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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.

Dates

  • 1858
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/12/2012

Extent

0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Abstract

Letter documenting the passage of the Morrill Land bill in 1858 through the U.S. House of Representatives.

Arrangement Note

1 item.

Source of Acquisition

Unknown

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

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Processing Information

The letter has been housed in acid-free folder and acid-free box.
Title
Congratulatory letter to Justin S. Morrill
Status
In Progress
Author
Michael Maune
Date
2014-03-09
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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