Duke University Libraries, Rare Book, Ms., & Spec. Coll. Lib. Joseph Henry Papers.
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George Mifflin Dallas (July 10, 1792 – December 31, 1864) was an American politician and diplomat who served as mayor of Philadelphia from 1828 to 1829 and as the 11th vice president of the United States from 1845 to 1849. The son of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander J. Dallas, George Dallas attended elite preparatory schools before embarking on a legal career. He served as the private secretary to Albert Gallatin and worked for the Treasury Department and the Second Bank of the United Stat...
Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (April 21, 1809 – July 18, 1887) was a Virginia lawyer, politician and plantation owner. He was a U.S. Representative (1837–1843, 1845–1847), Speaker of the House (1839–1841), and U.S. Senator (1847–1861). During the American Civil War, Hunter became the Confederate States Secretary of State (1861–1862) and then a Confederate Senator (1862–1865) and critic of President Jefferson Davis. After the war, Hunter failed to win re-election to the U.S. Senate, but did ser...
Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...
Administrative director, clergyman, and editor. From the description of Letter of Ralph Randolph Gurley, 1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450591 American philanthropist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Judge Bates, 1864 Nov. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270505974 ...
Journalist, editor, mayor of Washington, D.C., 1840-1850. From the description of Letter : to "My good friend", [not after 1866] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22842661 From the description of Letter : to an unidentified recipient, 1849 Feb. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22777915 American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed (2) : Washington, D.C., to Redwood Fisher, 1845 June 29 and [Nov. 29]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2...
Samuel Irenæus Prime studied theology at Princeton and became a Presbyterian clergyman, but left the ministry after four years and moved to New York where he established The observer, a religious periodical. He wrote on a variety of subjects, including his European travels and a biography about Samuel F.B. Morse, but was best known for his "Irenaeus letters," published between 1880 and 1885. From the description of S.I. Prime letter to My dear brother, 1877 Mar. 21. (Pennsylvania Sta...
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...
U.S. minister to France. From the description of Letterbooks : of John Y. Mason, 1853 November 4-1859 September 17. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29553098 John Young Mason, from Greensville County, Va., graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1816. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1831-1837; served as secretary of the Navy, 1844-1845 and 1846-1849; was attorney general of the United States, M...
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...