Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 65,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Hunter, R. M. T. (Robert Mercer Taliaferro) (1809-1887) Speech of Hon. Robert M. T. Hunter, of Virginia, on the resolutions of the Massachusetts legislature concerning the assault on Mr. Sumner.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.003 Author/Creator: Hunter, R. M. T. (Robert Mercer Taliaferro) (1809-1887) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet signed Date: 1856 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed by Hunter on a a piece of paper pasted to the title page. Delivered in the senate of the United States, 24 June 1856. Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, Washington, D.C. Hunter was a senator from Virginia.

People: Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro, 1809-1887.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Bleeding Kansas, Statehood, African American History, Slavery, Abolition, Reform Movement, Congress, Injury or Wound, Government and Civics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson