William P. Fessenden papers  1855-1868, 1908
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Title: William P. Fessenden papers
Creator: Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869
Inclusive dates: 1855-1868, 1908
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract:
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.

Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
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