Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911

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Stephen B. Elkins was a territorial legislator in New Mexico and later U. S. Senator from West Virginia.

From the description of Stephen B. Elkins papers, 1869-1910. (New Mexico State University). WorldCat record id: 501085916

U.S. Senator and Sec. of War.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Elkins, West Virginia, to Harper & Brothers, 1891 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613971

U.S. senator from West Virginia, U.S. representative from the territory of New Mexico, U.S. secretary of war, and lawyer.

From the description of Stephen B. Elkins letter, 1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009900

September 26, 1841: Born near New Lexington, Derry, Ohio 1843 - 1847: Moved to a farm at Westport, MO 1860: Graduated at the head of his class at the University of Missouri at Columbia 1861: Taught school in Cass County, MO 1862: Enlisted in the Union Army as a Captain of Militia in the 72nd Missouri Infantry 1863: Moved to New Mexico and was admitted to the New Mexico bar and began practicing law at Mesilla 1864: Elected to the territorial legislature June 10, 1866: Married Sarah Jacobs of Wellington, MO January - March, 1867: Attorney General of New Mexico 1867 - 1870: U.S. District Attorney 1868: University of Missouri granted him the M.A. Degree 1872: Elected as a Republican to serve as territorial delegate to the 43rd Congress 1874 - March 3, 1877: Re-elected April 14, 1875: Married Hallie Davis, daughter of Senator Henry G. Davis January 12, 1876: Proposed a Bill for New Mexico statehood 1876 - 1890: President of the Santa Fe First National Bank 1884: Advisor and political Lieutenant of James G. Blaine, Republican National Committee for three successive presidential campaigns 1890: Moved to Elkins, West Virginia Actively aided the construction of the West Virginia Central & Pittsburgh Railroad (Western Maryland) Became interested in options on large tracts of coal lands on the Monongahela near Morgantown 1891: Secretary of War 1895: Elected to U.S. Senate, served until his death in 1911 1902: Wrote the Anti-rebate Act 1907: Completed Rail Road eastward to connect with Baltimore & Ohio 1910: Wrote the Mann-Elkins Act January 4, 1911: Died

From the guide to the Stephen B. Elkins papers, 1869-1910, (New Mexico State University Library, Archives and Special Collections Department)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.). Correspondence, 1882-1898, bulk 1838-1932. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917. William H. Moody papers, 1879-1916. Library of Congress
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Stephen B. Elkins papers, 1869-1910 New Mexico State University Library, Archives and Special Collections Department.
creatorOf Catron, Thomas Benton, 1840-1921. Thomas B. Catron papers, 1692-1934. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Pelz, Paul J., 1841-1918. Paul J. Pelz papers, circa 1800-1921 (bulk 1890-1917). Library of Congress
referencedIn James Gillespie Blaine Papers, 1777-1945, (bulk 1870-1892) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Louis T. Michener Papers, 1880-1927 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Dewey" to "Elliott". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911. Stephen B. Elkins letter, 1891. Library of Congress
referencedIn Thomas B. Catron Papers, 1692-1934 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn Chaves, Amado, 1851-. Amado Chaves papers, 1698-1931. New Mexico State Library
referencedIn Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers, 1835-1908, (bulk 1875-1898) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899. Jedediah Hotchkiss papers, 1835-1908 (bulk 1875-1898). Library of Congress
creatorOf Elkins, Stephen Benton, 1841-1911. Autograph letter signed : Elkins, West Virginia, to Harper & Brothers, 1891 Nov. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Amado Chaves Papers, 1698-1931 New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
creatorOf Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911. Stephen B. Elkins papers, 1869-1910. New Mexico State University
referencedIn Letter, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1888 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Gibbens, Gordon Butcher, b. 1842. Papers, 1884-1904. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901. Letter, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1888 November 23. American Primers
referencedIn Michener, Louis T. (Louis Theodore), 1848-1928. Papers of Louis T. Michener, 1880-1927. Library of Congress
referencedIn Oliver Lyman Spaulding papers, 1861-1921 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Fairbanks mss., 1819-1939 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Archer, William Segar, 1789-1855,. Argosy collection [manuscript], 1795-1893. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Benjamin Harrison Papers, 1780-1948, (bulk 1853-1901) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Paul J. Pelz Papers, circa 1800-1921, (bulk 1890-1917) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Newton, Richard Heber, 1840-1914. R. Heber Newton collection, 1848-1914. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Steck, Michael, 1818-1880. Letters relating to mining investments in New Mexico, 1868-1889. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. James Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945 (bulk 1870-1892). Library of Congress
referencedIn Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. Benjamin Harrison papers, 1780-1948 (bulk 1853-1901). Library of Congress
referencedIn Henry Carter Adams Papers, 1964-1924 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn William J. Arkell Collection, 1881-1894 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Spaulding, Mr. (Oliver Lyman), 1833-1922. Oliver Lyman Spaulding papers, 1861-1921. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Adams, Henry Carter, 1851-1921 person
associatedWith Arkell, W. J. (William J.), 1856-1930 person
correspondedWith Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. person
correspondedWith Blaine, James G., Mrs., 1828-1903 person
associatedWith Cananea Consolidated Copper Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Cananea Consolidated Copper Company – Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901. person
associatedWith Catron, Thomas Benton, 1840-1921. person
associatedWith Cerrillos Coal Railroad Company corporateBody
associatedWith Cerrillos Coal Railroad Company – Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Chaves, Amado, 1851- person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918 person
associatedWith Gibbens, Gordon Butcher, b. 1842. person
associatedWith Harper & Brothers, corporateBody
correspondedWith Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
correspondedWith Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899. person
associatedWith Michener, Louis T. (Louis Theodore), 1848-1928. person
correspondedWith Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917. person
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920 person
associatedWith New Mexico Mining Company (N.M.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newton, Richard Heber, 1840-1914. person
correspondedWith Pelz, Paul J., 1841-1918. person
associatedWith Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Spaulding, Mr. (Oliver Lyman), 1833-1922. person
associatedWith Steck, Michael, 1818-1880. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Cunningham Mine (N.M.)
Mammoth Lode (N.M.)
Candelario Mine (N.M.)
West Virginia
New Mexico
Ortiz Mine Grant (N.M.)
New Mexico
Cunningham Mine (N.M.)
Mora Grant (N.M.)
Candelario Mine (N.M.)
Mora Grant (N.M.)
Ortiz Mine Grant (N.M.)
Mammoth Lode (N.M.)
Subject
Mines and mineral resources--History--Sources
Mining--New Mexico--History--Sources
Occupation
Representatives, U.S. Congress--New Mexico
Cabinet officers
Lawyers
Senators, U.S. Congress--West Virginia
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Birth 1841-09-26

Death 1911-01-04

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