Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855

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John C. Spencer served as a Congressman from New York from 1817-1819, and was later Secretary of War and then Secretary of the Treasury in the administration of President Tyler.

From the description of John C. Spencer letter : to John S. Larned, 1818 February 13. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 779599386

American lawyer and cabinet officer.

From the description of Autograph letters (2) signed : House of Representatives, to George Boyd, Esq. Pensior Office, 1818 Mar. 26 and 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270579232

U.S. representative from New York, U.S. secretary of war and secretary of the treasury, and New York public official.

From the description of John C. Spencer correspondence, 1822-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980503

U.S. Secretary of War under President Tyler, 1841-1843. Great grandfather of Mrs. Guilford Francis of Buffalo, N.Y.

From the description of Power of attorney : to Henry Morris, 1833 Feb. 18. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33115286

Spencer was a New York state lawyer and congressman. In 1839 he became secretary of the state of New York and U.S. secretary of War (1841-1843).

From the description of Letter to Reuben Walworth, 27 May 1840. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235928495

U.S. secretary of war under President Tyler, 1841-1843. Great grandfather of Mrs. Guilford Francis of Buffalo, N.Y.

From the description of John C. Spencer letter : Canandaigua, to Rev. W. Shelton, Buffalo, 1835 Mar. 23. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 173260177

American lawyer, Congressman and cabinet officer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Noah Webster, 1839 Feb. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574419

John C. Spencer, a Congressman from N.Y., also served as President Tyler's Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury. Spencer resigned from the Cabinet because of his opposition to annex Texas. He was then nominated to the Supreme Court, but was rejected.

John Nelson, a Congressman from Maryland, also served as President Tyler's Attorney General, as well as the Secretary of State ad interim.

From the description of J.C. Spencer letter : Albany, N.Y., to John Nelson : ALS, 1844 Oct. 17. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 53161025

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referencedIn Townsend, Isaiah. Papers, 1795-1882. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Mahan, D. H. (Dennis Hart), 1802-1871. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855. Letter to Reuben Walworth, 27 May 1840. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855. John C. Spencer correspondence, 1822-1843. Library of Congress
creatorOf Spencer, John Canfield, 1788-1855. Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Noah Webster, 1839 Feb. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Tyler, John, 1790-1862. ALS : Sherwood Forest, Charles City County, Va., to Daniel Webster, 1851 Nov. 6. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf United States. War Dept. Confidential and unofficial letters sent, 1814-1847 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855. Letter, 1843. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Floyd Glenn Lounsbury papers, ca. 1935-1998, Circa 1935-1998 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Chambers, John, 1780-1852. Letter: to John C. Spencer /by John Chambers, 1842 Jun 25. Yale University Library
referencedIn Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1795-1858. Papers, 1815-1857. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Confidential and unofficial letters sent [microform]., 1814-1847 Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Townsend family papers, 1799-1902, 1812-1871 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Stanley, John Mix, 1814-1872. John Mix Stanley papers, 1842, 1868-1871. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855. John C. Spencer letter : Canandaigua, to Rev. W. Shelton, Buffalo, 1835 Mar. 23. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Spencer, John Canfield, 1788-1855. Autograph letters (2) signed : House of Representatives, to George Boyd, Esq. Pensior Office, 1818 Mar. 26 and 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Tracy, Albert Haller, 1793-1859. Papers, 1815-1874; bulk, 1821-1844. New York State Library
referencedIn Stone, William L. (William Leete), 1792-1844. Letters : New York, [N.Y.], 1819-1841. Newberry Library
referencedIn Lewis Cass papers, Cass, Lewis, papers, 1774-1924 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876,. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1782-1966. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Allibone, S. Austin (Samuel Austin), 1816-1889. Correspondence of Baltimore, Maryland merchants 1771-1885. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1798-1870. Letters: to John Canfield Spencer, 1842 Jan 9. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. Letter, 1842. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855. John C. Spencer letter : to John S. Larned, 1818 February 13. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. Letter, 1843 Nov. 16, to John C. Spencer New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Clinton, George W. (George William), 1807-1885. George W. Clinton letters, invitation, and canal report, 1843-1877. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Townsend family. Papers, 1799-1902, bulk (1812-1871) New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Totten, Joseph Gilbert, 1788-1864. Letter, 1841 Nov. 18, Washington [to] Hon. John C. Spencer, Secretary of War. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Mason, R.B. (Richard Barnes), 1797-1850. Correspondence regarding Texas Indians, 1841-1863. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Brown, Jacob Jennings, 1775-1828. Jacob J. Brown letter to Micah Sterling [manuscript], 1820 January 28. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Christopher Van Deventer papers, Van Deventer, Christopher, papers, 1799-1925 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
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
creatorOf Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809,. Virginia letters [manuscript], 1776-1846. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855. Power of attorney : to Henry Morris, 1833 Feb. 18. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Butler, Pierce Mason, 1798-1847. Letter : Fort Gibson, Okla., to J.C. Spencer, Washington, D.C., 1842 Dec. 27. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809,. Virginia letters and legal opinion, 1776-1846. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Spencer, John Canfield, 1788-1855. Autograph letters signed (4) and letter signed : Washington and Albany, to Henry Wheaton, 1842 Feb. 1-1848 Apr. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Pruyn, John V. L. (John Van Schaick Lansing), 1811-1877. Papers, 1834-1876. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Park Benjamin Papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855. J.C. Spencer letter : Albany, N.Y., to John Nelson : ALS, 1844 Oct. 17. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Benjamin Park papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Van Deventer, Christopher, d. 1838. Christopher Van Deventer papers, 1799-1925. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher, 1795-1864. Papers, 1812-1860. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Ethan Allen Hitchcock collection on Indian removal, 1804-1896 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript 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 ORIGINAL autograph letters of Presidents of the United States of North America; 1795-1850:-1. G[e]o[rge] Washington to Col. W. S. Smith; United States, 12 Aug. 1795, f. 4. 2. John Adams to Dr. J. Morse; Quincy, 18 Dec. 1815, f. 5. 3. Th[omas] Jeffer..., 1795-1850 British Library
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Lewis Cass papers, 1774-1924. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855. Letter : n.p., to Rev. Dr. Sprague, n.p., 1853 Dec. 8. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Worth, W. S. Autograph collection [manuscript] / originally compiled by W.S. Worth. 1803-1865. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Spencer, John Canfield, 1788-1855. Letter, 1843, May 31, Washington, D.C., to G. F. Usher. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Birth 1788-01-08

Death 1855-05-17

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