Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

ESAREY MSS. III

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Inventory

I. Correspondence

  • Folder 1:
    • 1889, Jan. 23. J. E. McDonald to Honorable W[illiam] A[llen] Woods. T.D.S., 10p.
    • 1889, Jan. 31. J. E. McDonald to Honorable W[illiam] A[llen] Woods. T.D.S., 13p.
    • 1889, Feb. 15. J. E. McDonald to "Mr. Editor" T.D.S., 9 p.
    • 1917, Nov. 26. Logan Esarey to M[alcolm] A. McDonald. T.(carbon)D., 2p.
    • 1918, Mar. 7. Aquila Q. Jones to Logan Esarey. T.D.S., 1p.
    • 1918, Mar. 8. O[range] S[cott] Runnels to Logan Esarey. T.D.S., 1p.
    • 1918, Mar. 25 (enclosure) William L. Taylor, executor of the estate of Mrs. Josephine McDonald, to Logan Esarey. T.D.S., 1p. Encloses newspaper clipping, from the Indianapolis Sentinel, July 15, 1888, which reproduces the full text of a speech by Joseph E. McDonald

II. Writings

  • Folder 2: Notes on "McDonald's Scrap Books." A.D., 3 pp.
  • Folder 3: Drafts of chapters based on Joseph E. McDonald's speeches: 1850, June 19: "Bounty Lands," T.D., 9 pp.; A.D., 5 pp.
  • Folder 4: 1850, June 26: "Contested Election in Iowa," T.D., 15 pp.; A.D., 7 pp.
  • Folder 5: 1850, July 22: "Land Officers," T.D., 7 pp.; A.D., 2 pp.
  • Folder 6: 1851, Jan. 14: "Cheap Postage," T.D., 6 pp.; A.D., 3 pp.
  • Folder 7: 1851, Feb. 8: "The Board of Accounts Bill," T.D., 7 pp.; A.D., 9 pp.
  • Folder 8: 1851, Feb. 17: "River and Harbor Bill," T.D., 14 pp.
  • Folder 9: 1851, Feb. 22: "Fortification Bill," T.D., 3 pp.; A.D., 3 pp.
  • Folder 10: 1851, Feb. 24: "The Mileage Question," T.D., 5 pp.; A.D., 4 pp.
  • Folder 11: 1858, Dec. 2: "The Campaign of 1858," A.D., 6 pp.
  • Folder 12: 1860, July 1: "The Position of the Democratic Party in 1860," T.D., 17 pp.; A.D., 9 pp.
  • Folder 13: 1862, Nov. 25: "Speech before the Democratic Union Association," T.D., 14 pp.; A.D., 1 p.
  • Folder 14: 1864, July 13, "Mcdonald's Speech on His Nomination to Governor," T.D., 7 pp.; A.D., 1 p.
  • Folder 15: 1864, July 20: "State Affairs and State Policy," T.D., 28 pp.; A.D., 1 p.
  • Folder 16: 1864, Aug. 10: "Debate with Governor Morton at LaPorte, Indiana," T.D., 32 pp.; A.D., 5 pp.
  • Folder 17: 1866, June 22: "The Political Issues of the Campaign of 1866," T.D., 22 pp.; A.D., 1 p.
  • Folder 18: 1866, July 25: "Speech at the Monroe County Democratic Convention," T.D., 12 pp.; A.D., 3 pp.
  • Folder 19: Handwritten context notes for various speeches by McDonald, 1861-1870, preparatory to transcription, per penciled note dated April 1, 1918. A.Ds.,11 p.
    • 1861, Jan. 8: "Speech at a Meeting of the Indiana Democracy in 1861"
    • 1864, Aug. 11: "Debate with Governor Morton at South Bend, Indiana"
    • 1864, Aug. 12: "Debate with Governor Morton at Goshen, Indiana"
    • 1864, Aug. 16: "Debate with Governor Morton at Brownstown, Indiana"
    • 1864, Aug. 17: "Debate with Governor Morton at Bedford, Indiana"
    • 1864, Aug. 18: "Speech at Washington, Indiana"
    • 1864, Sept. 10: "Debate with Governor Morton at Liberty, Indiana"
    • 1864, Sept. 20: "Speech at St. Paul, Indiana"
    • 1865, Apr. 15: "Speech on the Death of Lincoln"
    • 1867, Oct. 5: "Speech at a Democratic Rally"
    • 1870, Oct. 15: "Speech at Democratic Rally"
  • Folder 20: 1875, Mar. 16: "On the Admission of P. B. S. Pinchback to the U.S. Senate," A.D., 6p.
  • Folder 21: 1876, Feb. 21: "Wabash and Erie Canal," A.D., 4 p.
  • Folder 22: 1876, May 15: "Trial of William W. Belknap," T.D., 10 pp.; A.D., 3 p.
  • Folder 23: 1876, June 6: "Swamp and Overflowed Lands in ...," A.D., 3 p.
  • Folder 24: 1876, July 22: "Governor Chamberlin's Letter to President Grant on the Hamburgh Massacre" T.D., 8p.; "President Grant's Reply" July 26, 1876. T.D., 3p.
  • Folder 25: 1876, Aug. 1: "The Hamburgh Riots," A.D., 12 pp.
  • Folder 26: 1877, Feb. 13: "Argument before the Electoral Commission on the Louisiana Case," A.D., 11 p.
  • Folder 27: 1877, Feb. 24: "Electoral Vote of Pennsylvania in 1876," A.D., 4 p.
  • Folder 28: 1877, Feb. 27: "Eulogy on Michael C. Kerr," A.D., 1 p.
  • Folder 29: 1877, Feb. 28: "On the Findings of the Electoral Commission," A.D., 2 p.
  • Folder 30: 1877, Nov. 29: "On the Admission of William P. Kellogg of Louisiana to a Seat in the U.S. Senate," T.D., 7 pp.; A.D., 2 p. and continuation: "The Saulsbury amendment...," T.D., 17 pp.; A.D., 3 p.
  • Folder 31: 1878, Jan. 17: "On the Death of O. P. Morton," T.D., 9 pp.; A.D., 2 pp.
  • Folder 32: 1891, June 22: "The Great Conspiracy Case", T.D., 10 pp.; A.D., 1 p.

III. Miscellaneous

  • Folder 33: Includes Indiana History Bulletin, vol. 45, no. 9 (Sept. 1968) addressed to Mrs. R. C. Buley, Bloomington; a letter fragment with the signature of Louise Phelps Kellogg (1862-1942), historian at the Wisconsin Historical Society; and an envelope from the USDA to Jay Foxworthy, Esq., Bloomington, Ind., postmarked March 3, 1913

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