Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867

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Governor of New York; Congressman.

From the description of Letter, 1862 October 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578616

Governor, New York, Representative, U.S., New York, and Jurist.

From the description of Letters of Washington Hunt, 1850-1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451086

Hunt was New York state comptroller, 1849-50.

From the description of Letter : Albany, N.Y., to James R. Lawrence, 1849 Sept. 26. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52247159

Washington Hunt (1811-1867) was born in Windham, New YOrk. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1834, and commenced practice in Lockport, New York. After an unsuccessful attempt in 1836 for election to Congress, he was appointed judge of the court of common pleas of Niagara County, a position he held from 1836-1841. He later ran successfully as the Whig party candidate for Congress and served six years (1843-1849); during his tenure he served as chairman of the Committee on Commerce. Hunt served as comptroller of New York in 1849 and 1850 and was then elected Governor of the State from 1850-1852. After his retirement to his farm in Lockport, he served as temporary chairman of the Whig National Convention in 1856 and as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864. In 1860 he was offered (but declined) the Democratic nomination for Vice President.

From the guide to the Washington Hunt Letters, 1836-1862, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Francis Ruggles papers, 1848-1895 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867. Letters and card from New York State politicians, 1860-1884. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867. Letters, 1839-1847. New York State Library
creatorOf Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881. Samuel B. Ruggles papers, 1801-1881. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Hunt, Washington. Washington Hunt papers, 1838-1862. Cornell University Library
referencedIn John P. (John Prescott) Bigelow papers, 1805-1896 (inclusive) 1814-1863 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hugh White papers, 1750-1933. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. Collection, 1829-1869. Bulk: 1855-1869. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Washington Square Park (New York, N.Y.), Washington Square Area, and Campus Buildings Image Collection, 1850-1990 New York University. Archives.
creatorOf Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867. Papers, 1850. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Ruggles, James Francis, 1834-1895. James Francis Ruggles papers, 1848-1895. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Samuel B. Ruggles papers, 1801-1881 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Hamilton, James A. (James Alexander), 1788-1878. James A. Hamilton papers, ca. 1740-1870. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf United States Custom House (New York, N.Y.). New York Custom House Records, 1792-1896, bulk (1802-1854). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867. Letters, notes, and fragments from New York State luminaries, circa 1851-1902. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Thomas Corwin Correspondence, 1850-1853 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. Collection, 1824-1881. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn New York Custom House Records, 1792-1896, 1802-1854 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn New York State Comptroller's Office canal records, 1823-1856 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867. Letter : Albany, N.Y., to James R. Lawrence, 1849 Sept. 26. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867. Letter, 1862 October 28. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf New York (State). Comptroller's Office. Canal records, 1823-1856. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Washington Hunt Letters, 1836-1862 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Burrows family papers, 1760-1916 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Hunton, Hamilton Morris, 1908-. Autograph collection of Hamilton Morris Hutton [manuscript], 1828-1930. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Burrows family. Burrows family papers, 1760-1916. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914 (bulk 1840-1890). Library of Congress
creatorOf Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867. Letters of Washington Hunt, 1850-1858. Library of Congress
referencedIn White, Hugh, 1798-1870. Hugh White papers, 1750-1933. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Corwin, Thomas, 1794-1865. Thomas Corwin correspondence, 1850-1853. Library of Congress
referencedIn James A. Hamilton papers, ca. 1740-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Hamilton Fish Papers, 1732-1914, (bulk 1840-1890) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bigelow, John P. (John Prescott), 1797-1872 person
associatedWith Bouck, William C., 1786-1859 person
associatedWith Burrows family family
associatedWith Burrows family. family
associatedWith Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. person
associatedWith Corning, Erastus. person
correspondedWith Corwin, Thomas, 1794-1865. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Ferris, Benjamin G. person
correspondedWith Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. person
associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Graham, James Lorimer. person
associatedWith Hamilton, James A. (James Alexander), 1788-1878. person
correspondedWith Hamilton, Park, 1808-1893 person
associatedWith Hunton, Hamilton Morris, 1908- person
associatedWith Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. person
associatedWith Lawrence, James R. person
associatedWith Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857 person
associatedWith New York (State). Comptroller's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith New York University. corporateBody
associatedWith Porter, James Madison, 1793-1862 person
associatedWith Ruggles, James Francis, 1834-1895. person
associatedWith Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881. person
associatedWith Shelton, William. person
associatedWith United States Custom House (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith White, Hugh, 1798-1870. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State), History, 1775-1865.
New York (State)
Erie Canal (N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York (State)
Subject
Real property
Governors--New York (State)
Civil War (U.S.)
Salt
Finance, Personal
New York State
Occupation
Governors
Governors--New York (State)
Jurists
Representatives, U.S. Congress--New York (State)
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Birth 1811-08-05

Death 1867-02-02

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