William P. Fessenden papers 1855-1868, 1908
William P. Fessenden papers
Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869
0.5 linear feet
William P. Fessenden was a founding member of the Republican Party and one of its most energetic antislavery voices. His papers consist almost entirely of incoming correspondence, written while he was serving as a U.S. Senator from Maine, 1855-1868. This correspondence reflects Fessenden's moderately progressive political views, and his interests in the abolition of slavery, economics and finance, the turmoil in Kansas in the late 1850s, and the Civil War.
The material is in English
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