Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904

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Raymond Perry Rodgers (December 20, 1849 - December 28, 1925) was an officer in the United States Navy. He achieved the rank of Rear Admiral and succeeded Lt. Theodorus B.M. Mason as the second head of the Office of Naval Intelligence.

From the description of Letter, April 3, 1883. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17928294

Whitney practiced law in New York City, where he was active in the movement against the Tweed ring. His career also included terms as corporate counsel (1875-1882) and Secretary of the U.S. Navy (1885-1889).

From the description of Letters to James C. Carter, 1876-1882. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235181443

U.S. secretary of the navy, financier, and sportsman.

From the description of The Harry Payne Whitney collection of William Collins Whitney correspondence, 1757-1942 (bulk 1883-1904). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455381

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William Collins Whitney

  • 1841 July 15: Born, Conway, Mass.
  • 1863: Graduated, Yale College, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1863 - 1864 : Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1865: Admitted to the bar; practiced in law in New York, N.Y.
  • 1869: Married Flora Payne (died 1893)
  • 1871: Active in the movement against the Tweed Ring
  • 1872: Inspector of schools, New York, N.Y.
  • 1875 - 1882 : Corporation counsel
  • 1885 - 1889 : Secretary of the navy
  • 1888: LL. D, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1896: Married Edith Sibyl May Randolph (died 1899)
  • 1904, Feb. 2: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Harry Payne Whitney Collection of Letters of William C. Whitney, 1757-1942, (bulk 1883-1904), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Rowan, Stephen C. (Stephen Clegg), 1808-1890. Papers of Stephen C. Rowan, 1826-1890 (bulk 1841-1870). Library of Congress
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cooling, B. Franklin. Research notes. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Grover Cleveland papers, 1743-1945 (bulk 1885-1908). Library of Congress
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Russell, William E. (William Eustis), 1857-1896. William Eustis Russell papers, 1846-1920; bulk: 1888-1896. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Stephen C. Rowan Papers, 1826-1890, (bulk 1841-1870) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1756-1931. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Augustus Mendon Lord collection, Lord (Augustus Mendon) collection, (bulk 1876-1908), 1778-1908 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898. Thomas F. Bayard papers, 1780-1899 (bulk 1860-1898). Library of Congress
referencedIn New York Yacht Club. Minutes, 1895-1896. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904. The Harry Payne Whitney collection of William Collins Whitney correspondence, 1757-1942 (bulk 1883-1904). Library of Congress
creatorOf Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904. [Papers relating to William Graham Sumner in the Whitney collection] [microform]. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Thomas F. Bayard Papers, 1780-1899, (bulk 1860-1889) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Grover Cleveland Papers, 1743-1945, (bulk 1885-1908) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Certificate, October 5, 1885. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887. Papers of Daniel and Mary Margaretta Manning, 1885-1921. Library of Congress
creatorOf Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904. William C. Whitney scrapbook, 1899. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Letters and family papers, 1783-1957. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cornelius Marius Schoonmaker Papers, 1833-1931, (bulk 1860-1890) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Whitney, William Collins, 1841-1904. Letters to James C. Carter, 1876-1882. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Daniel Scott Lamont Papers, 1853-1928, (bulk 1893-1905) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Haven family. Papers, 1747-1908. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Swanberg, W. A., 1907-. W. A. Swanberg Papers, ca.1927-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910. William Graham Sumner papers, 1863-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Hemment, John C. Photographic collection, 1885-1908. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
creatorOf Harry Payne Whitney Collection of Letters of William C. Whitney, 1757-1942, (bulk 1883-1904) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Stephen Bleecker Luce Papers, 1799-1955, (bulk 1842-1912) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905. Papers of Daniel Scott Lamont, 1853-1928. Library of Congress
creatorOf Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904. Letter, April 3, 1883. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn New York Zoological Park. Office of the Director and General Curator. Records 1895-1940. Wildlife Conservation Society Library, Bronx Zoo Library
referencedIn Ashley W. Cole Letters, 1882-1916 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Watts" to "Willamov". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Schoonmaker, Cornelius Marius, 1839-1889. Cornelius Marius Schoonmaker papers, 1833-1931 (bulk 1860-1890). Library of Congress
referencedIn The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
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associatedWith Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911 person
correspondedWith Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898. person
associatedWith Carter, James C. (James Coolidge), 1827-1905, person
correspondedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. person
associatedWith Cole, Ashley W. person
associatedWith Cooling, B. Franklin. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. person
associatedWith Haven family. family
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Hemment, John C. person
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associatedWith Lord, Augustus Mendon, 1861-1941 person
associatedWith Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. person
associatedWith Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887. person
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920 person
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associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Law Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Yacht Club. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Zoological Park. Office of the Director and General Curator. corporateBody
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1822-1891 person
correspondedWith Peabody, Marian Lawrence, 1875- person
associatedWith Rodgers, Raymond Perry, 1849-1925. person
correspondedWith Rowan, Stephen C. (Stephen Clegg), 1808-1890. person
associatedWith Russell, William E. (William Eustis), 1857-1896. person
correspondedWith Schoonmaker, Cornelius Marius, 1839-1889. person
associatedWith Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910. person
associatedWith Swanberg, W. A., 1907- person
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correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Whitney family. family
associatedWith Whitney family. family
associatedWith Whitney, Harry Payne, 1872-1930. person
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Polar regions
Washington (D.C.)
Arctic regions
United States
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
Polar regions
Arctic regions
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Washington (D.C.)
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
Subject
Presidents--Election
Horse racing
Tariff
Genealogy
Yachting
Fraud--New York (State)--New York
Bimetallism
Tweed Ring
Presidents--United States--Election
Political corruption--New York (State)--New York
Fraud
Political corruption
Silver question
Occupation
Cabinet officers
Financiers
Sportsmen
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Birth 1841-07-15

Death 1904

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