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Gideon Welles Letter

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 24 Oct 2010

Biographical History

Gideon Welles (1802-1878) was an American politician and journalist. He was the founder and editor of the Hartford (Connecticut) Times, and served as Secretary of the Navy from 1861-1869.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Gideon Welles Letter consists of a single item, one incoming letter addressed to Welles as Secretary of the Navy. The letter recommends "the bearer of this note," whose name is illegible, as a "one of the most respectable and loyal merchants of Boston."

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878.

Corporate Bodies

United States. -- Department of the Navy.

Genres and Forms

Letters of recommendation.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Gideon Welles Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1969.

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