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James Speed Miscellaneous Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], James Speed Miscellaneous Papers, 1840-1873, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Louisville lawyer, state legislator, politician, and U.S. attorney general. Papers include letters, originals and copies, discussing routine personal and political matters throughout Speed's legal and political career. Of particular interest is his 1 Aug. 1852 letter to Lucy G. Speed discussing the appearance, dress, and manner of northern men and women, and his 10 Jan. 1863 letter stating his views on slavery and the reasons it is so hard to make progress towards emancipation. Card index in repository
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