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Papers of R.M.T. Hunter, 1817-1887

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Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, c. 1860. Library of Congress.


(Microfilm Edition)

University of Virginia

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Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (1809 –1887) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia (1837–1843, 1845–1847), Speaker of the House (1839–1841), and U.S. Senator (1847–1861). During the American Civil War, Hunter became the Confederate States Secretary of State (1861–1862) and then a Confederate Senator (1862–1865) and critic of President Jefferson Davis. This is a selective edition of his personal and professional correspondence and papers.


13 reels, 44-page guide


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