xt7vt43hxs8t https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7vt43hxs8t/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7vt43hxs8t/data/kukm1m52w136.xml Various Friends and Political Figures Related to George Nicholas Sanders 18421873 11 pieces. collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Letters to George Nicholas Sanders, 1842-1873 Letters to George Nicholas Sanders, 1842-1873 text Letters to George Nicholas Sanders, 1842-1873 1842 2002 true xt7vt43hxs8t collection false kukm1m52w136 Guide to the Letters to George Nicholas Sanders,  1842-1873 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3  Copyright 2002 University 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,  1842-1873 Collection number: 1M52W136 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:  sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL:  http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Archives Staff Encoded by: Eric Weig  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. Letters to George Nicholas Sanders,  1842-1873 1M52W136 Various 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 Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 Wilson, 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--1849-1877