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Letters to George Nicholas Sanders, 1842-1873, 1842

Part of Letters to George Nicholas Sanders, 1842-1873

kukm1m52w136Guide to the Letters to George Nicholas Sanders, 1842-1873Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Letters to George Nicholas Sanders, 1842-1873Collection number: 1M52W136Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Letters to George Nicholas Sanders, 1842-18731M52W136Various Friends and Political Figures Related to George Nicholas Sanders 11 pieces.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Wilson, Samuel M. estate gift, Dec. 10, 1946. The papers were sold in 1914 by the American Art Association. See printed catalog with papers.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Letters to George Nicholas Sanders, 1842-1873, 1M52W136, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Diplomat, Confederate agent, Political activist. Sanders, a native of Lexington, Ky, rose quickly to national prominence as a political promoter, making numerous enemies along the way. In the early 1850's, he became the leader of the wing of the Democratic party known as "Young America" and acquired the DEMOCRATIC REVIEW in order to further publicize the beliefs of the faction. In 1853 Sanders was appointed to the London consulship by President Franklin Pierce, but was not confirmed by the Senate because of his controversial actions. During the Civil War Sanders served as a Confederate agent in Europe and Canada. Some of his daring exploits included grand schemes to conquer the Federal blockade and attending the Niagara Peace Conference in 1864 disguised as a Welsh miner.These are chiefly letters received by George Nicholas Sanders from personal friends and political figures. The letters are written by Richard M. Johnson, the ninth Vice-President of the United States; William Preston, Congressman from Kentucky and Confederal General; Hershel V. Johnson, governor of Georgia; Reverdy Johnson, famed constitutional lawyer, U.S. Senator and diplomat; Sanders wife Mary Mackell Bowie Johnson; William D. Porter, a U.S. naval officer; and John White Stevenson, governor of Kentucky, 1867-1871. The letters mostly concern politics and public affairs. Of particular interest is Richard Johnson's letter concerning his gratitude to the electorate for his thirty-seven years spent in public life and Hershel Johnson's note, apparently addressed to Sanders's daughter, in which he thanks her "for the Flag device and Motto."Chronologically arranged.Johnson, Hershel V., 1812-1880.Sanders, Mary Mackell Bowie Johnson.Johnson, Richard M. (Richard Mentor), 1781-1850.Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876.Porter, William David, 1809-1864.Preston, William, 1816-1887.Sanders, George Nicholas, 1812-1873.Stevenson, J. W. (John White), 1812-1886.Governors--Correspondence.Vice-Presidents--Correspondence.Legislators--Correspondence.Kentucky--Politics and government--1792-1865.United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.United States--Politics and government--1849-1877Letters to George Nicholas Sanders, 1842-1873