Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817

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Lawyer; U.S. district attorney for eastern Pennsylvania, 1801-1814; secretary of the Treasury, 1814-1816.

From the description of AL (draft), [ca. 1811 Aug.], Philadelphia, to [Caesar Augustus Rodney?]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524906

From the description of AL, [ca. 1809 Nov.], Philadelphia, to Albert Gallatin. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585765

U.S. secretary of the treasury, lawyer, and author.

From the description of Alexander James Dallas correspondence and memorandum, 1792-1816. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450104

Alexander James Dallas was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1814 to 1816 and was briefly Secretary of War.

From the description of Alexander James Dallas letter, 1815 June 14. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70203827

Philadelphia lawyer, politician, and financier; born in Jamaica, West Indies; relocated to Philadelphia in 1783 to practice law; served as secretary of state (1791-1801) and U.S. district attorney (1801-1814) in Pennsylvania; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1814-1816).

From the description of Letter, 1798 Feb. 3, [to] Rob[er]t E. Griffith. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 34362604

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.

From the description of Letter : to the president of Portland Bank, 1816 July 15. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 613383440

Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Letter : to "Sir," 1792 Nov. 22. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 29458738

U.S. Sec. of Treasury and War.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia], to Noah Webster in New York, 1788 Nov. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526411

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Jacob Read, 1801 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527051

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Clement Biddle, U.S. Marshal of Pennsylvania, 1793 Dec. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527062

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia], to "My dear Sir," [possibly A.E. Gallatin], 1808 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526399

From the description of Autograph note signed : [Philadelphia], 1807 July 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270534107

Philadelphia lawyer, secretary of the Treasury.

From the description of ALS : to unidentified correspondent, [18]11 Nov. 11. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580954

A.J. Dallas was Secretary of the Treasury, 1814-1816.

From the description of U.S. Customs records, circa 1815. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 458576576

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referencedIn Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. Letter : Philadelphia, to A.J. Dallas, [Philadelphia], 1793 Apr. 6. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Eppes, John Wayles, 1773-1823. Papers, 1807-1819. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Pennsylvania. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Letter, 1798 Nov. 8, Philadelphia [to] the President and Managers of the Marine and city hospitals. Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
referencedIn Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824. Rodney family papers, 1771-1824. Library of Congress
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. AL (draft), [ca. 1811 Aug.], Philadelphia, to [Caesar Augustus Rodney?]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Randolph, John, 1773-1833. John Randolph of Roanoke letters [manuscript] 1804-19. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf McKean, Thomas, 1735-1817. ADS, 1800 October 18 : Lancaster, [Pennsylvania]. Proclamation of the Governor for Convening the Legislature. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Daviess, Joseph Hamilton, 1774-1811. Joseph Hamilton Daviess : papers, 1780-1856. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Irvine, William, 1741-1804. ALS : Carlisle, Pa., to Alexander James Dallas, 1801 Jan. 19. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Pennsylvania. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Letter of transmittal to the Speaker of the Senate, 1791 February 26. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806. ALS : Lancaster, Pa., to Alexander James Dallas, 1805 Jan. 28. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Farmers Bank of the State of Delaware. Records, 1785-1900 (bulk 1807-1900) [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. U.S. Customs records, circa 1815. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. Papers, 1779-1922, 1800-1815. Indiana University
referencedIn Andrew Jackson Papers, 1775-1860, (bulk 1785-1845) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Dallas, Alexander J. Dallas Family History, 1894. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Letter : to Clement Biddle, 1792 Jan. 19. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. AL, [ca. 1809 Nov.], Philadelphia, to Albert Gallatin. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844. ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1815 May 30. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864. Life and writings of Alexander James Dallas. Preface : AMsS, 1862 July 10. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Duane, William, 1760-1835. ALS : Washington, D.C., to Alexander James Dallas, 1802 Feb. 10. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn David Glasgow Farragut Papers, 1816-1869 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Pennsylvania. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Letter, 1798 May 6, [Philadelphia] [to] Brig Gen. Jacob Morgan. Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
creatorOf Macon, Nathaniel, 1757-1837. ALS : Washington, D.C., to Alexander James Dallas, 1814 Mar. 16. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817,. Virginia political papers, 1778-1872. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rush, Richard, 1780-1859. Letter to A[lexander] J[ames] Dallas. Washington, DC. 1815 Aug. 17. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Peters, Richard, 1743-1828. ALS : Belmont, near Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1816 Apr. 7. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Jacob Read, 1801 Nov. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dallas family. Alexander James and George Mifflin Dallas, Papers, 1794-1865. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839. Letters, 1800-1816, to Alexander James Dallas. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Conewago Canal Company. Conewago Canal Company records, 1788-1820. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Chauncey, Charles, 1777-1849. ALS : to G. Dallas, 1819 Mar. 3. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn William Bebb Papers, 1705-1849, 1812-1849 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820. ALS : Washington, D.C., to Alexander James Dallas, 1816 Aug. 27. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Letter to Alexander J. Dallas, [manuscript] 1814 Jan. 30. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Letter : to the president of Portland Bank, 1816 July 15. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Alexander James Dallas letter, 1815 June 14. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Pennsylvania. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Letter, 1798 May 8, [Philadelphia] [to] Hilary Baker, Esqr. Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
referencedIn Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Andrew Jackson papers, 1775-1874 (bulk 1785-1845). Library of Congress
creatorOf Rush, Richard, 1780-1859. ALS : Washington, D.C., to Alexander James Dallas, 1816 Feb. 13. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Mason, John. Letters, 1813 Dec. 6. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Pennsylvania. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Letter, 1798 May 4, Philadelphia [to] Brig. Gen. Wm. McPherson. Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
referencedIn Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864. Papers, 1791-1880. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia], to "My dear Sir," [possibly A.E. Gallatin], 1808 Dec. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rawle, William, 1759-1836. ALS : to Alexander James Dallas, 1815 May 2. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume 13, Miscellany, 1771-1832. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Castle-Bache Collection, 1683-1922 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Confidential and unofficial letters sent [microform]., 1814-1847 Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Autograph note signed : [Philadelphia], 1807 July 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Records of the Office of the Secretary of War. 1791 - 1948. Confidential and Unofficial Letters Sent
creatorOf Harper, Robert Goodloe, 1765-1825. Letters received by Robert Goodloe Harper [manuscript], 1806-1824. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ingersoll, Jared, 1749-1822. ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1815 Oct. 15. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Bouvier, John, 1787-1851. Papers of John Bouvier, 1762-1895. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Bining, Arthur C., b. 1893,. Collection, 1787-1957, 1787-1908, 1957. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Benjamin Vaughan Papers, 1746-1900 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Nicholson, John, 1757-1800. Papers, 1772-1819 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Madison, James, 1751-1836. James Madison papers, 1813-1815. Library of Congress
referencedIn Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870. David Glasgow Farragut papers, 1816-1869. Library of Congress
creatorOf United States. War Dept. Confidential and unofficial letters sent, 1814-1847 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Letter, 1815 Mar. 4, Washington, D.C., to Henry A.S. Dearborn, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Smith, Samuel, 1752-1839. Letters : Baltimore, to Alexander J. Dallas, 1800-1816. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Ingersoll, Jared, 1749-1822. LS, 1799 October 29, Philadelphia, written by A.J. Dallas, to unknown. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Smith, Robert, 1757-1842. ALsS : to Alexander J. Dallas, 1800-1810. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Alexander James Dallas correspondence and memorandum, 1792-1816. Library of Congress
referencedIn Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844. Nicholas Biddle papers, 1681-1933 (bulk 1775-1846). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hamilton, James, 1752-1819. James Hamilton collection, 1733-1899. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Fox, Edward, d. 1822. Letters, 1808-1815, to Alexander James Dallas. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Irvine, William, 1741-1804. ALS : Carlisle, Pa., to Alexander James Dallas, 1800 Oct. 12. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Letter, 1798 Feb. 3, [to] Rob[er]t E. Griffith. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1798. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke family papers, 1777-1914. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844. ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1815 Feb. 17. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Rodney Family Papers, 1771-1824 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Nicholas Biddle Papers, 1681-1933, (bulk 1775-1846) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Letter : to "Sir," 1792 Nov. 22. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Bache Papers-Castle Collection, 1766-1946. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Burrall, Jonathan, 1753-1834. ALS, 1814 Oct. 9, New York, to Alexander James Dallas. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Blunt, Samuel. Papers of Samuel Blunt [manuscript] 1814-15. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Letter : n.p., to R.E. Griffith, n.p., 1812 Oct. 9. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Duane, William, 1760-1835. ALS : Washington, D.C., to Alexander James Dallas, 1802 Feb. 2. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844. ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1815 Jan. 24. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Shackelford, George Green,. Papers collected by George Green Shackelford, 1714-1835. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ingersoll, Jared, 1749-1822. Letter to Mr. Dallas, 1802. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn John Vaughan papers, 1768 - Circa 1936, 1768 - Circa 1936 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. ALS : to unidentified correspondent, [18]11 Nov. 11. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Ingersoll, Jared, 1749-1822. ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1814 Oct. 30. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Madison, James, 1751-1836. Correspondence between James Madison and Alexander James Dallas. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Letter : to Clement Biddle, 1792 Jan. 19. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Conewago Canal Company records, 1788-1820 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ingersoll, Jared, 1749-1822. ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1814 Nov. 20. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Clement Biddle, U.S. Marshal of Pennsylvania, 1793 Dec. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Brown, Jacob, 1775-1828. Jacob Brown papers, 1812-1828. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bebb, William, 1802-1873. William Bebb papers, 1705-1849 (bulk 1812-1849). Library of Congress
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Bonds statement, 1802. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Shriver, David, Jr. Papers, 1811-1852. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Parish, David, d. 1826. ALsS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1814-1816. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Rawle, William, 1759-1836. ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1814 Nov. 12. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia], to Noah Webster in New York, 1788 Nov. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800. ALS : Philadelphia, to Alexander James Dallas, 1795 Jan. 30. Rosenbach Museum & Library
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correspondedWith Bebb, William, 1802-1873. person
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associatedWith Bining, Arthur C., b. 1893, person
associatedWith Blount, William, 1749-1800. person
associatedWith Blunt, Samuel. person
associatedWith Bouvier, John, 1787-1851. person
correspondedWith Brown, Jacob, 1775-1828. person
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associatedWith Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. person
associatedWith Canning, George, 1770-1827. person
associatedWith Castle family family
associatedWith Chauncey, Charles, 1777-1849. person
correspondedWith Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Conewago Canal Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839. person
associatedWith Dallas, Alexander J. person
associatedWith Dallas, Alexander J. (Alexander James), 1791-1844. person
associatedWith Dallas family. family
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associatedWith Daviess, Joseph Hamilton, 1774-1811. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
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correspondedWith Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870. person
associatedWith Fox, Edward, d. 1822. person
associatedWith Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849, person
associatedWith Great Britain. 1814 Dec. 24. corporateBody
associatedWith Griffith, R. Eglesfeld (Robert Eglesfeld), 1798-1850. person
correspondedWith Griffith, Robert E. person
associatedWith Hamilton, James, 1752-1819. person
associatedWith Harper, Robert Goodloe, 1765-1825. person
associatedWith Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. person
associatedWith Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843. person
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correspondedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
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United States
United States
United States
Greenwood County (S.C.)
United States
Southwest, Old
United States
United States
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Trials
Indians of North America--Government relations--1789-1869
Real estate investment--History
Banks and banking
Embargo, 1807-1809
Seizure of vessels and cargoes
Indians, treatment of
Indians of North America--Government relations
Customs administration
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Lawyers
Cabinet officers
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Birth 1759-06-21

Death 1817-01-16

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