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Alfred Eliab Buck Letters

Identifier: MSS-2009

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two letters, dated in 1870, written by Alfred E. Buck while he was serving in the United States House of Representatives, to the editor of the Congressional Directory.


  • 1870


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Biographical / Historical

Alfred Eliab Buck was born on February 7, 1832 in Foxcroft, Maine. During the Civil War he served in the Union Army as a lieutenant colonel of the 91st United States Colored Troops in August of 1863, he was mustered out of the service at Baton Rouge, Louisiana in June 1866. He then served as a delegate to the constitutional convention of Alabama in 1867, and as clerk of the circuit court of Mobile in 1867 and 1868. He was elected to the 41st United Stated Congress representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama and served from 1869 to 1871. He was appointed Minister to Japan by President William McKinley in April 1887 and served there until his death in Tokyo, Japan, on December 4, 1902.


0.1 Linear Feet (2 letters, 2 pages)

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Two letters, dated in 1870, written by Alfred E. Buck of Mobile, Alabama while he was serving in the United States House of Representatives, to the editor of the Congressional Directory.

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