Papers, 1799-1923 (bulk 1846-1906).

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Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. Papers, 1799-1923 (bulk 1846-1906).

Papers, 1799-1923 (bulk 1846-1906).

Official and personal correspondence, notebooks, ms. of autobiography, drawings, clippings, scrapbooks, and other papers, relating to Wallace's activities as an army officer during the Mexican and Civil wars, governor of New Mexico territory (1878-1881), U.S. minister to Turkey (1881-1885), and author, and his efforts to obtain arms and men for Mexican rebels fighting the French (1865-1867), lecturing, business interests in Crawfordsville and Indianapolis, Ind., and New Mexico, his involvement in the court-martial of conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and in the trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of Andersonville Prison, Ga., and his membership on a committee to oversee counting disputed ballots in Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina, after the 1876 presidential election. Papers of Wallace's wife, Susan Elston Wallace (1830-1907), include family correspondence, letters (1881-1882) to her son from Europe, Turkey, and Egypt, and correspondence with publishers regarding her own writings. Letter books of Wallace's son and business agent, Henry Lane Wallace (1853-1926), relate to the family's business interests and a lawsuit involving a theatrical production of Ben-Hur. Papers of Wallace's father-in-law, Isaac C. Elston (1798-1867), of Crawfordsville, Ind., chiefly relate to his interests in developing Michigan City, Ind. (1830-1849). Elston family correspondence (chiefly 1864-1866) is from Crawfordsville, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. Correspondents include Stephen Vincent Benét, Billy the Kid, James G. Blaine, Don Carlos Buell, Edward Canby, William Cannon, José M.J. Carvajal, William E. Chandler, Schuyler Colfax, Francis Marion Crawford, George W. Curtis, Caleb Cushing, Henry Winter Davis, Porfirio Díaz, William M. Evarts, Charles W. Fairbanks, Calvin Fletcher, Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, John C. Frémont, James A. Garfield, Lucretia Garfield, Richard J. Gatling, Ulysses S. Grant, Henry W. Halleck, Murat Halstead, Marcus A. Hanna, Benjamin Harrison, Edward Hatch, Rutherford B. Hayes, William Randolph Hearst, William Hendricks, William R. Holloway, Alvin P. Hovey, José María Iglesias, Edmund Kirby-Smith, Frederick Knefler, Mary H. Krout, Henry S. Lane, Abraham Lincoln, Robert T. Lincoln, Benson J. Lossing, George W. McCrary, John A. Mclernand, Robert H. Milroy, George W. Morgan, Oliver P. Morton, Reuben D. Mussey, Edward F. Noyes, Robert Dale Owen, James B. Pond, Albert G. Porter, John Baptist Purcell, Whitelaw Reid, William S. Rosecrans, Carl Schurz, Winfield Scott, William H. Seward, William F. Shanks, John Sherman, William T. Sherman, Edwin M. Stanton, Herman Sturm, John M. Thayer, Maurice Thompson, Will Henry Thompson, Benjamin H. Ticknor, John Tipton, John George Walker, David Wallace, Albert S. White, and Henry Lane Wilson.

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Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898

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General during the Civil War; congressman from California (1881-1885); U.S. Register of the Treasury (1885-1893). From the description of Papers, 1864-1895. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 24039377 William Starke Rosecrans was an inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and United States Army officer during the Civil War. He was the victor at prominent Western Theater battles such as Second Corinth, Stones River, and the Tullahoma Campaign,...

Díaz, Porfirio, 1830-1915

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Mexican statesman and army officer. From the description of Porfirio Díaz correspondence, 1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79424089 ...

Buell, Don Carlos, 1818-1898

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Don Carlos Buell was a Mexican War hero, and Civil War general who was the commander of the Union forces at the Battle of Perryville, KY. From the description of Letter, 31 March 1888. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46763826 Union soldier, graduated West Point, 1841; served in Mexican War with distinction. Appointed brigadier general in 1861 and helped organize the Army of the Potomac; commanded the Army of the Ohio; resigned his commission 1864 after ...

Wirz, Henry, 1823?-1865

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Wirz was most noted as the commander of Andersonville Prison. From the description of Captain Wirz Special Orders No. 3, 1865 January 27. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 212782030 Confederate army officer. From the description of Henry Wirz papers, 1864-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981619 ...

McCrary, George W. (George Washington), 1835-1890

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George Washington McCrary was a lawyer, state representative, state senator, congressmen from the First Iowa District, Secretary of War, and Judge of the United States Circuit Court, 8th Judicial District Court. From the description of Letters and papers of George W. McCrary [microform] (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 67376940 U.S. Senator and Secretary of War during Rutherford B. Hayes administration; judge of U.S. Circuit Court, 8th Judicial D...

Porter, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1824-1897

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Congressman; Governor of Indiana. From the description of Albert G. Porter papers, 1886 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 607257979 Porter was an Indiana lawyer and politician. He served in the U.S. Congress; as first Comptroller of the Treasury; as governor of Indiana, 1881-1885; and as President Benjamin Harrison's minister to Italy. From 1891 to 1897 he was principally engaged in gathering material for a history of Indiana. From the description of ...

Milroy, Robert Huston, 1816-1890

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Born into a prominent Indiana pioneer family, Milroy attended a military academy in Vermont. He served as a captain in the Mexican War, and as colonel of the 9th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War. In 1872 he became superintendent of Indian Affairs and moved to Washington Territory. From the description of Letter, 1862 August 4, Woodville, Va. [to] Maj. T.A. Meysenberg. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 31906393 Robert H. Milroy of Indiana entered ...

Knefler, Frederick, -1901

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Thayer, John M. (John Milton), 1820-1906

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American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lincoln, Nebraska, to "My Dear General," [William W. Belknap], 1873 Jun. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571907 John M. Thayer was sworn in March 4, 1867 as one of the first Senators from Nebraska. In 1866 he travelled to Washington from Nebraska to lobby for the admission of Nebraska to the Union in 1866, which occurred in February, 1867. From the description of John M. Thayer letters ...

Lane, Henry Smith, 1811-1881

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Governor of Indiana, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. senator. From the description of Papers, 1828-1909. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 700522747 Mexican War soldier. From the description of Letter, 1846 Nov. 5. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46613665 ...

Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion), 1854-1909

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Novelist. From the description of Letter and photographs [manuscript] 1894 April 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943005 From the description of Letters to James Rennell Rodd, Baron Rennell [manuscript] 1884-1887. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943002 Francis Marion Crawford was born in 1854 in Bagni di Lucca (Italy), to American parents: the sculptor Thomas Crawford (1813?-1857), and Louisa Cutler Ward Crawford (later Terry), Ju...

Curtis, George William, 1824-1892

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N.Y. editor and university chancellor. From the description of Papers, 1884-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38520658 American author, orator, and advisor to presidents. From the description of Letter : Ashfield, Mass., to George P. Sawyer, 1884 Oct. 10. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56877394 George William Curtis was an author and orator who championed, among other causes, civil-service reform and the vote for women. ...

Ticknor, Benjamin Holt, 1842-1914

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Editor and publisher. From the description of Papers of Benjamin Holt Ticknor, 1595-1935 (bulk 1850-1920). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066489 American publisher. From the description of Letter : Benjamin H. Ticknor to "Fairchild," 1888 November 16 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647824664 ...

Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

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U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

Thompson, Will Henry, 1846-1918

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Halstead, Murat, 1829-1908

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American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Brooklyn, New York], to Mr. Ford, 1890 Oct. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270498303 American newspaper editor and magazine writer. From the description of Murat Halstead letters [manuscript], 1870-1895. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 764681283 ...

Billy the Kid (Singer)

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Desperado. From the description of Collection concerning Billy, the Kid, 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450989 ...

Sherman, John, 1823-1900

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U.S. secretary of state and secretary of the treasury, and U.S. senator and representative from Ohio. From the description of Papers of John Sherman, 1836-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066449 U.S. Senator from Ohio and brother of General William T. Sherman. From the description of Franked envelope, April 12, [1800s]. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 123416138 Ohio politician, John Sherman, served as U. S. Representativ...