Friedrich Hassaurek Papers
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Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Friedrich
Hassaurek Papers as a gift of Mrs. Charles M. Coffin, received
through the courtesy of Carl F. Wittke, Western Reserve University
in June 1958.
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society owns the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights have not been dedicated to the public.
Consideration of the requirements of copyright is the responsi-bility
of the author and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations
of the Ohio Historical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number, and the Ohio Historical Society in all foot-note
and bibliographic references.
Transfer: A file of - Die Menschenrechte, July- Dec. 1853; and
Col. Francis Hall's " Columbia: Its Present State ..., I1 1825,
were transferred to the library department in 1958.
Biographical note: See Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 8,
p. 383- 384.
Scope and content: The library has acquired the personal papers
of Friedrich Hassaurek ( 1832- 1885), Austrian born immigrant, who
at sixteen settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he received rapid
recognition of his able and diverse talents as journalist, lawyer,
Republician political leader, U. S. diplomat, and author. The
small collection, totaling some 2000 pieces, documents the major
phases of his distinguished career.
Hassaurek's correspondence, 1856- 1876, contains over 250 letters
of Ohio political interest. His influence with German- American
groups in Ohio and neighboring states is widely attested to in
his correspondence from Republican leaders at the state and
national level. Nine leters from Ohio Congressman, Timothy
C. Day, in 1856, discuss the issues of slavery, " Know- Nothingism",
Fremont and the hope for a " liberal party." In 1857, Salmon P.
Chase sought his opinion with regard to the reaction of German
Americans to a proposed extention of the naturalization law for
immigrants. Among the seventeen letters of Ohio Congressman,
John Addison Gurley, 1856- 1861, an interesting one of April,
1860, defines Senjamin Wade's personal popularity as a presidential
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