, Folder 8Notes, undated

undated        	Notes on the Declaration of Independence
undated 	                Notes on The Constitution of the United States
undated 	                Notes on Morton's dislike of someone
undated 	                Notes on the loans and credits of various European Nations
undated  	Notes on the public credit
undated 	                Miscellaneous material
undated 	                Notes on speech on reasons for the war
undated 	                Notes on Civil Service reform (copy)
undated 	                Miscellaneous notes

Box 6, Folder 9Notes, undated

undated 	                Poem  "Morton"
undated  	Poem  "Civil War"

OB5, Folder 14.

1872 Aug. 5	Extractions by R.R. Barrow
1872 Sept. 2	Speech by Gen. Sheldon
1872 Sept. 29	R.R. Barrow’s letter to Chas. O’Conor
1872 Oct. 24	Speech by Col. Geo. Williamson
1872 Oct. 24	Copy from the Houna Terrebonne Banner

OBC44, 1 Folder.

1865 Apr. 25	New York Herald
1867 Aug. 27	Speech of O. P. Morton
1870 Dec. 25	Sunday Gazette
1874 Mar. 14	New Orleans Republican
1875 Aug. 7	Speech of O. P. Morton (2 copies)
1875 Oct. 11	Morton Speech
1875 Oct. 11	Morton’s misstatements
1876 Aug. 26	Cincinnati Commercial 
1877 Nov. 17	In Memoriam

OBD12, 1 Folder.

circa 1877	Morton obituary written by Geo. C. Hazelton

Volume.

V438	                “Nomination by Ballot, Election by Lot with Prayer to god” by a Civil Magistrate, circa 1867

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

6 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize folders, 1 volume

Collection Dates:

1805-1909

Provenance:

American Autograph Shop, November 21, 1938; Elizabeth Brayton, July 1, 1939; John Brayton, August 13, 1943; Baker Conway, October 1, 1968; Robert Jacques, October 18, 1976; George W. Franz, January 20, 1983

Access: This collection is open for research.

Restrictions:

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Language Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:

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