Curtin, Andrew Gregg

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Letters from William Mintzer to Eli Slifer
1861-1863

William Mintzer writes thirteen letters to Eli Slifer, Secretary of the Commonwealth during the Civil War, in which he discusses a proposal for a portion of a loan for the state, other wartime banking issues, recommends his brother-in-law for the position of Notary Public, deserters of the...

Location: MC 2003.4, B8, F6

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from William Meredith to Eli Slifer
1861-1863

William Meredith writes sixteen letters to Eli Slifer, Secretary of the Commonwealth during the Civil War, in which he discusses bounty payments to soldiers, a potential bill for consolidating government-funded loans, purchasing the battle ground at Gettysburg for memorial purposes, as well as...

Letter from Andrew Curtin to S. G. Theud
July 19, 1861

Pennsylvania Governor Andrew G. Curtin responds to S. G. [Theud's?]request about raising a new Pennsylvania volunteer regiment. While "I most heartily approve of the plan," Curtin notes that he "[does] not [have] the power to arm and equip a company" since Pennsylvania is "confined to the...

Location: I-Original-1861-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Henry Maxwell to Andrew Curtin
1861-1862

Henry D. Maxwell writes a series of letters to Governor Andrew G. Curtin regarding military administrative duties, including "the disposition of the property at Camp Washington" as well as making payments to soldiers. Maxwell also writes on behalf of Rev. John Koehl, who would like his son to be...

Location: MC 2003.4, B7, F7

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Everard Bierer to Andrew Curtin
October 4, 1861

Everard Bierer writes Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin to request the appointment as a Lieutenant Colonel or a Major "in some of the Pennsylvania Regiments now organizing." Bierer claims that he has been "drilling constantly and studying hard now for over 4 months" and is "sufficiently...

Location: MC 2003.4, B1, F18

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Proclamation of a Day of Thanksgiving by Andrew Curtin
October 16, 1861

Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin (Class of 1837) issues this proclamation during the Civil War on October 16, 1861: "...to the People of this Commonwealth, that they set apart Thursday, the twenty-eighth day of November next, As a day of solemn Thanksgiving to God for having prepared...

Location: I-BeachW-1986-9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1860-1879

Petition from Company E to Andrew Curtin
December 28, 1861

Members of Company E, 1st Artillery of the Pennsylvania Reserves send a petition to Governor Andrew G. Curtin to request that Lieutenant Thomas Orwig be promoted to Captain. The petition contains a list of names of the enlisted soldiers and officers who endorse Orwig. Transcript included. 

Location: MC 2003.4, B8, F19

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Thomas Chamberlin to Eli Slifer
1862-1863

Thomas Chamberlin writes eleven letters to Eli Slifer, the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Governor Curtin, regarding life in the camp of a Union Army company during the Civil War. Chamberlin also discusses the weather, sickness, geography, and military tactics. "The suggestion that [...

Letter from Andrew Gregg Curtin to R. Butler Price (Copy)
March 24, 1862

Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin sends this copy of the charges against Colonel William Frishmuth to Colonel R. Butler Pierce and orders him “to investigate.” Colonel Price, of the 59th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, is the President of the Court of Inquiry. Colonel Frishmuth...

Location: I-Purchase-1968-6

Subject: Legal Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Alexander McClure to Andrew Curtin
1862-1864

Alexander McClure writes two letters to Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin regarding McClure's recent newspaper article that on Pennsylvania and the Civil War as well as the qualifications of a Lieutenant serving in the 2nd Pennsylvania Artillery. This individual, as McClure explains, is an "...

Location: MC 2003.4

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from William Wagenseller to Andrew Curtin and Eli Slifer
July 28, 1862

William Wagenseller writes Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin and Secretary of the Commonwealth Eli Slifer regarding Dr, H. P. Hattenstein, who is up for approval before the Medical Board of Examination. Wagenseller encourages Curtin or Slifer to put in a good word for the doctor. Transcript...

Location: MC 2003.4, B10, F22

Subject: Health and Medicine, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Carlisle Herald, "Proclamation by the Governor"
September 11, 1862

The Carlisle Herald publishes Pennsylvania Governor Andrew G. Curtin's proclamation on September 11, 1862 in which he calls for "able-bodied loyal men of Pennsylvania" to join military companies in response to the threat of Confederate forces at Hagerstown, Maryland. "By authority of...

Location: I-Original-1862-1

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1860-1879

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 George Miller to Eli Slifer
1863-1865

George Miller writes nine letters to Eli Slifer, Secretary of the Commonwealth, in which he suggests candidates for Notary Public, requests information on Governor Curtin's doctor, discusses military appointments, inquires about free passes issued by railroad companies to members of Congress....

Location: MC 2003.4, B8, F4

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from A. C. Mullin to John H. Cuddy
June 10, 1863

A. C. Mullin responds to John H. Cuddy's request that his son, John Taylor Cuddy, receive a furlough so that he can return home. Mullin, who works as Pennslyvia Governor Andrew Curtin's secrtary, notes that  "it has been referred to the Commander of the 7th Regt. Pa. Reserves, with a...

Letters from William Meredith to Eli Slifer
1864-1866

William Meredith writes seven letters to Eli Slifer, Secretary of the Commonwealth, regarding the applicability of the Act of 1840 to interest payments, the announcement of a draft for more soldiers , warrants against various railroad companies, and other political affairs. Transcripts included...

Letters from William Meredith to Andrew Curtin
1864-1866

William Meredith writes two letters to Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin in which he differentiates between the acts of 1840, 1862, and 1863 that each relate to treasury payments, and discusses the reduction of state debt. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2003.4, B7, F24

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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 John Linn to Andrew Curtin
September 28, 1864

John Linn writes Governor Andrew Curtin to request that he hold off on appointing William Harding of Snyder County as one of the commissioners. Transcript included. 

Location: MC 2003.4, B6, F26

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Andrew Curtin to William Taylor
November 30, 1864

Governor Andrew Curtin writes William Taylor regarding the law that allows soldiers to vote and mentions that Taylor has been elected as an elector, presumably to the Electoral College. "I have not yet return from all the counties, but have enough to authorize me to say that you have been...

Location: MC 2003.4, B3, F12

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Andrew Curtin to James Bruwick
January 20, 1865

Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to James Bruwick[?], Esq. and recommends Mr. Bates "as a reliable, prompt and industrious man of excellent character in all respects."

Location: I-BeachW-1984-11

Subject: Business and Industry, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Andrew Curtin to Samuel Crawford
June 16, 1865

Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin (Class of 1837) writes to Major General Samuel Wylie Crawford about a flag ceremony at Gettysburg. As Curtin explains, he is not sure "whether we can arrange for the presentation of the flags at Gettysburg."

Location: I-Purchase-1968-5

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Andrew Curtin to James Pollock
October 15, 1883

Pennsylvania Representative Andrew Gregg Curtin (Class of 1837) writes attorney James Pollock and proposes a meeting in Philadelphia.

Location: I-BeachW-1974-6

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Andrew Curtin to John Cadwalader
June 10, 1885

Andrew Curtin writes to John Cadwalader, recommending J.H. Hahn for a job. Curtin is also planning to come to Philadelphia later in the week.

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Andrew Curtin to William Rauch
August 17, 1885

Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to William H. Rauch, offering his assistance in response to Rauch's request for help with gaining an appointment.

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

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