Professional correspondence, newspaper clipping, manuscript notes, and speech of West Virginia politician Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920). Goff's career included terms as West Virginia Legislator (1867-1868), U.S. district attorney for West Virginia (1868), Secretary of the Navy (1881), U.S. Congressman (1883-1889), federal judge in the U.S. Fourth Circuit (1892-1911), and U.S. Senator (1913-1919). The letters and telegram are in a series written in August, 1876; correspondents are Nathan Goff and Henry M. Mathews, who was the Attorney General of West Virginia at the time and would go on to be governor. The clipping is from the Morgantown Post and describes Goff's speech at a Union League's Lincoln Dinner in Brooklyn, New York (November 7, 1891). The manuscript notes were written by Goff about a speech by M.T. Frame (October 1886). The speech by Goff addresses the Protective Tariff (undated).
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A&M 1940, Nathan Goff, Jr. (1843-1920) Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/5658 Accessed March 30, 2020.