Henry L. Dawes Papers 1833-1933 bulk 1833-1903


Henry L. Dawes Papers, 1833-1933, bulk 1833-1903

Henry L. Dawes Papers 1833-1933 bulk 1833-1903

United States representative and senator from Massachusetts. Correspondence, memoranda, letterbooks, diaries, speeches, reports, notebooks, biographical material, family papers, photographs, citations, congressional commissions, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and an incomplete biography of Dawes by his daughter, Anna Laurens Dawes. The collection documents mainly Dawes's career as a federal legislator and his work on issues relating to the American Indian, including his tenure as chairman of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes.

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Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894

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Robert Charles Winthrop (1809-1894), of Boston, Mass., was a U.S. Representative, 1840-1850, Speaker of the House, 1847-1849, and U.S. Senator, 1850-1851. He was a descendant of Gov. John Winthrop (1587-1649) and an attorney, lecturer, and president of the Massachusetts Historical Society. From the description of Letters, 1843-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207181863 James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of James Barron and ...

Howard, O. O. (Oliver Otis), 1830-1909

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U.S. Army officer, 1854-1894; commissioner, Freedman's Bureau, 1865-1872; first president, Howard University, 1869-1874. From the description of Letter : Gov[ernor]'s I[slan]d, [N.Y.?], to Book Syndicate Press, [New York], N.Y., [18]90 Nov. 8. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 34089758 Union Army career officer; defeated at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg; b. in Leeds, Me.; retired in 1894 and afterwards became president of Howard University, Washin...

Dodge, Grace H. (Grace Hoadley), 1856-1914

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Social welfare worker; Philanthropist; Educator From the description of Grace Hoadley Dodge papers, 1882-1995 (bulk 1882-1915) (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 460740016 Grace Hoadley Dodge was born on May 21, 1856 in New York City into a wealthy family with a strong tradition of philanthropic and evangelical activity. She was the oldest of six children born to Sarah Hoadley and William Earl Dodge, Jr. Dodge received most of her education at home from privat...

Claflin, William, 1818-1905

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Businessman, state legislator, and governor of Massachusetts (1869-1872), of Hopkinton, Mass.; had a summer home in Newton, Mass. From the description of William Claflin family papers and photographs, 1889-1995 (bulk 1889-1905). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960886 ...

Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886

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American minister to England. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : [London], to Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1866 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129739 Author and legislator of Boston, Mass.; minister to Great Britain. From the description of Letter of Charles Francis Adams [manuscript], 1850 November 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874258 American diplomat, lawyer, and biographer; son of John Quincy Adams, 1...

Hale, Edward Everett, Sr., 1822-1909

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Author and clergyman. From the description of Papers, 1750-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578272 American author and clergyman. From the description of Letter to Sydney Howard Gay [manuscript], 1877 June 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647847758 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1860 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270879281 Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) ...

Palmer, Alice Freeman, 1855-1902

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Student at University of Michigan, later president of Wellesley College. From the description of Alice Freeman Palmer correspondence, 1874-1900. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419539 ...

Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883

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St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer; U.S district attorney, Missouri, 1839-1841; mayor, St. Louis, 1842-1843; judge, Court of Common Pleas, 1843-1849; first solicitor, U.S. Court of Claims, 1855; counsel for Dred Scott, 1856; postmaster general, 1860-1864; Maryland congressman, 1878. From the description of Letter: Wash[ington, D.C.] to Rev[erend] W[illiam] B[uell] Sprague, Albany, N.Y., 1865 Nov. 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27327626 Montgomery Bl...

Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922

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Inventor and educator. From the description of Check, 1918 Feb. 11. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70954428 Alexander Graham Bell, inventor and educator, and members of the related Bell, Fairchild, Grosvenor, and Hubbard families. From the description of Alexander Graham Bell family papers, 1834-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979893 Inventor Alexander Graham Bell became a member of the American Philsophical Society in...

Huntington, F. D. (Frederic Dan), 1819-1904

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Huntington graduated from Harvard in 1842, taught Christian morals and served as Preacher at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Frederic Dan Huntington, 1869. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972795 Frederick Dan Huntington (1819-1904) graduated from Amherst College in 1839. In 1842, he graduated from Harvard Divinity School and was ordained to the South Congregational Church (Unitarian) in Boston. In 1855, he became a preacher at Harvard College and joine...

Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892

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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...

Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

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Congressman from Indiana; Vice President of the United States, 1869-1873. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Henry G. Hill, New York, 1864 Mar. 23. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28900958 South Bend, Indiana, newspaper publisher, 1845-1863; Indiana representative, 1855-1869; speaker, House of Representatives, 1863-1869; U.S. vice president, 1869-1873. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to E.F. Chapman, 1867 Feb. 23. (A...

Ames, Oakes, 1804-1873

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Oakes Ames was an American manufacturer, capitalist, and member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts who was asked by President Abraham Lincoln to build the Union Pacific portion of the transcontinental railroad. From the description of Oakes Ames letter to E. D. Braford, 1868 January 14. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 773429638 ...

Dwight, Theodore F.

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Epithet: American historian British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000976.0x000272 ...

Bowman, Selwyn Zadock, 1840-1928

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United States. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes

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Adams, Henry, 1838-1918

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Henry Adams (1838-1918) was an American historian, novelist, and critic. From the guide to the Henry Adams papers, 1871-1938, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Historian, educator, and author. From the description of U.S. history collection of Henry Adams, 1787-1814. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131906 Adams was an American novelist, historian, and social critic. Rae was a friend of Adams' wife, Marian (Clover) Adams. ...

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle hymn of the republic and other works and a women's suffrage and club leader and lecturer. In Feb. 1862, the Atlantic Monthly published her poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which she wrote during a visit to an army camp near Washington, D.C. in 1861. From the description of Papers concerning the Battle hymn of the republic, 1897-1906. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80781526 Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle...

Porter, William P. (William Pitt), 1819-1873

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Morgan, T. J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1839-1902

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Morgan was professor of Church history in the Baptist Union Theological Seminary, Chicago, later University of Chicago Divinity School. From the description of [Letter] 1877 Feb. 11, Chicago to J.A. Broadus / T.J. Morgan. 1877. (SBTS Library). WorldCat record id: 48463057 ...

Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926

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American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1883 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593081 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1882 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593085 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General [Benjamin H. Brewster], 1881 Dec. 10. (...

Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909

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American astronomist and political economist. From the description of Typed letter : [Washington, D.C., to the editors of The Critic, Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 19]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645229686 American astronomer. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (3) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1886 Mar. 16-1883 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612661 Astronomer, mathematician, and economist. ...