Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894

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William Walter Phelps, lawyer, businessman, Republican politician and diplomat. An active Republican politician and a good friend of James G. Blaine, he represented New Jersey in the Forty-third (1873-1875), Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses (1883-1889). In 1881-1882, he served as United States minister to Austria. In 1888 President Harrison appointed him as one of the commissioners to represent the United States at the Joint Conference on the Samoan Question, which met in Berlin in 1889. In 1889-1893, he served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Germany.

From the description of Papers of William Walter Phelps, 1800-1925 (bulk 1876-1893). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122386544

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referencedIn James Gillespie Blaine Papers, 1777-1945, (bulk 1870-1892) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Honeyman, A. Van Doren (Abraham Van Doren), 1849-1936. Collection of papers, 1870-1931. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Phelps and Tyng. Journal of the Phelps and Tyng law firm, 1863-1869. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. James Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945 (bulk 1870-1892). Library of Congress
referencedIn John Russell Young Correspondence, 1890-1905 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn William J. Arkell Collection, 1881-1894 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894. Correspondence from Henry Charles Lea, 1889. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
creatorOf Phelps family. Ledgerbooks of the Phelps Family finances, 1854-1878. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Boardman family. Boardman family papers, 1770-1917 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Paris" to "Platner". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894. Papers of William Walter Phelps, 1800-1925 (bulk 1876-1893). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Boardman family papers, 1770-1917 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Evans, Ira Hobart, 1844-1923. Ira Hobart Evans papers 1867-1913. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
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associatedWith Arkell, W. J. (William J.), 1856-1930 person
correspondedWith Bismarck, Herbert, Fürst von, 1849-1904 person
correspondedWith Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. person
correspondedWith Blaine, James G., Mrs., 1828-1903 person
associatedWith Boardman family family
associatedWith Boardman family. family
correspondedWith Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910 person
associatedWith Evans, Ira Hobart, 1844-1923. person
associatedWith Field, Eugene, 1850-1895 person
correspondedWith Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901 person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
correspondedWith Honeyman, A. Van Doren (Abraham Van Doren), 1849-1936. person
associatedWith Phelps and Tyng. corporateBody
associatedWith Phelps family. family
correspondedWith Phelps, John J. (John Jay), 1810-1869 person
associatedWith Republican Party (U. S. : 1854-) corporateBody
associatedWith Second Bank of New York. corporateBody
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Young, John Russell, 1841-1899 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Berlin (Germany)
Samoan Islands
New York (State)--New York
New Jersey
United States
Germany--Foreign relations--United States
Germany
Subject
Diplomats--Archives
Politicians--Archives
Embezzlement
Chapultepec, Battle of, Mexico City, Mexico, 1847--Personal narratives, American
Samoan question
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Birth 1839-08-24

Death 1894-06-17

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English

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