Meriwether, D. (David), 1800-1893

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Meriwether, an explorer and trader in his youth, became a Kentucky farmer and politician. He served as governor of New Mexico territory (1853-1857).

From the description of Letter, June 3, 1845. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 697839154

David Meriwether was a Kentucky politician.

From the description of Broadside, 1835-1840. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49253268

Kentucky lawyer, legislator, and governor of the New Mexico Territory, 1853-1857.

From the description of Memoirs, 1800-1855. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49253297

David Meriwether was appointed Governor and Indian Superintendent for New Mexico Territory in 1853. He arrived in Santa Fe on August 8, 1853.

From the description of Circulars from the Commissioner and Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1853 Jun-Sep. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702144843

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referencedIn William G. Ritch Collection, 1539-1901, bulk 1845-1882 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Smith, J. M.,. J.M. Smith letters : Apache Agency near Fort Webster, N.M, to Governor David Meriwether, N.M., 1853 Sept. 5-Nov. 11. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Carson, Kit, 1809-1868. Kit Carson letters : Taos, New Mexico Territory, 1854 Mar 21-1859 Nov 9. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Graves, E. A. E.A. Graves letters to Governor David Meriwether regarding Indians in the New Mexico Territory, 1853. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Meriwether, D. (David), 1800-1893. Circulars from the Commissioner and Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1853 Jun-Sep. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Governor David Meriwether Papers, 1853-1857 New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
referencedIn New Mexico. Governor (1853-1857 : Meriwether). Territorial Governors' letterpress book, 1853-1862. New Mexico State Library
referencedIn E.A. Graves letters to Governor David Meriwether regarding Indians in the New Mexico Territory, 1853 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn Carson, Kit, 1809-1868. Kit Carson letters : Taos, New Mexico Territory, 1854 Mar 21-1859 Nov 9. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Meriwether, David, 1800-1892. Broadside, 1835-1840. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn McKnight, Virgil. David Meriwether letter, 1852 Jan. 29. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Davis, W. W. H. (William Watts Hart), 1820-1910. William Watts Hart Davis diary : ms., 1854-1855. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Meriwether, David, 1800-1892. Memoirs, 1800-1855. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Meriwether, D. (David), 1800-1893. Letter, June 3, 1845. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
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associatedWith Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848. person
associatedWith Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820. person
associatedWith Breathitt, John, 1786-1834. person
associatedWith Carson, Kit, 1809-1868. person
associatedWith Carson, Leonard. person
associatedWith Clark, William, 1770-1838. person
associatedWith Colmesnil, John D., 1787-1871. person
associatedWith Crittenden, George Bibb, 1812-1880. person
associatedWith Davis, W. W. H. (William Watts Hart), 1820-1910. person
associatedWith Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815. person
associatedWith Graves, E. A. person
correspondedWith Graves, E. A. person
associatedWith Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. person
associatedWith Hay, Charles, 1801-1884. person
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809. person
associatedWith Manypenny, George Washington, 1809-1893. person
correspondedWith McKnight, Virgil. person
associatedWith Methodist Church corporateBody
associatedWith Miller, Warrick, 1793-1863. person
associatedWith Mix, Charles E. person
associatedWith New Mexico. Governor (1853-1857 : Meriwether) corporateBody
associatedWith O'Fallon, John, 1791-1865. person
associatedWith Pike, Zebulon Montgomery, 1779-1813. person
associatedWith Powell, L. W. (Lazarus Whitehead), 1812-1867. person
associatedWith Ritch, William G. person
correspondedWith Smith, J. M., person
associatedWith United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs corporateBody
associatedWith Vance, William R., 1806-1885? person
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Kentucky
Kentucky
New Mexico
Kentucky--Louisville
Missouri
Louisville (Ky.)
New Mexico
United States
Illinois--Hancock County
Subject
Slavery
Fugitive slaves
Earthquakes--History--Sources
Elections--History--Sources
Gadsden Purchase--History--Sources
Broadsides
Indians of North America--Treaties
Banks and banking--History--Sources
Political corruption
Pigeon Roost Massacre, 1812--Sources
Mormons
Indians of North America--Government relations
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Fur trade--History--Sources
Presidents--Election--1824
Frontier and pioneer life--Sources
Occupation
Indian agents--New Mexico
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Birth 1800-10-30

Death 1893-04-04

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