William Pitt Fessenden papers, 1832-1878 (bulk 1861-1867).


Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869. William Pitt Fessenden papers, 1832-1878 (bulk 1861-1867).

William Pitt Fessenden papers, 1832-1878 (bulk 1861-1867).

Correspondence with related clippings and printed material pertaining chiefly to Fessenden's service on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and as U.S. secretary of the treasury under Abraham Lincoln. Subjects include Maine and national politics, disputed territorial claims in Maine, abolitionism, operations of the Treasury Dept. in 1864 and 1865, financing the Civil War, financial crises in the U.S. during the 1860s, Reconstruction, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, and Fessenden's personal and family affairs. Correspondents include Elisha Hunt Allen, John Birney, Gamaliel Bradford, John J. Cisco, Nathaniel Dale, Timothy Davis, Hamilton Fish, A. T. Galt, R. M. Griffin, Morris Ketchum, Hugh McCulloch, Robert A. Maxwell, Freeman H. Morse, William D. Porter, John A. Stewart, George M. Towle, Joseph A. Ware, and J. E. Williams.

1,000 items.8 containers.5 microfilm reels.1.5 linear feet.

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Davis, Timothy, 1821-1888

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Stewart, John Aikman, 1822-1926

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United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Office of the Secretary.

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Porter, Wm. D. (William Dennison), 1810-1883

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McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895

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Allen, Elisha Hunt, 1804-1883

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Morse, Freeman H. (Freeman Harlow), 1807-1891

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Birney, John

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Griffin, R. M.

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Maxwell, Robert A. (Robert Allan), 1968-

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Ware, Joseph A.

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Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893

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Williams, J.E.G.T.

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Towle, George M. (George Makepeace), 1841-1893

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Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...

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