McLane Louis 1786-1857

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Member of Congress, 1817-1827, and U.S. Senator, 1827-1829, minister to England; secretary of the treasury, 1831; secretary of state, 1833; and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

From the description of Papers, 1830-1838. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19902833

Secretary of Treasury and State under President Jackson.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Hezekiah Niles, [no year] Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606711

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the President of the United States, 1831 Aug. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606775

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wilmington, to H. Wells in Dover, 1826 Sept. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607902

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William L. Stone, 1836 Apr. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606770

Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Delaware, diplomat, and U.S. secretary of the treasury and secretary of state; later president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company.

From the description of Papers of Louis McLane, 1795-1894 (bulk 1817-1855). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131075

Biographical Note

  • 1786, May 28: Born, Smyrna, Del.
  • 1798 - 1801 : Served in United States Navy
  • 1807: Admitted to Delaware bar and practiced law, Smyrna, Del.
  • 1812: Joined the Wilmington, Delaware, Artillery Company under Caesar A. Rodney and later became first lieutenant Married Catherine Mary Milligan
  • 1817 - 1827 : Member, United States House of Representatives from Delaware
  • 1827 - 1829 : Member, United States Senate from Delaware
  • 1829 - 1831 : Minister to England
  • 1831 - 1833 : Secretary of the treasury
  • 1833 - 1834 : Secretary of state
  • 1835: Elected president, Morris Canal and Banking Co., New York, N.Y.
  • 1837: Moved to Baltimore, Md.
  • 1837 - 1847 : President, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.
  • 1845 - 1846 : Minister to England
  • 1850: Delegate, Maryland constitutional convention
  • 1857, Oct.7: Died, Baltimore, Md.

From the guide to the Louis McLane Correspondence, 1795-1894, (bulk 1817-1855), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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referencedIn Hay, Southard, 1875-1951,. Southard Hay autograph collection, 1750-1885 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864. Correspondence, 1808-1859. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Nicholas Philip Trist Papers, 1795-1873, (bulk 1831-1848) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Farmers Bank of the State of Delaware. Records, 1785-1900 (bulk 1807-1900) [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Benjamin Silliman correspondence, 1808-1859, 1808-1859 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Sturgis, Josiah. Extract from Josiah Sturgis journal [manuscript], 1818. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871. Papers of Charles Carter Lee and the Lee family [manuscript], 1768-1931 (bulk 1780-1871). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf McLane, Louis, 1786-1857. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Hezekiah Niles, [no year] Mar. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lewis Cass papers, Cass, Lewis, papers, 1774-1924 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Duane Family Collection, 1764-1933 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Nicholson, John, 1757-1800. John Nicholson family papers, 1786-1868. Library of Congress
referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Lewis Cass papers, 1774-1924. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Wilmington and Kennett Turnpike Company. Records, 1811-1921. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Letter from Queen Victoria to the President United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Letter : [Washington, D.C.], to the Commissioner of Loans, Philadelphia, 1831 Dec. 24. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Gilpin family. Papers, 1727-1872. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Payne, John, 1788-1854. Papers of John Payne, 1780-1905 (bulk 1812-1848) Library of Congress
referencedIn Montagu, Percy,. Collection of historical letters autographs and photographs [manuscript], 1793-1907. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834. Papers, 1782-1838. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Andrew Jackson Donelson Papers, 1779-1943, (bulk 1813-1869) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hoffman-McLane letters, 1839-1877, 1847-1877 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Trist, Nicholas Philip, 1800-1874. Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1795-1873 (bulk 1831-1848). Library of Congress
referencedIn Brown, Morgan Welles, 1800-1853. Morgan W. Brown nomination, 1834. Murray State University, Waterfield Library
creatorOf Louis McLane Correspondence, 1795-1894, (bulk 1817-1855) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Southard Hay autograph collection, 1750-1885 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn James K. Polk to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn James K. Polk to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. Martin Van Buren papers, 1787-1910 (bulk 1820-1850). Library of Congress
referencedIn Smith, Samuel, 1752-1839. Samuel Smith family papers, 1772-1911 (bulk 1777-1865). Library of Congress
creatorOf McLane, Louis, 1786-1857. Autograph letters signed (5) : London, to Henry Wheaton, 1845 Oct. 14-1846 July 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brent, Daniel, 1774-1841. Letter book, 1833-1836. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834. Papers, 1771-1922. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf McLane, Louis, 1786-1857. Autograph letter signed : New York, to William L. Stone, 1836 Apr. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letter Book of the College of California, 1849-1867 The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
creatorOf Bayles, George, 1836-1901. Canfield-Dickerson families papers, 1738-1926. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf McLane, Louis, 1786-1857. Papers of Louis McLane, 1795-1894 (bulk 1817-1855). Library of Congress
creatorOf McLane, Louis, 1786-1857. Autograph letter signed : Wilmington, to H. Wells in Dover, 1826 Sept. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. Papers of James K. Polk, 1775-1891 (bulk 1830-1849). Library of Congress
creatorOf McLane, Louis, 1786-1857. Autograph letter signed : New York, to the President of the United States, 1831 Aug. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Randolph, John, 1773-1833. Letter of John Randolph, Bilderston House, Suffolk, Eng., to Louis McLane, London [manuscript] 1830 Oct. 31. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf United States. Patent Office. Letters patent, 1833 Dec. 13, granted to Thomas Rundlet. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Bingham, W. mss., 1752-1891 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Hopkinson family. Papers, 1735-1863. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. James Buchanan letters [manuscript], 1842-1845. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Martin Van Buren Papers, 1787-1910, (bulk 1820-1850) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827. Papers, 1778-1827. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Donelson, Andrew Jackson, 1799-1871. Andrew Jackson Donelson papers, 1779-1943 (bulk 1813-1869). Library of Congress
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. The Longwood Manuscripts, 1438-1954. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf McLane, Louis, 1786-1857. Letter : to Robert Gilmore, [not after 1857]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827. Papers, 1753-1847. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Letter : [Washington, D.C.], to the Commissioner of Loans, Philadelphia, 1831 Dec. 24. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Samuel Smith family papers, 1772-1911, (bulk 1777-1865) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn James K. Polk Papers, 1775-1891, (bulk 1830-1849) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca.1770-1865. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Du Pont, Eleuthera Bradford, 1873-1953,. The Eleuthera Bradford du Pont Collection, 1799-1834. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn DeWitt family. Papers, 1705-1952, 1750-1839 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf McLane, Louis, 1786-1857. Papers, 1830-1838. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. Papers, 1785-1851. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn U.S. History mss., 1612-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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associatedWith Brent, Daniel, 1774-1841. person
associatedWith Brown, Morgan Welles, 1800-1853. person
correspondedWith Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. person
associatedWith Butler-Gunsaulus Collection (University of Chicago. Library) corporateBody
correspondedWith Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg, 1817-1873 person
associatedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. person
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associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
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associatedWith Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954, person
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correspondedWith Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891 person
associatedWith Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871 person
correspondedWith Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859 person
correspondedWith McClane, Robert M. (Robert Milligan), 1815-1898 person
correspondedWith McLane, Allan, b. 1823 person
correspondedWith McLane, Catherine Mary Milligan, 1791-1849 person
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correspondedWith McLane, Georgine Urquhart, 1813-1899 person
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associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831. person
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associatedWith Niles, Hezekiah, 1777-1839, person
associatedWith Payne, John, 1788-1854. person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. person
associatedWith Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849 person
associatedWith Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. person
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correspondedWith Ridgely, Henry M. (Henry Moore), 1779-1847 person
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correspondedWith Upshur, A. P. (Abel Parker), 1790-1844 person
correspondedWith Urquhart, David, 1805-1877 person
correspondedWith Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. person
associatedWith Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 person
associatedWith Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 person
correspondedWith Wallis, S. Teackle (Severn Teackle), 1816-1894 person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Delaware
Oregon
Southwestern States
China
Veracruz Llave (Mexico)
Oregon
Great Britain
Southwestern States
China
Washington (D.C.)
Great Britain
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Delaware
United States
Veracruz Llave (Mexico)
United States
Florida
Subject
Presidents--Election--1824
Indians of North America--Wars
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Naval operations
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842
Presidents--United States--Election--1824
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Diplomatic and consular service, American--China
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Diplomatic and consular service, American--Great Britain
Indians of North America--Florida--Wars
Politicians--Correspondence
Nullification (States' rights)
Iron industry and trade
Occupation
Cabinet officers
Lawyers
Diplomats
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Delaware
Senators, U.S. Congress--Delaware
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Birth 1786-05-28

Death 1857-10-07

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