MG 531 - Wolf, Governor George Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains fifteen loose documents: four letters concerning political appointments, one letter urging the establishment of public schools, one letter in German, "A Political Burlesque," one letter admonishing against an election battle of Wolf Vs. Muhlenberg, one letter enclosing "A Political Song of Jackson's Day," four invitations to political celebrations, three petitions, and a large scrapbook with documents found among the papers of Henry Buehler, Clerk of the Senate. The scrapbook contains additional correspondence, petitions, and other items concerning Governor Wolf.

Background

George Wolf was governor of Pennsylvania from 1829 to 1835. His most significant contribution was his advocacy of the public school system enacted during his administration. He was also very influential in bringing order to the State's chaotic financial situation.

Biographical data can be found in Egle's "History of Pennsylvania," p. 246 and "Lives of the Governors of Pennsylvania," p. 350.

Date(s): 1829-1835

Extent: 4 folders, 1 scrapbook, 16 enclosures