Manuscript draft, dated October 30, 1864, written by Henry Ward Beecher comparing Abraham Lincoln to Wendell Phillips, being particularly praiseworthy of Phillips. Typescript included.
Letter from Thomas Stanhope Bocock,Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Charles Lanman, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. with biographical information for inclusion in the Directory of the United States Congress. April 26, 1858.
Letter from Jo[hn] M[inor] Botts, Richmond, Virginia to Charles Lanman with biographical information for inclusion in the Directory of the United States Congress. September 2, 1858.
Letters, 1825-1834, addressed to William H. Brodnax of Hicks Ford, Greensville County, Va. by Robert R. Barton; Thomas Ruffin (12 October 1829, concerning his opposition to changes in the Virginia Constitution); R. B. Starke (concerning a letter purportedly by [William ?] Maxwell advocating the abolition of slavery); and Robert W. Withers of Greene County, Ala.
An artificial collection of documents, election tickets, campaign literature, and photographs from national, state, and local elections. Most of the state election material concerns Virginia and the largest group of materials is from the 1932 presidential campaign.