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Dickinson, Daniel S. (Daniel Stevens), 1800-1866 : Daniel S. Dickinson Papers, 1799-1892

Daniel S. Dickinson was a prominent Civil War politician from New York, a conservative Democrat who worked toward compromise before the war began. During the war, he sought to quash Union internal political disagreement and after the war he remained in politics. He was commended by the public and politicians on both sides of the conflict for his oratorical skills and genial manner. This collection is mainly composed of correspondence to that effect, as well as some letters on the subjects of the war and of slavery, from people such as Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, William H. Seward and Lewis Cass.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Civil War, Politics
Call Number: Midwest MS Dickinson
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The Daniel S. Dickinson Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).