LATHAM, Milton Slocum, 1827-1882



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

California Historical Society
San Francisco, CA
Papers: 1848-1921. 2 boxes. Correspondence, papers, and legal documents relating to his political career and contemporary issues. Letters are primarily to Latham and are concerned with state and local Democratic politics (1857-1862), California senatorial controversy of 1857, and Civil War problems dealing with the defense of the West and of overland mail routes.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Capt. George Wallace papers, 1853-1881; and Anthony Zellerbach papers, 1863-1867.


California State Archives
Sacramento, CA
Papers: Gubernatorial papers and photographs.


Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: 1850-1860. 2 items and 1 volume. 2 letters (1850) describe Latham’s trip and arrival in California. Day journal (January 1, 1860-May 6, 1860) describes his election and first months as a senator in Washington, D.C.


University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: Ca. 1853-1866. 6 items. Also letters and photographs in several collections.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 3 letters by and 1 to Latham (1860-1863) in various collections. Finding aid.


Virginia State Library and Archives
Richmond, VA
Papers: January 26, 1855. 1 letter. From John Wilson, commissioner of the General Land Office, explaining the refusal of a patent based on Revolutionary War service of John Paul Jones.