Charles Baldwin Sedgwick Papers 1814-1891

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Charles Baldwin Sedgwick Papers, 1814-1891

Charles Baldwin Sedgwick Papers 1814-1891

Papers of the New York State lawyer, U.S. Congressman (1859-1863), abolitionist, born near Pompey, N.Y. Correspondence (1847-1891); genealogical material; legal and financial records (1814-1879); writings (1837-1884), including essays, speeches, and published letters; and memorabilia. Largely family correspondence with additional letters of Louis Agassiz, Samuel Bowles, Salmon P. Chase, F.J. Child, James Freeman Clarke, Roscoe Conkling, George W. Curtis, John A. Dahlgren, Richard H. Dana, H.L. Dawes, Daniel S. Dickinson, J.T. Fields, John M. Forbes, John C. Frémont, William Lloyd Garrison, George W. Geddes, George F. Hoar, John Jay, Thomas Starr King, Samuel J. May, Robert B. Minturn, Levi P. Morton, Charles Eliot Norton, Elizabeth P. Peabody, Wendell Phillips, William H. Seward, Gerrit Smith, Israel Washburn, R.S. Watson, Andrew D. White, and others.

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Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879

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Anti-slavery advocate. From the description of Circular and letter, 1848 Jan. 21, Boston, to Rev. Mr. Russell, South Hingham. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 231311718 Abolitionist and reformer William Lloyd Garrison was founder of the Boston abolitionist paper, The Liberator, and the New England Anti-Slavery Society. From the description of Papers, 1835-1873 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007257 Abolitionist and lectur...

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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Swiss-American zoologist and geologist. Professor of zoology and geology at Harvard University. Louis Agassiz was born in Môtier-en-Vuly, Switzerland. He studied at the universities of Zürich, Erlangen (Ph.D., 1829), Heidelberg, and Munich (M.D., 1830). Agassiz studied medicine briefly but turned to zoology, with a special interest in fishes and fossils, while studying under the French naturalist Cuvier. In 1832 he became professor of natural history at the University of Neuchâtel, Sw...

Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890

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John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, military officer, and politician. He was a US Senator from California, and in 1856 was the first Republican nominee for President of the United States. A native of Georgia, Frémont acquired male protectors after his father's death, and became proficient in mathematics, science, and surveying. During the 1840s, he led five expeditions into the Western United States and became known as "The Pathfinder". During the...

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...

Dickinson, Daniel S. (Daniel Stevens), 1800-1866

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U.S. Senator from New York; b. in Goshen, Conn., moved with his parents to Guilford, N.Y., in 1806; studied law and began practice in Guilford, N.Y.; moved to Binghamton and became first president of the City of Binghamton in 1834; state legislator; in 1844 appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate; reelected in 1845 and served until 1851; resumed the practice of law; elected attorney general of New York in 1861; appointed by Abraham Lincoln as U.S. attorne...

Jay, John, 1817-1894

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Grandson of John Jay, active in anti-slavery movement, organizer of Republican Party in New York, U.S. minister to Austria. From the description of Letters to H.H. Boyesen and Rufus W. Griswold, II, 1851-1890. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64433472 Lawyer, diplomat, and reformer. From the description of Letters of John Jay, 1878-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423666 American lawyer and diplomat. From the description of...

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...

Sedgwick, C. B. (Charles Baldwin), 1815-1883

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American lawyer and Congressman. From the description of Autograph letter signed, incomplete at the beginning : [n.p.], to an unidentified official, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662699 American lawyer; Congressman from New York. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Ashfield, Massachusetts and Syracuse, to [John W.] Field, 1872 Aug. 28-1872 23 Oct. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664207 Charles Baldwin Sedgwic...

Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888

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Roscoe Conkling was a New York politician and lawyer, serving in Congress as both Senator and Representative. He resigned abruptly to protest Federal appointments in New York, and returned to his law practice. He later declined an appointment to the United States Supreme Court. From the description of Roscoe Conkling letter to D.B. Sickels, 1876 Apr. 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52734482 Roscoe Conkling was a Senator (1867-81) and Congre...

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908

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Charles Eliot Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard. Eliot Norton was his son. From the guide to the Charles Eliot Norton letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American author, editor, and educator. From the description of Letter to Edwin D. Mead [manuscript], 1881 May 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814472 ...

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

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James Thomas Fields, American publisher and author, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1817. At the age of 17, he went to Boston to clerk in a booksellers shop. While clerking, he often wrote for newspapers and in 1839 he became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, and after 1868 as Fields, Osgood & Company. He was the publisher of several prominent contemporary American and British writers. Besides just publishing the authors, h...

Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888

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Unitarian minister; trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1879-88; active on behalf of temperance, anti-slavery, women's sufferage movements; died in Jamaica Plain, Boston. From the description of Letters, 1863-1886. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38003933 Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and reformer closely associated with the Transcendentalists. He was minister in Louisville, Ky. (1833-1840) and at the Church of the Disciples in Boston (1841-1850, 1...

Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882

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Lawyer and author. From the description of Richard Henry Dana correspondence, 1843-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449368 Author and lawyer Richard Henry Dana was the privileged son of an aristocratic Massachusetts family. Taking time from Harvard because of medical problems, he went to sea, where his experiences as a sailor inspired him to write Two Years Before the Mast. A sea story that was part memoir and part social commentary, the novel proved to be popular with...

King, Thomas Starr, 1824-1864

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King was a popular Unitarian minister, of Boston, Mass. In 1860, he took over the parish in San Francisco, Calif. From the description of Thomas Starr King sermon notebook : ms, [18??]. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 145416609 American writer and clergyman. From the description of Letter, 1863 Apr. 29, [San Francisco, to Mr. Swain?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86130298 King was a popular Unitarian minister from Boston, Mass., wh...

Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

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Wendell Phillips (born November 29, 1811, Boston, Massachusetts – died February 2, 1884, Boston, Massachusetts), orator and reformer, was one of the leaders of the abolitionist movement in Boston, Massachusetts, wrote frequently for William Lloyd Garrison's Liberator, and eventually became president of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He contributed much to the cause through inflammatory speeches favoring the division of the Union and opposing the acquisition of Texas and the war with Mexico. ...

Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

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Congressman, philanthropist, reformer. From the description of Letter, 1840 May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122379141 Gerrit Smith resided in Peterboro (N.H.?) at the time of these writings and was a strong supporter of emancipation and African American rights. Upon his death the African American citizens of Buffalo paid him a formal tribute. From the description of Letters and broadsides, 1868-1871. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 34178334 ...

Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873

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Lawyer. From the description of Letter, 1845 March 4, Cincinnati, [Ohio], to Robert F. Paine, Columbus, O[hio]. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13541605 Salmon P. Chase served as the Secretary of the Treasury from 1861 to 1864. He oversaw the creation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (1862) and implemented the introduction of the income tax and the national currency. From the description of Letter press book of the Secretary of the Treasury. 1863, Ju...

Geddes, George W. (George Washington), 1824-1892

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Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870

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U.S. naval officer and inventor of ordnance. From the description of Reports to Commodore L. Warrington on ordnance, 1848-1849. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58671341 John A. Dahlgren, naval officer, attained the rank of rear admiral. An expert in ordnance, he invented an 11" gun and other devices useful to the Navy. From 1868-70, he was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance. From the description of Letter, January 28, 1848. (Naval War Col...

Sedgwick family.

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Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894

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Elizabeth Palmer Peabody was at the center of the Transcendentalist movement in New England. Although she wrote and published many works, she is best remembered for her support and friendship of Emerson, Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller and many others. She published the journal Dial, founded the famous West Street Book Shop and Publishing House, and introduced kindergarten to America. From the description of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody letters, 1846-1854. (Pennsylvania State University Libra...

Washburn, Israel, 1813-1883

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Lawyer, and U.S. representative and governor of Maine. From the description of Papers of Israel Washburn, 1838-1908. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131681 Lawyer, U.S. representative (1851-1861), and governor of Maine (1861-1863); b. in Livermore, Me.; lived in Orono. From the description of Israel Washburn correspondence, 1876. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 234305875 American lawyer and politician; Gov. of Me. Fro...

Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904

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U. S. Senator from Massachusetts. From the description of George Frisbie Hoar letter to S. S. McClure [manuscript], 1894 January 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 694733616 George Frisbie Hoar (1826-1904) was a Republican Senator from Massachusetts (1877-1904). From the description of Autograph collection, 1598-1945. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122405022 From the guide to the George Frisbie Hoar autograph collection, 1598-194...

Minturn, Robert Bowne, 1805-1866

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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...

Curtis, George William, 1824-1892

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N.Y. editor and university chancellor. From the description of Papers, 1884-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38520658 American author, orator, and advisor to presidents. From the description of Letter : Ashfield, Mass., to George P. Sawyer, 1884 Oct. 10. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56877394 George William Curtis was an author and orator who championed, among other causes, civil-service reform and the vote for women. ...

Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898

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Philanthropist, abolitionist. Contributed to the building of the railroad system in the United States. From the description of John Murray Forbes letter to George William Curtis, [manuscript], 1891 January 24. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 263078000 Forbes was a Boston businessman who was engaged in the China trade early in his life and later involved in railroad development in the American West. From the description of Letters from various corres...

May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871

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Samuel May was a Unitarian clergyman of Syracuse, New York with connections to national organizations related to anti-Slavery, temperance, and suffrage, among others. From the description of Samuel J. May diary, 1867. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64691611 Samuel May was a Unitarian Clergyman of Syracuse, New York with connections to national organizations related to Freedman's Relief, Temperance, and Suffrage, among others. From the descripti...

White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918

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The second International Peace Conference was held at the Hague in 1907. From the description of Hague Peace Conference documents, 1907. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64052217 Ambassador to Russia; first president of Cornell University. From the description of Andrew Dickson White papers, 1901-1902. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155410378 Andrew Dickson White was born at Homer, New York, November 7, 1832. ...

Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878

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Bowles was an American journalist and publisher. From the description of Letter, a portrait, and newspaper clippings, 1872-ca. 1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80880580 Samuel Bowles was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on February 9, 1826. He was the editor of the daily edition of the Springfield Republican from 1844 to 1878. Noted for his willingness to comment on matters of political corruption, he was the subject of a libel suit. Bowles was involved with the Liber...

Child, Francis James, 1825-1896

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The materials in this bound volume were generated due to a manuscript called the "Harris manuscript." The Harris manuscript was written down by the sisters Amelia Harris (1815-1891) and Jane Harris (1823-1897). They compiled a family repertoire of Scottish ballads, mainly passed on orally to the sisters by their mother, Grace Dow Harris (Mrs. David Harris) (b.1782). This manuscript and some correspondence was purchased in 1873 by Professor Francis James Child of Harvard University who was a scho...

Watson, Robert Spence, 1837-1911

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Reformer and writer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (21) : to Prof. Knight, 1880-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270660307 Epithet: solicitor, of Newcastle upon Tyne British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000979.0x000181 ...