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Index Terms

Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Fessenden (William P.) Letter



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869
Title: Fessenden, William P. Letter
Dates: May 9, 1858
Abstract: William P. Fessenden writes to his cousin Lizzie Warriner (1821-1902) criticizing a congressional funeral, and in particular President Buchanan and his cabinet members.
Accession No.: 2015-015
OCLC No.: 910939762
Extent: 1 letter
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

William Pitt Fessenden (1806-1869) was a congressman from Maine in the 1850s and 1860s and Secretary of the Treasury under President Lincoln during the Civil War from 1864-1865. He was a strident prohibitionist and while in congress led a Republican coalition in opposition to Democratic President James Buchanan.

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Scope and Contents

William P. Fessenden writes to his cousin Lizzie Warriner (1806-1902) criticizing a congressional funeral, and in particular President Buchanan and his cabinet members.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869 -- Archives
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. -- Congress -- History -- 19th century
Genre/form
Letters

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William P. Fessenden Letter, May 9, 1858, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Esther Kirchner, May 2015.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4Jc49b Letter written by William P. Fessenden to his cousin Lizzie Warriner May 9, 1958
Note: Includes type-written transcription.

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