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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Winthrop Topliff Doolittle, Sr., button collection

Identifier: MSS 0902

Dr. Winthrop Topliff Doolittle, Sr. (1895-1967), was a Milford, Connecticut, dentist and an avid collector of stamps, coins, campaign buttons and related ephemera. His collection contains approximately 200 political campaign buttons, tobacco and advertising pin-back buttons, pins and medals, the bulk of which date between 1892 and 1920.

Dates: 1892-2008; Majority of material found within circa 1892-1920

John W. Forney: The Letters of "Occasional"

Identifier: MSS 0418

This small collection, The Letters of “Occasional,” by the American editor and publisher John Wien Forney, comprises two volumes of news clippings “compiled and revised from the files of The Press by James Forney,” the son of John Forney. The news clippings represent the elder Forney’s editorial column in the Philadelphia Press, spanning the dates August 30, 1857-June 25, 1861.

Dates: 1857-1861

Robert C. Fraim poetical writings

Identifier: MSS 0435

Delaware educator and attorney Robert C. Fraim collected the poetry and articles he wrote for Philadelphia and Wilmington newspapers in this volume. The papers also include a history of the Fraim family, estate inventory, and other clippings.

Dates: 1873-1901

George Gray papers

Identifier: MSS 0167
Abstract George Gray (1840-1925) was a politician and judge from New Castle, Delaware. A member of the Democratic party, he served as a United States Senator from Delaware from 1885-1899. He was later appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court, Third District from 1899-1914, and served as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Records in this collection include correspondence and legal papers, primarily documenting his career as a judge and arbiter. An index of papers in the collection...
Dates: approximately 1871-1925

Lewis family papers

Identifier: MSS 0130
Abstract The Lewis family papers consist of three linear feet of material related to this Newark, Delaware, farming family, who also owned property in Little Creek Hundred in Kent County, Delaware. Material in the collection dates largely from the mid- to late-nineteenth century. Members of the family were farmers and large landholders who maintained business relations with many prominent citizens of early Newark, such as George Platt, Samuel Donnell, James T. Maxwell, and Eri Haines. The collection...
Dates: 1696-1915; Majority of material found within 1791-1874

Autograph Abraham Lincoln documents from the Lincoln Collection at the University of Delaware

Identifier: MSS 0465

Documents in the University of Delaware’s Lincoln Collection that contain Abraham Lincoln’s original signature or other autograph writing, including rare signed copy of “A Resolution,” submitting the Thirteenth Amendment to the States. Part of a much larger collection of Lincolniana that came to the University from the Lincoln Club of Delaware in 1972.

Dates: 1855-1887

Lincoln Club of Delaware records

Identifier: MSS 0568
Abstract Begun in 1929 as an informal dinner-meeting of Abraham Lincoln admirers, the Lincoln Club of Delaware broadened its mission in the 1940s to "promote a better understanding of the ideals and achievements of Abraham Lincoln." The archive includes minutes, financial papers, publications, agenda, reports, invitations, programs, membership lists, clippings and other material related to the Club’s activities and to Abraham Lincoln. In addition, the collection contains material publicizing the...
Dates: 1944-2005; Majority of material found within 1970-2004

1892 Republican National Convention ticket

Identifier: MSS 0099-F1120

Guest ticket to the third day of the Republican National Convention, June 7, 1892, held in Minneapolis, MN.

Dates: 1892 June 7

Rowell family papers

Identifier: MSS 0511

The Rowell family papers, spanning the years 1846 to 1894 (bulk dates 1849 - 1853), preserves the letters exchanged by a Quaker family of Loudon, New Hampshire, recording their responses to significant social and political issues of the period leading up to the national crisis over slavery and states’ rights.

Dates: 1846-1894

Swan family journal

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0072

This manuscript volume is a family journal kept by George Washington Jonson and members of the Swan family of Easton, Massachusetts, between September 1838 and January 1839. Also included are nine letters from Louisa Sophia Johnson Swan, Jr., to Jonson, her uncle.

Dates: 1838-1840, 1842-1843, 1856-1857; Majority of material found within 1838-1840

Gregory Wilson collection of American political ephemera

Identifier: MSS 0971

Gregory C. Wilson is a collector and dealer of antiquarian items. The Gregory Wilson collection of American political ephemera spans nearly two centuries of primarily United States presidential politics and election. The collection includes campaign buttons and pins, a wide array of political artifacts, and paper ephemera.

Dates: 1832-2016