William W. Layton, William Pitt Fessenden, Civil War, Virginia, Chromolithograph, 7th Regiment (Maine Volunteers), Dred Scott Decision
William W. Layton is an amateur American historian and collector of historical artifacts in Virginia who donated these items in honor of the creation of the Gerald E. Talbot Collection. The Collection consists of 10 original manuscripts, an original lithograph, 2 facsimiles and 14 transcripts and/or photocopies of the manuscripts, regarding Mainers over a period of years in the 19th century, with an emphasis on William Pitt Fessenden and the U.S. Civil War.
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William W. Layton Collection, Special Collections, University of Southern Maine Libraries.