Guy Vander Jagt served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan from 1966 until 1992. Vander Jagt served as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee from 1975 until he left the House in 1992. The...
Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874; Badger, Benjamin, 1779-1855; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees;
Letter discussing recent midterm election results and possible Whig strategies for the 1845 election.
Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Wright, John C. (John Crafts), 1783-1861; Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United...
Letter discussing the formation of President-elect William Henry Harrison's cabinet. Wright also shows early support for civil service reform.
Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
Letter requesting Sargent's advice on the possible nomination of John M. Clayton for a cabinet position.
Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Patriotic envelopes
Letter from David M. Elliott to his sisters in New York, describing life in Wisconsin and asking for news from home. Sent with an envelope with impression of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin stamped on the front.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. New York Artillery; Shipping; Diaries
This diary was kept by soldier Whitley Read detailing his last year of service in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, Company H. It also focuses on his postwar service on a Great Lakes Schooner. The last pages of the diary include brief memoranda...
Letter from laborer and carpenter working in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to his father. He describes the Carp River area, its natural resources in comparison to Wisconsin, his daily routine, and his prospects for work.