Charles O'Conor letters and documents 1853-1878


Charles O'Conor letters and documents 1853-1878

Charles O'Conor was an American lawyer and compatriot of Samuel J. Tilden. He played a prominent role in the prosecution of William M. "Boss" Tweed and members of the Tweed Ring. His papers consist chiefly of correspondence, including letters to Samuel Tilden, A. Oakey Hall, Charles F. Mayer, Henry Sedley, and other prominent New York lawyers and politicians. Also included are recollections of O'Conor by statesman John Bigelow. Considerable correspondence between O'Conor and Tilden can be found in the Samuel J. Tilden papers.

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