Field, David Dudley, 1805-1894

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New York lawyer and law reformer.

From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to Gideon Welles, 1873 May 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30463384

Field was an attorney involved in many cases touching on significant constitutional issues. He was instrumental in obtaining adoption of the Code of Civil Procedure, as well as the drafting of New York codes (1865).

From the description of Letters and brief of David Dudley Field, 1834-1890. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339496

American lawyer and writer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to J.A. Wills, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530314

From the description of Autograph letters (4) signed : to Horace Greeley., 18--? Jan. 26-Jul. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270474864

David Dudley Field.

Samuel Jones was Chancellor of New York 1826-1828 and Chief Justice of the New York City Superior Court 1828-1847.

From the description of David Dudley Field autograph note signed to Samuel Jones, May 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 780372419

David Dudley Field (1805-1894) was an American lawyer, reformer, author, and U.S. Congressman.

Field was born in Haddam, Connecticut on February 13, 1805. He attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts before studying law in Albany and New York City, New York. In 1829, Field married Jane Lucinda Hopkins with whom he had three children, Dudley, Jeanie and Isabella. After Hopkins death in 1836, Field remarried twice, first to Harriet Davidson (d. 1864) and second to Mary E. Carr (d. 1874). The eldest child, Dudley Field, followed in his father's footsteps, studying law. He was made a partner in his father's practice in 1854.

David Dudley Field was the author of numerous political and legal works, including works on criminal and civil procedure. He was elected to the 44th Congress to fill the vacancy left by Smith Ely, Jr. and served from January 11 to March 3, 1877. He died on April 13, 1894 in New York City.

From the guide to the Field Family Letters, 1862-1867, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Woolsey family papers, 1750-1969, 1811-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Field, David Dudley, 1805-1894. David Dudley Field autograph note signed to Samuel Jones, May 13. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Two autograph collections, 185?, 1888. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Musgrave, Anthony, Sir, 1828-1888. Sir Anthony Musgrave papers, 1739-1966. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Field, David Dudley, 1781-1867. Papers, 1760-1863. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn , 1819-1869. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Matthew Paul Deady Papers, 1850-1923 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1866. Houghton Library.
referencedIn The Field-Bowles Correspondence-- An Independent Bar [manuscript], 1871. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Canadian papers, 1646-1935. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897. Papers, 1836-1998. Indiana University
creatorOf Field, David Dudley, 1805-1894. Autograph letters (4) signed : to Horace Greeley., 18--? Jan. 26-Jul. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Woolsey family. Woolsey family papers, 1750-1950 (inclusive), 1811-1921 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Field, David Dudley, 1805-1894. Letter : New York, to Robert John Walker, [Washington, D.C.], 1847 Oct. 2. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Field, David Dudley, 1805-1894. Letters and brief of David Dudley Field, 1834-1890. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Charlotte Augusta Southwick Waddell papers, 1860-1890, 1880s New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Field Family Letters, 1862-1867 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Yale College (1718-1887). Yale College collection, 1717-1909. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Field, David Dudley, 1805-1894. Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to Gideon Welles, 1873 May 20. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. Samuel Bowles papers, 1852-1893 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Gideon Welles Papers, 1777-1911, (bulk 1820-1876) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Stephen Johnson Field Letters Addressed to Him, 1862-1896 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Woolsey family. Woolsey family papers, 1750-1976 (inclusive), 1811-1921 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Joseph Halle Schaffner autograph collection, 1683-1948. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1888-1964 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896. Papers of Lyman Trumbull, 1843-1894 (bulk 1855-1872). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stephen Johnson Field Letters Addressed to Him, 1862-1896 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Clark, Myron H., 1806-1892. Papers, 1834-1856. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Lyman Trumbull Correspondence, 1843-1894, (bulk 1855-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Foote, Asahel, 1804-1882. Farmer's journal, 1841-1873. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Gideon Welles papers, 1777-1911 (bulk 1820-1876). Library of Congress
referencedIn James B. Angell Papers, 1845-1916 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Field family. Field family collection, 1804-1992 (inclusive), 1804-1962 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Field, David Dudley, 1805-1894. Autograph letter signed : to J.A. Wills, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Waddell, Charlotte Augusta Southwick, d.1891. Charlotte Augusta Southwick Waddell papers, 1860-1890, bulk (1880s). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Morgan, Edwin D. (Edwin Denison), 1811-1883. Papers, 1830-1872. American Periodical Series I
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associatedWith Field, Dudley, 1830-1880 person
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correspondedWith Field, Stephen Johnson, 1816-1899 person
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associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872, person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897. person
correspondedWith Jones, Samuel, 1770-1853 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867 person
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correspondedWith Parton, James, 1822-1891 person
correspondedWith Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964 person
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associatedWith Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. person
associatedWith Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914 person
associatedWith Smith, Eli, 1801-1857 person
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associatedWith Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896. person
associatedWith Waddell, Charlotte Augusta Southwick, d.1891. person
associatedWith Walker, Robert J. (Robert John), 1801-1869. person
associatedWith Warren, John. person
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Birth 1805-02-13

Death 1894-04-13

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