Sanford, H. S., 1823-1891

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Diplomat. Secretary of Legation in Paris, 1849 to 1854; Minister Resident to Belgium 1861 to 1867. Authored books on international systems of penal codes. Known as "General" because of his enrollment as a major-general in the Minnesota militia during the Civil War, in recognization of his gift of a pair of field pieces to the 1st Minnesota Volunteers. Founder of Shelton, Florida.

From the description of Letters : Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium, to Samuel Sullivan Cox, 1861-1885. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122480588

A Woodbury, Connecticut native who later went on the be the United States Minister to Brussels, an entrepreneuer, diplomat and businessman.

From the description of Henry Sanford incoming correspondence, 1864-1867. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 166907780

U.S. minister to Belgium.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brussels, to Mr. Morse, [186-] May 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270633591

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referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Sanford, Henry Shelton, 1823-1891. Papers [microform] : correspondence, letter-books, drafts, etc. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Anderson, Joseph Reid, 1813-1892,. Papers of the Rives family [manuscript] (1777) 1822-1945. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf John Coggeshall (Ship). Journal of a voyage to the Pacific Ocean on board the Ship John Coggeshall, Oct. 3,1835 - May 18,1836. Independence Seaport Museum
creatorOf Sanford, Henry Shelton, 1823-1891. Henry Sanford incoming correspondence, 1864-1867. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn John L. (John Lawrence) LeConte papers, 1812-1897, 1812-1897 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Sanford, Henry Shelton, 1823-1891. Correspondence, 1878-1885. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Sanford, Henry Shelton, 1823-1891. Selected papers [microform], 1873-1892. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Shaw, Roderick K. R.K. Shaw collection, 1851-1884. Florida State University
creatorOf Sanford, Henry Shelton, 1823-1891. Letters : Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium, to Samuel Sullivan Cox, 1861-1885. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Dow, John Melmoth, 1827-1892. John Melmoth Dow papers, 1798-1918. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Old Settlers' Association of Minnesota. Association records, 1857-1917. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Henry Shelton Sanford Memorial Library (Sanford, Fla.). Register, Henry Shelton Sanford papers. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Sanford, Henry Shelton, 1823-1891. Henry Shelton Sanford papers, 1845-1890 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn John Melmoth Dow papers, 1798-1918. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Chase, Sydney Octavius, 1860-1941. Papers, 1870-1941. University of Florida
referencedIn Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888. The papers of Ephraim George Squier, 1841-1848. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888. E.G. Squier papers, 1841-1888 (bulk 1846-1874). Library of Congress
referencedIn Chase Collection, Circa 1750-1984, 1884-1984 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
creatorOf Sanford, Henry Shelton, 1823-1891. Autograph letter signed : Brussels, to Mr. Morse, [186-] May 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Robinson" to "Saxton". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn E. G. Squier Papers, 1841-1888, (bulk 1846-1874) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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Birth 1823-06-15

Death 1891-05-21

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