Congratulatory letter to Justin S. Morrill
Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSP 112
Scope and Contents
The Congratulatory Letter to Justin S. Morrill (1858; 0.1 cubic feet) documents the passage of the Morrill Land bill through the U.S. House of Representatives. The letter notes that passage through the Senate was pending at time of writing. The bill mentioned in the letter, ultimately vetoed by President James Buchanan, was a predecessor to the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862. The author of the letter is Benjamin P. Johnson, who served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees for the New York State Agricultural College. Johnson praises Morrill for his contribution to Agricultural Education, in particular.
- Other: Date acquired: 10/12/2012
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
This collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
Justin S. Morrill of Vermont was a United States Representative and Senator, namesake of the Morrill Land Grant Act.
0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)
Letter documenting the passage of the Morrill Land bill in 1858 through the U.S. House of Representatives.
The source of acquisition is unknown.
The letter has been housed in acid-free folder and acid-free box.
- Congratulatory letter to Justin S. Morrill
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- Second edition