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M-8: Thomas Hart Benton Collection

HISTORY: One of Missouri's first and greatest senators, Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) served thirty years, or six terms, in office. Senator Benton was among the first of many illustrious figures to speak at the St. Louis Mercantile Library on November 14, 1850. This particular speech, presented to the Library by Senator Benton, himself, and several letters make up the Mercantile's small collection of primary materials by or concerning Thomas Hart Benton

SCOPE: This collection dates from 1829, 1850, and 1858. Included are the handwritten lecture, "Progress of the Age," delivered at the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association, 1850; 1 letter from 1829; and 2 letters from 1858, one from J.B. Brant concerning Benton's health.

HOLDINGS: 1 holograph manuscript; 3 letters

ACCESS: Some of the material in Special Collection M-8 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.

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