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United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

James Henry Hammond papers

 Collection
Identifier: LG-30
Scope and Contents The James Henry Hammond papers consists of microfilm containing correspondence, diaries, plantation account books and manuals, scrapbooks and manuscript and printed copies of Hammond's speeches reflecting South Carolina and national politics in the decades before the Civil War. Topics include state's rights, slavery, state banks, the Southern Convention at Nashville, Tennessee (1850), secession, nullification, and the tariff. The plantation books give detailed lists of holdings in...
Dates: 1774 - 1875

James L. Lucas manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: c-00086
Scope and Contents The collection contains the manuscript "The Burial of John Wilkes and Tale of the Lincoln Conspirators as Told by James L. Lucas to Paul S. Lucas." In the manuscript, James Lucas describes the American political scene in the 1850s and the coming of the Civil War. He gives an eyewitness account of Washington, D. C. in the war years, including a detailed description of President Abraham Lincoln. Lucas spent three years with the 12th Veteran Reserve Corps, who served as guards for the...
Dates: undated

John Bell papers

 Collection
Identifier: LG-38
Scope and Contents This collection consists of microfilm containing correspondence, speeches, and congressional reports. Subjects include national and Tennessee politics, and Bell's candidacy for president in 1860 on the Constitutional Union Party ticket.

The Bell papers were processed and microfilmed by the Library of Congress in 1971. The finding aid was created in 2016 and can be found at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms016005
Dates: 1815 - 1861

John Jordan Crittenden papers

 Collection — Reel microfilm
Identifier: LG-28
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 relations...
Dates: 1782 - 1888

Joseph R. Williams papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-2.1.1
Scope and Contents The first seventeen folders of this collection contain letters of correspondence with Joseph R. Williams prior to his acceptance of the presidency of the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). Many of these letters are from his father and other family members. Additionally, there are letters to Williams, operating as a land speculator in Ohio and Michigan, from friends and business associates in Massachusetts and New York. The letters reflect a precarious economic...
Dates: 1827 - 1867

Joshua Reed Giddings papers

 Collection
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,...
Dates: 1839 - 1899

Justin S. Morrill collection

 Collection
Identifier: LG-2
Scope and Contents The collection consists of microfilm containing approximately eighty-five letters to Morrill and a few written by him, Congressional bills, acts, and speeches (some in the form of hand-corrected proof), notes, clippings, and pamphlets made or retained by Morrill, and contemporary clippings about him and his work, together with scattered manuscripts relating to his personal life in Vermont.The period covered is predominately that of his public life (1855-1898), with emphasis on his...
Dates: 1858 - 1898; Majority of material found within 1867 - 1898

Justin S. Morrill papers

 Collection
Identifier: LG-1
Scope and Contents The 10,600 items in the papers of Justin Smith Morrill (1810-1898) cover a period of almost a century, 1825-1923. The bulk (1854-1898) of the collection was generated during Morrill’s long legislative career as U.S. representative and senator during which tenures he served on many important congressional committees.This collection on microfilm includes the 50 bound volumes of correspondence and 28 containers of miscellaneous papers such as correspondence, Senate and House reports...
Dates: 1825 - 1923; Majority of material found within 1854 - 1898

Lyman Trumbull papers

 Collection
Identifier: LG-19
Scope and Content The papers of Lyman Trumbull consist of microfilm containing letters received, with a few drafts or copies of replies. Organized chronologically, the collection is dated 1843-1894, but only two documents fall outside the period of his service in the U.S. Senate. The years 1868-1871 are scantily represented.A few documents are related to Trumbull’s law practice and business ventures, but the papers are essentially political in nature. There is much material concerning the elections...
Dates: 1843 - 1894

Schuyler Colfax papers

 Collection
Identifier: LG-20
Scope and Content The Schuyler Colfax papers consist of microfilm containing correspondence and drafts of speeches, especially relating to Indiana and national politics; the operation of Colfax's newspaper, the St. Joseph Valley Register; his lecture tours; and Whig and Republican party politics. The bulk of correspondence is with Alfred Wheeler, business manager and editor of Colfax's newspaper. Other correspondents include Henry Bowen Anthony and Jay Cooke.The...
Dates: 1837 - 1882