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W. H. Roane letter

Label
W. H. Roane letter, 1840
Title
W. H. Roane letter
Inclusive dates
1840
Creator
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This letter is written in ink on one folded sheet of parchment. The letter is from Washington, March 28, 1840, addressed to I. D. P. Brown, and signed W. H. Roane. Mr. Roane discusses the 1840 presidential election, which was between William Henry Harrison, a Whig from Ohio, with John Tyler as his running mate, and Martin Van Buren, a Democrat from New York, who had no vice president on the ticket. Mr. Roane wrote: "The country will be saved from the ignoring of suffering a hungry and heterogenous combination of office seekers to place in the Presidential chair a man who, in the 'hey day' and vigour of manhood, was distinguished as an officer by retreating from the enemy and burning the stores and provisions of his own army, and as a politician by chattering as incontinually as a magpie; and whose advanced age [Harrison was 68] is as usual characterized by increased imbecility and garrulity -- a distinguished gentleman who has just returned from a visit of two week into Massachusetts ... that the Democrats of that state are highly excited and in fine chintz, and informed him that if Old VIrginia gave a good lead in April, they would certainly carry the old Bay State."At the end of his letter, Mr. Roane wrote: "Tell your worthy old neighbor Fletcher that he ought to give a quarter's rent sooner than let it fall, and a whole year's sooner than suffer them "chinch buggs" as I heard him call the Whigs..."
Biographical or historical data
Nothings is known about the sender of this letter, W. H. Roane, nor about the man to whom it is addressed, I.D.P. Brown.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roane, W. H
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harrison, William Henry
  • Tyler, John
  • Van Buren, Martin
  • Presidents
  • Correspondence
Label
W. H. Roane letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2685
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/11/06 by Nikk Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is one letter on one sheet of paper.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20369713
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Joseph Rubinfine on 1975/10/02.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900196521
  • (OCoLC)900196521
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
W. H. Roane letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2685
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/11/06 by Nikk Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is one letter on one sheet of paper.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20369713
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Joseph Rubinfine on 1975/10/02.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900196521
  • (OCoLC)900196521
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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