Collections of Papers
between 1819 and 1929
Papers of Charles Butler
Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
3 linear feet
From the online finding aid: "Entrepreneur, lawyer, and philanthropist. Correspondence, travel diaries, legal, financial, and business papers, and maps, newspaper clippings, and other papers documenting Butler's involvement in New York politics and his interest in such matters as anti-Masonry, public debts in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, loans to farmers by the New York Life Insurance and Trust Company, legal cases (particularly the William Morgan kidnapping), and improvements in transportation, especially in roads, canals, and railroads."
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