Papers of Samuel Ryan Curtis : Addenda, 1846-1914 (bulk 1860-1890).


Curtis, Samuel Ryan, 1805-1866. Papers of Samuel Ryan Curtis : Addenda, 1846-1914 (bulk 1860-1890).

Papers of Samuel Ryan Curtis : Addenda, 1846-1914 (bulk 1860-1890).

Miscellaneous letters and correspondence of Samuel Ryan Curtis, chiefly letters addressed to him, documenting his political, and military career. The collection includes: letters and newspapers clippings related to 1860 presidential elections and Curtis' own campaign, including the tallies for various Iowa counties; correspondence related to his removal from the Dept. of Missouri in 1863, including a lengthy letter from Jacob Brinkerhoff to his brother Henry B. Curtis, describing his meeting with Abraham Lincoln regarding the case (1863, Nov. 11), and letters to Curtis from his friends and colleagues. Also included are letters addressed to Samuel Stephen Curtis. The letters deal with his post-war career, including letters written by various officials in response to his attempt to have a Nebraska fort named after his father.

59 pieces, also a scrapbook.

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