Guthrie, James, 1792-1869

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James Guthrie (1792-1869) of Louisville, Ky., was president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad; secretary of the United States Treasury, 1853-1857; member of the Peace Convention of 1861; and United States senator from Kentucky, 1865-1868.

From the guide to the James Guthrie Letters, ., 1857-1862, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

American lawyer and politican; Secretary of Treasury.

From the description of Letter signed : "Treasury department," to Caleb Cushing, 1855 Nov. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270510334

U.S. secretary of the treasury, U.S. senator from and public official of Kentucky, university president, railroad official, and lawyer.

From the description of Letters of James Guthrie, 1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450593

President of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad; secretary of the U.S. Treasury, 1853-1857; member of the Peace Convention of 1861; and U.S. senator from Kentucky, 1865-1868; from Louisville, Ky.

From the description of James Guthrie letters, 1857-1862 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23874883

American lawyer and politican; Secretary of the Treasury.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Treasury Department," to Caleb Cushing, 1855 July 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270503907

James Guthrie (1792-1869) was Secretary of the Treasury under President Franklin Pierce.

From the description of Letter to Richard Hammond, 1853, Sep. 2. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228767615

Lawyer, businessman, legislator, secretary of the treasury.

From the description of James Guthrie : papers, 1826-1867. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49252900

Biographical note: Lawyer and political leader; Guthrie was founder and president of University of Louisville, served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1853 to 1857, supported the Union during the Civil War, and served as U.S. Senator from 1865 to 1868. Richard P. Hammond was Collector of the Port of San Francisco.

From the description of Guthrie letter, 16 Jan. 1854. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 48189675

James Guthrie was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, on December 5, 1792. He served in the Kentucky General Assembly and Kentucky Senate, and became a civic leader in Louisville. In 1853 President Franklin Pierce appointed him Secretary of the Treasury, a position he held for four years. Guthrie was a member of the Peace Congress held in 1861 to devise ways to prevent the Civil War, and served in the United States Senate from 1865 to 1868. He died in Louisville on March 3, 1869.

Edward F. Beale was born in the District of Columbia on February 4, 1822, and joined the United States Navy in 1837. He sailed to California during the Mexican War, commanded a cavalry contingent, and saw much action with Captain Fremont and General Kearney. In 1848, he journeyed back to Washington DC bringing news of the California gold discovery. On March 4, 1852, Beale was appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California, and on his trip overland mapped out a new emigration route. In 1857 he built a wagon road from Fort Defiance, New Mexico to the Colorado River using camels, and later purchased Tejon Ranch near Bakersfield, where he kept the camels he had bought. During 1876-77 Beale served as the United States Ambassador to Austria-Hungary. He died in Washington , DC on April 22, 1893.

From the description of James Guthrie California Indians letter, 1853. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 236111481

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referencedIn United States President, Cabinet, and House of Representatives, 34th Congress, autograph book MSS. 0356., 1855-1903 W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama
creatorOf Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. Letter : Louisville, Ky., to Salmon P. Chase, [Washington, D.C.], 1863 Oct. 17. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. James Guthrie : papers, 1826-1867. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Breckinridge Family Papers, 1752-1965 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. Letters of James Guthrie, 1856. Library of Congress
referencedIn Waller, Henry, 1810-1893. Henry Waller : papers, 1835-1887. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Campbell, Arthur Lee, 1780-1838. Arthur Lee Campbell Papers, 1801-1837. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. Letter signed : "Treasury department," to Caleb Cushing, 1855 Nov. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jacob, John Jeremiah, 1778-1852. John Jeremiah Jacob : papers, 1806-1851. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. Note 1856 December 16. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky Slavery : Records, 1794-1854. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Washington, Peter Grayson, d. 1872. Papers of Peter Grayson Washington, 1846-1870. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879. Autograph letter signed : [Washington], to James Guthrie, 1857 Jan. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf United States Mint. Records of San Francisco branch of the United States Mint, 1856-1899. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1851-1855 : Powell). Letter book, 1851-1855. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Caleb Cushing Papers, circa 1785-1906, (bulk 1820-1878) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn John A. Dix Collection, 1831-1879 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library
referencedIn Coke family. Coke family papers, 1822-1936 1900-1931 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Correspondence on the United States Mint in San Francisco, 1854-1864. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. Letter 1855 July 13. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Yandell family. Yandell family added papers, 1837-1919. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Louisville Turnpike Co. (Louisville, Ky.). Louisville Turnpike Co. : records, 1818-1901. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes, 1846-1932. Breckinridge family papers, 1752-1965. Library of Congress
creatorOf Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. James Guthrie California Indians letter, 1853. California State Library
referencedIn Meriwether, David, 1800-1892. Memoirs, 1800-1855. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Tryon family. Tryon family papers, 1861-1864. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. Guthrie letter, 16 Jan. 1854. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Caperton family. Caperton Family : miscellaneous papers., 1849-1938. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. James Guthrie letters, 1857-1862 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879. Caleb Cushing papers, circa 1785-1906 (bulk 1820-1878). Library of Congress
referencedIn Tomppert, Philip, 1808-1873. Philip Tomppert : miscellaneous papers, 1865. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Heywood, Joseph Leland, 1815-1910. Diary of Joseph Leland Heywood, 1946. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Gordon, Maurice K. Maurice K. Gordon papers, 1844-1857. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. Autograph letter signed : "Treasury Department," to Caleb Cushing, 1855 July 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Yandell family. Yandell family papers, 1823-1877. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Guthrie, James, 1792-1869. Letter to Richard Hammond, 1853, Sep. 2. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bodley family. Bodley family papers, 1773-1939. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Taylor family. Taylor family : added papers, 1774-1912. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. G.T. Beauregard letter, 1856 Feb. 8. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Fidelity and Columbia Trust Company (Louisville, Ky.). Ohio River Valley business collection, 1788-1961. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Rozet, George H. George H. Rozet correspondence, 1856-1857. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf James Guthrie Letters, ., 1857-1862 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
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Birth 1792-12-05

Death 1869-03-13

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