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Gideon Welles Letter

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878.
Title: Gideon Welles Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1863
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: American politician and Secretary of the Navy. Collection consists of a single incoming letter.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

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.

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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."

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878.

Corporate Bodies

United States. -- Department of the Navy.

Genres and Forms

Letters of recommendation.

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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.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 24 Oct 2010
Revision history:

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SC 632 Letter of recommendation, to Welles 10 Mar 1863

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