Papers, 1774-1908.

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Risley, Hanson A. Papers, 1774-1908.

Papers, 1774-1908.

Correspondence to Risley (d. 1892 or 1893) and to his daughter, Olive Risley Seward, who was adopted by William Henry Seward; together with autograph letters collected by a member of the Risley family. Subjects discussed include the Republican Party, national politics, William Henry Seward, Abraham Lincoln, and political patronage in New York and Washington, D.C. Correspondents include William B. Allison, George Bancroft, Thomas F. Bayard, Nicholas Biddle, James G. Blaine, Montgomery Blair, George S. Boutwell, Benjamin F. Butler, Alice and Phoebe Cary, Louis Palma de Cesnola, Cassius M. Clay, Henry Clay, Charlotte Saunders Cushman, Horace Greeley, Bret Harte, William Henry Seward, Richard Wagner, Daniel Webster, and Thurlow Weed.

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Bancroft, George, 1800-1891

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Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

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Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908

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Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

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Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883

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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Cary, Alice, 1820-1871

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Risley, Hanson A.

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Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882

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Seward, Olive Risley, 1844-1906

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Harte, Bret, 1836-1902

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Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905

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George Sewall Boutwell (1818-1905) was an active political figure and lawyer all his life. Initially a Democrate, his antislavery leanings made him a prominent Free Soiler who was elected Governor and susequently reelected by the dominant Massachusetts Free Soil coalition in 1851-1852. He became a lawyer and founder of the Massachusetts Republican Party, later being a Radical Republican in Congress and among the most forecful opponents of President Andrew Johnson. Boutwell served as Secretary of...