Collection number: MS 227
About Charles F. Conant
Born 1835 in Milford, NH. Conant accepted a position in the Treasury Department in
1865 and in July 1874 he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, being
the first man to rise to the position after serving only a clerkship. From 1877 to
1880 he served as the department’s funding agent, working 3 years in London overseeing
the sale of US Bonds in the European finiancial market. In 1881 he retired to Cambridge,
MA and died there in 1886. He is buried in Milford, NH.
About the Charles F. Conant Letters
There are 9 letters: one telling of his appointment to the clerkship at the Office
of the Secretary of the Treasury; 3 letters from A. F. Howard, Collecter’s office,
Custom House, Portsmouth, NH; one letter from H.S. Cummings; one letter from Robert
B. Lincoln Jr. recommending Oliver P. Remick for a position in the revenue service;
one letter from his cousin G. C. Shattuck inviting Charles and family to Nashua, NH
for a few days and one letter from H.B.T. Smith of Keene, NH.
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[Identification of item], Charles F. Conant Letters, 1865-1884, MS 227, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Charles Apfelbaum, Watchung, NJ, July 20, 1998 (Accession number: 2009.15)