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Papers, 1861-1951.

Author: Joseph Wilson Fifer; Herman Henry Kohlsaat; Joseph Gurney Cannon; Frank O Lowden; Joseph Medill
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Over 500 letters include 26 from Fifer and his brother George, while serving in the Civil War. Letters from Joseph, his wife Gertrude and Florence discuss family and local affairs. The majority of letters refer to politics, campaigns, and the Republican Party and include letters from ex-governors, congressmen, newspaper publishers and other prominent names of the time including Joseph Cannon, Shelby Cullom, James S.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Joseph Wilson Fifer; Florence Fifer Bohrer; Shelby M Cullom; Joseph Wilson Fifer; Shelby M Cullom
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Wilson Fifer; Herman Henry Kohlsaat; Joseph Gurney Cannon; Frank O Lowden; Joseph Medill
OCLC Number: 56434060
Description: 1.9 linear ft. (4 1/2 boxes)

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Over 500 letters include 26 from Fifer and his brother George, while serving in the Civil War. Letters from Joseph, his wife Gertrude and Florence discuss family and local affairs. The majority of letters refer to politics, campaigns, and the Republican Party and include letters from ex-governors, congressmen, newspaper publishers and other prominent names of the time including Joseph Cannon, Shelby Cullom, James S. Ewing, Stuyvesant Fish, Benjamin Harrison, Herman H. Kohlsaat, Joseph Medill, Richard J. Oglesby, John Tanner, Frank O. Lowden, Richard Yates, Jr. and many others. Legislative matters receiving the most attention are the Reformatory Bill and the Compulsory School Law, requiring all classes to be taught in English till age 12. A number of letters: re work on the Interstate Commerce Commission. Copies of speeches, news clippings and 6 scrapbooks re: the campaigns of 1888, 1892 and the failed effort to get Fifer to run again in 1903. Letters of Florence Fifer Bohrer mostly include those received on the death of her father. Three from Frank Lowden, 1936, 1941, and one from Adlai E. Stevenson, 1951.

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