Knute Nelson papers, 1861-1924 (bulk 1916-1923).


Knute Nelson papers, 1861-1924 (bulk 1916-1923).

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

82.0 cu. ft. (82 boxes, including 23 volumes; 18 oversize items; 1 item in reserve).

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