Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858

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Henry Leavitt Ellsworth graduated from Yale in 1810. He studied law at Litchfield Law School, and in 1832 he was appointed Commissioner of Indian tribes in Arkansas and Oklahoma. In 1835, Ellsworth was elected mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, but only served one month. In 1835, he was appointed U.S. Commissioner of Patents, remaining until 1845. Following this, Ellsworth settled in Lafayette, Indiana, acting as an agent for purchase and settlement of public land.

From the description of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1811-1838 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122549242

From the description of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1811-1838 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166028

From the guide to the Henry Leavitt Ellsworth papers, 1811-1838, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, American agriculturist, was born in Windsor, Connecticut in 1791. He graduated from Yale in 1810 and became a lawyer, businessman, and farmer. In 1832 he made a trip west as one of the commissioners appointed to superintend the removal of Indians to what is now Oklahoma.

From the description of Journal of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1832. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228740531

Ellsworth, a native of Connecticut, graduated from Yale in 1810. He was president of the Aetna Insurance Company (1819-1821); an Indian commissioner (1832); and the commissioner of patents (1835-1845). An agriculturalist and a federal functionary, he has been called the father of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

From the description of Circular, 1837. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 28315163

Ellsworth was the first United States commissioner of patents.

From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Henry Clay, 1836 December 7. (Natural History Museum Foundation, Los Angeles County). WorldCat record id: 23299544

Agriculturist; appointed by President Jackson as commissioner to superintend the settlement of the Indian tribes transplanted to the south and west of Arkansas. On his way West, he met Washington Irving, Charles Joseph Latrobe, and Count Pourtales who were traveling together. They joined him and the trip was recorded by Irving in A Tour on the Prairies, 1835, and by Latrobe in The Rambler in North America, 1835.

From the description of Ellsworth letter, 1832 Dec. 5. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 37163134

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referencedIn Sherman, Roger M. (Roger Minott), 1773-1844. Papers, 1773-1845. Fairfield Historical Society Library
referencedIn Goodrich family. Goodrich family papers, 1732-1905 (inclusive), 1787-1860 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851. Papers, 1770-1934 (bulk 1833-1851) William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Dwight, Henry, 1783-1857. Correspondence, 1818-1835. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Papers of Oliver Ellsworth, 1762-1907. Library of Congress
referencedIn Hartford National Bank & Trust Company Records., 1792-1976. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
creatorOf Crall\'e, Richard K. (Richard Kenner), 1800-1864. Richard K. Crallé collection 1818-1856. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Henry Clay, 1836 December 7. Natural History Museum Los Angeles County Foundation, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
referencedIn Hare, Robert, 1781-1858. ALS and enclosure : Boston, to Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1843 Aug. 28. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Chauncey family. Chauncey family papers, 1675-1928 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858. Letter : to Professor Benjamin Silliman / by Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1832 Dec 5. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859. Letter, 1840 July 14, Boston, Mass., to James Dixon. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858. Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1811-1838 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Brown, Jeremiah. Letter, 1824 February 12, to Ebenezer Barnard. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Goodrich Family Papers, 1732-1905 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn United States. Patent Office. Letters patent [issued to] Ebenezer Beard [for invention of an] improvement in the art of making bee hives, called the slide bee hive. University of California, Davis, Shields Library
creatorOf Flint, Edward, fl. 1837. Edward Flint letters patent, 1837. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Barbour, John H. Papers, 1832-1881. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858. Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1811-1838 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Oliver Ellsworth Family Papers, 1762-1907 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858. Ellsworth letter, 1832 Dec. 5. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn United States. Patent Office. Letters patent issued to Samuel Silliman for invention of an improvement in the machine for washing clothes, called the vibrating washing machine : Washington, 1830 Feb 3. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn United States. Patent Office. Letters patent issued to Samuel Silliman for invention of an improvement in the machine for washing clothes, called the vibrating washing machine : Washington, 1830 Feb 3. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858. Journal of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1832. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn B. Brundred Son & Co. [Business records]. American Textile History Museum Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858. Circular, 1837. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Henry Leavitt Ellsworth papers, 1811-1838 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Webster, Noah, 1758-1843. Autograph letter signed : New Haven, to Henry L. Ellsworth, 1839 Nov. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858. Papers, 1843. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Ellsworth, Annie Goodrich. [Papers], 1947. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Thayer, George W. Lucius Lyon papers, 1770-1934, bulk 1833-1851. William L. Clements Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Indiana--Lafayette
Oklahoma
Lafayette (Ind.)
Oklahoma
Wabash River Valley
Arkansas River
West (U.S.)
Middle West
United States
Connecticut
Fort Gibson (Okla.)
Middle West
Oklahoma
Maumee River Valley (Ind. and Ohio)
Connecticut
West (U.S.)
Oklahoma
Cimarron River
Subject
Indians of North America
Pawnee Indians
Indians of North America--Government relations
Land companies
Osage Indians
Real property
Wild horses
American bison hunting
Horse hunting
Occupation
Lawyers
Politicians
Soldiers--United States
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Birth 1791-11-10

Death 1858-12-27

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