Salmon P. Chase Papers

ArchivalResource

Salmon P. Chase Papers

Salmon P. Chase Papers

1824-1884

Salmon P. Chase (1808-1873) was a career politician and an influential Union decision-maker during the Civil War. He served as governor of Ohio, U.S. senator, secretary of the Treasury, and Supreme Court chief justice. The Salmon P. Chase Papers, which span the years 1824-1884, provide tremendous insight into the professional life of Chase and provide information on the National Bank and specie debates, as well as the abolition movement from the early 1820s through the Civil War. This collection contains correspondence, speech notes, newspaper clippings, biographical material, court opinions, financial papers, and a myriad of miscellaneous items. In addition to containing Chase's papers, this collection also contains the papers of J. W. Schuckers, Chase's personal secretary and biographer. Schuckers’s papers give further insight into the economic situation immediately following the Civil War and include correspondence, newspapers, investments records, and other financial papers.

12.0 Linear feet ; 43 boxes; 16 volumes; 10 flat files

eng, Latn

Related Entities

There are 102 Entities related to this resource.

Stevens, John (Architect)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6zg7w6f (person)

Mitchel, O. M. (Ormsby MacKnight), 1809-1862

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62n5nhg (person)

Astronomer, teacher, and Union soldier, of Cincinnati, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1823-1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84185831 Astronomer and army officer. From the description of Letter of O. M. Mitchel, 1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454567 ...

Smith, William Prescott

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6640srf (person)

Birney, William, 1819-1907

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65q4zd3 (person)

William Birney was born May 28, 1819 on his father's plantation near Huntsville, Alabama. He grew up there and in Danville, Kentucky. Birney was educated at Centre College and Yale University and he practiced law in Cincinnati, Ohio. He then lived for five years in Europe, primarily on the Continent and in England. For two years, he was a professor of English literature at the college in Bourges. He took an active part in the revolutionary movement in France in 1848. He later wrote numerous arti...

Walker, Robert J. (Robert John), 1801-1869

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6057jcr (person)

Secretary of the Treasury. From the description of Robert J. Walker letters, 1846-1848. (Mystic Seaport Museum, G W Blunt White Library). WorldCat record id: 47279343 From the description of Letters, 1846-1848. (Mystic Seaport Museum, G W Blunt White Library). WorldCat record id: 70958262 U.S. Senator, 1836-1845, and secretary of the treasury, 1845-1849. From the description of Papers, 1842-1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39522065 ...

Pike, James Shepherd, 1811-1882

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sf3h0s (person)

Journalist, U.S. minister to the Netherlands, businessman, and abolitionist, of Robbinston and Calais, Me.; founder of Calais Free Library. From the description of Pike collection, 1850-1878 and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 302286956 Journalist, diplomat, and author. From the description of Papers of James Shepherd Pike, 1849-1869. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454963 James Sheperd Pike was born in Calais in 1811. He was a journalist for th...

Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6736qwn (person)

Railroad expert, civic leader, historian; son of Charles Francis Adams, son of John Quincy Adams. From the description of ALS, 1864 Sept. 4, City Point, Va., to the Provost Marshal General's Dept., City Point. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690013 Adams was a General in the US Army in the Civil War. After the War he was a railroad executive and eventually president of the Union Pacific Railroad, 1884-1890. From the description of [Letter...

Piatt, Donn, 1819-1891

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6cv4pxr (person)

Flanders, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1816-1896

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61k06gr (person)

Benjamin Franklin Flanders was appointed Governor of Louisiana (1867-1868), served as Mayor of New Orleans (1870-1872), and was Assistant Treasurer of the United States in new Orleans (1873-1882). From the description of Flanders, Benjamin F., letter, 1891. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 82558222 Benjamin F. Flanders, a native of New Hampshire, studied law in New Orleans, served as Third Municipal District alderman (1848-1852), and was also...

Vaughan, John ca. 20. Jh.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6g16t6d (person)

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6f47pbn (person)

Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...

Harrington, George W. (George Wheaton), 1874-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68s53nw (person)

George Harrington, born in Minnesota in 1883, earned his engineer's degree from the Minnesota School of Mines in 1912. He was a geologist with Standard Oil in Argentina from 1921 to 1943. He retired to Palo Alto in 1943; after the war he became a research associate to Stanford paleontologists Myra Keen and Hans Thalman. His daughter Jane Harrington Jones, Stanford class of 1941, established the George L. Harrington Faculty Scholar Fund in his honor. From the description of George Har...

Gibson, William H.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gf1xr2 (person)

Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69s1rx4 (person)

Writer, newspaper correspondent and editor, and Civil War reporter. From the description of Cabinet photograph, 1863 June. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70971318 Editor of the NEW YORK SUN. From the description of Papers, 1865-1885. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 42584183 American newspaper editor, member of Brook Farm and Assistant Secretary of War. From the description of Papers of Charles A. Dana manuscript], 1844-1895. (U...

Hamlin, Emmos, 1821-1885

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62z28wt (person)

Haight, Edward, 1817-1885

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wh3sjw (person)

Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6h99648 (person)

American author. From the description of Papers of J.T. Trowbridge [manuscript], 1873-1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647824809 From the description of Papers of J.T. Trowbridge [manuscript], 1850-1907, bulk 1872-1907. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809956 From the description of Papers of J.T. Trowbridge [manuscript], 1882-1916. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810596 From the description of Autograph l...

Whipple, Hannah R.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6571kgg (person)

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6x34xv4 (person)

Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Townshend, Norton S., 1815-1895.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sb58pk (person)

Key, T. M.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6029w31 (person)

United States. Treasury.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66x4c4v (corporateBody)

Leavitt, Joshua, 1794-1873

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xh0v89 (person)

Abolitionist, Congregational clergyman, and editor. From the description of Joshua Leavitt family papers, 1812-1901 (bulk 1824-1871). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980150 ...

Pierrepoint, Edwards, 1817-1892.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6w39044 (person)

Adams, G. (Green), 1812-1884

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6m62pcf (person)

Lawyer, state representative, judge of the circuit court of Kentucky, U.S. Congressman from Kentucky, and chief clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. From the description of Letters, 1860-1877. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46605143 ...

Van Buren, John D.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6v41zkj (person)

Bloodgood, S. DeWitt (Simeon DeWitt), 1799-1866

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6640s7q (person)

Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vq340m (person)

Merchant and antislavery leader. From the description of The papers of Lewis Tappan [microform], 1809-1903. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29852969 Abolitionist from New York State; assisted the Amistad slaves; among the founders of the American Missionary Association in 1846, which began more than 100 anti-slavery Congregational churches throughout the Midwest, and after the American Civil War, founded numerous schools and colleges to aid in the educatio...

Walker, Timothy, 1802-1856

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61r7twz (person)

Gillmore, Quincy Adams, 1825-1888

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6w099m3 (person)

Army officer and engineer. From the description of Signature of Quincy Adams Gillmore, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450480 American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William W. Belknap, 1874 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hilton Head, S.C., to Gen. J.H. Wilson, 1865 May 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269570477 From the ...

Kendrick, John C.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6280rmc (person)

Kendrick was born in Brown County, Illinois ca. 1843 and was living in Attica, Iowa (Marion County) when he enlisted in Company A of the 33rd Iowa Infantry on August 9, 1862. He mustered out in July 1865 at New Orleans. He went on to become a Methodist minister, serving churches in several Iowa towns including Agency, Muscatine, and Columbus Junction. From the description of John C. Kendrick papers, 1865-1926. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 459796484...

Sparhawk, Thomas S. (Thomas Stearns), 1770-1807

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68p73zn (person)

MacIllvaine, Charles P., 1799-1873.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68w4h4s (person)

Wade, Edward, 1802-1866

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60014tm (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 29599 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000701.0x00015c ...

Pierce, Edward Lillie, 1829-1897

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gb2831 (person)

Supporters of President Grant removed Sumner as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate in 1871. Edward L. Pierce defended the reputation of Sumner after this episode became a matter of fresh historical controversy in 1877. Others involved in the controversy were Lothrop Motley, John Jay, and Hamilton Fish. From the description of Clippings concerning Charles Sumner and President U.S. Grant : album, 1877-1878. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612815430 ...

Field, Davide Dudley

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6b28sc3 (person)

Johns, Henry T., 1827 or 1828-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6mg8shh (person)

Julian, George Washington, 1817-1899

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61g1pw8 (person)

American abolitionist and politician. From the description of Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1861 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639931630 American abolitionist leader and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to W.W. Belknap, 1871 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491421 ...

Garniss, John P.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63x9940 (person)

Skinner, Josiah Kilburn, 1761-1847

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qr60hx (person)

Sumner, George, 1817-1863

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6n8850k (person)

Hamilton, John C. (John Church), 1792-1882

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pn96qw (person)

John Church Hamilton (1792-1882), son of the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, Alexander Hamilton, was a lawyer who devoted much of his life to writing a multi-volume biography of his father. From the description of John Church Hamilton notebook , 1809-1842. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 715271405 From the guide to the John Church Hamilton notebook, 1809-1842, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Hale, John P. (John Parker), 1806-1873

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6348np0 (person)

American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to A. Middleton, 1856 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270505990 From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Senate Chamber," to Captain Palmer, 1861 Jan. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270503647 U.S. district attorney, U.S. representative and senator from New Hampshire, and U.S. minister to Spain; resident of Dover, N.H. From the description of John P. Ha...

Van Buren, John D., Jr.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bv8kgw (person)

Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wm1ppq (person)

Epithet: American economist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000789.0x0000ba Massachusetts merchant and legislator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1864 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269523248 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Pitt Fessenden, [18]64 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2695232...

Lewes, Samuel.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6d80dxc (person)

McLean, John Andrew

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tq66xc (person)

Employee at the General Post Office Department. From the description of Letter, October 18, 1827. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52576680 ...

Ketchum, Morris

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63f5svv (person)

Parish, F. D.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6z332z2 (person)

Paul, John Jeya

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6dj5qb4 (person)

Elder, William Henry, 1819-1904

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65b0287 (person)

Swann, Thomas E.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6m33zqk (person)

Stevens, John Austin, 1827-1910

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65q573r (person)

American financier and editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, N.Y., to George William Curtis of Harper and Brothers, 1878 Apr. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575172 ...

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6ck93n8 (person)

Sherman was born in 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, near the banks of the Hocking River. His father, Charles Robert Sherman, a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, died unexpectedly in 1829. He left his widow, Mary Hoyt Sherman, with eleven children and no inheritance. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr., a prominent member of the Whig Party who served as senator from Ohio and as the first S...

Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pn95hs (person)

William Cullen Bryant (b. November 3, 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts-d. June 12, 1878, New York, New York), American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post....

Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1795-1858

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pz5jjc (person)

American lawyer and politician; Attorney General. From the description of Letter signed : New York, to A.J. Bleecker, 1840 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132632 American lawyer and politician; Atty. General. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to C.H. Waddell, 1840 July 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William L. Marcy, Secretary of War, 1845 Ma...

Cisco, John J.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6p55pm0 (person)

U.S. secretary of the treasury and banker. From the description of John J. Cisco papers, 1861-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453520 ...

Colby, Abigail C.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67d3zj1 (person)

Cooke, Jay, 1821-1905

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64q87c5 (person)

Banker, financier, and fiscal agent for the U.S. Treasury Dept. during the Civil War. From the description of Jay Cooke correspondence, 1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983928 During the Civil War, Jay Cooke & Co. of Philadelphia developed the idea of selling government bonds, which capitalized on feelings of patriotism at the time and which were a major source of financing the war. Jay Cooke later was heavily involved in finanacing (unsuccessfully) the Northern Pa...

Cox, Jacob D. (Jacob Dolson), 1828-1900

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62j6fxq (person)

American historian, Governor of Ohio, and Secretary of the Interior for the United States. From the description of Correspondence, 1852-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122638447 Army officer, governor of Ohio, U.S. secretary of the interior, and U.S. representative from Ohio. From the description of Jacob D. Cox papers, 1868-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981815 U.S. Sec. Interior. From the description of Autograph letter signed ...

Denison, Joseph A.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61k0dtq (person)

Forney, John W. (John Wien), 1817-1881

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qr4x3z (person)

Editor, publisher, clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, and secretary of the U.S. Senate. From the description of John W. Forney papers, 1841-1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 164810989 Philadelphia journalist. From the description of Letter signed : Washington, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1863 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270482790 From the description of Letter signed, with nine lines in autograph : Washington, D.C., to William Pitt...

Gallagher, William D. (William Davis), 1808-1894

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66m35v9 (person)

American journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Lewis J. Cist, 1840 July 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269567247 Gallagher was an author and critic. He served as editor of, The Cincinnati Mirror in 1831 and editor of, The Western Literary Journal in 1836. He also wrote poems for children. From the description of Our early days: holograph poem, 1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594360 ...

Heaton, Thomas

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6jq23g9 (person)

Mellen, William P.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6w67q7f (person)

William S. Mellen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was general manager of the Wisconsin Central Railway Company. He was traveling with his daughter, Gertrude, from Chicago to Washington when their train was trapped in the Johnstown (Pennsylvania) Flood on May 31, 1889. From the description of Papers of William S. Mellen, 1889. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122564720 ...

Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61m016f (person)

Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American newspaper editor and publisher who was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant, who won by a landslide. Greeley was born to a poor family in Amherst, New ...

Nelson, William, 1824-1862

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6b677rd (person)

Union general murdered at the Galt House in Louisville. From the description of William Nelson : military papers, 1861-1862. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49306706 ...

Eells, W. W. (William Woodward), 1811-1886

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64n07vq (person)

Spalding, Rufus

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tt5tmf (person)

Harrison, J. Scott, 1804-1878

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65h8kcj (person)

Aspinwall, William Henry, 1807-1875

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63x99x9 (person)

Aspinwall was a railroad tycoon who had a near monopoly of trade between New York City and San Francisco before the completion of the transcontinental line. Pierrepont was a friend of President Lincoln and later Grant's Attorney General. From the description of Letter, 1864 April 30 : New York, N.Y., to [Judge Edwards Pierrepont]. (Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Library). WorldCat record id: 19852718 ...

Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6m61j2c (person)

U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6959grd (person)

American jurist and politician. From the description of Letter signed : "War Department," to William Pitt Fessenden, 1862 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580939 U.S. secretary of war 1862-1868. From the description of Telegram (draft) : ms. : Washington, D.C., to Ulysses S. Grant, Appomattox C.H., Va., 1865 Apr. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380613 Secretary of War; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. ...

Bolton, Thomas Elwood, 1924-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6th9qh8 (person)

Judge, 3rd subdivision, 4th judicial district of Ohio. From the description of Letter : Cleveland, [Ohio], to A[braham] Lincoln, Df 1861 March 11. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27327780 ...

Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q242pb (person)

Dix was secretary of state for New York from 1833-1839, and Governor of New York from 1873-1874. From the description of John A. Dix letter : to Thomas Farrington, 1841 November 20. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 778859074 John Adams Dix and Erasmus Darwin Keyes were both Union Major Generals during the Civil War. Dix was also a former U.S. senator and Secretary of the Treasury, and went on to become the 24th governor of New York. After Major General Benja...

Schulker, J. W.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6mg8s51 (person)

Williams, John Eric Charles

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62n6527 (person)

Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6223042 (person)

American senator from Ohio (1851-1869). From the description of Autograph letter signed : Jefferson, Ohio, 1861 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639962470 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to an unidentified recipient 1865 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639931419 Lawyer, U.S. senator from Ohio, and Republican Party leader. From the description of B.F. Wade papers, 1832-1886 (bulk 1852-1869). (Unknown). Wor...

Orton, Williams, 1826-1878.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6ng5v4k (person)

Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c82fm6 (person)

Philanthropist, abolitionist. Contributed to the building of the railroad system in the United States. From the description of John Murray Forbes letter to George William Curtis, [manuscript], 1891 January 24. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 263078000 Forbes was a Boston businessman who was engaged in the China trade early in his life and later involved in railroad development in the American West. From the description of Letters from various corres...

Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sz739j (person)

Abolitionist, newspaper publisher; Kentucky state representative, 1835-1837, 1840; Kentucky governor, 1849; U.S. minister to Russia, 1860-1869. From the description of Correspondence, 1862, 1880. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28397866 This is an artifically created collection of relating to the Kentucky Stateman and US diplomat Cassius M Clay. It consists of material related to his estate in Richmond, KY: White Hall as well as biographical artic...

Sherman, John, 1823-1900

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6jj49jq (person)

Sherman was born in Lancaster, Ohio to Charles Robert Sherman and his wife, Mary Hoyt Sherman, the eighth of their 11 children. John Sherman's grandfather, Taylor Sherman, a Connecticut lawyer and judge, first visited Ohio in the early nineteenth century, gaining title to several parcels of land before returning to Connecticut. After Taylor's death in 1815, his son Charles, newly married to Mary Hoyt, moved the family west to Ohio. Several other Sherman relatives soon followed, and Charles becam...

Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed), 1795-1864

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6t72g1p (person)

Giddings was an abolitionist congressman from the Western Reserve of Ohio. He studied law in the office of Elisha Whittlesey at Canfield, Ohio, in 1821 was admitted to the bar. It is claimed that Giddings later had significant influence on Lincoln's thinking toward the abolition of slavery. From the description of Account book of his law practice in the Court of Common Pleas, Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1827-1835. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 77657856 Ohio s...

Hamilton, James Alexander, 1785-1845

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6mg7zvp (person)

Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6ps8kcz (person)

Henry Wilson (born Jeremiah Jones Colbath; February 16, 1812 – November 22, 1875) was the 18th vice president of the United States (1873–75) and a senator from Massachusetts (1855–73). Before and during the American Civil War, he was a leading Republican, and a strong opponent of slavery. Wilson devoted his energies to the destruction of the "Slave Power" – the faction of slave owners and their political allies which anti-slavery Americans saw as dominating the country. Originally a Whig, Wil...

Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60z76pk (person)

Lawyer from Pennsylvania who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1859 and served as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. After the war, he led the Radical Republicans, opposing both Lincoln and then Andrew Johnson, endorsing military occupation of the South. When Johnson opposed ratification of the 14th Amendment, Stevens led the call for his impeachment. From the description of Letter, Dec. 7, 1865. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record i...

Buford, Napoleon B., 1807-1883

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6086d9v (person)

Graduated West Point, 1827; Union Army general; and commander of the East Arkansas District during the Civil War. From the description of Letter, 24 August 1841. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46763926 President, Bank of Federal Union, Rock Island, Illinois, 1858-1861; brigadier-general, 27th Illinois Infantry, Civil War; superintendent, Federal Union Mining Company, 1866; special commissioner, Indian Affairs, 1867; special commissioner, Union Pacific ...

Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hz233g (person)

Simon Cameron was born in Maytown, Pennsylvania in 1799, to Charles Cameron (d. January 16, 1814) and his wife Martha McLaughlin (d. abt. November 10, 1830). Cameron was the third of five sons; and had three younger sisters. One story claimed that Cameron was orphaned at nine, and later apprenticed to a printer, Andrew Kennedy, editor of the Northumberland Gazette before entering the field of journalism. If Cameron were apprenticed to Kennedy at age nine (~1808) for a then-standard period of ...

Medill, Joseph, 1823-1899

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vd75gq (person)

American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chicago, to J.M. dalzell, 1881 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270636685 Journalist & major stockholder/director of the Chicago Tribune. Active participant in the formation of a "compact" Republican party and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln's. From the description of Joseph Medill letter to S. S. McClure [manuscript], 1893 Sep 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 317...

Barney, Hiram

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6h14546 (person)

American engineer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Keokuk, to W.W. Belknap, 1869 Nov. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622429 Hiram Barney (1811-1895) acquired the land in the Half-Breed Tract that would become the White Elk Vineyard in the 1840s. The vineyard was established in 1869 when Barney sent his son, Lewis Tappan Barney, a Civil War veteran, to develop and manage the vineyard. Within years, the White Elk vineyard was producing from 15,000 to 30...

Brinkerhoff, Jacob, 1810-1880

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67w75hd (person)

U.S. Congressman, 1843-1847 and Ohio Supreme Court Justice, 1856-1871. From the description of Letter, 1865 / Jacob Brinkerhoff. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 12681472 Representative from Ohio and jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Columbus, Ohio, to President Lincoln, [1861]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133355 ...

Butterfield, Daniel, 1831-1901

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rg6jbv (person)

Butterfield was born on October 31, 1831 in Utica, New York. He attended Union Academy and then graduated in 1849, from Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he became a member of the Sigma Phi Society. That same year, his father, John Warren Butterfield, founded the express company of Butterfield, Wasson, and Co., which later became the American Express Company. After graduating, Daniel studied law but as he was too young to sit the New York bar exam, he toured the country instead. Upon...

Riddle, Albert G. 1816-1902.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61k0f28 (person)

Cleveland, Charles Dexter, 1802-1869

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6640hr4 (person)

Epithet: LLD, Professor of Latin University of New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001185.0x0001de ...

Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6st84v4 (person)

Governor of New York; Congressman. From the description of Letter, 1862 October 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578616 Governor, New York, Representative, U.S., New York, and Jurist. From the description of Letters of Washington Hunt, 1850-1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451086 Hunt was New York state comptroller, 1849-50. From the description of Letter : Albany, N.Y., to James R. Lawrence, 1849 Sept. 26. (University of Chicago L...

Yeatman, Thomas H.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pv7nsg (person)

Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sb4468 (person)

Lawyer. From the description of Letter, 1845 March 4, Cincinnati, [Ohio], to Robert F. Paine, Columbus, O[hio]. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13541605 Salmon P. Chase served as the Secretary of the Treasury from 1861 to 1864. He oversaw the creation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (1862) and implemented the introduction of the income tax and the national currency. From the description of Letter press book of the Secretary of the Treasury. 1863, Ju...

Jay, William, 1789-1858

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6np36nr (person)

Jurist and reformer. From the description of Letters of William Jay, 1854-1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423668 Wililam Jay was an American jurist and philanthropist. From the description of ALS, 1829 Apr. 21, Bedford [N.Y.] to Theodore Sedgwick. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 184904505 William Jay, son of John Jay, was a lawyer well known for his abolitionist views. Willard was a member of the Massachus...

Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63f4qr9 (person)

James Watson Webb was born in Claverack, New York on February 8, 1802. Webb's military career included service in Illinois during the 1820s. In 1827 his journalistic career began with the acquisition of the New York Morning Courier. In 1829 he acquired and merged the New York Enquirer with the Courier. In 1861 he sold his newspaper interest to the New York World. Webb was a nationally prominent journalist and editor whose writings sometimes resulted in libel suits and duels. During the Civil War...

Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kh0mb6 (person)

Robert Owen was a socialist and philanthropist. From the guide to the Robert Owen correspondence, 1821-1858, 1821-1858, (American Philosophical Society) Social reformer, proprietor of a utopian society at New Harmony, Ind., and diplomat. From the description of Robert Dale Owen : miscellaneous papers, 1844-1870. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49307173 American social reformer. From the description of Letter to William D...

Chittenden, L. E. (Lucius Eugene), 1824-1900

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67h2n4k (person)

Lucius Eugene Chittenden was born on May 24, 1824 in Williston, Vermont. Chittenden served as the Register of the U.S. Treasury during Lincoln's first administration. He was also an author, banker, and attorney. He passed away on July 22, 1900. From the description of Commonplace book and journal, circa 1869. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 754848576 From the description of President Lincoln and his administration at the Com...

Schouler, William, 1814-1872

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65x2p32 (person)

Adjutant General of Massachusetts during the Civil War. Also served in both branches of the Massachusetts legislature. From the description of Letter, July 10, 1862. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54682238 Journalist, historian, and public official of Massachusetts. From the description of William Schouler correspondence, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 746490036 ...