Speed, James, 1812-1887

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James Speed was a friend and advisor to Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln appointed him attorney general in 1864 and he supported Lincoln's moderate treatment of the southern states until Lincoln's death. He then became a radical republican who was a critic of Andrew Johnson.

From the description of Speed, James 1812-1887 1863-1876 Papers. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49236177

Louisville lawyer, state legislator, politician, and U.S. attorney general.

From the description of James Speed : miscellaneous papers, 1840-1873. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49322888

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referencedIn Speed family. Speed family papers Farmington Collection The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Fairleigh, Thomas Brooks, 1837-1890. Thomas Brooks Fairleigh Diary, 1864. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Burdett, John. S., b. 1818. Letter : n.p., to James J. Speed, [Washington, D.C.], 1865 July. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Speed, James, 1812-1887. Letter : Louisville, Ky., to [Abraham Lincoln], [Washington, D.C.], 1864 Oct. 22. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Yandell family. Yandell family papers, 1823-1877. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Segregated Documents from Letters Received. 1838 - 1943. Papers Relating to Civil War Crimes and Conspiracies
creatorOf Speed, James, 1812-1887. Letter : Louisville, Ky., to Joseph H. Barrett, Loveland, Ohio, 1885 Sept. 16. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Francis O.J. Smith correspondence, 1828-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Abraham Lincoln papers, 1774-1948. Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers. 1847-1940. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Louisville Turnpike Co. (Louisville, Ky.). Louisville Turnpike Co. : records, 1818-1901. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Speed, James, 1812-1887. Letter : Louisville, Ky., to [Abraham Lincoln], [Washington, D.C.], 1864 Oct. 22. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Speed, James, 1812-1887. Letter : Louisville, Ky., to Joseph H. Barrett, Loveland, Ohio, 1885 Sept. 16. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Speed family. Speed family papers, 1813-1981. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Abraham Lincoln Papers, 1774-1948 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Segregated Documents from Letters Received. 1838 - 1943. Papers Relating to John Wilkes Booth
creatorOf Speed, James, 1812-1887. James Speed : miscellaneous papers, 1840-1873. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Nesmith, James Willis, 1820-1885. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to James Speed, Attorney General, 1865 Dec. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Alabama. Salt Commission. Assistant Quartermasters' quarterly reports, abstracts, and vouchers, 1861-1864. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Speed family. Speed family : miscellaneous papers, 1797-1977. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Smith, Francis O.J. (Francis Osmond Jonathan), 1806-1876. Francis O.J. Smith correspondence, 1828-1870. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Marshall family. Breckinridge-Marshall family : papers, 1755-1869. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Account of Money Paid out from the Assessed Levy, 1832 June 23 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Speed family. Speed family : papers, 1751-1921. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Bruner, John B., 1825-1878. John B. Bruner : papers, 1848-1876. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894. Papers of Joseph Holt, 1817-1895 (bulk 1859-1889). Library of Congress
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. James Henry Coffin Papers.
referencedIn J.G. Holland papers, 1843-1881 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Kincheloe family. Kincheloe-Eskridge family : papers, 1815-1956. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Griswold, John Ashley, 1822-1902. Autograph letter signed : Troy, New York, to James Speed, 1865 June 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Yeaman, George Helm, 1829-1908. Autograph letter signed : Owensboro, Kentucky, to James Speed, 1865 Jul. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Letters. 1849-1865. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Trigg, Connally F. Autograph letter signed : Nashville, to James Speed, 1866 Feb. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke correspondence, 1845-1872. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Holland, J. G. (Josiah Gilbert), 1819-1881. J.G. Holland papers, 1843-1881. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Joseph Holt Papers, 1817-1895, (bulk 1859-1889) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Watts, Elijah S. 1836-1909. Elijah S. Watts papers 1861-1907. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf McAllister, John A. (John Allister), 1822-1896,. Civil War Manuscripts, 1854-1868. Porterville Public Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Photographs of Attorneys General
creatorOf General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Segregated Documents from Letters Received. 1838 - 1943. Papers Relating to Jefferson Davis
creatorOf Bodley family. Bodley family papers, 1773-1939. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Lincoln Room collection of miscellaneous papers, 1837-1924. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Aaron, Samuel, 1800-1865. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1664-1956. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Segregated Documents from Letters Received. 1838 - 1943. Papers Relating to President Abraham Lincoln
creatorOf Speed, James, 1812-1887. Speed, James 1812-1887 1863-1876 Papers. The Filson Historical Society
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associatedWith Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930, person
associatedWith Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1819-1883. person
associatedWith Bodley family. family
associatedWith Booth, Mary L. (Mary Louise), 1831-1889. person
associatedWith Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. person
associatedWith Bruner, John B., 1825-1878. person
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associatedWith Cochin, Pierre Suzanne Augustin, 1823-1872. person
associatedWith Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Democratic Party (Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fairleigh, Thomas Brooks, 1837-1890. person
associatedWith German & Bro. (Louisville, Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. person
associatedWith Griswold, John Ashley, 1822-1902. person
associatedWith Hall, Edmund, fl. 1864. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Holland, J. G. (Josiah Gilbert), 1819-1881. person
associatedWith Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897. person
associatedWith Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894. person
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Journal (Louisville, Ky.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Lamon, Ward Hill, 1828-1893. person
correspondedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Louisville Industrial Exposition. corporateBody
associatedWith Louisville Turnpike Co. (Louisville, Ky.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
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associatedWith Nesmith, James Willis, 1820-1885. person
associatedWith Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. person
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associatedWith Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. person
associatedWith Shryock, Gideon, 1802-1880. person
associatedWith Smith, Francis O.J. (Francis Osmond Jonathan), 1806-1876. person
associatedWith Speed family. person
associatedWith Speed family. family
associatedWith Speed family. family
associatedWith Speed family. family
associatedWith Stevenson, Job E. (Job Evans), 1832-1922. person
associatedWith Taylor, James, 1769-1848. person
associatedWith Trigg, Connally F. person
associatedWith United States. Internal Revenue Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Vallandigham, Clement L. (Clement Laird), 1820-1871. person
associatedWith Watts, Elijah S. 1836-1909. person
associatedWith William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana (University of Chicago) corporateBody
associatedWith Yandell family. family
associatedWith Yeaman, George Helm, 1829-1908. person
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New England
Kentucky
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky--Louisville
United States
Pennsylvania
Ohio River
United States
United States
United States
United States
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Birth 1812-03-11

Death 1887-06-25

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