Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1825

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Known as Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr.; son of Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr. [sic]. Territorial and state official in Ohio; U.S. postmaster general 1814-1823.

From the description of ALS : to Isaac Craig, 1796 July 8. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541808

Ohio pioneer, politician, governor of Ohio, and U.S. senator.

From the description of Letters, 1818-1820. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49253041

U.S. senator and governor of Ohio; U.S. postmaster general and jurist.

From the description of Papers of Return Jonathan Meigs, 1801-1818. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068135

Son of Return Jonathan Meigs, 1780-1823 and Joanna Winborn, he was born Nov. 17, 1764 in Middletown, Conn., graduated from Yale and was admitted to the Conn. bar. He moved to Marietta, 0. and was appointed one of the judges. of the territorial government in 1798. He was appointed judge in Michigan Territory in 1806 but resigned to become a candidate for Governor of Ohio, but was declared ineligible. He was elected to the U.S. Senate, again ran for governor in 1810 and won. In 1814 he resigned as governor to become Postmaster-General. In 1823 he resigned because of ill health and died in Marietta, 0. on Mar. 29, 1821. (D.A.B.) (blue index cards)

From the description of Return Jonathan Meigs papers, 1797-1822. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 422762893

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creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1824. Papers 1826-1830 Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. Papers, 1765-1902. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1740-1823. Meigs family papers, 1772-1862. Library of Congress
creatorOf Davidson, Robert. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Clendenin, David. Papers, 1812-1814. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Fort Wayne Indian Agency collection, 1802-1815 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859. Letterbook of Robert Wickliffe [manuscript], 1817-1835. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1824. Letters, 1818-1820. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1825. Papers of Return Jonathan Meigs, 1801-1818. Library of Congress
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1824. Papers, 1812 Jan. 1. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1824. Letter, 1811 Aug. 25. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn McNish family. McNish family papers, 1773-1926. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Van Cleve-Dover Papers, 1791-1954, 1830-1860 Dayton Metro Library
referencedIn McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Letter, 1813 Apr. 5. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827. Papers of Thomas Worthington, 1795-1827. Library of Congress
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Bacot, Thomas W. (Thomas Wright), 1765-1834. Thomas W. Bacot papers, 1806-1818 bulk 1811-1818. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Gano, John Stites, 1766-1822. John Stites Gano papers, 1797-1833 (inclusive), 1797-1820 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Woodbridge, Dudley, 1747-1823. Power of attorney, 1800 July 18, Marietta, Northwest Territory, to James Backus, Norwich, Conn. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. William Henry Harrison papers, 1734-1939 (bulk 1796-1841). Library of Congress
referencedIn Wheaton, Joseph, 1755-1828. Joseph Wheaton papers, 1797-1839 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Thompson, Charles, Postmaster. Papers, 1814-1815. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Schultz, Christian. Letter copybook, 1819-1829. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn McMaster, John, 1787-1864. John McMaster papers, 1813-1878. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
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 Lucas, Robert, 1781-1853. Papers 1810-1838. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1824. ALS : to Isaac Craig, 1796 July 8. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Records of the Office of the Secretary of War. 1791 - 1948. General Records
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Samuel Huntington correspondence, 1801-1817 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. William Henry Harrison papers and documents, 1791-1864. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Painting [realia] : Return Jonathan Meigs. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Huntington, Samuel, 1765-1817. Correspondence, 1801-1817. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn John Aldrich Stephenson Collection of the Hand, Fiske, and Aldrich Families Papers, 1745-1966 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn William Henry Harrison Papers, 1734-1939, (bulk 1796-1841) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863. Papers, 1811-1863. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn United States. War Dept. Correspondence, 1811-1913, 1811-1882 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Aldrich, Morton Arnold, 1874-1956. John Aldrich Stephenson collection of papers of the Hand, Fiske, and Aldrich families, 1745-1966. Library of Congress
creatorOf Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820. Papers, 1776-1865. Library of Congress
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1824. Papers, 1812 Oct. 18. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1825. Return Jonathan Meigs papers, 1797-1822. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859. Letterbook of Robert Wickliffe, 1817-1835. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hamilton, John. Receipt, 1814. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Joseph Wheaton papers, 1797-1839 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf United States. Post Office (Williamsville, N.Y.). Williamsville post office accounts, memoranda, and receipts, 1808-1822. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1824. Papers, 1801-1818, 1826-1830, 1907-1945. Library of Congress
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1824. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Van Cleve-Dover collection 1791-1954 1830-1860. Dayton Metro Library
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
creatorOf Aldrich, Morton Arnold, 1874-1956. John Aldrich Stephenson collection of the papers of the Hand, Fiske, and Aldrich families, 1745-1966. Library of Congress
creatorOf Little, Francis,. Francis Little Collection, 1770-1864. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Coffinberry, James M., 1818-1891. Maria D. Coffinberry family papers, 1767-1930. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827. Papers, 1731-1908. Library of Congress
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1824. Papers 1802-1818. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1825. Letter, 1817. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Bacot, Thomas W. (Thomas Wright), 1765-1834. person
associatedWith Bartlette, J. C. person
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associatedWith Burke, William person
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associatedWith Campbell, John W. (John Wilson), 1782-1833. person
associatedWith Cass, Lewis. person
associatedWith Clay, Henry. person
correspondedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 person
associatedWith Clendenin, David. person
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associatedWith Cutler, Ephraim, 1767-1853. person
associatedWith Davidson, Robert. person
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associatedWith Fowler, John, 1755-1840. person
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correspondedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Cleve, Benjamin, 1773-1821 person
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associatedWith Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Postal service--Ohio
Ohio
Kentucky
United States
Fort Meigs (Ohio)
Louisiana (Terr.)
Ohio
Ohio
United States
Ohio
Michigan
Ohio
Ohio
France
Ohio
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Postal service
Indians of North America
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Indians of North America--Wars
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Patronage, Political
Indians of North America--Government relations
Occupation
Cabinet officers
Governors--Ohio
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Senators, U.S. Congress--Ohio
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Birth 1764-11-17

Death 1825-03-29

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