William Maxwell Evarts Papers

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William Maxwell Evarts Papers, 1667-1918, (bulk 1877-1891)

William Maxwell Evarts Papers

1667-1918

Lawyer, United States senator from New York, and United States secretary of state and attorney general. Correspondence, diary, journal, account books, minute book, printed material, drafts of memoranda, and a journal of college reading relating mainly to New York state, national, and international politics from the Civil War to the 1890s.

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