Force, Peter, 1790-1868

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American historian and mayor general.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mayor's office, Washington, to James Greenleaf, esq., 1836 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524419

Antiquarian, historian, and mayor of Washington, D.C.

From the description of Papers and collection of Peter Force, 1170-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81049951

Archivist and historian.

From the description of Receipt, 1853. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70949861

Historian, public printer.

From the description of ALS, 1818 Dec. 2, Washington, to Th[omas] Dougherty. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 14627330

Peter Force (1790-1868) was a collector and historical editor of Washington, D.C., interested in the authenticity of the Mecklenburg County, N.C., declaration of independence of 1775. His son, William Q. (William Quereau) Force (1820-1880) was also involved in the dispute over the declaration.

From the guide to the Peter Force and William Q. Force Collection, ., 1775-1875, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

American historian and archivist; collector and editor of statistical and historical material.

From the description of Papers of Peter Force [manuscript], 1812-1845. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812322

Historian, public printer, member of Washington, D.C. city council.

From the description of Letter : to P.R. Fendall, Alexandria [Va.], 1829 May 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22334422

From the description of Letter : Washington, to Rev. Joseph B. Felt, Boston, 1843 Feb. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22341515

From the description of Letter : Washington, to Manning F. Force, Cambridge, Mass., 1847 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22341590

From the description of Letter : Washington, to P.R. Fendall, Baltimore, 1824 May 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22334440

From the description of Letter : Washington, to Charles W. Goldsborough, 1840 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22341549

Mayor of Washington, D.C.

From the description of Resolution, 1837 May 27. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70953059

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creatorOf Gales, Joseph, 1786-1860. Letter : to P[eter] Force, Mayor's Office, 1837 Jan. 1. George Washington University
referencedIn Force, M. F. (Manning Ferguson), 1824-1899. Manning F. Force collection, 1866-1895 (bulk 1880-1892). Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
referencedIn Machen, Lewis H. (Lewis Henry), 1790-1863. Family papers, 1802-1938. Library of Congress
referencedIn Washington National Monument Society. The officers and board of managers of the Washington National Monument Society, [Washington, D.C.], 1850 August 1. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn American Antiquarian Society. S. F. Haven Papers.
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Scrapbook about James Madison, 1812-1857 (bulk 1836-1849). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn U.S. National Museum Reports. [Contact repository for more information].
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Letter : to P.R. Fendall, Alexandria [Va.], 1829 May 17. George Washington University
referencedIn Wailes, Benjamin L. C. (Benjamin Leonard Covington), 1797-1862. Papers, 1843-1862. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society. Elisha Kent Kane Papers.
referencedIn National Institute for the Promotion of Science. Papers of National Institute for the Promotion of Sciences, 1816-1858. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. ALS, 1818 Dec. 2, Washington, to Th[omas] Dougherty. George Washington University
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Autograph letter signed : Mayor's office, Washington, to James Greenleaf, esq., 1836 Aug. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Machen, Lewis H. (Lewis Henry), 1790-1863. Lewis H. Machen family papers, 1802-1938 (bulk 1830-1879). Library of Congress
creatorOf Royall, Anne Newport, 1769-1854. Letters of Anne Newport Royall [manuscript] 1824-34. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Receipt, 1853. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Papers and collection of Peter Force, 1170-1961. Library of Congress
referencedIn Galloway, John, d. 1810. Galloway-Maxcy-Markoe families papers, 1654-1888 (bulk 1750-1860). Library of Congress
creatorOf Force, M. F. (Manning Ferguson), 1824-1899. Papers, 1845-1900 (inclusive), 1853-1886 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Walker, Singleton S. Papers of Singleton S. Walker, 1824-1827. Library of Congress
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Letter : Washington, to Charles W. Goldsborough, 1840 Jan. 13. George Washington University
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Papers of Charles Sumner, 1841-1874. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lewis H. Machen Family Papers, 1802-1938, (bulk 1830-1879) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Brown University, J.C. Brown Library. [Contact repository for more information].
creatorOf Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough, 1804-1889. Two letters and a description of the Bruff collection, 1849, 1869 and 1914. The California Digital Library
referencedIn George Washington University. Board of Trustees. Board of Trustees records, 1821-2003. George Washington University
referencedIn Stead, Edward, 1895-. Force genealogy : typescript, 1931 Oct. 1. George Washington University
referencedIn Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857. Papers, 1830s-1860s. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Gales, Joseph, 1786-1860. Letter : to P[eter] Force, 1830 March 13. George Washington University
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Letter : Washington, to P.R. Fendall, Baltimore, 1824 May 6. George Washington University
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hancock, John, 1737-1793. John Hancock papers, 1774-1865. Library of Congress
referencedIn Elliot, William, 1773?-1837. Letters, 1826-1836. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Receipt, 1825. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Elisha Kent Kane Papers, Bulk, 1843-1857, 1810-1953 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Flagg, S. Griswold. S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Peter Force and William Q. Force collection, 1775-1875 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 46: United States Senate.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. James Henry Coffin Papers.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Papers of Peter Force [manuscript], 1812-1845. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Charles Sumner Correspondence, 1841-1874 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Letter : Washington, to Rev. Joseph B. Felt, Boston, 1843 Feb. 7. George Washington University
creatorOf District of Columbia. Office of the Surveyor. Plan of square no. 378 : showing the true course of the creek running through it at the time it was changed in eighteen hundred & twenty six, & the present direction, since the change / F.C. de Krafft S.C.W., July 5, 1828 ; Office of the Surveyor of the City of Washington. Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of the Adjutant General's Office. 1762 - 1984. Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the Spanish-American War. 1899 - 1927. Compiled military service record of Peter Force, documenting service in the 1st U. S. Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders) during the Spanish American War.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 7058: National Institute Records.
creatorOf Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870. Papers of William Gilmore Simms [manuscript], 1839-1870. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wood, D. H., 1806-1876. Letter : Washington, to Henry Alexander Wise, 1856 August 20. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863. Elisha Whittlesey papers, 1842-1856 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Library Of Congress, Manuscript Division. Peter Force Papers.
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 233: House Of Representatives.
referencedIn Augustus Mendon Lord collection, Lord (Augustus Mendon) collection, (bulk 1876-1908), 1778-1908 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Hurja, Emil. Hurja collection, 1793-1953. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Dobbin, James C. (James Cochran), 1814-1857. Papers, 1821-1856. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Hodgson, William Brown, 1800-1871. Correspondence, 1817-1871. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Peter Force and William Q. Force Collection, ., 1775-1875 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Royall, Anne Newport, 1769-1854. [Autograph letter signed, addressed to Peter Force. Newberry Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution Annual Report. 1855.0.
referencedIn Galloway-Maxcy-Markoe Families Papers, 1654-1888, (bulk 1750-1860) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Resolution, 1837 May 27. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
creatorOf Shaw, Thomas. Shaw collection 1775-1782 [microform] Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 59: State Department.
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Letter : Washington, to Manning F. Force, Cambridge, Mass., 1847 May 29. George Washington University
referencedIn Force transcripts, 1742-1789. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Wailes, Benjamin L. C. (Benjamin Leonard Covington), 1797-1862. Benjamin L.C. Wailes diary excerpt, 1859. Library of Congress
referencedIn National Academy Of Sciences, Archives. Deceased Members.
referencedIn Dickinson family papers, 1757-1934. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Washington National Monument Society. Records and correspondence of the Board of Managers of the Washington National Monument Society, 1833-1867 (bulk1833-1859). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Rives, John Cook, 1795-1864. Letter to Robert Johnston, 1842 June 28. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887. Collection, 1839-1916, bulk dates 1839-1886. Dickinson College Library, Waidner-Spahr Library
referencedIn Titzell, Josiah, 1905-1943. Josiah TItzell memorial collection on Savannah and Georgia history, 1817-1945. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Washington National Monument Society. Papers, 1833-1863. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Papers, 1825-1856. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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correspondedWith Adams, John Quincy person
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887. person
correspondedWith Bartlett, Jonathan R. person
associatedWith Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885 person
associatedWith Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough, 1804-1889. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
correspondedWith Dickinson family. family
associatedWith District of Columbia. Office of the Surveyor. corporateBody
associatedWith Dobbin, James C. (James Cochran), 1814-1857. person
associatedWith Dougherty, Thomas. person
associatedWith Elliot, William, 1773?-1837. person
associatedWith Felt, Joseph B. (Joseph Barlow), 1789-1869. person
associatedWith Fendall, Philip Ricard, 1794-1868. person
associatedWith Flagg, S. Griswold. person
associatedWith Flagg, S. Griswold. person
associatedWith Force, Marion E. person
associatedWith Force, M. F. (Manning Ferguson), 1824-1899. person
associatedWith Force, William Q. (William Quereau), 1820-1880. person
correspondedWith Gale, Leonard D. person
associatedWith Gales, Joseph, 1786-1860. person
correspondedWith Galloway family family
associatedWith Georgetown (D.C.). Board of Aldermen. corporateBody
associatedWith Georgetown (D.C.). Board of Common Council. corporateBody
associatedWith George Washington University. Board of Trustees. corporateBody
associatedWith Goldsborough, Charles W. (Charles Washington), 1779-1843. person
associatedWith Greenleaf, James, esq., person
associatedWith Hancock, John, 1737-1793. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
correspondedWith Hensley, J. M. (Rev. Professor) person
associatedWith Hodgson, William Brown, 1800-1871. person
associatedWith Hurja, Emil. person
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 person
correspondedWith Johnson, L., & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857. person
correspondedWith Lefroy, J. H. person
associatedWith Lord, Augustus Mendon, 1861-1941 person
associatedWith Machen, Lewis H. (Lewis Henry), 1790-1863. person
associatedWith Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849, person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836. person
associatedWith Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857, person
correspondedWith Markoe family family
associatedWith Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. person
correspondedWith Maxcy family family
associatedWith Mcalister, Mr. (Philadelphia) person
associatedWith McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859. person
associatedWith Meacham, James, 1810-1856. person
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correspondedWith National Institute for the Promotion of Science. corporateBody
associatedWith Payne, John C., person
correspondedWith Powell, C. Frank person
associatedWith Rives, John C. (John Cook), 1795-1864. person
correspondedWith Robinson, Edward person
associatedWith Royall, Anne Newport, 1769-1854. person
correspondedWith Seward, William Henry person
associatedWith Shaw, Thomas. person
associatedWith Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870. person
correspondedWith Smith, Buckingham person
associatedWith Smithson, James person
associatedWith Sociedad Historica & Estadistica Of Mexico corporateBody
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stead, Edward, 1895- person
associatedWith Stevens, Henry person
correspondedWith Stevens, Simon person
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associatedWith Swain, David L. (David Lowry), 1801-1868. person
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correspondedWith United States Congress corporateBody
associatedWith Van Ness, John Peter, 1770-1846, person
associatedWith Wailes, Benjamin L. C. (Benjamin Leonard Covington), 1797-1862. person
correspondedWith Walker, Singleton S. person
associatedWith Washington (D.C.). corporateBody
associatedWith Washington (D.C.). Mayor. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington National Monument Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Webster, R. person
associatedWith Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863. person
associatedWith Wood, D. H., 1806-1876. person
associatedWith Wright, W. Lloyd (William Lloyd), 1876-1950, person
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United States
North Carolina
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Washington
Washington (D.C.)
Vermont
Subject
Historians--Correspondence
Meteorology
Natural history
Public schools
Smithsonian Institution
American drama--19th century
Smithsonian Exchange
District of columbia
Smithsonian Endowment
Patent Office
Wilkes Expedition
Law
Smithsonian Publications
Exchanges Of Publications
Legislators
National Institute
National Museum
Recommendations For Positions
Creek Indians--Treaties
Surveys And Explorations, General
Indians of North America--Treaties
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Occupation
Antiquarians
Historians
Mayors--Washington (D.C.)
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Birth 1790-11-26

Death 1868-01-23

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