Benjamin Helm Bristow Papers,1832-1896

Descriptive Summary

Title
Benjamin Helm Bristow Papers,1832-1896
Creator
Bristow, Benjamin Helm, 1832-1896
Extent
32 items
Subjects
Babcock, Orville E., 1835-1884.
Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890.
Cincinnati commercial gazette.
Conant, Charles F., Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901.
Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893.
Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1822-1885.
Hodge, George B. (George Baird), 1828-1892.
Hunt, William H. (William Henry), 1823-1884.
Internal revenue law-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918.
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885.
Reconstruction-- Sources.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888.
Stevenson, J.W. (John White), 1812-1886.
Stoughton, E.W. (Edwin Wallace), 1818-1882-- Correspondence.
Swayne, Wager, 1834-1902.
Trobriand, Regis de, 1816-1897.
United States.-- Dept. of the Treasury.
United States-- Politics and government-- 1865-1900-- Sources.
Whiskey frauds-- United States-- History-- Sources.
White League.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Lawyer, railroad entrepreneur, Secretary of the Treasury, and Republican politician. Papers include seventeen letters, 1874-1876, written by Bristow to Edwin W. Stoughton containing his thoughts on the White League organization, on his position as Secretary of the Treasury, his efforts to break the "Whiskey Ring" frauds, and the Republican and Democratic parties. Other letters discuss politics, appointments to office, family matters, and speaking engagements. Card index in repository