John Chambers Letters,1815-1844

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Chambers Letters,1815-1844
Creator
Chambers, John, 1780-1852
Extent
4 items
Subjects
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Iowa-- History-- Sources.
Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1817-1864.
Whig Party (U.S.)-- History-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Lawyer, Kentucky state legislator, U.S. congressman and governor of the Iowa Territory, 1841-1845. His letters discuss politics, Whig Party activities; Henry Clay; his wish to be removed as governor of Iowa; experiments with silkworms; Oliver Hazard Perry; and family news