Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Sulzer mss., 1917-1932, but principally 1927 and 1928, are papers of William Sulzer, 1863-1941, lawyer, member of the New York state legislature, U.S. congressman, and governor of New York. Included are letters, telegrams, pamphlets and newspaper clippings relating in the main to politics and to Sulzer's private affairs. The political material relates largely to the election of 1928 and shows Sulzer as anti-Al Smith, anti-Catholic, and as a prohibitionist. The letter regarding his private affairs are concerned principally with his law business, his Alaskan mining interests, and his Oklahoma ranch. Letters from John Nance Garner, Samuel Insull, and Charles Michael Schwab are included in the collection.

Collection size: 111 items

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