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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material Schuyler Colfax correspondence and speeches, Schuyler Colfax papers

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  • Schuyler Colfax correspondence and speeches,

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  • Schuyler Colfax papers


  • Correspondence and speeches documenting Colfax's ownership and editorship of the St. Joseph Valley Register, a Whig newspaper in South Bend, Ind.; his involvement in Whig and Republican party politics; and his tenure as U.S. representative from Indiana and as U.S. vice president. Subjects include state and national politics, operation of the newspaper, events in Washington, D.C., and William T. Sherman. Correspondents include Henry B. Anthony, Roscoe Conkling, Jay Cooke, Henry L. Dawes, John Sherman, and Alfred Wheeler.


  • Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885.


  • -  Anthony, Henry B.--(Henry Bowen),--1815-1884--Correspondence
  • -  Conkling, Roscoe,--1829-1888--Correspondence
  • -  Cooke, Jay,--1821-1905--Correspondence
  • -  Dawes, Henry L.--(Henry Laurens),--1816-1903--Correspondence
  • -  Sherman, John,--1823-1900--Correspondence
  • -  Sherman, William T.--(William Tecumseh),--1820-1891
  • -  Wheeler, Alfred,--1825-1903--Correspondence
  • -  Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • -  Whig Party (U.S.)
  • -  St. Joseph Valley register
  • -  American newspapers--Indiana--South Bend
  • -  Indiana--Politics and government--19th century
  • -  United States--Politics and government--19th century
  • -  Washington (D.C.)--History


  • -  Arranged by type of material as correspondence and speeches.
  • -  Microfilm edition available for a portion of the collection, no. 14,083.
  • -  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service.
  • -  Gifts and purchases, 1918-1982.
  • -  U.S. vice president and U.S. representative and newspaper editor of Indiana.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at


  • 160 items.
  • 1 container.
  • 1 microfilm reel.
  • 0.4 linear feet.


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  • mm79016394

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  • Open to research.

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Colfax, Schuyler. Schuyler Colfax correspondence and speeches.

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