Gadsden, James, 1788-1858

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Negotiator of the Fort Moultrie Treaty with the Seminole Indians, 1823, and the Gadsden Purchase with Mexico, 1853; planter and merchant of Charleston, S.C., and Florida; president of the S.C. Railroad, 1840-1850; graduate, Yale College, 1806; served as 2nd Lt. in the Engineer Corps during War of 1812; served as Andrew Jackson's aide-de-camp; son of Philip Gadsden; grandson of Gen. Christopher Gadsden (1724-1805).

From the description of James Gadsden papers, 1820-1858. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 43767706

Planter, member of the legislative council of Florida Territory, and minister to Mexico in 1853.

From the description of Papers, 1777-1856. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19646954

Railroad president and politican.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to William B. Lewis, 1835 Oct. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269587129

Military engineer and U.S. diplomat. Born in Charleston, S.C., Gadsden was involved in efforts to bring about an economic revival in the South in order to break its dependence on the northern states. He was active in promoting the Memphis Commercial Convention of 1845, serving on several committees and as chairman of the committee on railroads.

From the description of Letter : to D. Shanks, 1845 Oct. 6. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36867226

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Bodley family. Bodley family papers, 1773-1939. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Mazyck family. Mazyck family papers, 1748-1889. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn James Henry Hammond Papers, 1774-1875, (bulk 1823-1864) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Gadsden family. Gadsden family papers, 1703-ca. 1955. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Ince, Henry Alexander. Papers, 1842-1848. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Letters, 1814-1823. University of Florida
referencedIn Seminole Nation. 1833 Mar. 28. Treaty between the United States and the Seminole Indians, 1833 March 28. Library of Congress
referencedIn Hayne, Robert Young, 1791-1839. Robert Young Hayne letters, 1836-1838. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Alden Partridge Papers, 1807-1959, (bulk 1817-1842) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Jayhawkers Of '49 Collection, 1849 - 1952 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857. William L. Marcy papers, 1806-1930 (bulk 1806-1857). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hayne, Robert Young, 1791-1839. Robert Young Hayne papers, 1808-1839. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Partridge, Alden, 1785-1854. Alden Partridge papers, 1807-1959 (bulk 1817-1842). Library of Congress
creatorOf Gadsden, James, 1788-1858. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to William B. Lewis, 1835 Oct. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Glick, Nathan H. (Nathan Harold), 1912-. Pen and ink drawings, [199--]-[1993]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Gadsden, James, 1788-1858. James Gadsden papers, 1820-1858. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn South Carolina Railroad. Records, ca. 1840-1873. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Christopher Van Deventer papers, Van Deventer, Christopher, papers, 1799-1925 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Clinch, Duncan Lamont, 1787-1849. Duncan Lamont Clinch papers, 1834-1859. Library of Congress
referencedIn Adams, J. (Jasper), 1793-1841. J. Adams papers, 1828-1834. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Gadsden, James, 1788-1858. Papers, 1777-1856. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. John C. Calhoun papers, 1784-1935, (bulk 1802-1850). Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
creatorOf Gadsden, James, 1788-1858. Letter : to D. Shanks, 1845 Oct. 6. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Van Deventer, Christopher, d. 1838. Christopher Van Deventer papers, 1799-1925. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859. Letterbooks : of John Y. Mason, 1853 November 4-1859 September 17. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Woodrow Wilson School Policy Seminar Papers, 1930-2011 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Princeton University Archives.
referencedIn Hammond, James Henry, 1807-1864. James Henry Hammond papers, 1774-1875 (bulk 1823-1864). Library of Congress
creatorOf Moore, Bloomfield Haines. James Monroe collection : manuscript, 1776-1833. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Adams, J. (Jasper), 1793-1841. person
associatedWith Bodley family. family
associatedWith Calhoun, James Edward, 1798-1889. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Clarendon, George William Frederick Villiers, Earl of, 1800-1870. person
correspondedWith Clinch, Duncan Lamont, 1787-1849. person
associatedWith Commercial Convention (1845 : Memphis, Tenn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Doyle, Percy W. person
associatedWith Edwards, Anna Margaret. person
associatedWith Edwards, Philip Gadsden, 1817-1847. person
associatedWith Gadsden family. family
associatedWith Gadson family. family
associatedWith Glick, Nathan H. (Nathan Harold), 1912- person
correspondedWith Hammond, James Henry, 1807-1864. person
associatedWith Hayne, Robert Young, 1791-1839. person
associatedWith Ince, Henry Alexander. person
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Lettsom, W. G. person
associatedWith Lewis, William Berkeley, 1784-1866, person
associatedWith Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail-Road Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857. person
associatedWith Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859. person
associatedWith Mazyck family. person
associatedWith Moore, Bloomfield Haines. person
correspondedWith Partridge, Alden, 1785-1854. person
associatedWith Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876. person
associatedWith Seminole Nation. 1833 Mar. 28. corporateBody
associatedWith South Carolina Railroad corporateBody
associatedWith The Jayhawker party corporateBody
associatedWith Towson, Nathan. person
associatedWith Van Deventer, Christopher, 1788-1838 person
associatedWith Van Deventer, Christopher, d. 1838. person
associatedWith Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Southern States
United States
Charleston (S.C.)
Charleston (S.C.)
Mexico
Mexico, Gulf of
Florida
Great Britain
Mexico
Charleston (S.C.)
South Carolina
Florida
South Carolina--Charleston County
South Carolina
Subject
Railroads--Management
Catawba Indians--Land tenure
Rice trade
Fortification--Design and construction
Antislavery movements
Plantations
Gadsden Purchase
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Birth 1788-05-15

Death 1858-12-26

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