FESSENDEN, William Pitt, 1806-1869


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Correspondence in Alexander D. Bache papers, 1835-1864.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 2 letters.


Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Papers: In Fessenden family papers, 1801-1908. 6 linear feet. Includes personal and congressional correspondence, photographs, portraits, and memorabilia of Fessenden, his sons, and other family members. Finding aid.


Brown University
Providence, RI
Papers: February 18, 1863 and September 22, 1869. 2 letters. To Fessenden.


Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Papers: A letter to Fessenden together with two draft articles in Thaddeus Stevens papers, 1819-1868.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 10 items concerning politics after the Civil War in United States Senators’ papers, 1779-1946.


Hagley Museum and Library
Greenville, DE
Papers: In Samuel Francis du Pont papers, 1812-1865.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: 10 letters to Fessenden in John Neal letters, 1841-1875.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1832-1878. 1.5 linear feet. General, personal, and family correspondence, clippings, and printed material reflecting Maine and national politics, abolitionism, service on Senate Finance Committee, operations of the Treasury Department (1864-1865), financing of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Available on 5 microfilm reels. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Timothy Davis scrapbook, 1856-1885. Maine Historical Society Portland, ME

Papers: Miscellaneous personal and political letters.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 15 items (1834-1867) in various collections.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Edwin Denison Morgan papers, 1830-1872.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1858-1862. 2 items.


Rosenbach Museum and Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: January 15, 1864. 1 8-page letter. To Francis Fessenden.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: 4 reels of microfilm of originals (1820-1869) in Bowdoin College. Permission to use microfilm must be obtained from Bowdoin College Library.


University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA
Papers: February 26 and April 18, 1860. 2 letters received.


University of Maine
Orono, ME
Papers: Correspondence in James Shepherd Pike papers, 1850-1880. Finding aid.


University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1854-1868. 211 items. Incoming correspondence, including many requests for jobs. Finding aid.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 14 letters by and 12 to Fessenden (1856-1869) in various collections. Finding aid.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Richard Henry Dana, Sr. and Richard Henry Dana, Jr. papers, 1839-1881.


Washburn-Norlands Library
Livermore Falls, ME
Papers: Items in Israel Washburn papers, 1842-1882.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: 1837-1869. Ca. 1 foot. Chiefly letters received from friends and constituents concerning the antislavery and temperence movements; the formation of the Republican party in Maine, the Liberty and Free Soil parties, and the antislavery Democrats; and his role as chair of Senate Finance Committee. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: In Jesse Baldwin papers, 1862-1861; Abraham Lincoln papers, 1841-1870; and Freeman Harlow Morse papers, 1861-1888.