McClure, Alexander Kelly

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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 Alexander McClure to Eli Slifer, 1850-52
1850-1852

Alexander McClure writes sixteen letters to Eli Slifer, a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, on a number of different topics, including the senatorial and representative delegate elections, reports on "Abolishing Capital Punishment," the abolition of slavery, and other...

Letters from Alexander McClure to Eli Slifer, 1854-59
1854-1859

Alexander McClure writes seventeen letters to Eli Slifer in which he discusses the political campaigns of various Pennsylvania politicians, denies his opposition towards Whigs, expresses joy at the success of Pennsylvania Governor James Pollock and James M. Sellers in elections, and discusses...

Location: MC 2003.4, B7, F11

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letters from Alexander McClure to Eli Slifer, 1860-62
1860-1862

Alexander McClure writes thirteen letters to Eli Slifer, the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin, in which he criticizes the management of local military troops, proposes raising regiments for the Union Army, comments on various Pennsylvania political issues, and...

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 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 Henry Maxwell to Alexander McClure
September 2, 1862

Henry D. Maxwell writes a letter to Colonel Alexander K. McClure informing him of a possible spelling error in the name of a military officer, whom he praises. "I see the name of A. L. Seem MD of Martin’s Creek printed in todays paper as A. K Green," as Maxwell notes. Transcript included. 

Location: MC 2003.4, B7, F7

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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,...

Letter from Jeremiah Black to Alexander McClure
August 7, 1883

Jeremiah Sullivan Black writes Alexander Kelly McClure and criticizes George Ticknor Curtis' 2 volume biography of President James Buchanan, Life of Buchanan (1883). Black, who served as Attorney General and Secretary of State during President James Buchanan's administration, writes...

Location: I-BeachW-2003-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

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