Arthur St. Clair Vance

Vance Family Papers
1 folder
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, February 2007


Biographical Note:

Arthur St. Clair Vance was born June 20, 1801 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He married Lasenia Noble in 1826 and they had six children. He served in the Indiana State House for Marion County in 1848-1849. He worked as a lawyer and farmer and was a member of the Whig party. Arthur St. Clair Vance died September 28, 1849.

Samuel C. Vance was an officer in the United States Army and served in the Northwest Territory from 1791-1802. He worked as a merchant and land spectator in Lawrenceburg, Indiana from 1803 to 1830. He was the Dearborn County Clerk 1803-1813 and the register, U.S. Land Office at Fort Wayne, Allen County 1823-1829.

Lawrence M. Vance was born in 1816 and worked for the Lawrenceburg and Upper Mississippi Railroads.


Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. 21 Feb. 2007. <>
Rebecca A. Shepherd ... [et al.], eds. A Biographical directory of the Indiana General Assembly v. 1. Indianapolis: Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the correspondence of the Vance family with regard to financial matters, friends and family, and business dealings.

Box and Folder Listing:

1 Folder.

1823 Sept. 8 Vance, Arthur St. Clair to Samuel C. Vance ALS
1836 Sept. 1 Hamilton, Allen to Arthur St. Clair Vance about his cousin James Dill. ALS
1826 Dec. 29 Noble, Noah to Samuel C. Vance ALS
1827 Mar. 30 Hamilton, Allen to Samuel C. Vance about James Dill. ALS
1828 July 2 Hamilton, Allen to Samuel C. Vance about financial matters. ALS
1829 May 22 Hamilton, Allen to Arthur St. Clair Vance about Hamilton’s dislike of Joseph Holman. ALS
1833 Dec. 27 Vance, Samuel to Lawrence Vance about Christmas. ALS
1842 July 8 Griggs, Algernon S. to Lawrence Vance about buying land together. ALS
1849 Sept. 11 Roberts, R.H. to Lawrence Vance about Roberts seeking work on the Railroad. ALS
undated Vance, Arthur St. Clair to Lawrence Vance about Lawrence running errands for him. ALS

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
1 folder (10 items)
Collection Dates:
Symmachus Trading Company, 11 December 1944 and 24 April 1945
Access: This collection is open for research.
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
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