Nathaniel Prentiss Banks Papers 1829-1911 (bulk 1860-1880)

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Nathaniel Prentiss Banks Papers, 1829-1911, (bulk 1860-1880)

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks Papers 1829-1911 (bulk 1860-1880)

United States representative, governor of Massachusetts, and army officer. Family and general correspondence, diaries and notebooks, letterbooks, military papers, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany relating chiefly to Banks’s political career and as an army officer during the Civil War.

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