Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807

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Ellsworth, jurist and statesman; delegate to the Continental Congress (1777-1784); chief justice, U.S. Supreme Court (1796-1799).

From the description of Letters to Rufus King, 1800-1801. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 237392171

From the description of Opinions of Oliver Ellsworth, 1774-1786. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339020

Member of the Continental Congress from Connecticut and later Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the description of Letter : Philad[elphia], to J. Wadsworth, 1780, Apr. 15. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 53092628

Delegate to the Continental Congress, U.S. senator from Connecticut, and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.

From the description of Papers of Oliver Ellsworth, 1762-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072625

Delegate to the Continental Congress, U.S. senator from Connecticut, and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the description of Oliver Ellsworth family papers, 1762-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149504

Member of the Continental Congress from Connecticut and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

From the description of Letter, 1780 April 15. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 57616137

Oliver Ellsworth, a Delegate and a Senator from Connecticut was born in Windsor, Conn., April 29, 1745. He attended Yale College and graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1766. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1771. In his junior year at Princeton, he and others founded the Well Meaning Club, which later became the Cliosophic Society.

From the description of Oliver Ellsworth collection, 1775-1802. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 62318075

American lawyer and politician, was a revolutionary against British rule, a drafter of the United States Constitution, and third Chief Justice of the United States. Was appointed the U.S. Minister (ambassador) to the Netherlands from 1797 until 1801.

From the description of Oliver Ellsworth letters, 1776-circa 1800. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 643245571

Oliver Ellsworth, a delegate and a senator from Connecticut was born in Windsor, Conn., on April 29, 1745. He attended Yale College and graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1766. In his junior year at Princeton, he and others founded the Well Meaning Club, which later became the Cliosophic Society. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1771. Ellsworth was appointed Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1796.

From the description of Oliver Ellsworth collection, 1775-1863. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 177679047

American jurist and statesman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Noah Webster, 1789 Jun. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614208

Member of the Continental Congress. Justice of Supreme Court.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Justin Ely, 1785 Feb. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614211

From the description of Bill in autograph, signed : Windsor, 1786 Jun. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614215

Ellsworth was the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1796-1800.

From the description of [Note] 1801 Dec. 8 [to] E. Williams / O. Ellsworth. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 214281146

Lawyer and politician; delegate to Continental Congress and drafter of the U.S. Constitution; U.S. senator from Connecticut; and chief justice, of U.S. Supreme Court; resident of Windsor, Conn.

From the description of Oliver Ellsworth order to state treasurer Jon Lawrence to pay for building the fort at Groton, 1776 July 8. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 232961076

Oliver Ellsworth helped draft the United States Constitution and was the third Chief Justice of the United States. At the time of this letter, he was an envoy to France, and as such had helped negotiate an agreement with Napoleon over restrictions to US shipping which many Americans felt was too generous to Napoleon.

John Jay was President of the Continental Congress 1778-1779, first Chief Justice of the United States 1789-1795, and Governor of New York state 1795-1801.

From the description of Oliver Ellsworth autograph letter signed to John Jay, Havre, 1800 October 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779287237

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creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Letter : Philad[elphia], to J. Wadsworth, 1780, Apr. 15. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Morgan, John, 1751-1840. John Morgan papers, 1784-1824. New London County Historical Society
referencedIn Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Pierce Butler papers, 1779-1787. Library of Congress
referencedIn Marshall, John, 1755-1835. Letter, 1800 December 22, Department of State [Washington to] His Excellency John Jay, New York. Newberry Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. DS, 1776 July 22, Hartford, to unknown. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Connecticut. Office of the State Comptroller. [Pay voucher] 1777 Oct. 30, Hartford [Conn.] to John Lawrence / Ellsworth. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Chauncey family. Chauncey family papers, 1675-1928 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Oliver Ellsworth papers, 1783-1800. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Boas, Norman Francis. A calendar of the personal papers of Oliver Ellsworth / prepared by Norman F. Boas, April 1, 1991. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume 14, Miscellany, 1784-1860. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Connecticut. Committee of Pay Table. Orders for payment, 1777-1789. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Noah Webster, 1789 Jun. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf United States. Continental Congress. Committee report : Princeton, N.J., 1783 July 1. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Papers of Oliver Ellsworth, 1762-1907. Library of Congress
creatorOf Oliver Ellsworth Family Papers, 1762-1907 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Autograph File, E, 1564-1961. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brearly, David, 1745-1790. ALS, 1789 May 25, Trenton, to Oliver Ellsworth. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Iredell, James, 1751-1799. Papers of the elder Iredell, his wife Hannah, and their son James [microform] 1767-1856 (bulk 1771-1830). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. Gwathmey collection [manuscript], 1708-1852. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827. Personal Papers, 1785-1822. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Receipt; "R'c'd of Oliver Ellsworth" in E's hand, signed Samuel Peyton, 1763 Sept. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Oliver Ellsworth autograph letter signed to John Jay, Havre, 1800 October 16. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Autograph letter signed : to Justin Ely, 1785 Feb. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ellsworth, Abigail Wolcott, 1756-1818. Ellsworth family papers, 1779-1890. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. [Note] 1801 Dec. 8 [to] E. Williams / O. Ellsworth. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Kean, Jefferson Randolph, 1860-1950. Papers of Jefferson Randolph Kean, 1765-1938. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. LS, 1800 October 1 : Paris, to Rufus King. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Draft for sum of money [n.d., n.p.], to Ezekiel Williams [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Maass, Richard, 1919-1998,. The Richard Maass collection of Westchester and New York State, 1645-1910 (bulk 1770-1783). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn King, Rufus, 1755-1827. ALS, 1800 April 30 : Mill Hill [London], to Samuel Sitgreaves. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Letters to Rufus King, 1800-1801. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Letter from Oliver Ellsworth to John Lawrence, 1776, July 15. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Williams family. Papers, 1721-1908. Trinity College Library
creatorOf Deane, Silas, 1737-1789. Papers, 1740-1842. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Perkins, Elias, 1767-1845. Elias Perkins papers, 18th-19th centuries. New London County Historical Society
creatorOf Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. Timothy Pickering instructions to U.S. envoys and ministers, 1799. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Richard Maass Collection of Westchester and New York State, Bulk, 1645-1910, 1645-1995 (Bulk: 1645-1910) Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Oliver Ellsworth letters, 1776-circa 1800. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Iredell, James, 1751-1799. Papers of James Iredell, Sr., and James Iredell, Jr., 1724-1890. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Barnard, Ebenezer, 1748-1827. Ebenezer Barnard, Jr., deed, 1799 Aug. 30?. Litchfield Historical Society
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume 14, Miscellany, 1784-1860. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Murray, William Vans, 1760-1803. Papers of William Vans Murray, 1778-1805 (bulk 1797-1801). Library of Congress
creatorOf Edwards, Ogden, 1781-1862. Papers of Ogden Edwards, 1753-1876. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Opinions of Oliver Ellsworth, 1774-1786. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Oliver Ellsworth family papers, 1762-1907. Library of Congress
referencedIn New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca.1770-1865. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Oliver Ellsworth order to state treasurer Jon Lawrence to pay for building the fort at Groton, 1776 July 8. New London County Historical Society
referencedIn Parsons, Enoch, 1769-1846. Parsons family papers, 1769-1878. Library of Congress
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Bill in autograph, signed : Windsor, 1786 Jun. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Connecticut Gore Land Company. Records, 1631-1814. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Promissory note, 1799. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Oliver Ellsworth collection, 1775-1863. Princeton University Library
referencedIn William Vans Murray Papers, 1778-1805, (bulk 1797-1801) 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.
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Oliver Ellsworth collection, 1775-1802. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Parsons Family Papers, 1769-1878 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Law, Ernest, b. 1858. Ernest Law collection of Jonathan and Richard Law correspondence, ca. 1916. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793. Roger Sherman (1721-1793) collection, 1749-1904 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Pitkin, George. Accounts of payments made by George Pitkin, 1783-1789. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Swift, Zephaniah, 1759-1823. Papers, 1778-1823. Mahoning Valley Historical Society, Arms Museum
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. Letter, 1780 April 15. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Roger Sherman (1721-1793) collection, 1749-1904 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Adams, John, 1735-1826. Letter, 1800 December 19, Washington [to] John Jay, [New York] / John Adams. Newberry Library
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associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827. person
associatedWith Edwards, Ogden, 1781-1862. person
associatedWith Ellsworth family. family
associatedWith Ellsworth family. family
associatedWith Ellsworth family. family
associatedWith Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858. person
associatedWith Ellsworth, Martin, 1783-1857. person
associatedWith Ellsworth, Oliver, 1781-1805. person
associatedWith Ellsworth, William Wolcott, 1791-1868. person
associatedWith Ely, Justin, fl. 1785, person
associatedWith Griswold, Jacob. person
associatedWith Iredell, James, 1751-1799. person
correspondedWith Jay, John, 1745-1829 person
associatedWith Kean, Jefferson Randolph, 1860-1950. person
associatedWith King, Rufus, 1755-1827, person
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associatedWith Lawrence, John, fl. 1769-1789, person
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associatedWith Ledyard, Austin, 1751-1776. person
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associatedWith Maass, Richard, 1919-1998, person
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associatedWith Marshall, John, 1755-1835. person
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associatedWith Taintor, Lucy Strong, 1871-1940. person
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associatedWith Williams, Delia Ellsworth, 1789-1840. person
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associatedWith Wood, Frances Ellsworth, 1786-1868. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Connecticut
Connecticut
France
United States
United States
United States
United States
Connecticut
Connecticut--Groton
United States
Connecticut
Ohio--Western Reserve
United States
Fort Griswold (Groton, Conn.)
Connecticut
Connecticut
United States
Ohio--Western Reserve
Subject
Fortification
Judges--19th century--Correspondence
Judges--18th century--Correspondence
Land speculation--Ohio--Western Reserve
Bank investments--Connecticut
Boundary disputes--Early works to 1800
Judges--Connecticut
Land speculation
Statesmen--19th century--Correspondence
Judges
XYZ Affair, 1797-1798
Shipping--History
Sabbath--Legislation--Early works to 1800
Practice of law--Connecticut
Correspondence
Politicans--18th century--Correspondence
Practice of law
Politicans--19th century--Correspondence
Warrants (Law)--Early works to 1800
Bank investments
Occupation
Senators, U.S. Congress--Connecticut
Jurists
Judges--Connecticut
Lawyers--Connecticut
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Birth 1745

Death 1807-11-26

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