1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Holt family--Correspondence.

  1. Joseph Holt papers, 1797-1917

    20,000 items. 118 containers and 3 oversize. 26.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States Postmaster general, secretary of war, judge advocate general of the United States Army, and lawyer. Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, legal papers, newspaper clippings, speeches, photographs, and printed matter relating to Holt's duties as judge advocate general, especially his work on the military commission that tried the Lincoln assassination conspirators, the trial of Mary Surratt, and various controversies surrounding the work of the commission. Other topics include Kentucky and Mississippi politics, Democratic Party politics, the elections of 1852 and 1856, the Civil War, and Holt's duties as secretary of war.