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Guide to the Millard Fillmore letter 1977.511

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874
Title: Millard Fillmore letter
Dates: 1840
Abstract: Circular letter from Millard Fillmore, New York State Representative in the 26th United States Congress, promoting the election of William Henry Harrison for the office of U.S. President and commenting on the administration of current President Martin Van Buren. The letter is sent from Washington, D.C. and includes marginal notes by Elijah Knight of Erie County, N.Y., who forwarded the letter to F.D. Bordman of Medina, Orleans County, N.Y. It is dated February 19, 1840. Fillmore himself would later serve as U.S. President from 1850 to 1853.
Quantity: 0.01 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0071
Call Phrase: 1977.511
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841
  • Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

Document Type

  • Correspondence

Subject Topics

  • Presidents -- United States -x Election -y 1840

Subject Places

  • Erie County (N.Y.)
  • Medina (N.Y.)
  • New York (State) |x Politics and government
  • Orleans County (N.Y.)
  • United States |x Politics and government

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Millard Fillmore letter, 1977.511, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of J. Kent Nelson, 1945.

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