Joshua Reed Giddings papers
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 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms009232
- 1839 - 1899
- Julian, George Washington, 1817-1899 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Reproduction and publication restricted, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division.
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.
Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress. 3 reels ; 35 mm.
- Antislavery movements -- United States
- Bragg, Edward S. (Edward Stuyvesant), 1827-1912 (Correspondent)
- Browne, Francis F. (Francis Fisher), 1843-1913 (Correspondent)
- Cox, Jacob D. (Jacob Dolson), 1828-1900 (Correspondent)
- Fee, John Gregg, 1816-1901 (Correspondent)
- Free Soil Party (U.S.)
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 (Correspondent)
- George, Henry, 1839-1897 (Correspondent)
- Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903 (Correspondent)
- Indiana -- Politics and government
- King, Preston, 1806-1865 (Correspondent)
- Letters (correspondence)
- Livermore, Arthur, 1766-1853 (Correspondent)
- Morse, Sidney H. (Correspondent)
- Ohio -- Politics and government
- Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 (Correspondent)
- Pillsbury, Parker, 1809-1898 (Correspondent)
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
- Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927 (Correspondent)
- Robinson, Sara T. L. (Sara Tappan Lawrence), 1827-1911 (Correspondent)
- Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874 (Correspondent)
- Smith, Theodore Clarke, 1870-1960 (Correspondent)
- Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 (Correspondent)
- Swisshelm, Jane Grey, 1815-1884 (Correspondent)
- United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century
- Joshua Reed Giddings Papers
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