Levi P. Morton Correspondence 1860-1912


Levi P. Morton Correspondence 1860-1912

Papers of the Congressman from New York, United States minister to France, Vice-President of the United States, and Republican governor of New York State. Collection contains mostly incoming correspondence from clergymen, educators, financiers, journalists, and politicians. Some letters are addressed to Morton's executive secretary, Ashley W. Cole.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6362314

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George W. Childs (1829-1894) was the founder and editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger and a noted philanthropist. Born in Baltimore, he moved to Philadelphia to work for a bookseller at age fourteen and soon went into business for himself at the age of eighteen. In 1849, he became a partner in the publishing firm of R. E. Petersen & Company, and in 1860 he formed a partnership with the influential publisher J. P. Lippincott. In 1864, he purchased the Philadelphia Public Ledger, in which Anth...

Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920

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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...

Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

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Simon Cameron was born in Maytown, Pennsylvania in 1799, to Charles Cameron (d. January 16, 1814) and his wife Martha McLaughlin (d. abt. November 10, 1830). Cameron was the third of five sons; and had three younger sisters. One story claimed that Cameron was orphaned at nine, and later apprenticed to a printer, Andrew Kennedy, editor of the Northumberland Gazette before entering the field of journalism. If Cameron were apprenticed to Kennedy at age nine (~1808) for a then-standard period of ...

Sigel, Franz, 1824-1902

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Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

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Thomas Brackett Reed (October 18, 1839 – December 7, 1902), was an American politician from the state of Maine, and was a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives 12 times, first in 1876, and served as Speaker of the House, from 1889–1891 and again from 1895–1899. Occasionally ridiculed as "Czar Reed", he had great influence over the agenda and operations of the House, more so than any previous speaker. He increased the Speaker's power by in...

Miller, Warner, 1838-1918

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Republican representative and senator from New York. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1881 to fill a vacancy; served from 27 July 1881 to 3 Mar. 1887. From the description of Warner Miller letter : Senate chamber, Washington, to William Thurstone, 1886 May 27. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 71303929 ...

Metcalf, Lorettus Sutton, 1837-1920

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Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896

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American soldier and diplomat; gov. of Wisconsin. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Madison, to W.W. Belknap, 1870 Feb. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524371 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Madison, to the President, 1884 Feb. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524356 Lucius Fairchild, soldier and politician, was born in Ohio in 1831. At the age of 18 he set out for California to mine for gold. He spent six years in Califor...

Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922

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American clergyman, author, and editor who worked with Henry Ward Beecher as co-editor of the "Christian Union." From the description of Autograph, 1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367554802 American author. From the description of Letter : Cornwall on Hudson, [N.Y.] to Mr. Bok, 1908 Oct. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 33376379 Lyman Abbott was an influential American pastor and author. Born in Massachusetts and educated i...

Redfield, William Cox, 1858-1932

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U.S. secretary of commerce and U.S. representative from New York. From the description of William Cox Redfield family papers, 1821-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84163550 ...

De Peyster, J. Watts (John Watts), 1821-1907

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Officer in the New York State Militia. From the description of Papers, 1849-1857. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58663483 Old Fort Johnson, a National Historic Landmark located in Montgomery County, N.Y., was the 18th-century home of Sir William Johnson, an official of the British Empire. It was later owned by wealthy philanthropist John de Watts Peyster, who presented it to the Montgomery County Historical Society in the early 20th century. As o...

Abbey, Henry, 1842-1911

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Abbey sends Carleton a copy of the new edition of his "Poems," and discusses revisions. He also mentions Duffield Osborne, secretary of The Authors' Club, and a memorial for Robert Louis Stevenson. From the description of Letter, 1894 December 27, Kingston, New York, to Will Carleton [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812899 ...

Culberson, Charles A. (Charles Allen), 1855-1925

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Charles Allen Culberson (1855-1925), son of prominent lawyer and legislator, David Browning Culberson, was a Texas state attorney general, Texas governor, and a United States senator. After attending the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia law school, Culberson was elected county attorney of Marion County, Texas, in 1877. Culberson and his wife, Sally Harrison, moved to Dallas in 1887, where he practiced law. From 1890 to 1894, Culberson served two terms as Te...

Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947

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Epithet: President of Columbia University British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000696.0x000180 Butler was a philosopher, diplomat, and educator; president of Columbia University from 1901-1942. From the description of Nicholas Murray Butler letter, 1942 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 777002021 President of Columbia University. From the description of Letters to F.W. Wile and...

Hall, John, 1829-1898

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American minister, pastor of the 5th Avenue Prebyterian Church, New York City. From the description of John Hall letter to S.S. McClure [manuscript], no date. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 750257413 Irish clergyman in America. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to an unidentified correspondent, [18]73 May 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270504391 ...

Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946

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First director, United States Forest Service (1905). He changed the name of protected "forest preserves" to "national forests" and advocated a controversial "wise use" policy for the resources of the national forests, whereby a greater use of forest resources, such as tree harvests and grazing rights could be permitted. From the description of Correspondence, 1905-1945. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 40804560 Forester and governor of Pennsylvania. F...

Bliss, Cornelius Newton, 1833-1911

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Merchant; Republican party official; Sec. of the Interior in McKinley administration From the guide to the Cornelius Newton Bliss note to J.C. Green, 1898, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

King, Horatio C.

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Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927

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Art administrator and geologist; Washington, D.C. Served as the fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1907 until his death in 1927. Dellenbaugh was a painter whose works include many landscapes done in connection with expeditions in the U.S. and abroad. From the description of Charles D. Walcott letter from Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh, 1913 April 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86118391 ...

Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904

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Flint, Austin, 1836-1915

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Croes, J. J. R. (John James Robertson), 1834-1906

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Herbert, Hilary A. (Hilary Abner), 1834-1919

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Hilary Abner Herbert (March 12, 1834 - March 6, 1919) was Secretary of the Navy under President Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897. He also served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Alabama. From the description of Letter, March 29, 1893. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18178390 Hilary A. Herbert was an Alabama and Washington, D.C., lawyer, author, Democratic United States representative, 1877-1893, and secretary of the Navy, 1893-1897. ...

Ruger, Thomas Howard, 1833-1907

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American general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Point, N.Y., to William W. Belknap, 1871 Sept. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270619254 From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Point, N.Y., to William W. Belknap, 1871 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270619257 From the description of Autograph letter signed : "U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.," to William W. Belknap, 1874 July 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900

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Collis P. Huntington was President of the Southern Pacific Railroad at the time this letter was written (1892). He tells his Fresno District Superintendent, James L. Frazier, that he is glad the latter's family is comfortably situated in the Pollaskey house, Fresno. From the description of Huntington correspondence, 1892. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 36847465 Financier and railroad executive. From the description of Papers of Collis Potter Hun...

Straus, Nathan, 1848-1931

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Nathan Straus (1848-1931) was a German-born New York City businessman and philanthropist. After making his fortune as a partner in the New York department stores Abraham and Straus and R.H. Macy and Co., Straus, with his wife Lina Gutherz Straus, turned to philanthropy. He advocated milk pasteurization to check the spread of tuberculosis, opening the Nathan Straus Pasteurized Milk Laboratory in New York in 1892; founded the Tuberculosis Preventorium for Children in New Jersey in 1909; supported ...

Waring, George E. (George Edwin), 1833-1898

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American agriculturalist and author. From the description of A health we drink to Holmes : autograph manuscript signed of a toast : Newport, R.I., 1884 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646039894 Waring was Secretary of the U.S. National Board of Health. From the description of George Edwin Waring correspondence : [Newport, R.I.], 1883-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 49805529 Epithet: of Bailieborough, county Cavan British Library ...

Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917

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U.S. secretary of the navy, senator from New Hampshire, and lawyer. From the description of William E. Chandler papers, 1863-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982265 U.S. Secretary of the Navy, senator from New Hampshire, and lawyer. From the description of Papers [microform], 1876-1882. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 62739785 William E. Chandler, a Republican, was U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1889-1901, Assistant ...

Sage, Russell, 1816-1906

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Russell Sage (1816-1906) was an American politician and financier who served as a U.S. Congressman from 1853-1857. 1816 Born in Verona, N.Y. on August 4th 1840 Married Marie-Henrie Winne on January 23rd 1844 1851 Treasurer o...

Coxe, A. Cleveland (Arthur Cleveland), 1818-1896

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Epithet: Bishop of Western New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000680.0x00026f Bishop of Western New York. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Rev. A. James Faust, 1863 Apr. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525846 From the description of Arthur Cleveland Coxe papers, 1837-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 656394050 American Episcopal bisho...

Beaver, James A. (James Addams), 1837-1914

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Colonel, 148th Pennsylvania regiment, Civil War; brevet brigadier general of volunteers, 1864; governor of Pennsylvania, 1887-1891; judge of Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1895-1914. From the description of Letter : Bellefonte, Penn[sylvani]a, to Mrs. John A. Logan, Washington, D.C., 1893 April 21. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27045475 Lawyer, thrice wounded Colonel of the 148th Pennsylvania; Governor of Pennsylvania; Judge in the Superior Court o...

Webb, Alexander S. (Alexander Stewart), 1835-1911

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President of City College, 1870-1903. From the description of Papers, 1855-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155504204 President of the College of the City of New York. From the description of Typed letter signed : New York, to Ida B. Forbes, 1897 Jan. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270589007 Alexander S. Webb: joined U.S. Army in 1855; served in Minnesota and Florida, and in 1857 became professor of mathematics at West Point; served in Civil War,...

Carter, James C. (James Coolidge), 1827-1905

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Carter was an attorney who also served as the U.S. counsel before the Behring Sea Fur-Seal Tribunal of Arbitration at Paris in 1893. From the description of Papers, 1880-1950. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234337549 ...

Bissell, Wilson Shannon, 1847-1903

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Law partner of Grover Cleveland; Postmaster General in Cleveland's cabinet. From the description of Letter : Buffalo, N.Y., to my dear Ed, 1876 Dec. 23. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33937754 U.S. postmaster general and lawyer. From the description of Wilson Shannon Bissell correspondence, 1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980309 ...

Littlejohn, Abram Newkirk, 1824-1901

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First Episcopal Bishop of Long Island and Bishop for the Episcopal Churches in Europe. From the description of Abram Newkirk Littlejohn papers, 1855-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 659740653 ...

Arkell, W. J. (William J.), 1856-1930

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William J. Arkell (1860-1930) was an American publisher and journalist from Canajoharie, New York. His publishing company, founded by his father, owned and published Judge, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly, Demarest Magazine, and other popular American newspapers and magazines of the time. The Judge was a weekly satirical magazine established in 1881 by former artists of the popular weekly Puck . Arkell purchased it in 1885 and used it in part to attack the Democratic a...

Hunt, Richard Morris, 1828-1895

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Richard N. Hunt was a mining engineer who worked for mining companies who had working mines all over the world. In the United States he worked primarily on the West Coast and in the South. He also worked in Arizona (1920), Denver, Colorado (1956-1959), Ouray, Colorado (1930), Montana (1930, 1959, 1963), and South Dakota (1950s,1965). From the description of Richard N. Hunt papers, 1907-1982. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 55012829 Amer...

Seward, Clarence A. (Clarence Armstrong), 1828-1897

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Flower, Roswell Pettibone, 1835-1899

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Governor of New York. From the description of Letter in the third person : Albany, to the 7th company of the 7th Regiment, N.Y.S.N.G., [no year] Dec. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874736 Politician. Flower was Governor from 1892-94, and U.S. Congressman, 1882-84, and 1888-90. From the description of Flower, Roswell P, -1899 papers, 1869-1915, 1880-1899 (bulk). (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155436447 ...

Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915

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Benjamin F. Tracy, a lawyer, served as Secretary of the Navy, 1889-1893, where he presided over the development of the Modern Navy and the increase in the number of battleships and the formation of a naval reserve. He resumed his law practice in New York in 1893 and died there in 1915. From the description of Naval order, July 18, 1889. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 729740231 From the description of Signature, 1890. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 1797421...

Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard), 1822-1909

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Pastor of Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, and minister at large. From the description of Letter : Burlington, N.J., to Amzi Dodd, Newark, N.J., [18--] May 23. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28328263 Epithet: American Presbyterian minister British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x0000d9 Theodore Ledyard Cuyler (January 10, 1822-February 26, 1909) graduated from The Co...

Ireland, John, 1838-1918

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Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908

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Iowa legislator; United States House of Representatives, 1863-1871; United States Senate, 1873-1908. From the description of Letter : Dubuque, Iowa, to W[illiam] W[orth] Belknap, Washington, D.C., 1873 Oct. 22. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496685 U.S. Senator and Representative from Iowa. From the description of Papers of William B. Allison, 1862-1916. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 148787411 William ...

Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905

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American statesman and railway magnate. From the description of Autograph list, 1886 June 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598554 American secretary of war and financier. From the description of Autograph, 1889 Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595340 Financier, private secretary to President Grover Cleveland, and U.S. secretary of war. From the description of Papers of Daniel Scott Lamont, 1853-1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id...

Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

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Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...

Harris, F. McCready (Frances McCready)

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Woodford, Stewart L. (Stewart Lyndon), 1835-1913

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Diplomat, army officer, lawyer, and U.S. representative from New York. From the description of Stewart L. Woodford correspondence, 1865-1908. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981417 American soldier and diplomat. From the description of Letter signed : New York, to President Arthur, [18]82 Feb. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583927 Epithet: American lawyer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:...

Weston, Edward Payson, 1839-1929.

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Doremus, Robert Ogden, 1824-1906

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Professor of Chemistry. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1878]-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155502523 Physician and professor of chemistry and physics, College of the City of New York. From the description of Letter, 1868, May 5 : New York City. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35059723 American chemist, teacher, and inventor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bar Harbor, to Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1884 Aug. 2...

Butler, M. C. (Matthew Calbraith), 1836-1909

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U.S. Senator from South Carolina. From the description of Signature to printed form : Washington, 1880 Dec. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132690 From the description of Papers, 1851-1920. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36547519 Confederate solider and lawyer, of Edgefield, S.C.; member of S.C. House, 1860-1861 and 1866-1867; member of U.S. Congress, 1877-1895; son of William Butler (1790-1850). From the description of Matthew Calb...

Olney, Richard, 1835-

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Republican Party (N.Y.)

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The Republican Party in New York predates the national party, which was not officially formed until 1854. From the guide to the Republican Party Broadside, 1837, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...

Williams, Henry Shaler, 1847-1918

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Geologist and paleontologist, who taught at Cornell University from 1879-1892, then at Yale until 1904, and then at Cornell again from 1904-1912. He retired in 1912. From the description of Henry Shaler Williams anatomical drawings, 1912. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 70687042 ...

Doane, William Croswell, 1832-1913

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Episcopal Bishop, Albany Diocese and Chancellor of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. Doane was the father-in-law of James Terry Gardiner. From the description of Papers, 1813-1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122519833 Bishop of New York. From the description of Autograph poem signed with initials : addressed to J.P. Morgan Sr., 1910. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270534273 American bishop of Albany. From th...

Waite, Morrison R. (Morrison Remick), 1816-1888

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Waite practised law in Ohio beginning in 1839 and was chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1874-1888. From the description of Letters, 1871-1882. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235163433 Waite gained attention in 1871 as a representative with the U.S. delegation to an international arbitration involving a dispute between the United States and Great Britain over the outfitting of Confederate vessels in British ports. In the settlement, the United St...

Porter, Horace, 1837-1921

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American general and ambassador. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York], to M. Olmstead, Secretary of the Jeweler's Association, 1886 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618680 American army officer and railroad official. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William W. Belknap, 1874 Aug. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618676 Son of Pennsylvania Governor and graduate of West Point, he was an ai...

Evans, John Gary, 1863-1942

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Lawyer, state legislator, and governor of South Carolina, 1894-1897; born 1863, Cokesbury, S.C.; married, 1897, to Emily Mansfield Plume; resident of Spartanburg, S.C.; nephew of S.C. Sen. Martin Witherspoon Gary (1831-1881). From the description of John Gary Evans papers, 1793-1965 ; (bulk, 1863-1942). (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 28408776 From the description of John Gary Evans papers: correspondence series: 1793-1940 (bulk 1880-1934). (University of...

Seward, Frederick William, 1830-1915

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Lawyer; Assistant Secretary of State under Lincoln; son of William Henry Seward. From the description of Collection, 1864-1906. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50991907 American lawyer and politician who served as the acting secretary of state under the Lincoln, Johnson, and Hayes administrations. From the description of Autobiography, ca. 1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122550831 Brother of William H. Seward, Secretary of State for Ab...

Ottendorfer, Oswald

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Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903

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Cassius Marcellus Clay was born to Sally Lewis and Green Clay, one of the wealthiest planters and slaveholders in Kentucky, who became a prominent politician. He was one of six children who survived to adulthood, of seven born. Clay was a member of a large and influential political family. His older brother Brutus J. Clay became a politician at the state and federal levels. They were cousins of both Kentucky politician Henry Clay and Alabama governor Clement Comer Clay. Cassius' sister Elizab...

Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884

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American brevet Brigadier General, Aide-de-Camp to Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War and Private Secretary to Grant during his presidency, 1869-1877. From the description of Orville E. Babcock papers, 1851-1947, bulk 1861-1884. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 317717282 O.E. Babcock was President Ulysses S. Grant's personal secretary. Adam Badeau served as military secretary to Grant during the Civil War, and as consul-general in London from 1870-1881. ...

McKelway, St. Clair, 1905-1980

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Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927

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American historian. From the description of Letters, 1911-1919. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36635486 American historian and writer. From the description of Letter, 1905 January 7 : to Mr. Fairbairn thanking him for a book. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853745 Rhodes was an American historian. From the description of [Letter] 1893 Jun. 29, Reservoir Street, Cambridge, [Mass. to] Dr. Thwing / James Ford...

Davis, Cushman Kellogg, 1838-1900

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Cushman Kellogg Davis, a Senator from Minnesota, was born in Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y., on June 16, 1838. He moved with his parents to Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he attended the public schools, Carroll College in Waukesha, and graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1857. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Waukesha. He moved to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1865 and became a member of the State house of representatives ine 1867, then s...

Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911

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Stephen B. Elkins was a territorial legislator in New Mexico and later U. S. Senator from West Virginia. From the description of Stephen B. Elkins papers, 1869-1910. (New Mexico State University). WorldCat record id: 501085916 U.S. Senator and Sec. of War. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Elkins, West Virginia, to Harper & Brothers, 1891 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613971 U.S. senator from West Virginia, U.S. represent...

Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905

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George Sewall Boutwell (1818-1905) was an active political figure and lawyer all his life. Initially a Democrate, his antislavery leanings made him a prominent Free Soiler who was elected Governor and susequently reelected by the dominant Massachusetts Free Soil coalition in 1851-1852. He became a lawyer and founder of the Massachusetts Republican Party, later being a Radical Republican in Congress and among the most forecful opponents of President Andrew Johnson. Boutwell served as Secretary of...

Cole, Ashley W...

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Ashley W. Cole (1841-1920) was born in Hampshire, England. He came with his parents to the United States in 1849, and attended public school in New York City. After serving in the Tenth New Jersey Volunteers he found work as a journalist, working for the New York Herald as city editor and foreign correspondent (South America and Cuba). He later worked on the city staff of the New York Times and served as their Albany correspondent. In 1887 he became city editor of The Press and then...

Parkhurst, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1831-1889

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Scribner, G. Hilton (Gilbert Hilton), 1831-1910

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Scribner was Secretary of New York State and a member of the New York State Assembly. He traveled in Europe in 1868. From the description of Papers, 1868-1911. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122687717 ...

Baird, Absalom, 1824-1905

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Baird was born in Washington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the preparatory department of Washington College (now Washington & Jefferson College) in 1841. He enrolled in the United States Military Academy and graduated in 1849, ranked ninth in a class of 43. From 1852 to 1859, he was a mathematics instructor at West Point, where one of his students was James McNeill Whistler. From 1859 to 1861, he served in Texas and Virginia. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Baird was promoted to brev...

Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908

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Episcopalian bishop. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645260286 Bishop of New York. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to J.B. Gilder, on the occasion of J.R. Lowell's 70th birthday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618790 From the description of Autograph letters signed (10) : New York, etc., to Dr. Ba...

Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928

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Charles Ranlett Flint (1850-1934) was a financial capitalist, merchant and industrial consolidator. He entered the shipping business and worked for commission merchants in New York City. Popularly known as the "Father of Trusts", he was responsible for many industrial consolidations and mergers. From the guide to the Charles R. Flint papers, 1872-1930, 1885-1915, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Chauncey Mitchell Depew (1834-1928) was a lawye...

Beecher, Thomas Kinnicut, 1824-1900

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Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907

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Alger (1836-1907) served as U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1902-1907. He was a Republican. (Information from Senators of the U.S.). Scripps served as Michigan Senator from the Third District, 1903-1904. He was born in England in 1835 and came to the U.S. in 1844. Scripps worked as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune in 1857. After settling in Detroit in 1859, he managed the Detroit Tribune until 1863 when he founded the Detroit Evening News. In 1862, Scripps married Harriet J. Messinger. He was acti...

Hale, Eugene, 1836-1918

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Lawyer and U.S. representative and senator from Maine; of Ellsworth, Me.; lived in Washington, D.C., during much of his political career and after retirement. From the description of Eugene Hale autograph letter signed to Hayne Davis, 1907 Feb. 12 and undated. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 182580057 ...

Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917

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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...

Frye, William P. (William Pierce), 1831-1911

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Senator and Representative from Maine. From the description of William P. Frye autograph letter signed, 1884. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 261346577 Lawyer, mayor, state legislator, U.S. Representative and Senator (1881-1911), of Lewiston, Me. From the description of William P. Frye collection, 1882-1975. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 501843365 Lawyer, mayor, and U.S. Representative and Senator, of Lew...

Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

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Elihu Root, born in Clinton, NY, attended Hamilton College (A.B., 1864, A.M. in course, 1867) and University Law School of New York. He served as member Alaskan Boundary Tribunal; United States District Attorney, Southern New York, 1883 - 85; Secretary of War, 1899 - 1904; Secretary of State, 1905 - 09; U.S. Senator from New York, 1909 - 15; Senior Counsel for the U.S., North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration, The Hague, 1910; Ambassador at Head of Special Diplomatic Mission to Russia, 1...

MacCracken, Henry Mitchell, 1840-1918

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Henry Mitchell MacCracken, Presbyterian minister and university administrator, was born on September 28, 1840 at Oxford, Ohio. Graduating from Miami University in 1857, he served as a school superintendent and principal before attending Princeton Theological Seminary. After being ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1863, MacCracken held several posts in Ohio. From 1867 to 1869 he traveled in Europe, studying at Berlin and Tubingen, and served as deputy to the Presbyterian assemblies in Edinburgh...

Butler, William Allen, 1825-1902

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Attorney. From the description of Letters, 1858-1881. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 13549063 Soldier who served in Co. G 144th O.V.I. during the Civil War. From the description of Letter 1864 August 5. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 47003250 American author and lawyer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Yonkers, to John Foord of Harper and Brothers, 1890 Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldC...

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...

Lippitt, Charles Warren, 1846-1924

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Governor of Rhode Island and textile manufacturer. Brown class of 1865. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1764-1920]. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122586386 ...

Higgins, Frank Wayland, 1856-1907

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Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902

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Godkin was an editor and political writer. He was founder and first editor of The Nation (founded in 1865) and later also editor of the New York Evening Post. From the description of Edwin Lawrence Godkin papers, 1845-1927. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612368182 American journalist and essayist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, Wednesday 12th. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269587330 Edwin Lawrence Godkin was an author, journ...

Stone, William Joel, 1848-1918

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Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922

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John Wanamaker was founder of a Philadelphia department store. From the description of Collection, 1779-1892. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122632980 John Wanamaker, 1838-1822. Born Philadelphia, created first department store, pioneered use of price tags, money back guarantees, newspaper ads, and white sales. Instituted employee health care, pensions, and fringe benefits. Samuel Sydney McClure, 1857-1949. Founder, editor,...

Finch, Francis M. (Francis Miles), 1827-1907

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Wellman, Francis L. (Francis Lewis), 1854-1942

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Carter, Thomas Henry, 1854-1911

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Thomas Henry Carter was born in Ohio in 1854, the son of Edward C. and Margaret Carter. After his admission to the bar, Carter established a practice in Burlington, Iowa. In 1882, he moved to Helena, Montana Territory, and after a brief private practice, he associated with John B. Clayberg in the firm of Carter and Clayberg. In November 1889, he was the territorial delegate for the state when Montana gained statehood. After the admission of Montana as a state, he was elected its first representa...

Schurman, Jacob Gould, 1854-1942

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Jacob Gould Schurman was born May 22, 1854 on Prince Edward Island. He was Professor of Philosophy at Acadia College and Dalhousie College; Cornell University's Sage Professor of Philosophy, 1886-92, and President, 1892-1920; President of the first U.S. Philippine Commission, 1899; U.S. Minister to Greece and Montenegro during the Balkan Wars; and was a diplomat involved with foreign policy making in China, the Far East, and Germany. From the description of Jacob Gould Schurman paper...

Egan, Patrick, 1841-

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