Benajah Ticknor papers 1818-1852
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Everett, Alexander Hill, 1790-1847
Alexander Hill Everett was a distinguished early American diplomat, writer, and man of letters. He entered Harvard at the age of twelve, and apprenticed at the law office of John Quincy Adams. He served in a variety of notable diplomatic posts, and contributed to the evolution of American culture and literary tradition. His emphasis was to encourage writers to look beyond the Anglo-Saxon tradition for their themes and inspiration. From the description of Alexander Hill Ev...
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865
Edward Everett was an American statesman, clergyman, and orator, as well as professor of Greek at Harvard University and president of Harvard University, 1846-1849. Everett was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard with highest honors in 1811, completing an M.A. in Divinity in 1814. After a brief stint as a minister, Harvard offered him the newly created position of Professor of Greek; brilliant but untrained, Everett went to Göttingen to prepare for...
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...
Ticknor, George, 1791-1871
George Ticknor (1791-1871), educator and author, served as the first Smith Professor of the French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard from 1817 to 1835. After his arrival at Harvard, Ticknor became disenchanted with the school curriculum, characterizing the College as a well-disciplined high school, and began an effort to reorganize the College around four main goals: the division of students in courses according to academic proficiency and merit; the division of the ...
Polk, Sarah Childress, 1803-1891
Sarah Childress Polk was married to the 11th President of the United States, James Polk. She served as First Lady from 1845 to 1849. Elder daughter of Captain Joel and Elizabeth Childress, Sarah Childress gained something rarer from her father’s wealth. He sent her and her sister away to school, first to Nashville, then to the Moravians’ “female academy” at Salem, North Carolina, one of the very few institutions of higher learning available to women in the early 19th century. So she acquired ...
Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849
Dolley Madison, the fourth First Lady of the United States, is widely remembered as the most lively of the early First Ladies. As a prominent entertainer and hostess, she helped shape the role of First Lady and served as the model for every future First Lady to come. Dolley Payne was born on May 20, 1768, in Guilford County, North Carolina. She was the fourth of eight children born to John and Mary Payne. The family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1783. In 1790, Dolley Payne married la...
Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890
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...
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was an American lawyer and statesman who represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress and served as the U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. As one of the most prominent American lawyers of the 19th century, he argued over 200 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court between 1814 and his death in 1852. During his life, he was a member of the Federalist Party, the Nati...
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850
John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was an American statesman and political theorist from South Carolina who served as the seventh vice president of the United States from 1825 to 1832. He is remembered for strongly defending slavery and for advancing the concept of minority states' rights in politics. He did this in the context of protecting the interests of the white South when its residents were outnumbered by Northerners. He began his political career as a nationalist, mo...
Niles, John M. (John Milton), 1787-1856
John Milton Niles was a lawyer, judge, editor, author, and politician born in Windsor, Connecticut on August 20, 1787. In 1817, he founded the Hartford Weekly Times, the same year he was admitted to the bar. He was active in the Democratic Party, served on the Connecticut House of Representatives, was appointed Postmaster of Hartford, and served as United States Senator from 1835 to 1839. In 1840, he was appointed the ninth United States Postmaster General by President Martin Van Buren. He was t...
Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858
Graduated from Berkshire Medical Institute ca. 1810; joined U.S. Navy ca. 1816; first tour of duty in 1818; retired from the Navy in 1852 from post of chief Surgeon of the Boston Navy Yard. From the description of Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702205872 From the description of Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778254 From the description of Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1...
Rodgers, George Washington, 1787-1832.
In 1982, the General Convention of the Church deleted the words "Protestant" and "in the United States of America" from the official title of the Church, making it the Episcopal Church. From the description of Records of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, 1823-1975 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702152635 ...
Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848
Army officer. From the description of Proclamation of Stephen Watts Kearny, 1846. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423835 Army officer; Kearny became a Brigadier General in 1846, and was assigned to command the Army of the West in the Mexican War. He led his men to Santa Fe which was entered without opposition and served as military governor of New Mexico for a month until a civil government was organized. From the description of Kearny proclamation, 1846 Aug. 22...
Kent, James, 1763-1847
These maps were compiled over a period of years by Chancellor Kent, a well-known American jurist who was a dominant state supreme court judge in New York throughout the Federalist era. The extensive manuscript annotations are in his hand. These notes are often dated, some as early as the 1820s and others as late as 1840. It is unclear what prompted Kent to assemble this volume, but a possible reason was his interest in missionary activities, often referred to in the notes, which display an intim...
San Martín, José de, 1778-1850
South American soldier and statesman. From the description of Document signed : Santiago, to the Governor of the Province of Cuyo [in Argentina], 1817 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635002 ...
Carrera Verdugo, José Miguel, 1785-1821
President of Chile. From the description of Correspondence of José Miguel Carrera Verdugo, 1816-1818. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455564 ...
United States. Navy
Built and launched at New York Navy Yard; commissioned Nov. 12, 1944; scraped in 1993. Served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. From the description of USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) photograph collection 1944-1971. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 41657866 The federal government decided in 1941 to send Supply Corps personnel to Harvard Business School for training in the business of equipping the Navy. This was effected by a transfer...
Morrison, Charles, 1782-1834.
Glynn, John, 1801-1871.
Armstrong, James, 1794-1868
Taylor, John, 1781-1864
Keat's publisher. From the description of Autograph letter unsigned (a retained draft) : London, to J.A. Hessey, 1820 Aug. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270579213 John Taylor, publisher, joined the firm of Taylor and Hessey in 1813, and soon after published The Identity of Junius, an attempt to identify Junius as Sir William Francis. He edited the London Magazine from 1821 to 1824, appointing Thomas Hood his replacement; his contributors and literary friends included Ho...
Hodges, Nan Powell
Ann Arbor, Michigan, local historian. From the description of Nan Powell Hodges papers, 1977-1981. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422293 ...
Tyler, John, 1790-1862
John Tyler (b. March 29, 1790, Charles City County, Virginia–d. January 18, 1862, Richmond, Virginia), was the tenth President of the United States (1841–1845) and the first to succeed to the office following the death of President William Henry Harrison....
Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859
John Young Mason, from Greensville County, Va., was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1831-1837; served as secretary of the Navy, 1844-1845 and 1846-1849; was attorney general of the United States, March 1845-September 1846; and served as United States minister plenipotentiary to France, 1854-1859. From the guide to the John Y. Mason Papers, 1843-1898, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection...
Pickens, F. W. (Francis Wilkinson), 1805-1869
Pickens was a congressman from South Carolina and later governor of that state. From the description of Francis Wilkinson Pickens letters from various correspondents, 1832-1834. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612796541 From the guide to the Francis Wilkinson Pickens letters from various correspondents, 1832-1834., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Congressman and governor of South Carolina. From the description of...
Hardy, Thomas Masterman, Sir, 1st bart., 1769-1839.
Hill, Frances M., 1807-1884.
Stockton, Robert Field, 1795-1866
U.S. naval officer. From the description of Papers, 1846-1847. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28420479 Second American military governor of Calif. Territory (July 29, 1846-Jan. 19, 1847); U.S. naval officer and Commander of the U.S.S. Frigate Congress. From the description of R.F. Stockton proclamation : ms, 1847 Jan. 11. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122508929 American military governor of Calif. Territory (J...
Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876
American lawyer and politician; governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to President Buchanan, 1857 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588282 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Thomas Teackle in Baltimore, 1841 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588600 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Col. T.H. Ellis, 1859 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588...
Forbes, R. B. (Robert Bennet), 1804-1889
O'Higgins, Bernardo, 1778-1842
Bernardo O'Higgins, 1778-1842, was born in Chile of Chilean and Irish descent. O'Higgins, educated in England in military navigation, eventually became a leading Chilean patriot, known by the popular titles "The Father of the Nation," "Founder of the Republic," and "Liberator of Chile" throughout his life and in posterity, as well as by the official title of Supreme Director of Chile (designating him as the country's dictator) from 1817-1823. Among his achievements are the creation of the First ...
Dundonald, Thomas Cochrane, Earl of, 1775-1860
British naval officer. From the description of Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald, correspondence, 1807. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009538 Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British naval officer. From the description of Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1831 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 155715582 From the guide to the Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald manuscript material : 1 ite...
Weddell, James, 1787-1834
Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842
U.S. secretary of the navy and U.S. senator from and governor of New Jersey. From the description of Papers of Samuel L. Southard, 1809-1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77961420 Secretary of the navy. From the description of Letter : from several correspondents, 1825 Jan. 17. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28996223 Samuel L. Southard (1787-1842) was a prominent U.S. statesman of the early 19th century. He served as a New Jersey Senator from...
Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860
Author and naval officer. A close friend of Washington Irving, Paulding collaborated with him to produce the satirical periodical, Salmagundi. He also wrote poetry, fiction, and a popular biography of George Washington. President Martin Van Buren appointed Paulding Secretary of the Navy in 1839, in which post he served until 1841. From the description of [Letter] 1839 May 7, Navy Department [Washington, D.C., to] Gilbert Davis, New York. (University of South Florida). WorldCat record...
Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843
Isaac Hull (1773-1843) commanded USS Constitution in her 1812 victory over Guerriere, in which it earned the sobriquet "Old Ironsides." He later commanded the Boston, Portsmouth, and Washington Navy yards and was appointed Commodore of the Mediterranean Squadron in 1838. From the description of Isaac Hull Collection, 1798-1841. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479784380 Isaac Hull was born 9 March 1773 Huntington (now Shelton) CT. His commands inclu...
Shubrick, William Branford, 1790-1874
U. S. naval officer. From the description of Letter to "Dr. [Spruston?] [manuscript], 1834 April 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647993598 Naval officer. From the description of William Branford Shubrick correspondence, 1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980458 Epithet: Captain; USN; Commanding American Pacific Squadron; Rear-Admiral 1862 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81...
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858
American naval officer, led U.S. Naval Expedition to Japan and negotiated treaty of peace and commerce, 1852-1854. From the description of ALS : Sharon Springs, N.Y., to Robert Ward Johnson 1836 Aug. 7. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122586021 Naval officer and commander-in-chief of negotiations with the Japanese for the treaty signed between the United States and Japan in l854. From the description of Matthew Calbraith Perry papers, 1839-1...
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
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...
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841
Epithet: of Add MS 34580 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x00030c American Indian fighter and president of the United States. From the guide to the William Henry Harrison letter, 1795, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) U.S president, Mar.-Apr. 1841; territorial governor of Indiana, 1801-1813; Ohio congressman, 1816-1819, state senator, 1819-1821, senator 1825-1828. From ...
Bartlett, W.H. (William Henry), 1809-1854
Downes, John, 1784-1854
Downes served aboard the Essex. He was under Decatur in the Algerian War. He commanded the Macedonia in the Pacific and the Java in the Mediterranean. From the description of Letter, March 31, 1848. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 46357727 Downes served aboard the Essex. He was under Decatur in the Algerian War. He commanded the Macedonian in the Pacific and the Java in the Mediterranean. From the description of Letter, [n.d.] (Naval War College). WorldC...
Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882
Orville Dewey (1794-1882) was born and died in Sheffield, Mass. He graduated from Williams College in 1814, and Andover Seminary in 1819. Shortly after, he became an Unitarian, and served as minister at the following churches: Federal Street Church (Boston, Mass.), 1821-1823; First Church (New Bedford, Mass.), 1822-1833; Second Congregational Church (New York, N.Y.), 1835-1848; New South Church (Boston, Mass.), 1857-1861. Dewey received an honorary D.D. from Harvard in 1839. He was president of ...
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850
Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), the twelfth president of the United States. In 1841, he was appointed to the command of the Sourthern Division of the United States. In the spring of 1845, Taylor appointed to command the Army of Occupation stationed in Corpus Christi. In May 1846, Taylor led his army into north Mexico. Following the battle of Monterey, Taylor was ordered to join General Winfield Scott at the siege of Veracruz. Taylor's victory at at the Battle of Buena Vista made him a national hero....
Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby, 1790-1858
Naval officer. From the description of Letters and obituary of Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, 1828-1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423726 ...
Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by James Adams Norton, on voyage 9 Oct. 1851-28 May 1853 to the Off Shore, Coast of Kamchatka, and Okhotsk Sea whaling grounds; agent-owner: Edward Wing Howland; built at Rochester, Mass., 1833. From the description of Logbook, 1851 Oct. 9-1853 May 28. (Old Dartmouth Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70979203 Whaling vessel, out of Nantucket, Mass., mastered by Charles W. Coffin, on voyage 12 July 1837-19 Apr...
Roberts, Edmund, 1784-1836
Merchant and diplomat, of Portsmouth, N.H. From the description of Papers, 1805-1839. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963868 From the description of Edmund Roberts letter to Judge Joseph Story, 1825 May 21. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 71014820 Merchant and diplomat. From the description of Commission of Edmund Roberts, 1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450246 From the de...
Gansevoort, Guert, 1812-1867.
Tazewell, Littleton Waller, 1774-1860
Governor of Virginia. From the description of Letters of Littleton Waller Tazewell [manuscript], 1795-1836. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816521 U.S. senator from Virginia, 1824-1832; governor of Virginia, 1834-1836. From the description of AL (draft), [1829 Feb.], Washington, D.C., to Andrew Jackson. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145506931 Governor of Virginia; United States Senator. From the descri...
Foltz, Jonathan Messersmith, 1810-1877
First White House physician and first Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy. From the description of Jonathan Messersmith Foltz papers, 1829-1871. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71208765 ...
Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857
Jurist, lawyer, and U.S. senator of Ohio. From the description of Papers of Benjamin Tappan, 1799-1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068238 American Senator, lawyer and anti-slavery leader. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to William Cullen Bryant, 1839 Dec. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270579143 Jurist and U.S. senator from Ohio. From the description of Benjamin Tappan papers, 1795-1900 (bulk 1795...
United States exploring expedition (1838-1842)
The United States Exploring Expedition under the command of Charles Wilkes left U.S.A. Aug. 1838, returning July 1842. The ships in the expedition were the Flying Fish, Oregon, Peacock, Porpoise, Relief, Seagull and Vincennes. The expedition visited the Antarctic, Sydney Harbour, Bay of Islands, N.Z., various islands in the Pacific and areas on the coast of South America and U.S.A. From the description of Records [microform]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225845806 ...
Biddle, James, 1783-1848
Richard Dale was a naval officer. From the guide to the Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 1780-1845, (American Philosophical Society) Biddle inquires of Mr. Irvine whether a Deputy Commissary will be appointed for Philadelphia and mentions the name of Bernard Henry as a possible choice. From the description of AL : Washington, to Callauder Irvine, 1813 Jan. 3. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591685 Naval officer. From t...
Columbus (Ship : 1820-1851)
Whaling ship; out of Nantucket, Mass.; master: Reuben Russell II; owner-agent: Paul Mitchell & Sons; whaling vessel out of Nantucket; built in 1820; sold to New London, Conn., 1843; converted to bark in 1851; lost 1858. From the description of Log/journal, 1832 July 6-1834 May 21. (Nantucket Hist Association). WorldCat record id: 70957779 Whaling ship, out of Nantucket, Mass., mastered by William Bunker Gardner; owner-agent: Richard Mitchell & Sons; whaling vessel ou...
Geisinger, David, 1790-1860
Joseph Smith, the author of these seven letters, was born in 1790 and entered the U.S. Navy as a midshipman in January 1809. During the War of 1812, he served under Lieutenant (later Master Commandant) Thomas Macdonough. In July 1813, Smith was commissioned as a lieutenant. As first lieutenant of the brig Eagle, he performed heroically in the decisive Battle of Lake Champlain in September 1814. Joseph Smith later served on the frigate Constellation as part of Commodore S...
Burchard, Samuel D., 1812-1891.
Schroeder, John Frederick, 1800-1857
Episcopal priest. Schroeder attended General Theological Seminary; was assistant rector of Trinity Parish, New York City; and founded St. Ann's Hall, a girls' school, located first in Flushing, later in New York City, and still later in Brooklyn. From the description of Papers, 1815-1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155475350 ...