Letters to James Wilson Grimes [manuscript] 1856-63.

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Hall, James, 1811-1898. Letters to James Wilson Grimes [manuscript] 1856-63.

Letters to James Wilson Grimes [manuscript] 1856-63.

Hall seeks the aid and influence of Grimes to obtain more financial backing for a geological survey of Iowa. During the Civil War he urges Grimes to deploy Indian troops against the South.

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Grimes, James W. (James Wilson), 1816-1872

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American lawyer, legislator, governor of Iowa. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Burlington, Iowa, to William W. Belknap, 1871 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270498820 Grimes was member of the Iowa Territorial Legislature (1838-1839, 1843-1844); governor of Iowa (1854-1858) and U.S. senator from Iowa (1859-1869). He was born and educated in New Hampshire. After school, he began his law practice in Burlington, Iowa, part of the Black Hawk Purchase ter...

Hall, James, 1811-1898

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Geologist and paleontologist who served several years as the state geologist of Iowa (1855-1858). He began his career as a geologist in New York in the 1830s and also served as the state geologist for Wisconsin (1857-1860). From the description of Geological report of Iowa, 1860. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 608305948 Hall was educated at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. and studied under Amos Eaton. He worked on the New ...