Henry Wilson Letter, probably 1872

Collection number: MS 73
Size: (3 items) (0.10 cu.ft.)

About Henry Wilson

Henry Wilson, author, United States Senator and Vice-President was born in Farmington, NH in 1812. He began his political career in Massachusetts, serving a total of fifteen years in the state’s House of Representatives and Senate. In 1855 he was elected to the United States Senate, and in 1872 he was nominated for Vice-President on the Republican ticket – a position he held until his death in 1875. Wilson devoted his career to the anti-slavery cause and the rights of America’s working class, and he was regarded as one of the “most skilled political organizers” of his day.

About the Henry Wilson Letter

A two page letter with envelope written by Henry Wilson to Charles Allen of Worcester, Mass. It describes the contents of Wilson’s monumental three volume opus, The Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, and provides information about the publication of the work. The letter also includes an engraved portrait of Wilson.

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Preferred Citation

Henry Wilson Letter, probably 1872, MS 73, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: Paul Richards, Oct. 10, 1977 (Accession number: 7713)