George W. Barr papers  1855-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)
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Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection (24 items) is made up of correspondence, documents, and essays related to Seth A. B. Keeney. The Correspondence and Documents series (19 items) includes letters that Keeney received from acquaintances in Massachusetts and Connecticut during the 1840s and 1850s. Many of his correspondents discussed political issues, sharing their opinions about Zachary Taylor, the Connecticut state Democratic Party, and European politics, particularly around 1848. One letter refers to the author's desire to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Other writers mentioned aspects of the legal profession and the law school at Ballston Spa, New York. One of the documents pertains to Keeney's standing within his class at the Wesleyan Academy of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, in 1846.

The Essays series (5 items) contains Seth A. B. Keeney's writings about national character, the Whig Party, Protestantism and Catholicism, slander, and political figures such as Andrew Jackson, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay.

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