Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908

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Iowa legislator; United States House of Representatives, 1863-1871; United States Senate, 1873-1908.

From the description of Letter : Dubuque, Iowa, to W[illiam] W[orth] Belknap, Washington, D.C., 1873 Oct. 22. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496685

U.S. Senator and Representative from Iowa.

From the description of Papers of William B. Allison, 1862-1916. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 148787411

William Boyd Allison was a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention in Chicago which nominated Abraham Lincoln for President of the United States. He went on to become a member of the House of Representatives from Iowa, and eventually, a member of the Iowa Senate.

From the description of Letter to Charles Mercer Hall, 1896 (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 426157388

U. S. Senator from Iowa.

From the description of William B. Allison autograph, 1888 May 8. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 173203742

Representative and Senator from Iowa.

From the description of Letters, 1863-1902. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233125301

United States Senator from Iowa.

From the description of Letter to J. J. Tissot [manuscript], 1901 November 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647915383

Allison served in Congress from Iowa's 3rd District, 1863-1871, then as U.S. Senator, 1873-1908. He was an authority on financial issues and chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee 1881-1893 and 1895-1908. He also chaired the Senate Indian Affairs Committee 1875-1881. At the Republican National Conventions in 1888 and again in 1896, Allison was a strong contender for the presidential nomination. Allison practiced law in Dubuque and was on Governor Samuel Kirkwood's staff during the Civil War. He helped to organize Iowa's Civil War volunteer regiments. Among his close associates were General Grenville Dodge and Iowa Congressman John Fletcher Lacey.

From the description of Allison, William Boyd papers 1825-1908. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 49058877

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referencedIn Wittenmyer, Annie, 1827-1900. Wittenmyer, Annie papers, 1861-1901. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Anna E. Dickinson Papers, 1859-1951, (bulk 1859-1911) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Henry Carter Adams Papers, 1964-1924 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Miller, John Franklin, 1831-1886. Letter : to [Chester A. Arthur], [Washington, D.C.], [ca. 1882]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rollins, Edward Henry, 1824-1889. Letter : Boston, to unidentified senator, 1867 Aug. 31. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. Benjamin Harrison papers, 1780-1948 (bulk 1853-1901). Library of Congress
referencedIn Lewis L. Gould Papers 2009-212; 2010-218; 2011-097., 1888-2001 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. Letter to William Boyd Allison. [Washington, DC.]. 1895 Dec. 13. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Samuel B. Ruggles papers, 1801-1881 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Ream, Vinnie, 1847-1914. Letter to Senator Allison. Iowa City, IA. 1906 Jul. 24. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1879-1938 (inclusive), 1897-1903 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn George Frisbie Hoar autograph collection, 1598-1945. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Autograph letter signed : Senate Chamber, Washington, to D.A. Wells, 1886 Nov. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn United States. Commission Appointed to Treat with the Sioux Indians for the Relinquishment of the Black Hills. Minutes of the preliminary meetings, 1875 Jul-Aug. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Oliver Lyman Spaulding papers, 1861-1921 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Allison, William Boyd papers 1825-1908. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Stoneman family. Stoneman family papers, 1891-1920. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn George Frisbie Hoar autograph collection, 1598-1945. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. William B. Allison autograph, 1888 May 8. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Letters, 1863-1915. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Harbert, Albert N., b. 1868,. Collection of railroadiana, 1867-1937. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn James Gillespie Blaine Papers, 1777-1945, (bulk 1870-1892) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Aldrich, Charles, 1828-1908. Charles and Thirza Aldrich papers, 1850s-1906. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Harbert, Albert N.,. Albert N. Harbert Collection of railroadiana, 1867-1937. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Letter : Dubuque, Iowa, to Charles Devens, Washington, D.C., 1879 July 30. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921. Henry Watterson : miscellaneous papers, 1868-1920. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Letters, 1863-1902. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn William B. Allison [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Carrington Family papers, 1749-1929 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Letter to J. J. Tissot [manuscript], 1901 November 16. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mann, Horace [L. 1872-1942?]. Letter to William B. Allison. Washington, DC. 1903 May 9. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Letter to William B. Allison. Washington, DC. 1905 Feb. 24. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Papers of the Sokol-Shuttleworth Family, 1875-1982. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918. James Sullivan Clarkson papers, 1851-1917. Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn United States. Commission Appointed to Treat with the Sioux Indians for the Relinquishment of the Black Hills. Minutes of the preliminary meetings, 1875 Jul-Aug. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Aldrich, Nelson W. (Nelson Wilmarth), 1841-1915. Nelson Aldrich microfilm collection, 1777-1930 (bulk 1879-1915) [microform]. Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, Phillips Memorial Library
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Papers of William B. Allison, 1862-1916. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. James Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945 (bulk 1870-1892). Library of Congress
referencedIn Sheffield, James R. (James Rockwell), 1864-1938. James Rockwell Sheffield papers, 1768-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Letter : Dubuque, Iowa, to W[illiam] W[orth] Belknap, Washington, D.C., 1873 Oct. 22. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Letter to William Boyd Allison : Washington, D.C. 1906 April 12 University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Spaulding, Mr. (Oliver Lyman), 1833-1922. Oliver Lyman Spaulding papers, 1861-1921. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Herriott, Frank Irving, 1868-1941. Papers, 1860-1913. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Letter to William B. Allison. Washington, DC. 1905 Oct. 4. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Risley, Hanson A. Papers, 1774-1908. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf W.B. Allison envelope, 1906 The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Abbey" to "Bacher". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894. Letters, 1859-1890. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Benjamin Harrison Papers, 1780-1948, (bulk 1853-1901) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Letters, 1856-1892. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Augustus Mendon Lord collection, Lord (Augustus Mendon) collection, (bulk 1876-1908), 1778-1908 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Stoneman Family Papers, 1891-1920 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
creatorOf William Boyd Allison letters, 1880-1895 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908,. Typescript letter signed from William Boyd Allison to Shakespeare Society of New York [manuscript], 1899 June 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Morrill, Lot M. (Lot Myrick), 1812-1883. Lot M. Morrill papers, 1852-1894. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Lewis, Henry, 1819-1904. Henry Lewis and family papers, 1829-1965. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Walking Cherry Woman Collection, June 28, 1889 McCracken Research Library , Buffalo Bill Historical Center
referencedIn Robb, Ellis. Ellis Robb collection of Iowa autographs, 1893-1936. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Vandever, William, 1817-1893. Letter to W. W. Belknap. Dubuque, IA. 1872 Jan. 19. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Manley, Joseph Homan, 1842-1905. Joseph Homan Manley correspondence, 1894. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Dawson, Albert Foster, 1872-1949. Scrapbooks, 1886-1936. Iowa State Historical Society
creatorOf Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881. Samuel B. Ruggles papers, 1801-1881. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Letter to William Boyd Allison : Washington, D.C. [190-?] April 21st University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn James Rockwell Sheffield papers, 1768-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Gould, Lewis L. Gould, Lewis L. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Letter to William B. Allison. [Washington, DC.] 1905 Jan. 6. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Letter to Charles Mercer Hall, 1896 University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Fairbanks mss., 1819-1939 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. William Boyd Allison letters, 1880-1895. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Edmunds, J. M. (James Madison), 1810-1879. James M. Edmunds correspondence, 1861-1866. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Mulvey, Daniel Terrance. Autograph book containing a Mark Twain signature, 1906-1907. University of Virginia. Library
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Birth 1829-03-02

Death 1908-08-04

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