Harlan, James, 1820-1899

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Served as a Whig Senator from Iowa and as United States Secretary of the Interior. Also served as president of Iowa Wesleyan University and later as president of Iowa State University.

From the description of Letters, 1856-1892. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122517886

United States Secretary of Interior.

From the description of Letter signed : Washington, to General Rice, 1865 July 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270510420

From the description of Letter signed : Washington, to the President, 1865 Dec. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270510442

James Harlan was born in Illinois. From 1853 to 1855 he was president of Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He represented Iowa in the U.S. Senate between 1855 and 1865 and again from 1867 until 1873, spending the intervening years as Secretary of the Interior under Andrew Jackson.

From the description of James Harlan family papers and correspondence, 1853-1941. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 653505952

U.S. senator from Iowa, U.S. secretary of the interior, college president, jurist, and lawyer.

From the description of Papers of James Harlan, 1869-1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450767

United States secretary of interior.

From the description of Signature on an endorsement : [n.p.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270511371

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creatorOf Leonard, Levi O., 1854-1942. Papers of Levi O. Leonard 1839-1941 (Part 2). University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Steele, [William]. Letter to J. Harlan. West Point, Ia. 1864 Aug 9. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Allen, Mary Rivers,. Collection of letters and autographs, 1846-1881. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. James Harlan letter to George Frazee, 1855 January 27. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Stephen R. Riggs and family papers., 1837-1988 (bulk 1837-1869). Minnesota Historical Society.
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Papers of James Harlan, 1869-1877. Library of Congress
creatorOf Delano, Columbus, 1809-1896. Papers. Library of Congress
creatorOf Delano, Columbus, 1809-1896. Letterbooks, 1871-1874. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf United States. President (1865-1869 : Johnson). Appointment of Patrick Henry Conger as agent for the Yanctou Sioux Indians, 1866 June 13. University of Chicago Library
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.
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. James Harlan family papers and correspondence, 1853-1941. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Cooly, Dennis N., 1825-1892,. William W. Bent : [collection] : 1865-1880 ;. History Colorado
creatorOf Springer, Francis, 1811-1898. Letter to the Iowa and Nebraska Delegation in Congress. Mt. Pleasant, IA. 1861 Mar. 22. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Letter : Washington, D.C., to John Deering, Jr., Washington, D.C., 1859 Nov. 17. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Vandever, William, 1817-1893. Letter to W. W. Belknap. Dubuque, IA. 1872 Jan. 19. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Letter : Mount Pleasant, Iowa, to unknown person, 1890 July 9. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Itemized account : manuscript, 1839. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Aldrich, Charles, 1828-1908. Charles and Thirza Aldrich papers, 1850s-1906. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Union Republican Congressional Committee. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Postmaster, Sedalia, Mo, 1872 Aug. 22. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Itemized account to J.M. Elliott : manuscript, 1839. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Letter : Mount Pleasant, Iowa, to Abraham Lincoln, n.p., 1862 Sept. 30. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Samuel Ryan Curtis Papers, 1846-1866 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Grimes, James W. (James Wilsom), 1816-1872. Autograph, n.d. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Signature on an endorsement : [n.p.], [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Boynton, Henry V. (Henry Van), 1835-1905. Papers. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Letter : Mount Pleasant, Iowa, to unknown person, 1890 July 9. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Ballenger, Thomas Lee, 1882-1987. Thomas Lee Ballenger papers, 1730-1968 (bulk 1835-1968). Newberry Library
referencedIn Curtis, Samuel Ryan, 1805-1866. Samuel Ryan Curtis Papers, 1846-1866. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Harper, William, 1819-1908. William Harper correspondence with James Harlan, 1898. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Lyman Trumbull Correspondence, 1843-1894, (bulk 1855-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Saunders, Alvin, 1817-1899. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to James Harlan, [ca. 1861]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Letters, 1856-1892. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Letter : Washington, D.C., to E[lliott?] W[arren?] Rice, n.p., 1864 June 28. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Davis, David, 1815-1886. David Davis papers, 1815-1964 (bulk 1815-1886). Chicago History Museum
creatorOf United States. President (1865-1869 : Johnson). Appointment of Patrick Henry Conger as agent for the Yanctou Sioux Indians, 1866 June 13. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Letter signed : Washington, to the President, 1865 Dec. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jocknick, Gustavus F., b. 1817. Papers of Gustavus F. Jocknick, 1853-circa 1922. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Herriott, Frank Irving, 1868-1941. Papers, 1860-1913. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896. Papers of Lyman Trumbull, 1843-1894 (bulk 1855-1872). Library of Congress
referencedIn Wright, James. Letter to Edwin McMasters Stanton, [s.l.], 19 Apr. 1864. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca.1770-1865. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Charles Fowler, Washington, D.C., 1865 June 2. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Bradwell, Myra, 1831-1894. James and Myra Bradwell Papers, 1864-1884. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Letter signed : Washington, to General Rice, 1865 July 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Simpson, Matthew, 1811-1884. Papers of Matthew Simpson, 1829-1929 (bulk 1833-1884). Library of Congress
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Papers, 1865. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. John G. Nicolay papers, 1811-1943 (bulk 1860-1901). Library of Congress
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Note : Washington, D.C., to Edward Everett Sprague, Albany, N.Y., 1862 Mar. 29. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Matthew Simpson Papers, 1829-1927, (bulk 1833-1884) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Autograph album: Abraham Lincoln, his cabinet, and senators, 1864 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf United States. Dept. of the Interior. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, [Washington, D.C.], 1865 Sept. 11. Newberry Library
creatorOf Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Note : Washington, D.C., to Edward Everett Sprague, Albany, N.Y., 1862 Mar. 29. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn John G. Nicolay Papers, 1811-1943, (bulk 1860-1901) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Riggs, Stephen Return, 1812-1883. Stephen R. Riggs and family papers, 1837-1988 (bulk 1837-1869). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Mount Pleasant (Iowa)
Iowa
Iowa
Iowa
United States
Subject
Contested elections
Chaplains, Hospital
Political parties
Occupation
College presidents
Lawyers
Cabinet officers
Jurists
Senators, U.S. Congress--Iowa
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Birth 1820-08-26

Death 1899-10-05

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