Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862

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The "W. B. Preston" listed on the architectural plan is believed to be William Ballard Preston (1805-1862), representative from Virginia to the United States Congress and later to the Confederate States Congress until his death.

From the description of William Ballard Preston architectural plan, circa 19th century. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122467749

William Ballard Preston was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on 29 November 1805. A prominent lawyer before moving into politics, he was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Taylor in 1849. During the Civil War, he served as a senator from Virginia in the Congress of the Confederate States until his death in 1862.

From the description of Letter, July 9, 1850. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168862

From the description of Letter, June 21, 1849. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 742346487

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referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. James Henry Coffin Papers.
creatorOf Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. ALS : Washington, D.C., to William B. Preston, 1849 June 24. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891. Papers of Alexander H. H. Stuart and the related Stuart and Baldwin families [manuscript], 1776-1878 (bulk 1850-1861). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Starke, Burwell, 1806-. Reminiscences of Burwell Starke, 1884. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862. Letter to Walker Booth : Washington, D.C., 1849 Dec. 28. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn United States. Navy Dept. Records of the U.S. Navy Dept., 1840-1852. Library of Congress
referencedIn Jesup, Thomas Sidney, 1788-1860. Papers, 1787-1860. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1849 March 7, Washington, to William B. Preston [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Andrew H. Foote Papers, 1822-1890, (bulk 1847-1857) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn John Gwinn Papers, 1815-1864, (bulk 1825-1849) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Magruder family. Papers of the Magruder family, [manuscript], 1787-1945. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gwinn, John, 1791-1849. Papers of John Gwinn, 1815-1864 (bulk 1825-1849). Library of Congress
referencedIn Wilson, Benjamin, 1825-1901. Letters to "Dear Judge", 1861 April 10 and 14. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Library Of Congress, Manuscript Division. Naval Observatory Records.
creatorOf Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862. William Ballard Preston architectural plan, circa 19th century. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Whig electoral ticket 1844. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Charles Wilkes correspondence, 1838-1852 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Virginia State Convention of 1861 (Richmond, Va.). Record of the vote in the Virginia Convention on the Ordinance of Secession, 1861 April 17. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862. Letter, June 21, 1849. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Johnston, William F., 1808-1872. Letter, 1849 Dec 14. Mystic Seaport Museum, G W Blunt White Library
creatorOf Johnson, Chapman. Letter, 1835 January 10, Richmond, Va. to [William Ballard?] Preston. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Nicholson, Sommerville, 1822-1905. Papers of Sommerville Nicholson, 1839-1881. Library of Congress
referencedIn Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877. Charles Wilkes correspondence, 1838-1852. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862. Letter, July 9, 1850. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1849 June 6, Washington, to Caroline Webster, [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Burwell, William M. (William MacCreary), 1809-1888. Papers of William M. Burwell [manuscript], 1734-1893. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Naval Observatory Records.
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 27: Weather Bureau.
creatorOf Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1807-1863. Papers, 1831-1863, 1850-1863. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. ALS : Springfield, Ill., to William B. Preston, 1849 Apr. 20. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. ALS : Springfield, Ill., to William B. Preston, 1849 May 16. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Papers, 1756-1873. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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correspondedWith Abert, John James person
correspondedWith Baer, William person
associatedWith Bates, John A., d. 1871. person
correspondedWith Beatty, Adam person
correspondedWith Bigelow, Charles person
associatedWith Booth, Walker. person
correspondedWith Burton, J. W. person
associatedWith Burwell, William M. (William MacCreary), 1809-1888. person
correspondedWith Carpenter, E. W. person
associatedWith Cox, Amos A. person
correspondedWith Culies, L. F. person
correspondedWith Davis, Charles Henry person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Espy, James P. person
associatedWith Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1807-1863. person
correspondedWith Folsom, Charles person
correspondedWith Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863 person
associatedWith Gwinn, John, 1791-1849. person
correspondedWith Hardin, L. B. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Jesup, Thomas Sidney, 1788-1860. person
associatedWith Johnson, Chapman. person
associatedWith Johnston, William F., 1808-1872. person
correspondedWith Kent, Benj. person
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associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
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correspondedWith Newath, A. S. person
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associatedWith Nicholson, Sommerville, 1822-1905. person
correspondedWith Parker, Reuben person
correspondedWith Peck, John E. person
correspondedWith Platt, Charles T. person
associatedWith Platt, C. T. (Commr.) person
correspondedWith Poole, Henry person
correspondedWith Reed, Joseph person
correspondedWith Sawyer, H. B. (Commr.) person
correspondedWith Shields, W. F. person
associatedWith Starke, Burwell, 1806- person
associatedWith Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891. person
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correspondedWith Tuany, A. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury corporateBody
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associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877. person
associatedWith Wilson, Benjamin, 1825-1901. person
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Birth 1805-11-25

Death 1862-11-16

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