Known as the "scourge of the South," Thaddeus Stevens was probably the most powerful legislator of the Civil War era. This microform edition includes all of his known correspondence; business records; speeches drawn from the congressional Globe and other publications; the cases he pled; minutes from the Ways and Means Committee; and reports he authored.
The papers are in four series:
SERIES I: general correspondence, miscellaneous documents, records of business transactions, arranged chronologically
SERIES II: speeches and resolutions, arranged chronologically
SERIES III: legal arguments and legal and business papers, arranged chronologically
SERIES IV: congressional committee minutes, arranged alphabetically, then chronologically
Documents are accompanied by an identifying label and indexed by name of correspondent, speech, legal argument, or committee. The printed guide contains a roll listing, description of the contents, and indexes.
Number of rolls: 12