Preliminary Guide to the William M. Piatt Papers, 1843-1908 (bulk 1845-1883)
Collection comprises letters to and from Piatt. Topics include Pennsylvania canals; Democratic Party politics in Pennsylvania in the 1840s, 1850s, and 1860s; the temperance movement; the Piatt family, Pennsylvania railroads; the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention of 1872; and the Liberal Republican Party.
Addition (2008-0297) (10 items; 0.1 lin. ft., 1853-1908) includes letters to and from William Piatt, along with two later letters from his sons. This addition has been interfiled with the collection.
Addition (2009-0239) (63 items; 0.2 lin. ft., 1846-1873 and undated) comprises letters to and from William Piatt. Most are from family members. This addition has been interfiled with the collection.
- Collection Number
- William M. Piatt papers
- 1843-1908 (bulk 1845-1883)
- Piatt, William M.
- 1 Linear Feet, 593 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], William M. Piatt Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Lawyer and state legislator of Tunkhannock and Harrisburg, Pa.
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- Canals -- Pennsylvania
- Democratic Party (Pa.)
- Liberal Republican Party
- Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention (1872-1873)
- Railroads -- Pennsylvania
The William M. Piatt Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1958. Additions were received in 2008 and 2009.
Initially Processed by Don Sechler
Completed July 6, 1998
Last updated June 29, 2011
Encoded by Walt Evans
This is a preliminary finding aid for an unprocessed collection. Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.