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J. Sterling Morton, Letters

Identifier: MS-0501

Scope and Contents

The materials consist of a 10-page diatribe written by J. Sterling Morton against politician William Jennings Bryan and Bryan’s support of the economic policy of free silver in 1896, as well as a one page typed letter from Morton dated April 6, 1896, marked "personal" to Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Charles S. Hamlin, attacking him and United States Senator John Sherman on the administration's official stance on "what caused the panic of 1896." A drop in silver reserves and concerns on the effects it would have on the gold standard precipated the panic of 1896.


  • 1896


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The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the papers or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Julius Sterling Morton is known as a politician who served as Acting Governor of Nebraska and later, United States Secretary of Agriculture under United States Presidents Grover Cleveland and William McKinley.


0.1 Linear Feet (2 folders)

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