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William Maxwell Evarts Letters, 1839-1905 (bulk 1839-1879)

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William Maxwell Evarts Letters, 1839-1905 (bulk 1839-1879): Finding Aid

United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
Phone: 410-293-6922
http://usna.edu/Library/sca/

Published in 1989



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901
Title: William Maxwell Evarts Letters
Dates: 1839-1905
Bulk Dates: 1839-1879
Size: 3 linear inches (1 flat box)
Abstract: William Maxwell Evarts was an American lawyer and statesman who served as Attorney General under President Andrew Johnson, as Secretary of State under President Rutherford B. Hayes, and as a Senator from New York. The Evarts Letters consist of Evarts' copies of letter written by him to his friend, lawyer and author Richard Henry Dana, Jr. The letters pertain to Evarts' and Dana's careers and social lives, Evarts' attempts to be appointed to the Supreme Court, the trial of Jefferson Davis, the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, attempts to unseat Benjamin Butler from Congress, and Dana's nomination as Ambassador to Great Britain.
Call number: MS 235
Language(s) of material: English

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased for Nimitz Library by the United States Naval Academy English Department with Honors funds..

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