A Guide to the Horace Greeley Letter, 1865 Greeley, Horace Letter Ms1994-024

A Guide to the Horace Greeley Letter, 1865

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Collection Number Ms1994-024


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Collection Number
Horace Greeley Letter, 1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Scope and Content

Newspaper editor (most notably of the New York Tribune) and political leader. Best known for his famous phrase "Go west, young man." One page manuscript letter from Greeley, written February 10, 1865, to Reuben E. Fenton, U.S. Senator from New York. Greeley asks Fenton to consider Col. L.W. Boadly(?) for the post of Emmissary General of Ordnance, for the war effort.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865