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Fred Dickinson Letts Papers

Identifier: msc0072
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.


  • 1841-1965
  • 1940-1970


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


3.00 linear feet

Photographs: Box 1 other_unmapped


Attorney, Congressman, and judge. Correspondence, family and personal records, with court decisions and speeches.

Appraisal Information

The papers of Fred Dickinson Letts were given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1961 by Judge Letts.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)