Wheaton, Henry, 1785-1848

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Birth 1785-11-27
Death 1848-03-11

Biographical notes:

American legal scholar, first Ambassador to the Court of Berlin, and author of the first great American work on international law. Reynolds became Governor of Missouri during the Civil War. At the time of this letter he was a student at Heidelberg and had just finished his dissertation.

From the description of Letter : Berlin, Germany, to Thomas Caute Reynolds, Paris, 1842 November 17. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122348881

Lawyer and diplomat. From 1816 to 1827 he was reporter of the United States Supreme Court.

From the description of ALsS : to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1820-1823. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525004

American diplomat.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Senator William Hunter, 1819 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588044

Wheaton's career included terms as a reporter for the U.S. Supreme Court (1816-1827) and U.S. charge d'affaires to Denmark (1827-1834). He was a noted historian of international law.

From the description of Letter to Mr. Plumer, ca. 1820. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235181043

Chief Justice of the Marine Court of New York from April 1815 to July 1819.

From the description of [Notebook: Marine Court, 1815-1817] : autograph reports of Henry Wheaton's decisions in the Marine Court of the City of New York : New York, 1815 Apr. 29-1817 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270884164

Lawyer, diplomat, and author.

From the description of Henry Wheaton correspondence, 1827 November 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981345

Jurist, U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Denmark, and Minister to Prussia. Brown class of 1802.

From the description of Papers, 1786-1899. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122586424


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