Francis Lieber papers, 1808-1969.

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Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872. Francis Lieber papers, 1808-1969.

Francis Lieber papers, 1808-1969.

Chiefly family letters, many written in German; and correspondence and reports to presidents and the Board of Trustees of S. C. College with suggestions and comments on conditions; together with journals, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, and other papers. Includes correspondence re publication of the Encyclopedia Americana. Lieber's teaching positions at S. C. College and Columbia University, the education of his son Oscar in Germany and Oscar's subsequent career as a geologist and Confederate Army officer, Oscar's views of the political, economic, and social life of S. C., the military services in the Union Army of Lieber's other sons, Hamilton and Norman, and the publication and editing of Lieber's works. Other persons represented include Lieber's wife Matilda Oppenheimer Lieber, Hamilton's wife Hetty, and his daughter Mary. Correspondents include Henry Clay, Dorothea Dix, John England, A. H. Everett, Edward Everett, Henry Hallam, James Hamilton, James H. Hammond, Wade Hampton III, Joseph Henry, George S. Hillard, Samuel Gridley Howe, Hugh Swinton Legare, Henry W. Longfellow, Benson John Lossing, James McFarlane Mathews, Joel R. Poinsett, William H. Prescott, William C. Preston, and Joseph Story. Topics discussed include state and national politics; issues related to university and campus life; antebellum sectional tensions, the secession crisis, Civil War; Copperhead movement in the North; the death of his son, Oscar, while fighting for the Confederacy, National Democratic Convention of 1866, etc. Places represented include Charleston, Columbia, and Pendleton, and York, S.C.; Boston; Charlottesville, Va.; New York; Newport, R.I.; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; and other U.S. locations; and Berlin and elsewhere in Germany and Europe.

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