James Harrison Wilson papers, circa 1862-1923 (bulk 1890-1915).

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Wilson, James Harrison, 1837-1925. James Harrison Wilson papers, circa 1862-1923 (bulk 1890-1915).

James Harrison Wilson papers, circa 1862-1923 (bulk 1890-1915).

Correspondence, journal, speeches, writings, military orders, scrapbook, and other papers relating to the Civil War, railroad affairs, national politics, foreign policy, the Spanish-American War, Cuban affairs, and the China Relief Expedition (1900-1901). Subjects include Civil War campaigns, the postwar Army, the St. Louis and Southeastern Railway Company and railway building in the Mississippi River Valley, life in China in the 1880s and in 1900, Republican Party politics, and the interests of Wilson as a biographer. Includes drafts and typescripts of Wilson's books, Heroes of the Great Conflict; Life and Services of William Farrar Smith (1904), The Life of Charles A. Dana (1907), Under the Old Flag (1912), and The Life of John A. Rawlins (1916). Includes extracts of Rawlins's letters. Correspondents include Charles Francis Adams, Adam Badeau, Simeon E. Baldwin, Tasker Howard Bliss, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clark Corbin, E.H. Crowder, Shelby M. Cullom, Charles A. Dana, Grenville Mellen Dodge, Stuyvesant Fish, Hamlin Garland, Frederick John Kingsbury, Robert Todd Lincoln, Henry Cabot Lodge, William McKinley, John Bassett Moore, George Haven Putnam, Whitelaw Reid, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Francis Lynde Stetson, Moorfield Storey, Oswald Garrison Villard, Paul M. Warburg, Horace White, Edward Francis Winslow, and John Russell Young.

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