Collection ID: LMC1053
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Baker, Hord, and Hendricks
Abstract:
The Baker, Hord, and Hendricks mss., 1862-1916, consists of records of the Indianapolis, Indiana, law firm founded in 1862 by Thomas Andrews Hendricks, 1819-1885, and Oscar B. Hord, 1829-1888.
Extent:
93 Linear Feet (75 boxes, 9 oversize)
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Baker, Hord, and Hendricks mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Baker, Hord, and Hendricks mss., 1862-1916, consists of records of the Indianapolis, Indiana, law firm of that name, its predecessors, and its successor, Baker and Daniels. The collection consists of law office correspondence and appeals, including both manuscript and printed briefs. The collection also contains bound volumes of financial records and transactions.

Biographical / Historical:

The law partnership of Thomas Andrews Hendricks, 1819-1885, and Oscar B. Hord, 1829-1888, was formed in Indianapolis in 1862. In 1866, Abram W. Hendricks, 1822-1887, cousin of Thomas A. Hendricks, entered the firm, and the name "Hendricks, Hord, and Hendricks" was adopted. When Thomas A. Hendricks became Governor of Indiana in 1873, Conrad Baker, 1817-1885, who had been Governor of the state from 1867 to 1873, replaced him in the firm, and its name became "Baker, Hord, and Hendricks." In 1876, Thomas A. Hendricks reentered the firm, but no change was made in its name. He retired upon becoming Vice-President of the U.S., March 4, 1885. Between 1885 and 1888, all of the earlier members passed away: Conrad Baker on April 28, 1885; Thomas A. Hendricks on November 25, 1885; Abram W. Hendricks in 1887; and Oscar B. Hord on January 15, 1888. Upon the death of the latter, Conrad Baker's son Albert Baker, 1851-1942, and Edward Daniels, 1854-1918, who had previously formed a partnership, succeeded to the firm's practice under the name Baker and Daniels. Daniels died on June 11, 1918. Albert Baker was an active member of the firm until 1940. He died on October 29, 1942.

Acquisition information:
Gift: 1947, 1949, 1952
Arrangement:

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Small cases; II. Major clients; III. Bound volumes; IV. Unidentified/unsorted cases. Arranged alphabetically by claimant, followed by bound volumes such as account books, journals, and ledgers.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library; however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Baker, Hord, and Hendricks mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu