Papers of Henry Wilson, 1851-1875.

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Papers of Henry Wilson, 1851-1875.

Chiefly letters received; together with copies of some outgoing correspondence, relating to State and national politics, abolition, the Civil War, Reconstruction, patronage, and the organization of the Army. Correspondents include George A. Ashmun, Nathaniel P. Banks, Benjamin F. Butler, Cassius M. Clay, Schuyler Colfax, Count Adam G. De Gurowski, Neal Dow, William Lloyd Garrison, Joseph Hooker, John Jay, Benson J. Lossing, Theodore Parker, Gerrit Smith, Charles Sumner, Elihu B. Washburne, Thurlow Weed, and Richard Yates.

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Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879

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Anti-slavery advocate. From the description of Circular and letter, 1848 Jan. 21, Boston, to Rev. Mr. Russell, South Hingham. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 231311718 Abolitionist and reformer William Lloyd Garrison was founder of the Boston abolitionist paper, The Liberator, and the New England Anti-Slavery Society. From the description of Papers, 1835-1873 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007257 Abolitionist and lectur...

Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875

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Henry Wilson (born Jeremiah Jones Colbath; February 16, 1812 – November 22, 1875) was the 18th vice president of the United States (1873–75) and a senator from Massachusetts (1855–73). Before and during the American Civil War, he was a leading Republican, and a strong opponent of slavery. Wilson devoted his energies to the destruction of the "Slave Power" – the faction of slave owners and their political allies which anti-slavery Americans saw as dominating the country. Originally a Whig, Wil...

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 ...

Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

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Schuyler Colfax Jr. (March 23, 1823 – January 13, 1885) was an American journalist, businessman, and politician who served as the 17th Vice President of the United States from 1869 to 1873, and prior to that as the 25th Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1863 to 1869. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Indiana's 9th congressional district as a member of the anti-slavery Indiana People's Party in 1854, Colfax joined the Republican Party during his first term. He served as ...

Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879

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Hooker was born in Hadley, Massachusetts, the grandson of a captain in the American Revolutionary War. He was of entirely English ancestry, all of which had been in New England since the early 1600s. His initial schooling was at the local Hopkins Academy. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1837, ranked 29th out of a class of 50, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 1st U.S. Artillery. His initial assignment was in Florida fighting in the second of the Seminole War...

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Dow, Neal, 1804-1897

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Dow was a leading temperance advocate and mayor of Portland (Maine). John A. Rockwell (1803-1861) graduated from Yale in 1862 and served as a Whig Congressman from Conn., 1845-1849. Alfred Rockwell was a Civil War general. From the description of Collection, 1847,1853. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 40420207 Resident of Portland, Me.; commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers in 1862; taken prisoner during the attack on Port Hudson (27 May, 1863) spendin...

Jay, John, 1817-1894

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Grandson of John Jay, active in anti-slavery movement, organizer of Republican Party in New York, U.S. minister to Austria. From the description of Letters to H.H. Boyesen and Rufus W. Griswold, II, 1851-1890. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64433472 Lawyer, diplomat, and reformer. From the description of Letters of John Jay, 1878-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423666 American lawyer and diplomat. From the description of...

Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893

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Benjamin Franklin Butler was born in Deerfield, New Hampshire, the sixth and youngest child of John Butler and Charlotte Ellison Butler. His father served under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later became a privateer, dying of yellow fever in the West Indies not long after Benjamin was born. He was named after Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. His elder brother, Andrew Jackson Butler (1815–1864), would serve as a colonel in the Union Army during t...

Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882

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Thurlow Weed, politician and journalist, was born in Cairo, N.Y., on 15 November 1797. He married Catherine Ostrander in 1818. Weed was a leader of the anti-Masonic movement of the 1820's and 30's, a New York assemblyman from 1829-1831, and a key member of the Whig Party and then the Republican Party. From 1824-1826 Weed was the owner and editor of Rochester Telegraph. He published Anti-Masonic Enquirer, and from 1829-1863 he worked as a reporter and editor for the anti-Masons' paper, Albany Eve...

Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

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Congressman, philanthropist, reformer. From the description of Letter, 1840 May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122379141 Gerrit Smith resided in Peterboro (N.H.?) at the time of these writings and was a strong supporter of emancipation and African American rights. Upon his death the African American citizens of Buffalo paid him a formal tribute. From the description of Letters and broadsides, 1868-1871. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 34178334 ...

De Gurowski, Adam G., count, 1805-1866

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Polish scholar and author; advocate of Panslavism. From the description of Count Adam G. de Gurowski papers, 1743-1898 (bulk 1848-1898). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449287 Polish exile in America. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : "Office of the Tribune," to Fletcher Harper, 1857 Feb. 12 and 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270506720 Biographical Note Count Adam G. De Gurow...

Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887

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A native of Maine, Washburne became a Galena, Illinois lawyer and served in the U. S. House of Representatives from Illinois (1853-1869). A supporter of both Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, he was American minister to France (1869-1877). From the description of Letter, 1854, 1857, and 1877. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 443060766 From the description of Letters, 1849-1872, nd. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 226...

Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891

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Historian, author. From the description of Transcriptions of documents, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122583022 Wood engraver, author, editor. From the description of Benson J. Lossing papers, 1861-1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51576931 From the description of Papers, 1861-1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155519295 Benson John Lossing, editor, illustrator, and historian born in New York. Edited the Poughkeepsie Telegraph, Poughk...

United States. Army

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The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...

Ashmun, George, 1804-1870

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Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903

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Abolitionist, newspaper publisher; Kentucky state representative, 1835-1837, 1840; Kentucky governor, 1849; U.S. minister to Russia, 1860-1869. From the description of Correspondence, 1862, 1880. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28397866 This is an artifically created collection of relating to the Kentucky Stateman and US diplomat Cassius M Clay. It consists of material related to his estate in Richmond, KY: White Hall as well as biographical artic...

Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860.

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Unitarian minister and reformer. From the description of Letter, 1850 Nov. 5, Boston, to Charles Mason. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 170925855 Rev. Theodore Parker (1810-1860), Unitarian minister, social reformer, and publicist, was born in Lexington, Mass., a grandson of Captain John Parker (1729-1775) of Revolutionary fame. Parker graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1836, became minister of West Roxbury, and proceeded to develop his theological and social ...

Yates, Richard, 1815-1873

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American lawyer and politician. From the description of Letter signed, with a line in his autograph : Springfield, Illinois, to President Lincoln, 1863 Feb. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584462 Illinois governor, 1861-1865; member, Illinois House of Representatives, 1842-1846, 1849-1850; U.S. senator, 1865-1871. From the description of Letter : General Head Quarters, Springfield, State of Illinois, to John S. Bradford, 1861 April 17. (Abraham Lincoln Pres...