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Letter to Oscar Wadsworth, 03 March 1861

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.007, Folder: 4237.01

Content Description

From the Collection: The letters that constitute this collection detail former Michigan representative Hestor L. Stevens’s law business in Washington, DC, during the election of 1860 and the beginning of the Civil War. Stevens, a Democrat, was a partisan of Stephen Douglas, and Stevens wrote critically of his own party after the loss. There is a poignant letter describing the death of his wife, Charlotte White Sedgewick Stevens (1811-1860). Stevens’s letters describe life in Washington during the early days of both the Lincoln administration and the Civil War.


  • 03 March 1861

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From the Collection: 12 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266