Knute Nelson papers. 1861-1924.


Knute Nelson papers. 1861-1924.

Correspondence and miscellany documenting Nelson's career asa soldier with the Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry (1861-1864), as a country lawyer andpolitician at Alexandria, Minnesota (1871-1892), as governor of Minnesota(1893-1895), and particularly as United States senator (1895-1923). The majority ofthe papers focus on political and legislative affairs, either in Minnesota orreflecting Minnesota interests.

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