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|Named Person:||Nathaniel Prentiss Banks; Benjamin F Butler; George A Custer; Neal Dow; David Glasgow Farragut; Ulysses S Grant; James J Hill; James Birdseye McPherson; Hulbert Eleazer Paine; David D Porter; Edward H Smalley; Eugene Virgil Smalley; Flora M Smalley; Victor Herbert Smalley; William Windom|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
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P J Smalley; Grover Cleveland; F W M Cutcheon; Jefferson Davis; Henry George; Michael D Harter; Laurence C Hodgson; Elbert Hubbard; Tom Loftin Johnson; Robert M La Follette; Franklin K Lane; Franklin MacVeagh; J Sterling Morton; Elihu Root; Henry Watterson; Thomas Wilson; William Lyne Wilson
|Description:||2.0 cubic feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize folder).|
The correspondence includes letters from such prominent political figures as Grover Cleveland, Henry George, Robert M. LaFollette, Elihu Root, and J. Sterling Morton dealing mainly with the Democratic party's stand on tariff revision. Articles and speeches address the topics of free trade, bimetalism, Democratic party principles, Minnesota taxation, and public financing of education. Democratic party materials include a letterpress book largely concerning patronage (1893-1894); a record book concerning postmasterships (ca. 1893); a ledger (1892-1896); minutes of the State Central Committee and of the state conventions (1892-1894); and clippings on the Minnesota Democratic platform of 1890. The scrapbooks contain newspaper columns Smalley wrote while publisher of the Caledonia Argus as well as those he wrote for the St. Paul Dispatch.
Smalley's 170-page autobiography (1900, 1902) offers observations on frontier life in Wisconsin and Minnesota (1847-1860); information on his Civil War service with the Fourth Wisconsin Infantry at New Orleans, Louisiana (1862), on General Henry W. Halleck's invasion of the Red River Valley of the South (1863), his service as an officer in the 99th U.S. Colored Infantry (1863-1866), and his observations of graft and war profiteering; his experiences with the Freedmen's Bureau in the South (1868); the family's foundary work in Manitowac, Wisconsin; his law practice (1869-1889) and newspaper career (1880-1891) in Caledonia, Houston County (Minn.); and his life in St. Paul, where he served as clerk of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1891), secretary of the Dairy and Food Commission (1899-1900), officeholder in the Minnesota Democratic Association (1890s), and editorial writer for the St. Paul Daily Globe and the St. Paul Dispatch (1891-1906).
- Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, -- 1816-1894.
- Butler, Benjamin F. -- (Benjamin Franklin), -- 1818-1893.
- Custer, George A. -- (George Armstrong), -- 1839-1876.
- Dow, Neal, -- 1804-1897.
- Farragut, David Glasgow, -- 1801-1870.
- Grant, Ulysses S. -- (Ulysses Simpson), -- 1822-1885.
- Hill, James J. -- (James Jerome), -- 1838-1916.
- McPherson, James Birdseye, -- 1828-1864.
- Paine, Hulbert Eleazer.
- Porter, David D. -- (David Dixon), -- 1813-1891.
- Smalley, Edward H., -- 1852-
- Smalley, Eugene Virgil, -- 1841-1899.
- Smalley, Flora M.
- Smalley, Victor Herbert, -- 1877-
- Windom, William, -- 1827-1891.
- Democratic Party (Minn.). -- State Central Committee.
- Informal Club (Saint Paul, Minn.).
- United States. -- Army. -- Colored Infantry Regiment, 99th (1864-1866)
- United States. -- Army. -- Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 4th (1861-1863)
- United States. -- Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
- Caledonia argus (Caledonia, Minn.).
- St. Paul daily globe.
- Saint Paul dispatch.
- Education -- Minnesota.
- Education -- Wisconsin.
- Editorials -- Minnesota.
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Minnesota.
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Wisconsin.
- Patronage, Political -- Minnesota.
- Political conventions -- Minnesota.
- Postmasters -- Minnesota.
- Red River Expedition, 1864.
- Silver question.
- Slavery -- United States.
- Tariff -- United States.
- Taxation -- Minnesota.
- Taxation -- United States.
- Caledonia (Minn.)
- Deadwood (S.D.)
- Minnesota -- Newspapers.
- Manitowoc (Wis.)
- Sheboygan (Wis.)
- New Orleans (La.) -- History -- Capture, 1862.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
- United States -- Politics and government.