Thomas Ewing family papers, 1757-1941 (bulk 1815-1896).

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Ewing, Thomas, 1789-1871. Thomas Ewing family papers, 1757-1941 (bulk 1815-1896).

Thomas Ewing family papers, 1757-1941 (bulk 1815-1896).

Correspondence, diaries, journals, writings, speeches, biographical and genealogical material, military papers, financial and legal papers, scrapbooks, printed materials, maps, photographs, and other papers concerning American political, economic, and social life. Subjects include westward expansion and frontier life, the disposal of public lands and land speculation, law and legal practice in Ohio, Ohio and national Whig politics, anti-Jacksonianism, the Bank of the United States, the organization of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, the California gold rush, the rise of the Republican Party, sectionalism, Kansas statehood, the Washington Peace Convention (Conference Convention) of 1861, the Civil War, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, the currency question and Greenback movement, the Ohio centennial, and the development and administration of patent law in the U.S. from 1913 to 1917. Correspondents include Philemon Beecher, Nicholas Biddle, James Gillespie Blaine, Orville Hickman Browning, Henry Clay, Thomas Corwin, John J. Crittenden, Charles B. Goddard, Horace Greeley, William Henry Harrison, Britton Armstrong Hill, Hocking H. Hunter, Reverdy Johnson, Abbott Lawrence, Abraham Lincoln, John McLean, Richard Olney, Thomas Collier Platt, Samuel C. Pomeroy, William S. Rosecrans, William Henry Seward, John Sherman, William T. Sherman, Henry Stanbery, Noah Haynes Swayne, Allen Granbery Thurman, John Tyler, Samuel Finley Vinton, and Daniel Webster.

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