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|Named Person:||Donnelly family.; William Shakespeare|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ignatius Donnelly; John C Breckinridge; Mary Baird Bryan; William Jennings Bryan; Charles Darwin; James A Garfield; Horace Greeley; James Whitcomb Riley; William H Seward; William T Sherman
|Notes:||Microfilm is available for sale or interlibrary loan from the Minnesota Historical Society.|
|Description:||40.1 cubic feet. (39 boxes, 2 partial boxes, 17 oversize folders, unboxed, and 1 folder in reserve) and 172 microfilm reels.|
Much correspondence in the late 1850s relates to Nininger, being especially full on means of enticing immigrants thither and on townsite development. That of the 1860s includes much discussion of railroad land grants, other improvements to transportation and communications, administration of Indian affairs, and development of the West. Many letters reveal the views of Donnelly or his correspondents on such topics as nativism, slavery, reconstruction, Catholicism, civil-service reform, the tariff, agricultural societies and fairs, and the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy.
The 1870s correspondence is very full on the Granger movement, on Horace Greeley's presidential campaign, on Donnelly's paper "the Anti-Monopolist," and on local politics. There is also information on journalism, on land policies, on lyceums, and on the vast amount of lecturing that occupied much of Donnelly's time. In Donnelly's later years his correspondence was particularly concerned with the Farmers' Alliance and the Populist party.
The collection also includes a non-microfilmed addition (Manuscript Material) pertaining largely to his later years and his family and a 1-reel microfilm supplement of items (M177) received after the papers had been microfilmed (M138).
- Donnelly family.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Authorship -- Baconian theory.
- American Protective Association.
- Anti-Monopoly Party of Minnesota.
- Democratic Party (Minn.)
- Farmers' Alliance of Minnesota.
- Greenback Labor Party (U.S.)
- Ignatius Donnelly Memorial Association.
- National Grange.
- Populist Party (U.S. : 1892-1908)
- Republican Party (Minn.)
- Anti-monopolist (Saint Paul, Minn.)
- Agriculture -- Societies, etc.
- Agriculture -- Minnesota.
- Catholics -- United States.
- Civil service reform -- United States.
- Currency question -- United States.
- Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1862-1865.
- Education -- United States.
- Elections -- Minnesota.
- Forests and forestry -- United States.
- Indians of North America -- Government relations.
- Irish Americans.
- Land companies -- Minnesota.
- Lectures and lecturing -- United States.
- Lyceums -- United States.
- Newspaper publishing -- Minnesota.
- Railroad land grants -- United States.
- Railroad law -- Minnesota.
- Railroad law -- United States.
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
- Slavery -- United States.
- Tariff -- United States.
- Minnesota -- Emigration and immigration.
- Minnesota -- Newspapers.
- Minnesota -- Politics and government -- 1858-1898.
- Nininger (Minn.)
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Saint Paul (Minn.)
- Stevens County (Minn.)
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
- United States -- Social life and customs.
- West (U.S.)