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Guide to the Henry Wilson Letter, probably 1872

Collection number: MS 73

Size: 3 items
(0.10 cu.ft.)

About Henry Wilson

Henry Wilson, author, United States Senator and Vice-President was born in Farmington,
NH in 1812. He began his political career in Massachusetts, serving a total of fifteen
years in the state’s House of Representatives and Senate. In 1855 he was elected to
the United States Senate, and in 1872 he was nominated for Vice-President on the Republican
ticket – a position he held until his death in 1875. Wilson devoted his career to
the anti-slavery cause and the rights of America’s working class, and he was regarded
as one of the “most skilled political organizers” of his day.

About the Henry Wilson Letter

A two page letter with envelope written by Henry Wilson to Charles Allen of Worcester,
Mass. It describes the contents of Wilson’s monumental three volume opus, The Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, and provides information about the publication of the work. The letter also includes
an engraved portrait of Wilson.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as
stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Henry Wilson Letter, probably 1872, MS 73, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: Paul Richards, Oct. 10, 1977 (Accession number: 7713)