Letters concerning deposit of government documents, 1892.


Dunn, Jacob Piatt, 1855-1924. Letters concerning deposit of government documents, 1892.

Letters concerning deposit of government documents, 1892.

Circular letters intended to be sent to librarians and administrators at government depository libraries, urging the recipients to write their Senators and Representatives in Washington to suggest amendments to Senate Bill 1549, then pending in Congress. The first amendment that Dunn proposes would allow for public distribution of government publications that describe the research of scientists employed by the government. A second amendment, which he proposes a month later, would ensure distribution of all government documents, whether printed at public expense or not.

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Dunn, Jacob Piatt, 1855-1924

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Jacob Piatt Dunn was a prominent journalist, historian, and political figure as well as Secretary of the Indiana Historical Society from 1886 until his death in 1924. He practiced law in Indianapolis for three years then moved to Colorado where he started writing for newspapers. He returned to Indianapolis in 1884 to practice law. He did so for four years until taking a job with the Indianapolis Journal. He later worked for three other local newspapers. He is best known for writing several books...