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Flowers left for Robert Hunter
Hunter, R. M. T. Papers, 1807-1916 (bulk: 1820-1860).Accession 25064. 1.80 cubic feet (plus 1 oversize folder). In part, photocopies.Papers, 1807-1916, of Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter of Essex County, Virginia, including biographies, correspondence, clippings, legislative acts, notes, and speeches. Topics range from local politics, to national issues such as European politics, custom duties, occupation of California, and events that led up to the Civil War, including the compromise of 1850 and John Brown's raid in 1859. Hunter received numerous letters from his constituents regarding politics, jobs, autographs, letters of introduction, and military land bounties. Papers also relate to his career as the chairman of the Senate finance committe and include legislative acts regarding federal treasury deposits and financial reports on the imports and exports to Europe. A speech Hunter gave before the Democratic mass meeting at Poughkeepsie, New York, on 1 October 1856 defending slavery and speaking out against the Republican party and the increasing anti-South feelings in the country. Also, biographies on John C. Calhoun written by Hunter in the final years of his life and a biography on Hunter's political career.
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 Added: Dec. 22, 2012

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