Correspondence of Charles Sumner, 1835-1874.


Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence of Charles Sumner, 1835-1874.

Correspondence of Charles Sumner, 1835-1874.

Letters from Sumner to Elizabeth Georgiana (Leveson-Gower) Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, William Wetmore Story, and others concern with relations of the United States with Great Britain and British opinion of the Civil War; national politics in the years immediately preceding, during and after the war; Sumner's opinions of Andrew Johnson; travels in England, France, and Italy; law and literature.

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