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-- Manuscript Group 686, Franklin Murphy (1846-1920), Governor of New Jersey Papers, 1863-1921


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Manuscript Group 686, Franklin Murphy (1846-1920), Governor of New Jersey

Papers, 1863-1921, 1 linear foot

Call Number: MG 686


Correspondence; Murphy's military records as an officer of the 13th New Jersey Volunteers during the Civil War; typescript copies of speeches; drafts of publicity articles for the Murphy Varnish Company; biographical and genealogical information; certificates; letters of condolence written to Murphy's daughter, Mrs. William B. Kinney, at the time of his death.  Murphy's correspondence consists primarily of personal letters, and letters congratulating him on his nomination for governor of New Jersey in 1901.  His speeches concern such topics as immigration, penal reform, temperance and prohibition, tariff policy, and "Why the Farmer Boy Should Stay on the Farm.'' Included are letters of:

George W. Bates William P. Frye Mahlon Pitney
George B. Cortelyou Wendell P. Garrison Austin Scott
John Cotton Dana Marcus A. Hanna Edward C. Stokes
John F. Dryden Garret A. Hobart Clement Studebaker
John R. Emery Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) Eugene Vanderpool
Charles W. Fairbanks William Nelson Foster M. Voorhees
James F. Fielder George W. Ochs A. Pennington Whitehead
John Franklin Fort Cortlandt Parker William H. Wiley
Joseph S. Frelinghuysen


Gift of Mrs. William B. Kinney, 1969.

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