Sullivan, William, 1774-1839

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Sullivan was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1795, served on the Massachuetts General Court (1804-1830), and was a delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention (1830). From 1830, he devoted most of his career to writing about political institutions of the United States.

From the description of Letters to Sarah Cutler, 1832-1836. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234337895

A pencil notation on the item suggests that Sullivan was the son of Massachusetts governor James Sullivan (1744-1808).

From the description of Letter, 1828. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 213470966

William Sullivan (1774-1839), prominent Boston lawyer, Federalist politician, and author.

From the description of Papers of William Sullivan, 1795-1822 (bulk 1796-1812). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228737705

American lawyer and author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Benjamin Armitage, 1816 Mar. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574516

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Charles W. Hare, 1806 Dec. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574520

Author, lawyer, and jurist of Boston, Mass.

From the description of William Sullivan correspondence, 1796-1799. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980990

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Sullivan, James, 1744-1808. James Sullivan autograph letter signed, 1798. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Johnson, Joseph, 1738-1809. Joseph Johnson Letterbook, 1795-1810. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hoffman, David, 1784-1854. Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to William Sullivan in Boston, 1833 Feb. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Amory family. Amory family papers, 1697-1894. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1820 January 4 [n.p.], to William Sullivan [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Cutler, James, 1774-1818. James Cutler letter, 1797. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. Papers of William Sullivan, 1795-1822 (bulk 1796-1812). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Benjamin Armitage, 1816 Mar. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, [1814?] Oct. 17, from Daniel Webster to William Sullivan. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Robert Hare papers, 1764-1858, 1764-1858 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Tudor, William, 1779-1830. Letters received, 1824-1828 Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. Letter, 1809 Sept. 7, Boston, to Theodore Sedgwick, Albany. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Papers, 1648-1923. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Library. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. 1668-1983. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Sullivan, William. Letter to William Henry Furness, 1838. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Bigelow, John P. (John Prescott), 1797-1872. Papers, 1805-1896 (bulk 1814-1863) Houghton Library
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. Deed, 1824 October 23, Boston, Mass., to Joshua Treat and Oliver Parker, Frankfort, Me. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter [n.d., n.p.], to William Sullivan [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Joseph Johnson Letterbook, 1795-1810 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. Miscellaneous papers, 1795-1839. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Sullivan family papers, 1811-1873 Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Sullivan family. Papers, 1735-1857. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Charles W. Hare, 1806 Dec. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. Papers, 1555-1882 (bulk: 1833-1881) Houghton Library
referencedIn Hopkinson, Joseph, 1770-1842. Letters of Joseph Hopkinson [manuscript], 1798-1834. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. Letter, 1810 September 17, Boston, to James Savage, [Boston]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke family papers, 1777-1914. Houghton Library
referencedIn Jabez Upham papers, 1792-1876 (inclusive), 1802-1810 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. Letters to Sarah Cutler, 1832-1836. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. Letter, 1828. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Amory, James Sullivan, 1809-1884. Papers, 1830-1868. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. Letter, 1833 January 5, Boston, to Daniel Webster, Washington. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers, 1823-1934 (inclusive) 1837-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. William Sullivan correspondence, 1796-1799. Library of Congress
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. [Plan of plot bordered by Olive and Chestnut Streets, Beacon Hill, between 1806 and 1810?]. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Sullivan, William, 1774-1839. Letter, 1806. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Stoughton family. Don Juan Stoughton family papers, 1794-1872. Morris Brown College
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associatedWith Otis, Harrison Gray, 1765-1848. person
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correspondedWith Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 person
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associatedWith Sullivan family. family
correspondedWith Sullivan, James, 1744-1808. person
associatedWith Sullivan, William. person
associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 person
associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
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associatedWith Treat, Joshua. person
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associatedWith Vaughan, John, 1775-1807. person
associatedWith Waldo, Francis Wainwright, 1791-1836. person
associatedWith Ward, Samuel Gray. person
associatedWith Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Whitman, Kilborn, 1765-1835. person
associatedWith Whitwell, Benjamin, 1772-1825. person
associatedWith Williamson, William D. (William Durkee), 1779-1846. person
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Massachusetts--Boston
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
United States
United States
New England
Maine--Swanville
Virginia
United States
United States
United States
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Virginia
Massachusetts
Subject
Abolitionists
Pamphleteers
Presidents--Election--1812
Deeds
Catholics
States' rights (American politics)
Slavery
Lawyers--Correspondence
Political parties
Politicians--Correspondence
Political conventions
Gunnery
Antislavery movements
Occupation
Authors
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Birth 1774

Death 1839

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