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Joshua Reed Giddings papers

Identifier: LG-29

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of microfilm containing the correspondence of Joshua Reed Giddings and his son-in-law and biographer, George Washington Julian. Correspondence is primarily family related but includes some political matters. Correspondents include Edward S. Bragg, F. F. Browne, J. D. Cox, John G. Fee, William Lloyd Garrison, Henry George, E. S. Grimes, A. S. Hewitt, Preston King, A. A. Livermore, S. H. Morse, Wendell Phillips, Parker Pillsbury, Sara T.D. Robinson, James F. Rhodes, Gerrit Smith, Theodore C. Smith, Charles Sumner, and Jane G. Swisshelm.

(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.)

The Library of Congress reprocessed the collection in 2000. A finding aid was revised in 2009 can be found at


  • 1839 - 1899


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Biographical Note

Joshua R. Giddings (1795-1864) was a militant anti-slavery politican who served as U.S. representative from Ohio. His son-in-law and biographer, George Washington Julian served as U.S. representative from Indiana.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 3 reels (800 items))

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Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased from the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

Location of Originals

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

Reproduction Note

Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress. 3 reels ; 35 mm.

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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