Turpie, David

David Turpie
1875 – 1903
1 mss box

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, June 2011

Biographical Note:

David Turpie was a U.S. Senator from Indiana. Born July 8, 1828 in Hamilton County, Ohio, Turpie studied law with intermittent forays into politics. Turpie was admitted to the bar in 1849, and practiced law in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana until 1852 when he was elected into the Indiana State House of Representatives. In 1863, Turpie was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacated seat of Jesse D. Bright. Following the year in Senate, Turpie returned to Indianapolis to continue practicing law. Turpie was again elected to the U.S. Senate, as a Democrat, in 1887, serving until 1899. Turpie died April 21, 1909 in Indianapolis; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.


Biography Directory of the United States Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000432. 6/9/2011.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains Turpie’[s manuscripts copy of Sketches of My Own Time (1903), minutes of Fiat Lux (Indianapolis literary society) from 1875 to 1876, and his speeches on literary and political issues.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1. 

1. Sketches of My Own Times (part 1)
2. Sketches of My Own Times (part 2)
3. Minutes of the Fiat Lux, Notes on Official Life
4. Speeches
5. Speeches
6. Speeches

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 6 folders
Collection Dates: 1875 – 1903
Provenance: Mary Turpie November 16, 1935
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
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