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Correspondence, drafts of speeches, pamphlets and other printed material, mainly
relating to the Civil War and Reconstruction, the status of freed blacks, the tariff and
international trade, passage of the Land Grant College Act, and other public questions;
scrapbook containing a photocopy of Morrill's Wanderings and Scribblings, or A
Journal of a Journey South and West in May, June and July, A.D. 1841; a
scrapbook of obituary notices; a scrapbook and other items relating to the 75th
anniversary of the Land Grant College Act, 1937; and photographs and other personal
items. Correspondents include George T. Brown, Schuyler Colfax, John H. Freeman, James
A. Garfield, Horace Greeley, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, William Dean
Howells, Nellie Grant Sartoris, Jacob Gould Schurman, John Sherman, Horatio King (who wrote letters to Morrill on his birthday), A. D. White and President Grover Cleveland.
Note: Item lists of letters and speeches are available in the accession folder.