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Charles Ross Parke letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1141
Scope and Contents Four page letter to Peter D. Vroom, Oct. 26, 1858, discusses local politics including Richard Oglesby and Stephen A. Douglas; James Buchanan and patronage; and Emperor Alexander of Russia and his "benevolent design" and acquiring a picture of Nicholas in his sleigh. Three page letter to Vroom, Dec. 16, 1865, discusses President Johnson and Governor Oglesby.
Dates: Created: 1858 - 1865

Edwards Pierrepont letter

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1175
Scope and Contents Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour re: the determination of Lincoln, his cabinet to make no compromise that would "sever the nation" and the Democratic Party's need to support "the integrity of the Union."
Dates: Created: January 29, 1863

James K. Polk letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1191
Scope and Contents Signed letter to William H. Polk, his brother, discussing activities and prospects in the campaign of 1844.
Dates: Created: January 20, 1844

John G. Nicolay letters

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1107
Scope and Contents Document signed, 1854, as Assistant School Commissioner of Pike County verifying qualifications of teacher, Jeptha Hobbs. April 1864 letter to Jackson Grimshaw discussing the political situation prior to Lincoln's second nomination. March 1865 letter to C.A. Dana requesting pass for nephew of Thomas Cross "a colored servant in the Executive Mansion." Feb. 1878 letter to Frank W. Ballard of the New York Evening Mail re: allegation of Almquist as Lincoln secretary. March 1866 letter to Ben W....
Dates: Created: 1854 - 1899

John Louis O'Sullivan letter

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1127
Scope and Contents Letter sent from Lisbon to James E. Harvey, the U.S. Minister for Portugal, regarding newspaper articles attacking Harvey. States he is certain that Harvey has the support of the government and it would be unwise for him to withdraw and return home. O'Sullivan states that he is giving advice as one who previously held Harvey's office and has great sympathy for him but does not support his party. Includes original signed letter and typescript.
Dates: Created: July 15, 1861

Samuel Humes Porter letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1200
Scope and Contents Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour regarding the support for McClellan shown among Democrats at the convention, the dissatisfaction in the Mississippi valley towards Lincoln and his policies and the fallacious story that General Cass is supporting Lincoln. Asks for acknowledgement of the letter because "Lincoln's postmasters ... sometimes looking into other people's letters."
Dates: Created: September 21, 1864

Samuel Nelson letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1096
Scope and Contents Letter to Governor Horatio Seymour of New York expressing his views on the political situation and the war, and the Secretary of War's proposals for financing the war.
Dates: Created: January 10, 1862

Washington Peace Conference autograph book

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1155
Scope and Contents Autographs of the delegates from the 21 states, including that of John Tyler.
Dates: Created: February 1861

Wendell Phillips letters

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1172
Scope and Contents Letter, May 25, 1864, to Senator Gilbert of New York stating he will not bind himself to any candidate, believing this the best way to defeat Lincoln. Feels Fremont is the best man. Letter, Sept. 23, to J.W. Parker re: date of a lecture.
Dates: Created: May 25 and September 23, 1864

William Orr papers

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1124
Scope and Contents A 1797 memoriam to William Orr, an Irishman who died "on the altar of English tyranny". Three letters, 1821-1822, from Edward Copland in New York and Philadelphia discuss politics and news of the day. Lengthy discussion of the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia and its handling. One letter, 1822, from C.A. Beck in Albany, NY. gives lengthy discussions re: an article about Thomas Jefferson by "A Native of Virginia", a controversy between Mr. Rumpel and J.Q. Adams and New York politics between...
Dates: Created: 1797 - 1844