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Collection — Reel: microfilm
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 14 reels of microfilm of the John J. Crittenden papers held at the Library of Congress. Correspondence, legal papers and some speeches and state papers comprise the collection. Correspondence mainly covers Crittenden's career as senator, U.S. attorney general (1841, 1850-1853) and governor of Kentucky (1848-1850).Subjects include national politics, particularly tariff and banking matters, Texas, Mexico, slavery, the southern Whigs, Crittenden's...
Dates: 1782 - 1888