William Maxwell Evarts Papers
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Trescott, William Henry, b. 1822
United States. Dept. of Justice. Office of the Attorney General.
United States. Department of State
The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by an act of July 27, 1789 (1 Stat. 28) and redesignated the Department of State by an act of September 15, 1789 (1 Stat. 68). It was the agency of the United States created by law to assist the President in the formulation and execution of the Nation's foreign policy, and in the conduct of foreign affairs and of certain domestic affairs. The Department made plans for peace and security among all nations, participated in the United Nations and o...
Tyler, Julia Gardiner, 1820-1889
The darling of the capital, Julia Gardiner Tyler was the second wife of the tenth President, John Tyler. She became First Lady from 1844 to 1845 after their secret engagement and wedding. Daughter of Juliana McLachlan and David Gardiner, descendant of prominent and wealthy New York families, Julia was trained from earliest childhood for a life in society; she made her debut at 15. A European tour with her family gave her new glimpses of social splendors. Late in 1842 the Gardiners went to Was...
Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886
Samuel Jones Tilden (February 9, 1814 – August 4, 1886) was the 25th Governor of New York and the Democratic candidate for president in the disputed election of 1876. Tilden is the only individual to win an outright majority of the popular vote in a United States presidential election but lose the election. Tilden was born into a wealthy family in New Lebanon, New York. Attracted to politics at a young age, he became a protégé of Martin Van Buren, the eighth President of the United States. Af...
Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920
Levi Parsons Morton (May 16, 1824 – May 16, 1920) was the 22nd vice president of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He also served as United States ambassador to France, as a US representative from New York, and as the 31st governor of New York. The son of a Congregational minister, Morton was born in Vermont and educated in Vermont and Massachusetts. He trained for a business career by clerking in stores and working in mercantile establishments in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. After rel...
Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894
Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 – November 16, 1894) was an American lawyer and philanthropist and one time Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He was a descendant of John Winthrop. Robert Charles Winthrop was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Thomas Lindall Winthrop (1760–1841), the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, and Elizabeth Bowdoin Temple (1769–1825), who were married on July 25, 1786. He was the youngest of 13 children born to his parents. Winthrop attende...
Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893
James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 – January 27, 1893) was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881. Blaine twice served as Secretary of State (1881, 1889–1892), one of only two persons to hold the position under three separate presidents (the other being Daniel Webster), and...
Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901
William Maxwell Evarts (February 6, 1818 – February 28, 1901) was an American lawyer and statesman from New York who served as U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New York. He was renowned for his skills as a litigator and was involved in three of the most important causes of American political jurisprudence in his day: the impeachment of a president, the Geneva arbitration and the contests before the electoral commission to settle the presidential election of 18...
Bates, Edward, 1793-1869
Lawyer, politician, and U.S. attorney general. From the description of Edward Bates papers, 1818-1904 (bulk 1861-1864). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979981 Epithet: Clerk at the Treasury British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x0001e0 St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer, judge and legislator; candidate for Republican nomination for president, 1860; United States attorney general under Abraham L...
United States. Department of Justice. Office of the Attorney General
Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895
Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, a 1839 graduate of Harvard Law School, was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas (1849-1855), associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1859-1869), served as U.S. Attorney General (1869-1870) and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1873-1875). From the description of Letters to Joseph Willard and Henry Vose, 1840-1858. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339043 American jurist. From the de...
Trescott, William Henry, 1822-
Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916
American educator who served as the president of the University of Michigan. From the description of Letter, 1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367566221 President of the University of Michigan, minister to China and Turkey. From the description of James Burrill Angell papers, 1845-1916. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419061 Editor of Providence Journal, 1860-1866. From the description of Letter, [ca.1860-1866], Providence,...
Phelps, Edward John, 1822-1900
Lawyer, politician, diplomat, and educator, of Burlington, Vt., and New York, N.Y.; born in Middlebury, Vt.; attended Yale Law School (1841-1842) and admitted to the bar in 1843; second comptroller of the U.S. Treasury (1851-1853), U.S. minister to Great Britain (1885-1889), and senior counsel (1893) for the U.S. in the arbitration of the Bering Sea Fur-Seal Controversy with Great Britain; founder and president (1880) of American Bar Association; taught law at Yale after 1881; died in New Haven,...
Astor, John Jacob, 1822-1890
Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917
Lawyer, author, and diplomat. From the description of Joseph Hodges Choate papers, 1745-1929 (bulk 1852-1917). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79700965 Prominent New York lawyer, diplomat, and leader in humanitarian and cultural affairs. From the description of Letter : New York, N.Y., to John H. Stephens, Chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 1916 Apr. 3. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34241616 Choate...
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881
James Garfield, twentieth President of the United States, was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. After embarking on an academic career, he joined the Ohio volunteer infantry regiment, and in 1863 was appointed Major General in the same regiment. He served as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1880, when he was elected President. His inauguration took place on March 4, 1881, but his term of office was unfortunately brought to an abrupt end with his assassination by C...
International Monetary Conference (1878 : Paris, France)
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...
Peabody Education Fund
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...
Hay, John, 1838-1905
Brown class of 1858. Secretary to Abraham Lincoln; Ambassador to Court of St. James; Secretary of State; author. From the description of Papers, 1829-1916. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122598680 American diplomat and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cleveland, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644640373 Statesman, poet, Secretary of State. ...
Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892
Cyrus West Field (1819-1892) was a merchant and capitalist who promoted the laying of the first Atlantic cable linking the U.S. with Europe. He formed a company to build cable communications between Newfoundland and Ireland, helped establish elevated trains in New York City, and participated in the development of the Wabash Railroad. Other business ventures included ownership of a New York newspaper, the Mail and Express. From the description of Cyrus W. Field papers, 1831-1905, bulk...
Geneva Arbitration Tribunal
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
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...