Richard Yates correspondence, 1855-1862.


Richard Yates correspondence, 1855-1862.

Correspondence of Yates relating to Abraham Lincoln, the 1860 Republican National Convention and presidential election, the Emancipation Proclamation, and other political affairs. Correspondents include Schuyler Colfax, William Henry Herndon, and Nathaniel McLean. Includes typewritten transcripts of the correspondence.

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