Riggs Family Papers 1763-1945


Riggs Family Papers, 1763-1945

Riggs Family Papers 1763-1945

Merchant and banking family of New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Family and business correspondence, diaries, account books, writings, financial records, biographical and genealogical papers, printed materials, and other papers of Riggs family members.

100,000 items; 359 containers; 145.6 linear feet; 3 microfilm reels


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Riggs family

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: son of George Washington Riggs British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001195.0x000104 ...

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Peabody, George, 1795-1869

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Riggs, Elisha, 1826-1881

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Merchant and financier of New York City. From the description of Elisha Riggs correspondence, 1835-1851 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 419403027 ...

Riggs, Thomas, 1873-1945

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Riggs, Elisha, 1779-1853.

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Riggs, George Washington, 1813-1881

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Epithet: American banker British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001195.0x000105 Washington banker; one of founders of Corcoran & Riggs banking firm. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Joel Munsell, Albany, 1869 Oct. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22772919 From the description of Letter : Washington, to W. Stone, Jr., 1861 March 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22777787...

Riggs, Romulus, 1782-1846

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Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849

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James Knox Polk followed a career path which was blazed by Andrew Jackson. Both men hailed from southwestern North Carolina. Both migrated to Tennessee, where they practiced law and entered politics, and both were elected president of the United States. As similar as their paths were, James Polk was a different personality from his fiery predecessor. His life and career were marked by a relentless pursuit of his goals instead of the dramatic aura that perpetually surrounded Jackson. The effect...

Gruening, Ernest, 1887-1974

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Alaska Governor, 1939-1953, who supported statehood ; U.S. Senator, 1959-1968, who was one of the earliest opponents of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. From the description of Gruening diaries [microform], 1910, 1930-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 42066998 Ernest Gruening was born in New York City, February 6, 1887. He graduated from Harvard College in 1907 and from Harvard Medical School in 1912. He began as a reporter for Boston American in 1912, served as the m...

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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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...

Ogilvie, Noel J.

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Alaskan Boundary Survey

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Newbold, George

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Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851

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Lawyer, governor of New Hampshire, U.S. senator, U.S. secretary of the Navy, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Letters, 1813-1851. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963939 U.S. senator from and governor of New Hampshire, U.S. secretary of the navy, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and Supreme Court justice, and lawyer. From the description of Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-191...

Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888

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Riggs, T. Lawrason (Thomas Lawrason), 1888-1943

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Riggs, Elisha Francis, 1887-1936

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Riggs, William Henry, 1837-1924

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Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858

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Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) was a Missouri Democrat who served as a senator from 1821 to 1851. He opposed both abolitionism and the extension of slavery into new territories, but was a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He died in 1858. From the guide to the Thomas Hart Benton letter, 1846 May 14, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah) Lawyer; Tennessee state senator, 1809-1811; aide-de-camp to Andrew Jackson; colonel of a regiment of ...

Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902

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Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was a landscape painter from New York, N.Y. From the description of Albert Bierstadt letters, 1880-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233006971 Landscape painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Albert Bierstadt letters, 1880-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557002 German-American painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Hiram Powers, 1870 Apr. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat ...

Lane, Franklin K.

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Lane, 1864-1921, born in Canada and lived in California where he practiced law in San Francisco; he was United States Secretary of the Interior from 1913-1920. From the description of Proclamation with portrait of Theodore Roosevelt : broadside. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863398 In 1917, Brown became Special Assistant to Secretary of the Interior, Franklin K. Lane, and worked with him until November 1918, when he enlisted in the Army. After the war, Brown...