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Israel Washburn papers

Identifier: LG-32

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of microfilm of Israel Washburn's correspondence concerning politics in Maine during the early years of the Civil War, and such national events as the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the presidential elections of 1856 and 1860, the formation of the Republican Party, and the Civil War.

(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.)


  • 1838 - 1909


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Reproduction and publication restricted, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division.

Biographical Note

Israel Washburn (1813-1883) was a founding member of the Repubican Party. He served as a U.S. Representative from 1851-1861 and was the 29th Governor of Maine (1861-1863).


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 reel (300 items))

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Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased from the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division.

Location of Originals

Israel Washburn Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, 2nd St. and Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540,USA.

Reproduction Note

Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress. 1 reel ; 35 mm.
Israel Washburn Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US