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Title Carl Schurz's Letters Whilst Secretary of the Interior
Author Schurz, Carl
Date 27 Mar 1877 - 30 Jan 1880
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference MSS 79, Box 1, Folder 20
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name National Carl Schurz Association Collection on Carl Schurz, 1843-1965
Description Original copies and printed transcriptions of letters written by Carl Schurz during his employment as Secretary of the Interior. Subjects included staff administration such as leave and resignations, as well as the political status of President Grant. This folder contains some biographical notes to accompany the transcriptions.
Series Description This collection was separated from the records of the National Carl Schurz Association. It contains scattered writings by Schurz; letters by Schurz's mentor, Gottfried Kinkel; biographical writings about Schurz and members of his family; and letters and telegrams concerning the celebration of Schurz's seventieth birthday.
Biographical Note / History Carl Schurz was born in Liblar, near Cologne, Prussia. After participating in the 1848-1849 German Revolution, he immigrated to the United States with his wife Margarethe in 1852. They settled in Wisconsin, where Schurz was admitted to the bar and became active in Republican Party politics. He served as American minister to Spain in 1861-1862, as a general in the Union Army from 1862 to1864, was elected to the Senate from Missouri in 1868, and served as Secretary of the Interior in 1877-1881. Throughout his career he was an active spokesman for the German-American community.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Places Washington, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Nationality German; American
People Schurz, Carl; Grant, Ulysses S
Keywords politics, political office, president
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English; German
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania