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Journal, 1870-1871.

Author: Edward Jackson Holmes
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Journal kept by Edward J. Holmes of conversations at the home of Charles Sumner, Dec. 1870-June 1871. Holmes served as Sumner's personal secretary and as clerk for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which Sumner chaired. Among the visits and discussions recorded were a visit from Isabella B. Hooker, who tried to persuade Sumner to advocate women's suffrage; conversations with or about Oliver Morton, Carl Schurz,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Caleb Cushing; Hamilton Fish; Ulysses S Grant; Isabella Beecher Hooker; Oliver P Morton; Robert Cumming Schenck; Carl Schurz; Charles Sumner; Caleb Cushing; Hamilton Fish; Ulysses S Grant; Isabella Beecher Hooker; Oliver P Morton; Robert Cumming Schenck; Carl Schurz; Charles Sumner
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Jackson Holmes
OCLC Number: 18315629
Description: 1 v.

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Journal kept by Edward J. Holmes of conversations at the home of Charles Sumner, Dec. 1870-June 1871. Holmes served as Sumner's personal secretary and as clerk for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which Sumner chaired. Among the visits and discussions recorded were a visit from Isabella B. Hooker, who tried to persuade Sumner to advocate women's suffrage; conversations with or about Oliver Morton, Carl Schurz, and Secretary of State Hamilton Fish concerning the possible annexation of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and President Ulysses S. Grant's leadership of this movement; and conversations about Robert C. Schenck's and Caleb Cushing's negotiations with Great Britain regarding the Alabama Claims.

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