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MS Am 1979

Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868. Papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1979
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868.
Title: Papers,
Date(s): 1835-1935 (inclusive), 1853-1872 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Correspondence concerning politics, legal affairs, and business well as other papers of the American politician Thaddeus Stevens.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of William A. McKibben, 258 Highland Street, Dedham, Massachusetts 02026; received: 1979 Apr. 4.

Biographical / Historical

Stevens was a lawyer, businessman, abolitionist, congressman from Pennsylvania, and a founder of the Republican Party.


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Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence of Thaddeus Stevens concerning politics, legal affairs, and his iron business; correspondence of his nephews, Thaddeus Stevens Jr. and Alanson J. Stevens, both soldiers in the Civil War; and some third party correspondence. Most of the letters by T. Stevens Sr. are to his nephews. Also includes accounts, photographs, printed material, and a few miscellaneous papers.

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