Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1760-01-11
Death 1833-06-01
English

Biographical notes:

Governor of Connecticut, 1817-1827; Secretary of Treasury, 1795-1800.

From the description of Letter, 1827 August 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122582959

Wolcott was a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He served as governor of Connecticut (1796-1797).

From the description of [Letters] 1799-1811 / Oliv: Wolcott. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 491419916

American lawyer and politician.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hartford, to Jeremiah Wadsworth, 1789 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583759

From the description of Letter signed : [Washington], to Robert Purviance, Collector at Baltimore, 1799 Oct. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583756

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to General Huntington, 1799 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583752

From the description of Autograph letter in third person : [n.p.], 1798 Jan. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583748

American lawyer and public official.

From the description of Letter signed : Philadelphia, to Joseph Whipple, 1796 Aug. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583766

Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833), was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1795 to 1800; U.S. Circuit Court judge, Second Circuit, from 1800-1802; and governor of Connecticut from 1817 to 1827. Wolcott also served as comptroller of the state and presided over the 1818 constitutional convention which formulated the constitution for Connecticut. He was deeply involved in mercantile and banking affairs in New York City during his hiatus from public service. In 1803 Wolcott established the firm of Oliver Wolcott & Company, commission merchants, in partnership with James Watson, Moses Rogers, Archibald Gracie, and William W. Woolsey, in New York City. The firm dissolved in 1805, and Wolcott continued as an independent merchant, primarily in the China trade.

From the guide to the Oliver Wolcott letterbook, 1803-1808, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Governor of Connecticut and U.S. secretary of the treasury.

From the description of Papers of Oliver Wolcott, 1759-1837. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070519

Governor of Connecticut, U.S. secretary of the Treasury. In 1792 he was comptroller of the Treasury.

From the description of LS : Philadelphia, to Samuel Russell Gerry, 1792 Dec. 27. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165778

American statesman; secertary of Treasury.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Litchfield and New York, to Noah Webster, 1784 Mar. 9 and 1807 Jun. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583762

Oliver Wolcott was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1795-1800), and Governor of Connecticut (1817-1827). He was also a successful businessman and one of the founders of the Bank of New York.

From the description of Letter, 1805 June 12, New York, to Hope and Co., Amsterdam, Holland. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122370857

Governor of Connecticut, Secretary of Treasury, a founder of the Bank of New York.

From the description of Receipt and letter, 1813 March 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122537042

Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833), was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1795 to 1800; U.S. Circuit Court judge, Second Circuit, from 1800-1802; and governor of Connecticut from 1817 to 1827.

Wolcott also served as comptroller of the state and presided over the 1818 constitutional convention which formulated the constitution for Connecticut. He was deeply involved in mercantile and banking affairs in New York City during his hiatus from public service. In 1803 Wolcott established the firm of Oliver Wolcott & Company, commission merchants, in partnership with James Watson, Moses Rogers, Archibald Gracie, and William W. Woolsey, in New York City. The firm dissolved in 1805, and Wolcott continued as an independent merchant, primarily in the China trade.

From the description of Oliver Wolcott letterbook, 1803-1808. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 227004398

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Subjects:

  • Tea trade
  • Embargo, 1807-1809
  • Retail Trade
  • Indians of North America
  • Farm managers
  • Promissory notes
  • Yellow fever--Philadelphia, 1793
  • Commission merchants--New York (State)--New York
  • Passports
  • Apples
  • Treaties
  • Military Bases
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Banks and banking
  • Shipping--United States
  • Sheep industry
  • Steamboats
  • Hydrometer
  • Artists
  • Merchants
  • Commission merchants
  • Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
  • Fur trade
  • Circuit Court
  • Shipping
  • Customs administration
  • Dry-goods
  • Debtor and creditor
  • Farmers
  • Moving, Household
  • Schools

Occupations:

  • Merchants
  • Cabinet officers
  • Governors--Connecticut

Places:

  • New York (State)--West Point (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • Holland--Amsterdam (as recorded)
  • Connecticut--Litchfield (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.)--Commerce (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • Amsterdam (Holland) (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)