Fred Dickinson Letts Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers of Fred Dickinson Letts consist of three feet of manuscripts arranged in a rough chronological sequence dating from 1841 to 1965. The collection begins with family papers (1841-960), such as deeds, mortgages, and photographs. Correspondence (1899 -1961) is included from each phase of his career as an attorney, congressman, and judge with letters from Lester Jesse Dickinson, T. Henry Foster, John Hammill, James W. Bollinger, Harrison E. Spangler, Merritt C. Speidel, and Dan W. Turner. The remainder of the collection consists of Letts' speeches, court decisions, clippings, and six scrapbooks.
- Majority of material found in 1940-1970
- Letts, Fred Dickinson (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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3.00 linear feet
Language of Materials
Attorney, Congressman, and judge. Correspondence, family and personal records, with court decisions and speeches.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifted by F.D. Letts in 1961.
The papers of Fred Dickinson Letts were given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1961 by Judge Letts.
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