Papers, 1840-1896.

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Papers, 1840-1896.

Collection is mainly incoming political correspondence, but also has a few letters by Banks, several special reports, petitions, telegrams, military documents, and a little published material. About 2,800 items total.

2.52 linear feet (6 manuscript boxes)

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Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870

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David Glasgow Farragut (also spelled Glascoe; July 5, 1801 – August 14, 1870) was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" in U.S. Navy tradition. Born near Knoxville, Tennessee, Farragut was fostered by naval officer David Porter after the death of his mother...

Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890

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John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, military officer, and politician. He was a US Senator from California, and in 1856 was the first Republican nominee for President of the United States. A native of Georgia, Frémont acquired male protectors after his father's death, and became proficient in mathematics, science, and surveying. During the 1840s, he led five expeditions into the Western United States and became known as "The Pathfinder". During the...

Banks, Nathaniel Prentice, 1816-1894

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Nathaniel Prentice (or Prentiss) Banks (January 30, 1816 – September 1, 1894) was an American politician from Massachusetts and a Union general during the Civil War. A millworker by background, Banks was prominent in local debating societies, and his oratorical skills were noted by the Democratic Party. However, his abolitionist views fitted him better for the nascent Republican Party, through which he became Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and Governor of Massachusetts ...

Sherman, John, 1823-1900

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Sherman was born in Lancaster, Ohio to Charles Robert Sherman and his wife, Mary Hoyt Sherman, the eighth of their 11 children. John Sherman's grandfather, Taylor Sherman, a Connecticut lawyer and judge, first visited Ohio in the early nineteenth century, gaining title to several parcels of land before returning to Connecticut. After Taylor's death in 1815, his son Charles, newly married to Mary Hoyt, moved the family west to Ohio. Several other Sherman relatives soon followed, and Charles becam...

Piatt, Donn, 1819-1891

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Smith, Jerome Van Crowninshield, 1800-1879

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Physician of Boston. From the description of Letter, 1842, Oct. 22 : Boston, to J. Ricketson, Esq. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35359436 ...

Frémont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902

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She was born near Lexington, Virginia, the second child of Thomas Hart Benton (1782–1858) and Elizabeth McDowell (1794–1854). She was born in the home of her mother's father, James McDowell. Her father, Senator Benton, had been wanting a son, but went ahead and named her in honor of his father, Jesse Benton. Jessie was raised in Washington, D.C., more in the manner of a 19th century son than daughter, with her father, who was renowned as the "Great Expansionist," seeing to her early education...

French, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Brown), 1800-1870

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Benjamin Brown French was assistant clerk in the United States House of Representatives from 1826 to 1845 when he was promoted to Clerk during the 29th Congress. He subsequently served as U.S. Commissioner of Public Buildings. His interests included poetry and he was an enthusiastic Freemason. Henry Flagg French was an attorney in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He was a county solicitor from 1838 to 1848, and a bank commissioner from 1848 to 1852. He served as a justice of the Court of Common ...

Ashmun, George, 1804-1870

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Rellet, Susan.

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Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878

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Bowles was an American journalist and publisher. From the description of Letter, a portrait, and newspaper clippings, 1872-ca. 1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80880580 Samuel Bowles was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on February 9, 1826. He was the editor of the daily edition of the Springfield Republican from 1844 to 1878. Noted for his willingness to comment on matters of political corruption, he was the subject of a libel suit. Bowles was involved with the Liber...

Hoyt, Stephen, active 1825

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Captain Stephen Hoyt was appointed mayor of New Orleans between February 1864 and March 1865. From the description of Stephen Hoyt letter, 1864 Sept. 2. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 173176276 ...

Whitney, Henry Clay, 1831-1905

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Illinois attorney, legal and political colleague of Abraham Lincoln, and author of Life on the Circuit with Lincoln (1892). From the description of Articles, May 1856, 1896. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 60858861 ...

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...

Rantoul, Robert, 1805-1852

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