Scope and arrangement
Winfield Scott (1786-1866) was a United States Army general and 1852 presidential candidate of the Whig Party. Collection consists of letters, many addressed to Gales &Seaton, and to Thomas Ritchie and John P. Heiss, publishers of The Daily Union. Letters chiefly refer to political matters, and the publication of Scott's letters and addresses. Also present are canceled checks, autographs, and several engravings of Scott.