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Republican National Convention of 1892: Primary Sources: Archives & Records


George A. Brackett Papers, 1858-1906
Correspondence concerning the 1892 Republican National Convention. Brackett served as chair of the local arrangements committee and his letter books and correspondence shed light on the event. Politicians he corresponded with include Cushman K. Davis, Frank B. Kellogg, William S. King, Knute Nelson, William Windom, and Senator Washburn. See especially January 3, 1892, letter from Brackett to Washburn; January 5, 7, 16, 1892 letters from Lowry to Brackett; January 8, 1892, letter; a February 17, 1892, letter from Brackett to Fred Brackett; March 17, 1892, letter from McCrory to Brackett; and a November 20, 1886, letter from Washburn to Brackett.
Brackett's nine scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings from throughout the nation regarding the convention.
Brackett's Papers also contain five checks each for $10,000, signed by various members of the local and national committees for convention expenses. 
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P1547).

William S. King Papers, 1849-1906
This archival collection includes a delegate ticket.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P1598).

Republican National Convention, Minneapolis, Photographs 
Views of convention attendees, interiors of Nomination Hall, exterior of Convention Hall and the West Hotel. Originals are in the collection of the Library of Congress.
MNHS call number: Sound & Visual Collection I.227

Books & Other Publications

Convention Manual and Visitors' Guide for Delegates, Alternates, and Visitors.
A complete list of delegates and alternates, with addresses, by states ... with Twin City guide for visitors.
Minneapolis: [n.p.], 1892. 
MNHS call number: Digital Copy

Directory of Delegates and Alternates, Republican National Convention, Minneapolis, 1892, with Plan of Hall. 
Minneapolis: [Tribune Job Printing Co.], 1892.
MNHS call number: Digital Copy

"The Minneapolis Convention." 
In Harper's Weekly, vol. 36 (June 18, 1892): pp. 577-583.
MNHS call number: FOLIO AP 2 .H32 Volume 36

Proceedings of the Tenth Republican National Convention: Held in the City of Minneapolis, Minn., June 7, 8, 9, and 10, 1892 ..., reported by Theodore C. Rose and James F. Burke, official stenographers.
Minneapolis, Minn.: Harrison & Smith, printers, 1892.
MNHS call number: JK2353 1892

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