Jeremiah Rusk papers, 1862-1898.


Jeremiah Rusk papers, 1862-1898.

Private correspondence and letter books of Jeremiah Rusk, a Wisconsin Republican congressman (1871-1877), governor (1882-1889), and the first United States Secretary of Agriculture, (1889-1893), particularly concerning state and national elections and his tenure as Secretary of Agriculture. There are some official papers concerning his military service with the 25th Wisconsin Infantry and scant incoming correspondence concerning his years in Congress and as Governor. Prominent Wisconsin figures whose letters are scattered throughout the correspondence include Romanzo Bunn, Angus Cameron, Matthew H. Carpenter, Lucien B. Caswell, Lucius Fairchild, Richard Guenther, Nils P. Haugen, W.D. Hoard, Timothy O. Howe, Elisha W. Keyes, Charles King, Robert M. La Follette, Sr., Horace Rublee, Henry C. Payne, Horace Rublee, Philetus Sawyer, John C. Spooner, Isaac Stephenson, and Cadwallader C. Washburn.

4.0 c.f. (4 archives boxes, 7 flat boxes, and 1 oversize folder)

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