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Benjamin F. Angel letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC32

Scope and Contents

Consists of one letter by U.S. Minister to Sweden and Norway, Benjamin F. Angel to Joseph A. Wright, written September 19, 1860, from Stockholm. Angel speculates on the outcome of the United States presidential election, with reference to Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas and possible dissolution of the Union. At the time Wright was U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia.


  • Created: 1860-09-19


Biographical / Historical

Benjamin Franklin Angel (1815-1894) was born in New York where he had a career in law and politics. A Democrat, Angel served in several diplomatic posts before being appointed by President Buchanan as Minister to Sweden and Norway. He later took a leading role in the 1864 Democratic presidential convention.


1 folder (1 folder: .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 1 letter and transcription

Language of Materials