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William Pinckney Fishback

William P. Fishback letters and scrapbook
1 folder
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
 Indiana State Library

Processed by: Christina Baich, February 2006


Biographical Note:

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.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains two letters written by Fishback to family members and a small scrapbook with clippings and notes on political matters.

Item Listing:

1 Folder.  
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

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
1 folder (4 items)
Collection Dates:
Mrs. Charles D. Herron, 3 June 1930
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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