William Wirt Papers 1802-1858 (bulk 1802-1834)

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William Wirt Papers, 1802-1858, (bulk 1802-1834)

William Wirt Papers 1802-1858 (bulk 1802-1834)

Lawyer, politician, U. S. attorney general, and biographer. Correspondence, writings, and printed matter pertaining to Wirt’s family and career as a lawyer, politician, and author.

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