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Papers, 1843-1888.

Author: Orville Hickman Browning
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Diaries, 1850-1881, daily accounts that include details of national and Illinois politics. Correspondence 1843-1888, includes letters from many prominent politicians and military people of the time including Andrew Johnson, Ulysses Grant, John A. McClernand, Edwin Stanton, Richard Yates, William Sidell, Samuel Pomeroy, Elihu Washburne, David Davis, Benjamin Curtis and many others. Topics include the 1856 and 1860  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Records and correspondence
Named Person: Orville Hickman Browning; John Charles Frémont; Edward Bates; Andrew Johnson; Edward Bates; Orville Hickman Browning; John Charles Frémont; Andrew Johnson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Orville Hickman Browning
OCLC Number: 56434052
Notes: Diaries published in the "Lincoln Series" of the "Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library."
Description: 1.05 linear feet (2 1/2 boxes)

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Diaries, 1850-1881, daily accounts that include details of national and Illinois politics. Correspondence 1843-1888, includes letters from many prominent politicians and military people of the time including Andrew Johnson, Ulysses Grant, John A. McClernand, Edwin Stanton, Richard Yates, William Sidell, Samuel Pomeroy, Elihu Washburne, David Davis, Benjamin Curtis and many others. Topics include the 1856 and 1860 Republican Conventions, John C. Fremont 1861 proclamation, reconstruction policy, needed reforms in U.S. Indian policy. Letters from Admiral Charles Wilkes whom Browning defended in court martial, from Benjamin Ficklin accused of complicity in Lincoln's assassination and Browning's letter asking for Ficklin's release. Browning's 24 page defense of Johnson's reconstruction policies. Numerous papers related to his job as Secretary of the Interior.

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