Bell, John.  Papers, 1860-1861

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Collection Overview

Title: Bell, John.  Papers, 1860-1861

Primary Creator: Bell, John (1797-1869)

Extent: 3.0 folders. More info below.

Subjects: Bell, John, 1796-1869, Clemens, Jeremiah, 1814-1865, Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867, Political campaigns, Secession, Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891, Tennessee--Nashville

Forms of Material: Copies, Professional papers

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The materials in this collection concern the 1860 presidential candidacy of John Bell of Tennessee. Included are correspondence between Bell and Alexander H. H. Stuart, who helped organize the Constitutional Union Party, Jeremiah Clemens, a Unionist from Alabama who attempted to prevent secession, and Washington Hunt, a former governor of New York (1850-52) and Chairman of the Constitutional Union Convention which nominated Bell. The collection also includes photocopies of two speeches, one, handwritten by Bell, concerning Kansas and the Missouri Compromise, and the other concerning the issue of secession in Texas.

The photostats in this collection were selected from the John Bell Papers, Library of Congress.

Subject/Index Terms

Bell, John, 1796-1869
Clemens, Jeremiah, 1814-1865
Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867
Political campaigns
Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891