Phelps, Edward John, 1822-1900

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Lawyer, politician, diplomat, and educator, of Burlington, Vt., and New York, N.Y.; born in Middlebury, Vt.; attended Yale Law School (1841-1842) and admitted to the bar in 1843; second comptroller of the U.S. Treasury (1851-1853), U.S. minister to Great Britain (1885-1889), and senior counsel (1893) for the U.S. in the arbitration of the Bering Sea Fur-Seal Controversy with Great Britain; founder and president (1880) of American Bar Association; taught law at Yale after 1881; died in New Haven, Conn.

From the description of Edward John Phelps papers, 1854-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 692188160

Edward John Phelps was the son of Samuel S. Phelps, U.S. Senator from Vermont. He was a tutor in Rappahannock Academy, Caroline Co., Virginia, at the time these letters were written. He later became Kent Professor of Law at Yale, 1881-1885, 1889-1900. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1885-1889.

From the description of Papers, 1840-1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122538836

Lawyer, diplomat, and educator.

From the description of Letter of Edward John Phelps, 1886. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450047

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creatorOf Phelps, Edward John, 1822-1900. Letter, 1890 Mar. 19, New Haven, to Mr. Allen. Yale University, Law School Library
referencedIn Lucius Eugene Chittenden account book, 1843-1873 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Evarts family papers, 1753-1960 (bulk 1798-1901) Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Wendell family papers, 1620-1921 Houghton Library
creatorOf Phelps, Edward John, 1822-1900,. Autograph letter signed from Edward John Phelps, London, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1888 July 31. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell letters and photographs, 1845-1887. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Phelps, Edward John, 1822-1900. Letter of Edward John Phelps, 1886. Library of Congress
referencedIn Stewart, John Wolcott, 1825-1915. John W. Stewart papers, 1850-1919. Sheldon Museum Research Center
creatorOf Veazey, Wheelock Graves, 1835-1898. Wheelock Graves Veazey papers, 1853-1939 (bulk 1853-1894). Vermont Historical Society
referencedIn Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. John Ferguson Weir papers, 1838-1957 (inclusive), 1861-1928 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas F. Bayard Papers, 1780-1899, (bulk 1860-1889) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn John Tyler Morgan Papers, 1840-1907, (bulk 1882-1907) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1736-1951. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library
referencedIn Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876,. Autograph letters signed from Charlotte Cushman to various recipients [manuscript], 1843-1875. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn William Maxwell Evarts Papers, 1667-1918, (bulk 1877-1891) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Haynes, Henry W. (Henry Williamson), 1831-1912. Henry W. Haynes papers, 1805-1912. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn New York Yacht Club. Minutes, 1895-1896. © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library
referencedIn Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918, recipient. Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937 Houghton Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIi, 1897 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Chittenden, L. E. (Lucius Eugene), 1824-1900. Lucius Eugene Chittenden account book, 1843-1873. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Phelps, Edward John, 1822-1900. Papers, 1840-1841. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Thomas F. Bayard Papers, 1780-1899, (bulk 1860-1889) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Honeyman, A. Van Doren (Abraham Van Doren), 1849-1936. Collection of papers, 1870-1931. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900. Letter, 1886, July 15, Washington, D.C., to Hon. Edward J. Phelps, London. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Morgan, John Tyler, 1824-1907. Papers of John Tyler Morgan, 1840-1907 (bulk 1882-1907). Library of Congress
creatorOf Phelps, Edward John, 1822-1900. Edward John Phelps papers, 1854-1938. Bennington Museum
referencedIn Dunn, Arthur Wallace, 1859-1926. Arthur Wallace Dunn papers, 1882-1927. Library of Congress
referencedIn McCullough, Hall Park, 1872-1966. Hall Park McCullough collection, 1735-1962. Bennington Museum
referencedIn Honeyman, A. Van Doren (Abraham Van Doren), 1849-1936. Collection of papers, 1870-1931. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Speer, Emory. Emory Speer letter, 1897. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Henry Villard papers, 1604-1948 (inclusive), 1863-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1802-1898. Houghton Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
England--London
United States
New York (State)--New York
Vermont
Great Britain
Rappahannock Academy (Va.)
Connecticut--New Haven
London (England)
Essex Junction (Vt.)
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Law schools
Bering Sea controversy
Dinners and dining
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Practice of law
English (language)
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Lawyers--Vermont
Diplomats
Lawyers--New York (State)--New York
Educators
Law teachers--Connecticut--New Haven
Lawyers
Diplomats--United States
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Birth 1822-07-11

Death 1900-03-09

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