Papers of Edward McPherson, 1738-1936.


McPherson, Edward, 1830-1895. Papers of Edward McPherson, 1738-1936.

Papers of Edward McPherson, 1738-1936.

Correspondence; family, financial, and estate papers; genealogy, and family history; records (1856-1888) of the U.S. House of Representatives; estate papers of Thaddeus Stevens and research papers for a Stevens biography; records of the Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church; law office files of Robert G. McCreary, of Gettysburg, Pa.; a speech, article, and book file; scrapbooks, and other papers. Subjects represented include education in frontier Pennsylvania, history of Pennsylvania, property investments, military services, the administration of the Gettysburg and Black Tavern Turnpike, McPherson's activities as Clerk of the House of Representatives, national and local Republican Party politics and campaigns, the Reconstruction period, and tariff issues. The mss. and notes for books and articles largely relate to Gettysburg and Adams Co., Pa. Names represented include Janet McPherson (1969-1767), John Bayard McPherson (d. 1858), Robert McPherson (1689-1749), Robert McPherson (ca. 1730-1789), and William McPherson (d. 1832). Correspondents include James G. Blaine, Noah Brooks, William E. Chandler, George W. Childs, James A. Garfield, and Elihu B. Washburne.

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