Henry Wilson Papers
Scope and Contents
The Henry Wilson papers consist of microfilm containing correspondence and other papers relating to Massachusetts and national politics, education, abolition, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Grant administration. Correspondents include William W. Belknap, James A. Briggs, Schuyler Colfax, Joseph Cooper, William Lloyd Garrison, U.S. Grant, Adam Gurowski, Arthur Livermore, George G. Meade, Theodore Parker, Parker Pillsbury, William H. Seward, Gerrit Smith, Edwin M. Stanton, Alexander H. Stephens, E. D. Townsend, Thurlow Weed, and Richard Yates.
(Michigan State University., Honhart, F. L., Jude, S. P., Howard, S. R., & Zito, A. (1976). A guide to the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections. East Lansing, MI: publisher not identified.)
- 1851 - 1875
- Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Reproduction and publication restricted, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division.
Henry Wilson served as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (1855-1872), and as vice president (1872-1875) under Ulysses S. Grant. He was active in the anti-slavery movement and in the Free Soil Party. Wilson, an active Lincoln supporter, was chair of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs during the Civil War. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Freedman's Bureau.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Purchased from the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.
Location of Originals
Henry Wilson Papers, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, 2nd St. and Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540, USA.
Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. 1 reel ; 35 mm.
- Abolitionists -- United States
- Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885 (Correspondent)
- Education -- Massachusetts
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 (Correspondent)
- Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 (Correspondent)
- Letters (correspondence)
- Livermore, Arthur, 1766-1853 (Correspondent)
- Massachusetts -- Politics and government
- Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872 (Correspondent)
- Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860 (Correspondent)
- Pillsbury, Parker, 1809-1898 (Correspondent)
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- Chronological subdivision--1851-1875; Geographic subdivision--Massachusetts;
- Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872 (Correspondent)
- Slavery -- United States
- Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874 (Correspondent)
- Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869 (Correspondent)
- State universities and colleges -- United States
- Stephens, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1812-1883 (Correspondent)
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century
- Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882 (Correspondent)
- Yates, Richard, 1815-1873 (Correspondent)
- Henry Wilson Papers
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