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E. B. Washburne Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0756-sc

Letters of a U.S. Representative. Six of the letters were sent to the Daily Globe (Washington, D.C.) office and requested copies of the Globe be sent to his constituents and charged to his Daily Globe allotment. One of the letters was sent to the Commissioner of Pensions.

Dates

  • 1857-1869

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Extent

1 folder (7 items)

Overview

Letters of a U.S. Representative. Six of the letters were sent to the Daily Globe (Washington, D.C.) office and requested copies of the Globe be sent to his constituents and charged to his Daily Globe allotment. One of the letters was sent to the Commissioner of Pensions.

Biographical Note

Elihu Benjamin Washburne, a Representative in the U.S. Congress from Illinois, was born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, in 1816. He was an assistant editor of the Kennebec Journal in Augusta and studied law at Harvard Law School in 1839. He was admitted to the bar in 1840 and moved to Galena, Illinois where he practiced law. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1853, to March 6, 1869, when he resigned. He served as Minister to France until 1877. He died in Chicago in 1887.

Title
Guide to the E. B. Washburne Letters
Status
No additional box or folder list for this small collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
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207-581-1686