Lewis Charles Levin Letters to William David Lewis mssHM 14062-14150
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Title: Lewis Charles Levin letters to William David Lewis
Creator: Levin, Lewis C. (Lewis Charles), 1808-1860
Identifier/Call Number: mssHM 14062-14150
Physical Description: 2.3 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1849-1850
Abstract: A colelction of letters from Lewis Charles Levin, American Congressmen, to William David Lewis.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.
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[Identification of item]. Lewis Charles Levin letters to William David Lewis, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Purchased from the Anderson Galleries, February 1923.
Lewis Charles Levin (1808-1860) was one of the founders of the Nativist Party in 1842 which was a forerunner of the Know-Nothings. Levin was also the Representative from Pennsylvania for the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Congresses (1845 to 1851).
A collection of 89 items from 1849 to 1850; it consists of Lewis Charles Levin's letters to William David Lewis, chiefly dealing with the campaign led by Levin and his party to secure an appointment for Lewis as collector of the Port of Philadelphia. The letters detail the workings of political patronage in Washington, D.C. in the 19th century.
Processed by Huntington Library Staff, circa 1930. In 2020, Gayle Richardson created the finding aid derived from a legacy summary report.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Legislators -- Pennsylvania
Legislators -- United States
Lobbying -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Politicians -- Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania -- History -- 1775-1865
Pennsylvania -- Politics and Government -- 1775-1865
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century
United States -- History -- 1815-1861
United States -- Politics and Government -- 1849-1861 -- Sources
Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 19th century
Lewis, William David, 1792-1881
American Party (Pa.)
United States. Congress (31st, 1st session : 1849-1850)