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Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

David Lynch papers

Identifier: MC 13

David Lynch (1793-1860) was an active member of the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania in the mid-19th century and a friend and supporter of President James Buchanan. The bulk of this collection is comprised of Lynch's correspondence with other politically active Pennsylvanians and includes letters between Lynch and Buchanan. Also included are personal papers, pamphlets, religious ephemera, newspaper clippings, photos, and engravings.

Dates: 1830 - 1875; Majority of material found within 1830 - 1858

Nativist Riots

Identifier: MC 97

This collection contains materials related to the Nativist Riots (also known as the Anti-Catholic Philadelphia Riots, the Philadelphia Prayer Riots, and the Bible Riots) in 1844. The bulk of the collection is contemporary pamphlets published about the riots as well as correspondence from Morton McMichael the sheriff of Philadelphia at the time of the riots.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1843 - 1845; 1843 - 1970