Bates, Edward, 1793-1869

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Lawyer, politician, and U.S. attorney general.

From the description of Edward Bates papers, 1818-1904 (bulk 1861-1864). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979981

Epithet: Clerk at the Treasury

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St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer, judge and legislator; candidate for Republican nomination for president, 1860; United States attorney general under Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1864 (resigned).

From the description of Letter [draft] : [Washington, D.C., to Abraham Lincoln], 1861 April 18. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26962350

From the description of Legal documents: 1814-1841. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26962363

From the description of Letters : St. Louis, Missouri, to Schuyler Colfax, 1858-1860. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26962357

Bates was a lawyer, Missouri state legislator, U.S. congressman, and U.S. attorney general during Abraham Lincoln's administration.

From the description of Papers, 1778-1872. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29907334

Biographical Note

  • 1793, Sept. 4: Born, Belmont, Va.
  • 1814: Moved to St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1816: Admitted to Missouri bar
  • 1820: Member, Missouri Constitutional Convention
  • 1820 - 1822 : Missouri attorney general
  • 1822: Member, Missouri house of representatives
  • 1823: Married Julia Davenport Coalter
  • 1827 - 1829 : Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1830 - 1834 : Member, Missouri senate
  • 1847: President, River and Harbor Improvement Convention, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1850: Declined appointment as secretary of war
  • 1860: Candidate for nomination for president, Republican Party national convention
  • 1861 - 1864 : U.S. attorney general
  • 1869, Mar.25: Died, St. Louis, Mo.

From the guide to the Edward Bates Papers, 1818-1904, (bulk 1861-1864), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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referencedIn Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Abraham Lincoln papers, 1774-1948. Library of Congress
referencedIn Conrad, David Holmes, 1800-1877. Some recollections of my past life. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Gurley, Ralph Randolph, 1797-1872. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Judge Bates, 1864 Nov. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Browning, Orville Hickman, 1806-1881. Papers, 1843-1888. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. Abraham Lincoln collection, 1841-1870 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Willey, Waitman Thomas, 1811-1900. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Judge Bates, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Maxwell Evarts Papers, 1667-1918, (bulk 1877-1891) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to B.R. Curtis, n.p., 1863 Jan. 31. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Vol. LXXIII (ff. 401). Sept, 1815-May, 1816.includes:ff. 1, 4, 22, 38, 85, 154 George III of England: Correspondence of Qu. Charlotte rel. to the Duke of Cumberland's marriage: 1814, 1815.: Partly Fr.: Copies. ff. 1, 4, 22, 38, 85, 154 Ernest August... British Library
creatorOf Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Autographs of the president and his cabinet : manuscript, 1864. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. Letter : [Washington, D.C.], to [Abraham Lincoln], [Washington, D.C.], 1861 Sept. 17. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Opdyke, George, 1805-1880. Autograph letter signed : Washington City, to Edward Bates, Attorney General, 1861 Mar. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. Correspondence with William Meade Addison [manuscript] 1861-1862. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Vol. LXXXIX (ff. 886). 23 June-July, 1819.includes:f. 1 Lady R. H. Peshall: Letters to the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1819. ff. 3, 114 Edward Smith Lees, Secretary to the Post Office, Dublin: Letters to T.C. Brooks bank: 1819. ff. 7, 150 W-R-Arnold, ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XC (ff. 377). Aug.-24 Sept. 1819.includes:f. 1 Charles Powell Leslie, MP for county Monaghan: Letter to Sir B. Bloomfield: 1819. f. 5 George IV of England: Correspondence of the Princess of Wales with G. Canning: 1814, 1819.: Copies. f.5 Georg... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LXXXVIII (ff. 391). 10 May-22 June, 1819.includes:ff. 1, 136 Joseph Pinsent: Correspondence with the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1819-1822. ff. 3, 6, 8, 23, 28, 36 Marcus Crosbie: Correspondence with the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1812-1819. f. 5 Capta... British Library
creatorOf General Records of the Department of State. 1763 - 2002. Communications from Heads of Foreign States. 1789 - 1909. Ceremonial Letters from Mexico
creatorOf Diven, Alexander S. (Alexander Samuel), 1809-1896. Autograph letter signed : Elmira, N.Y., to Edward Bates, 1861 Mar. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. ALS 1866 September 11 St. Louis to Gideon Welles, Secretrary of the Navy. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn President and cabinet : carte-de-visite, ca. 1861. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. Legal documents: 1814-1841. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Ames, John W. (John Worthington). The John W. Ames papers, 1860-1863. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. Letters : St. Louis, Missouri, to Schuyler Colfax, 1858-1860. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Abraham Lincoln Papers, 1774-1948 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Phelps, John S. (John Smith), 1814-1886. Letter : Jefferson City, Mo., to Edward Bates, n.p., 1861 Aug. 21. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Andrew Johnson papers, 1783-1947 (bulk 1865-1869). Library of Congress
referencedIn Browning, Orville Hickman, 1806-1881. Letter : Springfield, Ills., to C[harles] Gibson, St. Louis, Mo., 1860 Feb. 8. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn Vol. XLIV (ff. 345). Jan.-9 Feb. 1813.includes:f. 1 Sir Edmund Antrobus, 1st Baronet 1815: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1813.ff. 1S b, 326, 327 Revenue: Papers rel. to, in Ireland: 1792-1817.ff. 3, 102, 230 William Ogilvic, of Ardglass, county Down; ... British Library
referencedIn Simon Newton Dexter papers, 1785-1862. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Edward Bates Papers, 1818-1904, (bulk 1861-1864) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn (VII. ff. 189). 27 June, 1741-10 Mar. 1742.includes:f. 3 b John Fortescue: Suit v. Holwell: 1741. f. 4 b Richard Shilton: Suit v. Elsdale: 1741. f. 7 Thomas Plumptre: Suit v. Humble: 1741. f. 7 Sir William Humble, 5th Baronet: Suit v. Plumptre: 17... British Library
referencedIn Willey, Waitman T. (Waitman Thomas), 1811-1900. W. T. Willey letter to J. W. Paxton [manuscript], 1863 January 1. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Grinnell, Moses Hicks, 1803-1877. Letter signed : New York, to Edward Bates, Attorney General, 1863 May. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Photographs of Attorneys General
referencedIn Vol. XCIII (ff. 394). 22 Dec. 1819-9 Feb. 1820.George IV of England: Correspondence and papers of the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1820-1827.includes:ff. 1, 19, 26, 27, 30, 32 Marcus Crosbie: Correspondence with the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1812-1819. f. 5 ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XCV (ff. 393). Apr.-13 May, 1820.George IV of England: Correspondence and papers of the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1820-1827.includes:f. 1 Joseph Pinsent: Correspondence with the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1819-1822. ff. 2, 30 Sir Gilbert Blane, 1st Ba... British Library
referencedIn Andrew Johnson Papers, 1783-1947, (bulk 1865-1869) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Harding, Charlotte, 1873-1951,. Charlotte Hanes Harding autographs collection, 1744-1928. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. [Writ of] scire facias in the case of John C. Potter, complainant, vs. Michael Douseman, defendant / E. Bates. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Vol. XCI (ff. 352). 25 Sept.-13 Nov. 1819.includes:f. 1 William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury: Letter to Lady Liverpool: 1819. ff. 3, 118 Charles Chetwynd Chetwynd Talbot, 2nd Earl Talbot of Hensol; Viceroy of Ireland: Correspondence with the 2n... British Library
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. Letter, 1860. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf United States. Attorney-General. Draft of the Attorney General's opinion in the case of Edward and William E. Stubbs : [Washington D.C.], 1861 Apr. 29. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Records of the Office of the Pardon Attorney. 1846 - 1989. Pardon Case Files. 1853 - 1946. A-354, Isaac Lambert
referencedIn Vol. LXXX (ff. 388). Nov. 1817-14 Jan. 1818.includes:ff. 1, 24, 271 Lieutenant-General Sir Benjamin D'Urban, GCB; Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope: Correspondence with the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1817, 1818. f. 5 Marshall William Carr Beresford,... British Library
referencedIn Vaughn, R. C. Letter : St. Louis, Mo., to Edward Bates, n.p., 1863 Aug. 28. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Vol. LXXXI (ff. 395). 15 Jan.-14 Mar. 1818.includes:ff. 1, 346, 387 Leopold I of Belgium: Letters, etc., rel. to his income, arms etc.: 1818. f. 3 Andrew Dickie, of Messrs Coutts and Co., bankers, of London: Letter to G. Harrison: 1818. f. 4 Willi... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LXXVI (ff. 406). Mar.-17 Apr. 1817.includes:f. 1 Richard Wodeson Carter: Letter to the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1817. f. 6 John Crichton-Stuart, Viscount Mountjoy; 6th Earl of Dumfries 1803, 2nd Marquis of Bute 1814: Correspondence with the 2nd ... British Library
creatorOf Griswold, Hiram, fl. 1861. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Judge Bates, 1861 March 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Grieger, John H. Papers, 1863 Mar. 3. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Edward Bates, 186? Jun. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf United States Sanitary Commission. Subscription book for facsimiles of the Emancipation Proclamation, [1863 Oct.] : Washington, D.C. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Lincoln Room collection of miscellaneous papers, 1837-1924. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Vol. LXVIII (ff. 404). 16 Mar.-May, 1814.includes:f. 1 Andreas Andersen Feldborg, Scandinavian historian: Letter to the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1814. f. 2 John Ness, ship-master, of Whitby: Letter to the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1814. f. 3 Captain Jo... British Library
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. Papers, 1778-1872. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. Letter [draft] : [Washington, D.C., to Abraham Lincoln], 1861 April 18. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Segregated Documents from Letters Received. 1838 - 1943. Papers Relating to President Abraham Lincoln
referencedIn Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901. William Maxwell Evarts papers, 1667-1918 (bulk 1877-1891). Library of Congress
referencedIn Vol. LXXXV. (ff. 396). 20 Oct.-Dec. 1818.includes:f. I Coutts and Co; bankers: Letters to the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1818, 1820. f. 2 Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater: Letter to the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1818. f. 4 Charles Grant, Bar... British Library
referencedIn Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872. Papers of Francis Lieber, 1815-1888; (bulk 1835-1872). 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, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Autograph album: Abraham Lincoln, his cabinet, and senators, 1864 and undated. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Botts, John Minor, 1802-1869. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Edward Bates, 1861 Apr. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. Edward Bates papers, 1818-1904 (bulk 1861-1864). Library of Congress
referencedIn Vol. LXXV (ff. 386). 13 Nov. 1816-Feb. 1817.includes:f. 1 E-Warton, of Blandford, wife of Reverend John Warton: Letter to the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1816. f. 3 Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, 1st Baron Skelmersdale 1828; formerly Wilbraham-Bootle: Corresp... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LXXI (ff. 433). 23 Oct.-Dec. 1814.includes:f. 1 Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, 1st Baron Skelmersdale 1828; formerly Wilbraham-Bootle: Correspondence with the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1802-1825. f. 3 Lady Caroline Wood, wife of Colonel Thomas Wood, of... British Library
referencedIn Phelps, John S. (John Smith), 1814-1886. Letter : Jefferson City, Mo., to Edward Bates, n.p., 1861 Aug. 21. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Bates, Edward, 1793-1869. Abraham Lincoln collection, 1841-1870. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Forney, John W. (John Wien), 1817-1881. John W. Forney papers, 1841-1881. Library of Congress
referencedIn Vol. LXXXIV (ff. 355). Aug.-19 Oct. 1818.includes:ff. 1, 12, 73, 110 Hon George Murray, Lieutenant -Colonel, 2nd Life Guards: Correspondence with the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1817, 1818. ff. 4, 11, 92, 276, 306 Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, 1st Baron Skel... British Library
creatorOf Hall, Nathan Kelsey, 1810-1874. Papers, 1847-1861. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Edward Bates letters and miscellany, 1833, 1856, 1861, 1866, undated New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874. Papers of William Silliman Hillyer, 1822 (1861-1874) 1931, [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Harrington, George, d. 1892. Papers of George Harrington, 1849-1891 (bulk 1862-1873). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Johnston family. Papers, 1779-1891. Library of Virginia
referencedIn New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca.1770-1865. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Vol. LXXXII (ff. 451). 16 Mar.-22 May, 1818.includes:ff. 2, 3 James Price, Vicar of High Wycombe, Rector of Great Munden 1817: Correspondence with the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1818. f. 4 William Le Blanc, attorney, of London: Letters to the 2nd Earl o... British Library
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associatedWith Addison, William Meade, person
associatedWith Ames, John W. (John Worthington) person
associatedWith Baker, W. H., compiler. person
associatedWith Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930, person
associatedWith Bates family. family
associatedWith Bates, Frederick, 1777-1825. person
associatedWith Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858. person
associatedWith Botts, John Minor, 1802-1869. person
associatedWith Browning, Orville Hickman, 1806-1881. person
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associatedWith Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885, person
associatedWith Conrad, David Holmes, 1800-1877. person
associatedWith Curtis, Benjamin Robbins, 1809-1874. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Diven, Alexander S. (Alexander Samuel), 1809-1896. person
associatedWith Douseman, Michael., defendent. person
associatedWith Ellsworth, E. E. (Elmer Ephraim), 1837-1861. person
correspondedWith Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901. person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. person
correspondedWith Field, Theodore W. person
associatedWith Forney, John W. (John Wien), 1817-1881. person
correspondedWith Fritsch, C. R. person
associatedWith Grieger, John H. person
associatedWith Grinnell, Moses Hicks, 1803-1877. person
associatedWith Griswold, Hiram, fl. 1861. person
associatedWith Gurley, Ralph Randolph, 1797-1872. person
associatedWith Hall, Nathan Kelsey, 1810-1874. person
associatedWith Harding, Charlotte, 1873-1951, person
correspondedWith Harrington, George, d. 1892. person
associatedWith Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874. person
associatedWith Jett, Caroline Matilda Bates, 1813-1832. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. person
associatedWith Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876. person
associatedWith Johnston family. family
correspondedWith Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872. person
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associatedWith Opdyke, George, 1805-1880. person
associatedWith Phelps, John S. (John Smith), 1814-1886. person
associatedWith Potter, John C., complainant. person
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Spring Vale Asylum, Staffordshire
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Missouri
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Jamaica, Central America
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Death 1869-03-25

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