Thomas Collier Platt papers 1851-1915

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Thomas Collier Platt papers, 1851-1915

Thomas Collier Platt papers 1851-1915

Correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, political cartoons, newspaper clippings, printed material, and other personal and family papers of Thomas C. Platt, New York businessman and Republican politician. The collection deals primarily with the inner workings of the Republican party in the state of New York from the 1870's to 1910, with emphasis on the period from 1896 to 1909.

5.25 linear feet (13 boxes)

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