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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.


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

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Collection material is in the public domain. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

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)

Acquisition Information

The source of acquisition is unknown.

Processing Information

The letter has been housed in acid-free folder and acid-free box.
Congratulatory letter to Justin S. Morrill
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Michael Maune
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Second edition

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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