Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908

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Wisconsin law professor and Civil War lieutenant colonel who was appointed Postmaster-General by President Cleveland in 1885 and then in December, 1887, was transferred to the Department of the Interior.

From the description of Letter, March 29, 1888. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 56089358

James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of Commodore James Barron (1769-1851) and son of Wilton Hope and Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope (1791-1862). James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was the commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Annie Beverley Whiting (1825-1920) in 1857. The couple had two daughters, Jane ("Janey" or "Jennie") Barron Hope (b. 1859?) and Ann ("Nanny") Hope. James Barron Hope is known primarily for his poetry, serving as the official poet of the 250th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement. He published several volumes of writings and also edited newspapers. Hope died in 1887.

From the guide to the James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Secetary of the Interior for the President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, during his first term.

From the description of Correspondence, 1887-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122645499

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referencedIn Wisconsin. Capitol Commission. General files, 1903-1927. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Henry Villard papers, 1604-1948 (inclusive), 1863-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908. William F. Vilas papers, 1827-1961. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf United States. Dept. of the Interior. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Samuel S. Cox, [Washington, D.C.], 1888 Apr. 7. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Vilas, William Freeman, 1840-1908. Correspondence, 1887-1888. American Primers
referencedIn Judge, James. Letters, 1864-1897. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Nash, Thomas E., d. 1917. Papers, 1889-1907. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn Reinsch, Paul Samuel, 1869-1923. Papers, 1835-1924, 1963. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908. Letter, March 29, 1888. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Scrapbooks [ca. 1888-1897]. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887. Papers of Daniel and Mary Margaretta Manning, 1885-1921. Library of Congress
referencedIn Usher, Ellis B. (Ellis Baker), 1852-1931. Ellis B. Usher papers, 1850-1917. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Bragg, Edward Stuyvesant, 1827-1912. Papers, 1853-1912. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Mitchell, John L. (John Lendrum), 1842-1904. Mitchell family papers, 1847-1923. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
referencedIn Newburgh, Charles. Letters, 1875 and 1885. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925. Robert M. La Follette Sr. papers, 1879-1910, 1922-1924. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf United States. Dept. of the Interior. Indian Division. [Selected files relating to Minnesota and northern plains Indian affairs], 1848-1901. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Dickinson, Donald McDonald, 1846-1917. Donald M. Dickinson papers, 1867-1906. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943. Papers, 1812-1963 (bulk 1882-1939). Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Donnelly, Ignatius, 1831-1901. Selected papers of Ignatius Donnelly, 1880-1890 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898. Thomas F. Bayard papers, 1780-1899 (bulk 1860-1898). Library of Congress
referencedIn Cay, Edwin S. Materials relating to Gooseberry Falls State Park, 1938. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894. Autograph letter signed : [Washington], to William F. Vilas, 1888 May 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Fox, Arthur O., 1855-1939. Reminiscences [microform], 1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Sawyer, Philetus, 1816-1900. Miscellany, 1840-1918. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Olson, Julius E. Papers, 1871-1941. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf J. B. H. (James Barron Hope), 1829-1887. James Barron Hope Papers II. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Wisconsin. Governor. State semi-centennial correspondence, 1897-1898. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908. Papers and photographs, 1862-ca. 1900. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Thomas F. Bayard Papers, 1780-1899, (bulk 1860-1889) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf United States. Post Office Dept. Letter to H.H. Bancroft : Washington, D.C. : LS., 1885 Nov 16. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925. Papers of Robert M. La Follette, 1879-1910. Library of Congress
referencedIn Hegarty, Charles. Charles Hegarty papers, 1871-1898. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Hanks family. Papers, 1796-1959. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Anderson, Wendell A. (Wendell Abraham), 1840-1929. Wendell Anderson Papers, 1855-1922. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Wisconsin-Vicksburg Monument Commission. Photographs of Wisconsin monuments at Vicksburg [picture], ca. 1911. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miller, John Franklin, 1831-1886. John Franklin Miller papers, 1848-1886. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Hamilton, Alfred Kittredge, 1840-1918. Papers, 1848-1900. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Baker, Lewis, 1832-1899. Lewis Baker papers, circa 1877-1896. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913. Papers, 1843-1960. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
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associatedWith Cay, Edwin S. person
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. person
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associatedWith Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943. person
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associatedWith Flower, Frank Abial, 1854-1911. person
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associatedWith Hall, J. Lesslie (John Lesslie), 1856- person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alfred Kittredge, 1840-1918. person
associatedWith Hampton, Wade, 1818-1902. person
associatedWith Hanks family. family
associatedWith Hanks family. family
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associatedWith Hegarty, Charles. person
associatedWith Hoge, John Blair, 1825-1896 person
associatedWith Hope, Annie Beverley Whiting, 1825-1920 person
associatedWith Hope, Jane Armistead Barron, 1791-1862 person
associatedWith James Barron Hope person
associatedWith J. B. H. (James Barron Hope), 1829-1887. person
associatedWith Johnson, Bradley Tyler, 1829-1903 person
associatedWith Jones, Jonathan Pembroke. person
associatedWith Judge, James. person
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associatedWith Mahone, William, 1826-1895 person
associatedWith Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887. person
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associatedWith Mitchell, John L. (John Lendrum), 1842-1904. person
associatedWith Nash, Thomas E., d. 1917. person
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associatedWith Robert Charles Winthrop. person
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associatedWith Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894. person
associatedWith Vilas, Cornelia. person
associatedWith Vilas, Henry. person
correspondedWith Villard, Henry, 1835-1900 person
associatedWith Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. person
associatedWith Wisconsin. Capitol Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Governor. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin-Vicksburg Monument Commission. corporateBody
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Washington (D.C.)
Vicksburg National Military Park (Miss.)
Connecticut
Wisconsin--Madison
United States
United States
West (U.S.)
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
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Soldier's monuments
Postmasters
Railroad bridges
Public utilities--Law and legislation
Land use--History--Sources
Soldiers
Cranberries
Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Centennial celebrations, etc
Patronage, Political
Legislators
Dueling--Virginia
Politicians
Indians of North America--Claims
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc
American poetry--19th century
Veterans
Lawyers
Commodity control--Agriculture
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Birth 1840-07-09

Death 1908-08-28

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