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Alexander Ramsey & The Alexander Ramsey House: Secondary Sources: Books and Articles

Minnesota's First Governor


Alexander Ramsey’s Words of War, by Corinne L. Monjeau-Marz. 
Minnesota’s Heritage. No. 1 (Jan. 2010).
MNHS call number: Reading Room F601.5 .M8 no.1

Alexander Ramsey and the Birth of Party Politics in Minnesota, by John C. Haugland.
In Minnesota History. v. 39.
MNHS call number: Digital Article

Politics, Patronage, and Ramsey’s Rise to Power, 1861-63, by John C. Haugland.
In Minnesota History.v. 37.
MNHS call number: Digital Article

Governor Ramsey and Frontier Minnesota: Impressions from his Diary and Letters, by Marion Ramsey Furness.
In Minnesota History. v. 28.
MNHS call number: Digital Article

Following the Victorian Eye, by Anna Frisina. 
In Minnesota History. 59/7 (Fall 2005).
MNHS call number: Digital Article

The Alexander Ramsey House: Furnishing a Victorian Home, by Barbara Ann Caron. 
In Minnesota History. 54/5 (Spring 1995).
MNHS call number: Digital Article


Alexander Ramsey and the Politics of Survival, by Marx Swanholm. 
St. Paul, Minn. : Minnesota Historical Society, 1977.
MNHS call number: F605.1.R18 S9

Alexander Ramsey: A Study of a Frontier Politician and the Transition of Minnesota from a Territory to a State, by William James Ryland. 
Philadelphia, Pa. : Harris & Partridge Co., 1941.
MNHS call number: F605.1.R18 R9

Scrapbook on the Biography of Alexander Ramsey, by Martin W. Odland.
Newspaper clippings extracted from Minneapolis Tribune, September 23-November 27, 1927.
MNHS call number: FOLIO F605.1.R18 O2

The Alexander Ramsey House, by  Alice Hermina Poatgieter.
​Saint Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society, 1970.
MNHS call number: F613.S8 R32 1970

Ramsey House Recipes
Saint Paul, Minn: Minnesota Historical Society.
MNHS call number: TX715 .R162 1990z

Accentuating the Positive: An Intimate Portrait of Marion Ramsey Furness, by Georgia Ray. 
Saint Paul, Minn.: NSCDA in the State of Minnesota, 1982.
MNHS call number: F605.1.F975 D426


Alexander Ramsey, A Bibliography, by Ruth Lohn. 
MNHS call number: F605.1.R18 A125

Film & Video

Alexander Ramsey
1 videocassette (13 min.) 
Program shown to visitors to the Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul, Minnesota, a Minnesota Historical Society historic site. Ramsey was the second governor of Minnesota.
MNHS call number: Videotape 114

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