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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1979

Thaddeus Stevens papers

Correspondence concerning politics, legal affairs, and business well as other papers of the American politician Thaddeus Stevens.


  • 1835-1935
  • Majority of material found in 1853-1872


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains correspondence of Thaddeus Stevens concerning politics, legal affairs, and his iron business; correspondence of his nephews, Thaddeus Stevens Jr. and Alanson J. Stevens, both soldiers in the Civil War; and some third party correspondence. Most of the letters by T. Stevens Sr. are to his nephews. Also includes accounts, photographs, printed material, and a few miscellaneous papers.

Biographical / Historical

Stevens was a lawyer, businessman, abolitionist, congressman from Pennsylvania, and a founder of the Republican Party.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Correspondence of Thaddeus Stevens
  2. II. Other correspondence
  3. III. Other manuscripts

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition


Gift of William A. McKibben, 258 Highland Street, Dedham, Massachusetts 02026; received: 1979 Apr. 4.
Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868. Thaddeus Stevens papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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