Blair Family Papers 1755-1968 (bulk 1829-1892)

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Blair Family Papers, 1755-1968, (bulk 1829-1892)

Blair Family Papers 1755-1968 (bulk 1829-1892)

Prominent family in nineteenth century national politics. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal files, financial records, historical research files, printed matter, and estate records documenting principally the careers of Francis Preston Blair, journalist and presidential advisor, Frank P. Blair, soldier and politician, and Montgomery Blair, lawyer and cabinet officer.

19,050 items; 73 containers plus 1 oversize; 29.5 linear feet; 49 microfilm reels

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Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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U.S. senator and representative, from Massachusetts; president of Harvard (1846-1849); Secretary of State (1852-1853). From the description of Autograph letter signed from Edward Everett to R.M.T. Hunter, 1853 Feb. 25. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 123410779 American educator and statesman. From the description of ALsS : to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1830-1857. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156129 Everett was...

Blair, Mary Elizabeth Woodbury

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Smith, William E. (William Ernest), 1892-

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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 ...

Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Horace Greeley (1811-1872), American journalist, political leader, social reformer, and editor of the New York Tribune. In 1872 he received the Democratic Party's nomination for President. His New York herald was known for energetic reporting, moral standards, and intellectual appeal; its correspondents included Mark Twain, Bayard Taylor, Karl Marx, and Margaret Fuller, the first woman journalist on the staff of a major paper. He was a national figure, an innovative journalist, and influenced...

Davis, Varina, 1826-1906

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Second wife of Confederate States of America president Jefferson Davis. From the description of Letter and article: New York [N.Y.], 1905 Oct. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29417912 First Lady of Confederacy. From the description of Letter: Montgomery [Al.], 1863 March [1]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122415155 Author; wife of Jefferson Davis [1808-1889], president of the Confederacy. From the description of V...

Lee, Samuel Phillips, 1812-1897

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U.S. Navy commander and acting rear admiral; commanding officer of U.S. Mississippi River Squadron, 1864-1865. From the description of Samuel P. Lee Civil War letters, 1865 Apr. 27-June 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71208717 American naval officer. From the description of Telegram signed : "U. S. Flag Ship Minnesota, off Newport's News, Virginia," to Gideon Welles, 1863 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270599240 From the description of Autogra...

Porter, Fitz-John, 1822-1901

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U.S. Army officer during the Civil War and public official, New York and New Jersey. From the description of Letters, 1894-1895. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70975832 American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Morristown, to an unidentified Senator, [1876?] Feb. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618668 From the description of Autograph telegram signed : [n.p.], to General Morell, Miner...

Clapp, Charles Q., 1799-1868

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000128 James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857–1861. Prior to his presidency, Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, and served as Secretary of State under President James K. Polk (1845-1849). Source : About the White Hous...

Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

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Union Army general; Republican Congressman; governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Letters of Benjamin Butler [manuscript], 1869-1890. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647975649 Union general in the Civil War; Congressman; Governor of Massachusetts (1883-84) From the description of ALS : Bay View, to [President Grant], 1871 July 29. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37939179 Benjamin Franklin Butler was a United States...

Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883

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Gustavus Vasa Fox served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War. From the description of G. V. Fox letter to H. R. Anthony, 1865 November 10. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 746765569 Assistant secretary, U.S. Navy, 1861-1866. From the description of Letter : Ports[mout]h, N.H., [18]65 Aug. 10. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30798411 Assistant Secretary of the Navy. ...

Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890

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JCF served as Territorial Governor of Arizona 1878-1881. From the description of ALS, 1879 July 2 : [New York], to Mr. [Charles Edward] Lester. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15615926 Narciso Botello, secretary of the Ayuntamientos in 1836, secretary to Governor Flores in 1847. From the description of Articulos de capitulacion hecha el dia trece de Enero de mil ochocientos, cuarenta y siete por D. José Antonio Carrillo Comandante de Escu...

Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903

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U.S. representative and senator from Massachusetts. From the description of Henry L. Dawes papers, 1833-1933 (bulk 1833-1903). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980064 U.S. Senator (1875-93), b. Cummington, Mass. He was U.S. district attorney for West Massachusetts (1853-57) and a Republican member of the House of Representatives (1857-75). He was chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and gave his name to the Dawes Act and the Dawes Commission. From t...

Ritchie, Thomas, 1778-1854

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Virginia journalist and politician. Publisher of the Richmond Enquirer. From the description of Letter to Andrew Russell letter [manuscript], 1839 June 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647893548 American editor and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 1840 June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655229 ...

Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876

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American jurist and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, Maryland, to Jonathan Meredith, 1841 Feb. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486276 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, Maryland, to Jonathan Meredith, 1830 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486259 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to "My dear Otho", 1845 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491319 ...

Donelson, Andrew Jackson, 1799-1871

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Andrew Jackson Donelson was nephew, ward, and personal secretary to President Andrew Jackson throughout his administration. President John Tyler (1841-1845) appointed him chargé d'affaires of the United States to the Republic of Texas and he was U.S. Minister to Prussia from 1846 to 1849. Donelson was nominated as the vice-presidential candidate of former President Millard Fillmore on the American Party ticket in 1856, but they garnered only 8 electoral votes. From the description o...

Blair, Frank P., Jr. (Francis Preston), 1821-1875

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Frank P. Blair was a general in the Union Army during the Civil War. From the guide to the Frank P. Blair Letter, ., 6 June 1865, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer; private, Mexican War; attorney general, New Mexico Territory; Missouri state representative, 1852-1856, 1870; Missouri congressman, 1857-1864; colonel, Union army, Civil War; Missouri senator, 1871-1873. From the descrip...

United States. Congress. House

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U.S. House of Representatives is the lower house of Congress. From the guide to the Subscription lists, 1870, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...

Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860.

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Unitarian minister and reformer. From the description of Letter, 1850 Nov. 5, Boston, to Charles Mason. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 170925855 Rev. Theodore Parker (1810-1860), Unitarian minister, social reformer, and publicist, was born in Lexington, Mass., a grandson of Captain John Parker (1729-1775) of Revolutionary fame. Parker graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1836, became minister of West Roxbury, and proceeded to develop his theological and social ...

Purnell, William Henry, 1826-1902

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

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Union Army general. From the description of Civil War letters and field order of William T. Sherman, 1863-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71057263 U.S. Army general. From the description of Papers, 1861-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20314215 From the description of Letter, 1875. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40421933 American army commander. From the description of Autograph letter signed ...

Bernays, Charles S.

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Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

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Martin Van Buren (b. Kinderhook, New York, December 5, 1782-d. July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York), studied law, was admitted to bar, New York, 1803; moved to Huson surrogate of Columbia Co.; member of State Senate, 1813-1820; attorney general of New York, 1815-1819; delegate to state constitutional convention, 1821; U.S. Senate Democrat, March 4, 1821-1828; Governor of New York, 1828-1829; U.s. Secretary of State, March 12, 1829 - August 1, 1831; Vice President, 1832; President, 1836-1840....

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

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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...

Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863

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Kentucky lawyer and statesman, from Frankfort (Franklin Co.). From the description of Papers, 1786-1932. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19490792 From the description of Letters, 1835-1860. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32410179 John Jordan Crittenden (1787-1863) was born September 10, 1787. He attended the College of William and Mary, graduating in 1807. In 1809 he became the Attorney-General for the Illinois Territory. During the Wa...

Haywood, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1852

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United States. Postmaster General

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Letter from N. Udall, Post Office Department, informs California Governor John McDougal (1851-1852) that his nominee for Assistant Postmaster General for California and Oregon, Col. James S. Graham, cannot be considered, since Post Office Department does not intend to establish an office on Pacific coast. From the description of U.S. Postmaster General letter, 1851. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 34816745 ...

Sanford, John F. A., 1806 or 1807-1857

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Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836

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Livingston's varied career as American lawyer and statesman is described in detail in the following descriptions of his papers. From the description of Edward Livingston papers, 1683-1877 (bulk 1764-1836). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 81576848 Eminent jurist - Minister to France - Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Judge Breckenridge, 1821 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27...

Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Doughoragen, 1792 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133368 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Ralph Izard, 1800 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134277 Signer of the Declar. of Independence. From the description of Autograph signature to receipt, 1830 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134591 Signer of the Declar...

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...

Frémont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902

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Writer of books and articles; wife of John C. Frémont, accompanied him on several expeditions to the West co-authoring accounts of the travels. Campaigned with her husband during his 1856 candidacy for President. Later he was Territorial Governor of Arizona from 1878 to 1883. From the description of Frémont correspondence, 1871-1906 (bulk 1898-1906). (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 36854955 American author; wife of John Charles ...

Bradford, Augustus W. (Augustus Williamson), 1806-1881

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Lawyer and governor of Maryland. From the description of Papers, 1843-1894. (Maryland Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28417726 Governor of Maryland. From the description of Augustus W. Bradford circular letter, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452944 Governor of Maryland (1862-1866). From the description of Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1875 Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639603907 ...

Pratt, Thomas George, 1804-1869

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Thomas George Pratt, born in Georgetown, Md. (now part of Washington, D.C.), Feb. 18, 1804 attended Georgetown University & College of New Jersey (now called Princeton University), where he studied law. He was a member of the State Senate, 1838-1843, elected Governor of Maryland in 1844, and served from Jan. 6, 1845 to Jan. 3, 1848. He moved to Annapolis, Md. in 1848 and resumed practice of law. Elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate in 1849 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rev...

Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

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Cass served as governor of the Michigan Territory (1813-1831), as U.S. Secretary of War (1831-1836), and as a United States Senator (1845-1857). At the time of this letter, Charles C. Convers was an Ohio state senator. From the description of Letter to Charles C. Convers, 3 September 1848. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338309 Soldier, diplomat, and U.S. senator from Detroit, Mich. From the description of Newspaper synopses and chronology, 1...

Curtis, George Ticknor, 1812-1894

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Curtis was a graduate of Harvard Law School (1834) and brother of Benjamin Robbins Curtis. From the description of Letter regarding Dred Scott case, 19 December 1856. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236049551 George Ticknor Curtis was an American lawyer and historian. Born in Watertown, Massachusetts, he was educated at Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1836. He practiced law and served a term in the Massachusetts House,...

Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903

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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...

Stevenson Andrew 1784-1857

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Virginia Congressman, Speaker of the House, University of Virginia Rector. From the description of Letter to "Dr. Sir" [manuscript] 1828 November 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810521 Minister to Great Britain, 1836-41. From the description of Letter, 1840 Dec. [10?], London [to] Henry St. George Tucker, Richmond, Va. / A. Stevenson. (Washington & Lee University). WorldCat record id: 23527579 Biograph...

Thomas, Philip F. (Philip Francis), 1810-1890

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U.S. representative from and governor of Maryland, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and lawyer. From the description of Philip F. Thomas correspondence and speech, 1877-1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980594 Secretary of the treasury and congressman. From the description of Autograph signature clipped from the register of Brown's Hotel : Washington, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572048 ...

Cowles, Edwin, 1825-1890

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Gratz family

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Field, Roswell M. (Roswell Martin), 1807-1869

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Van Buren, John, 1810-1866

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Lawyer. He denounced fugitive slave law, delegate to nearly all Democratic state conventions between 1836-1848. From the description of Letter, 1851 January 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122582906 John Van Buren (1810-1866) was son of the United States President, Martin Van Buren and served as New York State Attorney General from 1845 to 1847. Susan Foster Vanderpoel (1832-1907) was his brother-in-law's wife. From the description of John Van Buren and Vander...

Fox, Virginia L. Woodbury

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Chaffee, Calvin Clifford, 1811-1896

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Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867

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Lawyer, founder of Free Soil Party in Massachusetts, governor of Massachusetts, 1861-1866. From the description of ALS, 1861 Oct. 19, New York, N.Y., to an unknown correspondent. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524861 Prominent anti-slavery lawyer and Civil War governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Papers, 1772-1895, [microform]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 25618330 Andrew was Governor of Massachusetts ...

Ward, Henry Dana, 1797-1884

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Clergyman and author; rector of St. Jude's Church. From the description of List of communicants and congregation at St. Jude's Church, New York City, 1852. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58672188 Clergyman and author from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; grandson of Artemas Ward. From the description of Notes of a tour from New York to Philadelphia, Washington, Cincinnati [etc.], 1828 Apr. 30-Jun. 13. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat rec...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00000a American lawyer in Illinois and sixteenth president of the United States. From the description of Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609161 From 1837 to 1841 Lincoln practiced law in partnership with John Todd Stuart, whose cousin Mary Todd he later married. From the...

Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876

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Francis P. Blair, 1791-1876, was an influential Kentucky politician, and later, a Washington, D.C. newspaper editor. In 1814, Blair held the position of Franklin County Circuit Court Clerk, and in the 1820's was appointed Clerk of the New Court of Appeals. When the New Court collapsed, Blair became a writer for Amos Kendall's Argus of the Western America. Many pieces were printed in this publication supporting the election of Andrew Jackson over Henry Clay. From the description of Fr...

Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861

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Democratic leader, statesman. From the description of Speeches, 1860, Oct. 11-Nov. 2. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58663720 U.S. Senator from Illinois. From the description of Papers, 1848-1861. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20736864 American Senator and Politician. From the description of Letter signed : Washington, D.C., to James Sander of Jersey City, 1859 Aug. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538099 ...

Blair, Gist, 1860-1940

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Blair family

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Biographical Notes Francis Preston Blair 1791, Apr. 12 Born, Abingdon, Va. 1811 Graduated, Transylvania University,Lexington, Ky. 1812 Volunteer, War of 1812 M...

Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866

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Commanding general of the U.S. Army. From the description of Papers, 1822-1846. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32878776 American army officer. Commissioned a captain of light artillery in May 1808, lieutenant colonel 1812, promoted to brigadier general for service in War of 1812; general-in-chief of U.S. Army 1841-1861. From the description of ALS : Petersburg, Va., to William Branch Giles, 1808 Oct. 5. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat r...

Wright, Silas, 1795-1847

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Son of Silas and Eleanor Goodale Wright. Silas practiced law in Canton, N.Y.; married Clarissa Moody, 1833; was a politician, holding offices of County Surrogate, state senator, U.S. Congressman and Senator, 1833-1844, and Governor of New York 1844-1846. From the description of Papers, 1800-1983, 1800-1847 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155472289 Statesman, governor of New York State. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to the publish...

Lee, Elizabeth Blair

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Scott, Dred, 1809-1858

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Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

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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). ...

Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864

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Roger Taney was Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1853. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191048726 American jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to J. Kennedy Furlong, 1855 May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574484 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to M. St. Clair Clarke, 1842 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...

Barnard, J. G. (John Gross), 1815-1882

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Engineer; Union Army officer, stationed in Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1864-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19210886 Union general and chief engineer on Ulysses S. Grant's staff. From the description of Letter, 1872. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32305621 American army officer and engineer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William W. Belknap, [18]74 Aug. ...

Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869

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Editor of the Extra Globe, Washington, D.C. From the description of Letters, 1840-1844. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36437687 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to John Mills, United States Attorney in Boston, 1840 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491445 American politican. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Frankfort, to W. W. Worsley, bookseller in Lex...

Butler, William Orlando, 1791-1880

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Butler, a War of 1812 veteran, served as a major general in the Mexican-American War. He was also noted as an attorney, legislator, political figure, and poet. From the description of A night view of the battle of Raisin [poem], 1813 (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28407273 ...

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837) as well as a lawyer, general, and legislator. Born in the Carolinas, he served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. He read for the law during his teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee by 1787. The first U. S. Representative for Tennessee (1796), Jackson was elected to the Senate in 1797, resigned in 1798, and served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804. He was later ree...

United States. Congress. Senate

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Wells, R. W. (Robert William), 1795-1864

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Richey, Minna Blair, 1850-1919

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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...

Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862

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U.S. representative from Pennsylvania and author. From the description of Papers of Charles Jared Ingersoll, 1826-1849. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451119 Epithet: American author; brother of Joseph Reed Ingersoll British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001295.0x00038e American lawyer, author, congressman. From the description of Letter to Dolley Madisonl [manuscript], 1836 Septemb...

Parton, James, 1822-1891

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English-American writer. From the description of Papers of James Parton [manuscript] 1860-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647934391 Author. From the description of Letter of James Parton, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454871 Parton was an American biographer. His The life of Horace Greeley : editor of "The New-York tribune", from his birth to the present time was published in 1872 and his Life of Voltaire was published in 188...

Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878

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A native of Glastonbury, Conn., Gideon Welles began his career as a lawyer but took up journalism as a profession, founding the Hartford Times, which he also edited, in 1826. Active in the Democratic Party in Connecticut, he served in the Connecticut state legislature and in several state offices. He later shifted his allegiance to the Republican Party due to his strong anti-slavery views and founded the Hartford Evening Press, a zealously Republican newspaper. President Abraham Lincoln appointe...

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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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...

Stevens, Samuel, 1778-1860

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Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

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Congressman, U.S. senator, and secretary of state. From the description of Papers 1812-1849. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 704551603 Henry Clay was born in Hanover Co., Va. in 1777 and died in 1852. He served as United States Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) and was elected to the Senate in 1831. John Randolph (1773-1831) was an American statesman known as John Randolph of Roanoke. He was born in Prince George Co., Va. Randolph's fiery denun...

Hicks, Thomas Holliday, 1798-1865

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U.S. senator from Maryland and governor of Maryland. From the description of Papers of Thomas Holliday Hicks, circa 1846-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450887 ...

Blair, Woodbury. Woodbury Blair papers.

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Lewis, William Berkeley, 1784-1866

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Planter and public official. From the description of Letters of William Berkeley Lewis, 1827-1830. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014938 A friend of Andrew Jackson, William B. Lewis became a member of Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet" during his presidency. Lewis was also second auditor of the treasury. From the description of ALS, 1834 October 11 : Washington [D.C.], to Mr. Brady. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 53018331 ...