Cameron, Simon

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Letter, 1859 (Box 3, folder 10)
1849-1871

This collection consists of folders in 13 manuscript boxes relating to correspondence and papers of Eli Slifer (1818-1888), an active figure in Pennsylvania politics and the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin, 1861-1867. Most of the letters were written during the...

Collection Inventory: mc2003.04.pdf

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Collection Inventory: Appendix A - Civil War Units

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Collection Inventory: Appendix B - Military Affairs

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Collection Inventory: Appendix C- Political Affairs

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Collection Inventory: Appendix D - Business Affairs

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Collection Inventory: Appendix E - Miscellaneous Affairs

Letters from James Buchanan to Unknown Recipients
1840-1855

Senator James Buchanan writes four letters on a number of different topics, including Congressional legislation on bankruptcy, banks, the Tariff bill, the 1844 Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, and political conditions in Pennsylvania. Buchanan, as the United States Minister to the...

Letters from James Buchanan to Henry Welsh
1843-1851

James Buchanan writes to Henry Welch regarding various political issues in Pennsylvania and Buchanan's chances of winning elections. "My own prospects never were so bright as at the present moment," as Buchanan explains in December 1850. Buchanan...

Location: MC 1998.10

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to George Plitt
August 24, 1846

A description of this document is not currently available.

Location: MC 1998.10, B2, F13

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letters from James Buchanan to Robert Tyler
1851-1857

James Buchanan writes a total of six letters to Robert Tyler expressing his opinions on various contemporary political developments. Topics include the campaign of Judge Campbell, Simon Cameron as a political opponent, Colonel William King as Vice President nominee, Buchanan's "onerous" duties...

Letter from James Buchanan to Robert Flenniken
May 5, 1851

James Buchanan writes Robert P. Flenniken to discuss a number of political issues, including the 1852 Presidential election, the implications of General Lane's nomination in Indiana, and the intentions of Mr. Cameron to "admit the Frazer delegates from this county over the heads of the regularly...

Location: MC 1998.10, B3, F3

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to Robert Tyler
May 7, 1851

James Buchanan writes Robert Tyler, son of President John Tyler, about Buchanan's tenure as secretary of state under President James Polk and the Mexican War. "The appointments of officers in the Mexican war nearly ruined me politically in Pennsylvania" and, as Buchanan explains, "I solemnly...

Location: I-Friends-2003-4

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to Charles Shriner
November 24, 1851

James Buchanan writes Charles H. Shriner regarding the status of the Democratic party in Union County, Pennsylvania. "What is the matter in Union County?," as Buchanan asks. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B3, F5

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Simon Cameron to Reah Frazer
March 9, 1852

Simon Cameron writes to Reah Frazer, an attorney in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and requests copies of James Buchanan's speeches against the war, presumably the Mexican-American War. With them, Cameron explains that southern senators will demolish "the old sage." Cameron, a Pennsylvania...

Location: I-SpahrB-1957-5

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letters from James Buchanan to John Wheeler
May 11 ; May 31, 1852

James Buchanan writes to Col John H. Wheeler regarding the 1852 Democratic National Convention, which is held in Baltimore, and who the delegates will select as the party's candidate for the 1852 Presidential election. "I think my prospects are fairer at present than those of any other...

Location: MC 1998.10

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letters from Jacob Bomberger to Eli Slifer
1853-1863

Jacob C. Bomberger writes thirteen letters to Eli Slifer, Pennsylvania State Treasurer and later Secretary of the Commonwealth during the Civil War, regarding various financial transactions, politics issues, local and federal elections, Pennsylvania bank business, and other local news....

Letters from James Buchanan to James L. Reynolds
1853-1856

James Buchanan writes eight letters from London to to James L. Reynolds on a number of different subjects, including life as the United States Minister to the United Kingdom, the Vienna Conference, the Crimean War, the Nebraska Bill, and the 1856 Presidential election. Transcripts included.

Letters from John W. Killinger to Eli Slifer
1855-1860

John W. Killinger writes four letters to Eli Slifer discussing candidates for local elections as well as other political matters. "I have secured a place for [Snyder], after such a a struggle as exceeded all my past political experiences," as Killinger notes. Transcripts included.

Location: MC 2003.4, B6, F15

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859, 1860-1879

Letter from Simon Cameron to Samuel Ingham
January 9, 1858

United States Senator Simon Cameron writes Samuel D. Ingham, a former United States Secretary of the Treasury, to discuss President James Buchanan and other national political matters. "Our old friend [President James] Buchanan is really in trouble," Cameron explains, "for the first time in his...

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-1

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letters from James Sellers to Eli Slifer
1851-1858

James Sellers writes fifteen letters to Eli Slifer concerning help with managing his father's estate, the possibility of his election as Senator as a result of his affiliation with the Whig party, questions about the division of Union County, as well as other political news. Transcripts included...

Letters from Andrew Curtin to Eli Slifer, 1860-63
1860-1863

Governor Andrew Curtin writes eleven letters to Eli Slifer in which he offers him the position as Secretary of the Commonwealth, describes his preference for David Wilmot as Senator, recommends Wallace Kerr for the vacant clerkship in Slifer's office, notes problems with General Biddle's...

Letters from Jacob Frick to Eli Slifer
February - December 1861

Jacob G. Frick writes thirteen letters to Eli Silfer, the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Governor Andrew Curtin, on a number of topics, including conflict with Baltimore over commerce, affairs in military administration and compensation, as well as daily life in the Union army during the...

Letters from Alexander McClure to Eli Slifer, 1863-66
1863-1866

Alexander McClure writes fourteen letters to Eli Slifer, the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin, in which he discusses various Pennsylvania political issues, the potential Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania, possible military strategies during the Civil War,...

Letters from Andrew Curtin to Eli Slifer, 1864-66
1864-1866

Governor Andrew Curtin writes eight letters to Eli Slifer, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, in which he reflects upon the recent political election in Philadelphia, his state of health, as well as communications with officers in the Union Army. Transcripts included. 

Letter from Simon Cameron to Abraham Lincoln
August 24, 1864

Former Secretary of War Simon Cameron writes President Abraham Lincoln and asks him to find "some place" for John D. Creigh. While "I do not know the young gentleman himself," Cameron explains that he can "vouch for the claims his family has for recognition by your administration."

Location: I-Friends-1977-3

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from John W. Forney to John M. Read
February 14, 1867

John W. Forney assures Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice John Meredith Read that he both values and respects his opinions. Mr. Forney then requests that Judge Read not make disputes within their political party public so that they may "keep [their] party united for the Presidential election,"...

Location: I-Friends-1972-2

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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