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Scope and Contents: The Byron Langdon papers (1879; 0.1 cubic feet) are comprised of an original draft of a bill by state Senator Byron W. Langdon. The bill was passed by the Indiana Legislature in 1879. It authorized the board of commissioners of bench courts in the state to appoint two students to attend the university without tuition and matriculation fee, thus making every county in the state participants in the superior advantages of Purdue. There is also a nameplate stating that the original draft was presented to Purdue University on its fiftieth anniversary by Lillie Langdon Phillips. There is also a photograph of Senator Langdon.