John J. Crittenden Papers 1782-1913 (bulk 1841-1888)

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John J. Crittenden Papers, 1782-1913, (bulk 1841-1888)

John J. Crittenden Papers 1782-1913 (bulk 1841-1888)

United States attorney general, United States senator, and governor of Kentucky. Chiefly correspondence and some legal papers, speeches, and state papers relating to Crittenden's career in politics and government.

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