RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 122644214 LA English T1 Samuel Ryan Curtis papers : Addenda, A1 Curtis, Samuel Ryan,, Brinkerhoff, Jacob,, Chipman, N. P., Corwin, Thomas,, Grimes, James W., Curtis, Henry B., Curtis, Samuel Ryan,, Curtis, Samuel Ryan,, Curtis, Samuel S., YR 1846 AB Miscellaneous letters and correspondence of Samuel Ryan Curtis, chiefly letters addressed to him, documenting his political, and military career. The collection includes: letters and newspapers clippings related to 1860 presidential elections and Curtis' own campaign, including the tallies for various Iowa counties; correspondence related to his removal from the Dept. of Missouri in 1863, including a lengthy letter from Jacob Brinkerhoff to his brother Henry B. Curtis, describing his meeting with Abraham Lincoln regarding the case (1863, Nov. 11), and letters to Curtis from his friends and colleagues. Also included are: Curtis' letter to the Association of the Soldiers of the Mexican War (1854) recounting his views on the war; documents related to his work for the cities of St. Louis and St. Joseph (Mo.) (1850 and 1853), a group of letters of introduction written by Thomas Corwin on behalf of Curtis in 1854, and scattered materials related to Curtis congressional career. The collection also contains newspapers clippings and copies of the two pamphlets: Remarks of Hon. Samuel R. Curtis of Iowa on the Bill granting pensions to soldiers who served in the last war with Great Britain and the Indian Wars (1856) and Address of Hon. Samuel R. Curtis to the People of 1st Congressional District of Iowa. (July 28, 1861) announcing his resignation from the Congress. Also included are letters addressed to Samuel Stephen Curtis. The letters deal with his post-war career, including letters written by various officials in response to his attempt to have a Nebraska fort named after his father.