U.S. History mss., 1612-1977


U.S. History mss., 1612-1977

Consists of individual items acquiredseparately either as a gift, purchase, transfer, or removal from a variety ofsources, relating to the United States. Additions continue to be made.

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Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

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Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States. Born on March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaw Settlement in South Carolina; though just a boy, participated in the battle of Hanging Rock during the Revolution, captured by the British and imprisoned. He worked for a time in a saddler's shop and afterward taught school before studying law in Salisbury, N.C. In 1788 he was appointed solicitor of the western district of North Carolina, comprising what is now the State of Tennessee. Upon the admission of T...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American revolutionary, statesman and Founding Father of the United States. Hamilton was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the Federalist Party, as well as a founder of the nation's financial system, the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper. As the first secretary of the treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the administration of P...

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...

Little Turtle, 1747?-1812

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Little Turtle, or Mihšihkinaahkwa (in Miami-Illinois) (b. c. 1747-d. July 14, 1812), was a chief of the Miami people, and one of the most famous Native American military leaders of his time. He led his followers in several major victories against United States forces in the 1790s during the Northwest Indian Wars, also called Little Turtle's War. In 1791, they defeated General St. Clair, who lost 900 men, the most decisive loss by the US against Native American forces ever....

Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794

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Baron Friedrich von Steuben; Prussian military officer; reformed and disciplined the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, subsequently regarded as one of the fathers of the United States Army. Steuben took part in several battles in the Seven Years' War (1756–63), rose to the rank of captain, and became aide-de-camp to Prussian King Frederick the Great, abruptly discharged from the army in 1763. Awarded title Baron in 1771 from his service to Hollenzollern-Hechingen earned him...

Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813

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Edmund Jennings Randolph (August 10, 1753 – September 12, 1813) was an American attorney and politician. He was the 7th Governor of Virginia, and, as a delegate from Virginia, he attended the Constitutional Convention and helped to create the national constitution while serving on its Committee of Detail. He was the first United States Attorney General (1789-1794) and the second Secretary of State (1794-1795) during George Washington's presidency. Born in Williamsburg in the Colony of Virgini...

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

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Social reformer; founder of Hull House settlement, Chicago. From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Louis J. Keller, Chicago, 1912 May 13. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496308 From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Paul M. Angle, Springfield, Ill., 1932 June 24. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496294 Founder of Hull House in Chicago. From the description of Cor...

Peters, Richard, 1744-1828

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Richard Peters (June 22, 1744 – August 22, 1828) was a Pennsylvania lawyer, Continental Army soldier, Federalist politician, author and United States District Judge. Before his federal judicial service in the United States District Court for the District of Pennsylvania, Peters served as secretary of the Continental Board of War, delegate to the Congress of the Confederation and as member and speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and later the Pennsylvania State Senate. Born at...

Otis, Samuel Allyne, 1740-1814

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Samuel Allyne Otis (November 24, 1740 – April 22, 1814) was the first Secretary of the United States Senate, serving for its first 25 years. He also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and was a delegate to the Confederation Congress in 1787 and 1788. Born in Barnstable in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, he graduated from Harvard College before engaging in mercantile pursuits in Boston. Otis served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as a member of the Board ...

McHenry, James, 1753-1816

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James McHenry (November 16, 1753 – May 3, 1816) was a Scotch-Irish American military surgeon, statesman, and a Founding Father of the United States. McHenry was a signer of the United States Constitution from Maryland, initiated the recommendation for Congress to form the Navy, and was the eponym of Fort McHenry. He represented Maryland in the Continental Congress. He was a delegate to the Maryland State Convention of 1788, to vote whether Maryland should ratify the proposed Constitution of the ...

Habersham, Joseph, 1751-1815

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Joseph Habersham (July 28, 1751 – November 17, 1815) was an American businessman, Georgia politician, soldier in the Continental Army, and Postmaster General of the United States. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he attended preparatory schools and Princeton College and became successful merchant and planter. Habersham was a member of the council of safety and the Georgia Provincial Council in 1775 and a major of a battalion of Georgia militiamen and subsequently a colonel in the 1st Georgia Regime...

Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835

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Nathan Dane (December 29, 1752 – February 15, 1835) was an American lawyer and statesman who represented Massachusetts in the Continental Congress from 1785 through 1788. Dane helped formulate the Northwest Ordinance while in Congress, and introduced an amendment to the ordinance prohibiting slavery in the Northwest Territory. During his career, he served in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Senate. He also wrote a multi-volume treatise that covered the entire...

Jay, John, 1745-1829

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John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American statesman, patriot, diplomat, Founding Father, abolitionist, negotiator, and signatory of the Treaty of Paris of 1783. He served as the second governor of New York and the first chief justice of the United States. He directed U.S. foreign policy for much of the 1780s and was an important leader of the Federalist Party after the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1788. Jay was born into a wealthy family of merchants and...

Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799

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Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was an American attorney, planter, politician, and orator known for declaring to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give me death!" A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786. Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia, and was for the most part educated at home. After an unsuccessful venture running a store, and assisting his father-in-law ...

Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797

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Oliver Wolcott Sr. (November 20, 1726 – December 1, 1797) was an American Founding Father and politician. He was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as a representative of Connecticut, and the nineteenth Governor of Connecticut. Born in Windsor, Connecticut, he attended Yale College, graduating in 1747 as the top scholar in his class. After serving as a Captain during the French and Indian War, he moved to newly settled Goshen in northwe...

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813

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Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1746 [O.S. December 24, 1745] – April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States who signed the United States Declaration of Independence, and a civic leader in Philadelphia, where he was a physician, politician, social reformer, humanitarian, and educator and the founder of Dickinson College. Rush attended the Continental Congress. His later self-description there was: "He aimed right." He served as Surgeon General of the Continental Army and became a profess...

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

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Robert Morris, Jr. (January 20, 1734 – May 8, 1806) was an English-born merchant and a Founding Father of the United States. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania legislature, the Second Continental Congress, and the United States Senate, and he was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. From 1781 to 1784, he served as the Superintendent of Finance of the United States, becoming known as the "Financier of the Revolution...

Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778

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Philip Livingston (January 15, 1716 – June 12, 1778) was an American merchant and statesman from New York City. He represented New York at the October 1774 First Continental Congress, where he favored imposing economic sanctions upon Great Britain as a way of pressuring the British Parliament to repeal the Intolerable Acts. He was also a delegate to the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1778, and signed the Declaration of Independence, thus becoming one of the Founding Fathers of the Unit...

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796

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Samuel Huntington (July 16, 1731 [O.S. July 5, 1731] – January 5, 1796) was a Founding Father of the United States and a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, President of the United States in Congress Assembled in 1781, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court...

Harrison, Benjamin, 1726-1791

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Benjamin Harrison V (April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791) was an American planter, merchant and politician who served as a legislator in colonial Virginia, following a precedent of public service established by his namesakes. He signed both the Continental Association and the United States Declaration of Independence and is known as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as Virginia's governor from 1781 to 1784. Harrison worked an aggregate of three decades in the Virginia Hou...

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSA FRSE (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1706] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States postmaster general. As a scientist, he was a major figure in ...

Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803

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Samuel Adams (September 27 [O.S. September 16] 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a politician in colonial Massachusetts, a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. He was a second cousin to his fellow Founding Father, President John Adams. Adams was b...

Hancock, John, 1737-1793

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John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793) was an American Founding Father, merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term John Hancock or Hancock has become a nickname in the United S...

Clarkson, Matthew, 1733-1800

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Matthew Clarkson (born April 1733, New York City-died October 5, 1800, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), was a Delegate from Pennsylvania. He was born in New York City, but moved to Philadelphia where he was justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Quarter Sessions of the Peace, and of the Philadelphia Orphans' Court in 1771 and 1772. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1785, but did not serve. He was a member of the Board of Aldermen in 1789, then mayor of Philadelphia 1792-1796. He died in ...

Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-died July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was the 18th president of the United States, serving from 1869 to 1877. As president, Grant was an effective civil rights executive who worked with the Radical Republicans during Reconstruction to protect African Americans, created the Justice Department, and reestablish the public credit. Promoted lieutenant-general, in 1864, Grant led the Union Army in winning the American Civ...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as the 34th vice president in early 1945. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO to contain communist expansion. He proposed numerous liberal domestic reforms, but few were enacted by the Conservative Coalition that dominated Congres...

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...

Abert, John James, 1788-1863

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John James Abert (1788-1863) was a topographical engineer for the United States Army. He supervised many early national engineering projects, including the planning for a wagon road from Genoa, Utah to Carson Valley, Nevada. From the description of John James Abert letter, 1861 February 7. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 159957417 ...

Allen, Ira, 1751-1814

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Ira Allen was born in Cornwall, Connecticut on April 21, 1751, the sixth and youngest son of Joseph and Mary (Baker) Allen. Moving to Vermont around 1770, Allen entered into various land speculations and became a member of the Onion River Land Company with his brothers Heman, Zimri, and Ethan and his cousin Remember Baker. During the Revolution he was a member of the Green Mountain Boys and he played important roles in the Canadian Campaign of 1775-1776 and in the recapturing of Fort ...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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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...

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

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Woodrow Wilson (b. Thomas Woodrow Wilson, December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia-d.February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C.), was the twenty-eight President of the United States, 1913-1921; Governor of New Jersey, 1911-1913; and president of Princeton University, 1902-1910. Biographical Note 1856, Dec. 28 Born, Staunton, Va. 1870 ...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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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...

Adams, Henry, 1838-1918

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Henry Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams, was educated at Harvard and served as secretary to his father, Charles Francis Adams, when he was Minister to England. He rejected a political career to teach history at Harvard and edit The North American review, 1870-1877, then returned to Washington. He wrote prolifically on many subjects and is best known for his Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (1904) and The education of Henry Adams (1907). From the description of Henry Adam...

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...

Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998

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Barry Morris Goldwater (January 2, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was an American politician, businessman, and author who was a five-term Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–1987) and the Republican Party nominee for president of the United States in 1964. Despite his loss of the 1964 presidential election in a landslide, Goldwater is the politician most often credited with having sparked the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s. He also had a substantial impact on the...

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

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William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, running three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States in the 1896, 1900, and 1908 elections. He also served in the United States House of Representatives and as the United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. Just before his death, he gained national attention for attacking the te...

Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American newspaper editor and publisher who was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant, who won by a landslide. Greeley was born to a poor family in Amherst, New ...

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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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...

Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866

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Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was an American military commander and political candidate. He served as a general in the United States Army from 1814 to 1861, taking part in the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the early stages of the American Civil War, and various conflicts with Native Americans. Scott was the Whig Party's presidential nominee in the 1852 presidential election, but was defeated by Democrat Franklin Pierce. He was known as Old Fuss and Feathers for his insi...

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814

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Elbridge Thomas Gerry (July 17, 1744 (OS July 6, 1744) – November 23, 1814) was an American politician and diplomat. As a Democratic-Republican he served as the fifth vice president of the United States under President James Madison from March 1813 until his death in November 1814. The political practice of gerrymandering is named after Gerry. Born into a wealthy merchant family, Gerry vocally opposed British colonial policy in the 1760s and was active in the early stages of organizing the re...

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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Aaron Burr Jr. (February 6, 1756 – September 14, 1836) was an American politician and lawyer. A Founding Father, he served as the third vice president of the United States during President Thomas Jefferson's first term from 1801 to 1805. His role in helping form the nation, however, would be overshadowed when he killed fellow Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in an 1804 duel. The duel led to the collapse of Burr's political career and tarnished his legacy in American history. Burr was born t...

Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus Conrad, 1750-1801

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Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg, second son of renowned Lutheran pastor Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, was born in Trappe, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 1750. Sent with his brothers Peter and Henry to the University of Halle, Germany, in 1763, Frederick returned to America in 1770 and was ordained a Lutheran minister. On October 15, 1771, Frederick married Catherine Schaeffer, the daughter of wealthy Philadelphia sugar refiner David Schaeffer. Frederick served congregations in the area of Scha...

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

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Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and House. He was the seventh House speaker and the ninth secretary of state. He received electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He also helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Grea...

Bell, John, 1796-1869

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John Bell was one of antebellum Tennessee's most prominent politicians and an acknowledged leader of the state's Whig Party. The son of a farmer and blacksmith, Bell was born in Davidson County and graduated from Cumberland College in 1814. After his admission to the bar in 1816, he opened a law practice in Franklin in Williamson County. A year later, his political career began with his election to the state Senate, but he declined to seek reelection after one term. Perhaps because he recognized...

Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886

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John A. Logan was born near what is now Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, the son of Dr. John Logan and Dr. Logan's second wife, Elizabeth (Jenkins) Logan. He studied with his father and with a private tutor, then studied for three years at Shiloh College. He enlisted in the 1st Illinois Infantry for the Mexican–American War, and received a commission as a second lieutenant and assignment as the regimental quartermaster. After the war Logan studied law in the office of his uncle, Alexand...

Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937

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Newton Diehl Baker Jr. (December 3, 1871 – December 25, 1937) was an American lawyer, Georgist, politician, and government official. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 to 1915. As U.S. Secretary of War from 1916 to 1921, Baker presided over the United States Army during World War I. Born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Baker established a legal practice in Cleveland after graduating from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He became progressive Democratic ally of...

Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971

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Hugo LaFayette Black (1886-1971) was a judge for the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 12, 1937; confirmed by the Senate on August 17, 1937; and received his commission on August 18, 1937. He assumed senior status on September 17, 1971, but his service was terminated soon thereafter, with his death on September 25, 1971. ...

Vinson, Fred M. (Frederick Moore), 1890-1953

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Frederick Moore Vinson (January 22, 1890 – September 8, 1953) was an American Democratic politician who served the United States in all three branches of government. The most prominent member of the Vinson political family, he was the 53rd United States Secretary of the Treasury and the 13th Chief Justice of the United States. Born in Louisa, Kentucky, he pursued a legal career and served in the United States Army during World War I. After the war, he served as the Commonwealth's Attorney ...

Hamilton, Schuyler, 1822-1903

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Hamilton was born on July 22, 1822 in New York City. He was the fifth of 14 children born to John Church Hamilton (1792–1882) and Maria Eliza van den Heuvel. His paternal grandparents were Alexander Hamilton (1755/7–1804), a Founding Father of the United States, and Elizabeth Schuyler (1757–1854). His maternal grandfather was Baron John Cornelius van den Heuvel, the one-time governor of Dutch Guiana. Through his sister, Elizabeth Hamilton (1831–1884), he was the brother-in-law of Gen. Henry Hall...

Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892

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John Greenleaf Whittier was a wildly popular New England poet. A deeply committed and active abolitionist, he wrote many of his poems with a political agenda, although distinguished by an open-minded tolerance so often lacking in his fellow abolitionists. Although his works are somewhat marred by overtly political and overly sentimental works, the core of his output stands as fine, lyrical American verse. From the description of John Greenleaf Whittier letters, 1858 and 1876. (Pennsy...

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

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Sherman was born in 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, near the banks of the Hocking River. His father, Charles Robert Sherman, a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, died unexpectedly in 1829. He left his widow, Mary Hoyt Sherman, with eleven children and no inheritance. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr., a prominent member of the Whig Party who served as senator from Ohio and as the first S...

Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968

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Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1878. Sinclair was an American author, novelist, journalist, and political activist who wrote many books in several genres. He is most well-known for his exposé, The Jungle regarding conditions in Chicago's meat packing plants, which influenced the passage of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. Much of Sinclair's writing was related to the economic and social conditions of the early twentieth century. He was heavily in...

Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787

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Thomas Gage, British military officer and last royal governor of Mass., was commander-in-chief in North America, 1763-1773. From the description of Letters : New York, to Sir Wm. Johnson, 1766-1771. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37737851 From the description of Letter : New York, to Honorable Lt. Governor Penn, 1766 July 2. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37737693 From the description of Letter : Montreal, to Monsr. L'anglade, 1763 July 17. (Newber...

Millikan, Samuel, 1811-1850.

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Millikan, court clerk for Fayette County, Ohio, resigned his office to make his fortune in the gold fields of California in April, 1850. He died of typhoid fever in the gold fields and was buried near Placerville, California, late that same year. From the description of Letters, 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122604934 From the guide to the Samuel Millikan letters, 1850, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

U.S. Army. 4th division.

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Vassar, Matthew, 1792-1868

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Vassar, who emigrated to Dutchess County in 1796, was a prominent businessman in Poughkeepsie. He used his fortune from his brewery and other business interests to set up a college for women. He married Catherine Valentine in 1813. From the description of Papers, 1769-1890. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155520292 From the description of Matthew Vassar papers, 1797-1890. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51576922 ...

Ferguson, William Jason, 1844-1930

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Simpson, Mary, 1970-

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Hamilton, James, 1786-1857

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Governor of S.C., 1830-1832, and politician landowner of Texas; legislator, lawyer and mayor of Charleston, S.C.; political offices held include: S.C. House, 1819-1822; S.C. Senate, 1834-1838; U.S. House for S.C., 1823-1829; U.S. Senator of Texas, 1857; co-founder of "Southern Quarterly Review;" son of James Hamilton (1750-1833); husband of Elizabeth Mathews Heyward Hamilton. From the description of James Hamilton papers, 1820-1859. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id:...

Woodburn, James Albert, 1856-1943

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Long-time professor of history at Indiana University. After earning his B.A. at I.U., Prof. Woodburn went on to become an instructor in the Preparatory School, serving in this role from 1879-1886. During this time, he also earned his A.M. and left to pursue his Ph. D. at Johns Hopkins University, which he received in 1890. He returned to Bloomington to teach American History and Politics, 1890-1915, and then after the department split served as a professor of American Hi...

Moss, Barnabas, fl. 1771

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Houston, David Franklin, 1866-1940

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Houston was an educator, cabinet officer, and business executive. In Woodrow Wilson's administration he was secretary of agriculture (1913-1920), secretary of the treasury (1920-1921), and chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. From the description of David Franklin Houston papers, 1891-1930 (inclusive), 1913-1921 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612368785 From the guide to the David Franklin Houston papers, 1891-1930 (inclusive), 1913-1921 (bulk)., (Houghto...

McPherson, James, 1760-

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Reed, Stanley Forman, 1884-1980

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Supreme Court justice. From the description of Reminiscences of Stanley Forman Reed, Harold Leventhal and John Sapienza : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723466 Reed began law practice in Maysville, Kentucky (1910), served as general counsel of the Federal Farm Board (1929-1932) and Reconstruction Finance Corporation (1932-1938), and as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1938-1957). From the desc...

Watson, James Eli, 1864-1948

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James E. Watson "Impossible Not to Like" "Who is more a 'real Republican' than Jim Watson?" asked a writer for Collier's magazine in 1931. The answer to the question was obvious: "no one." Indeed, the Senate's second official majority leader had all the credentials necessary for membership in the Republican "Old Guard"–a family history in politics, seniority in the House and Senate, and a devotion to every plank in the Republican platform. But unlike his notoriously abrasive "Old Guard" co...

Ludwig, Gustavus M., fl. 1870

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Young, William, 1755-1829

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William Young was a Philadelphia bookseller and publisher who later established a paper mill at Rockland, New Castle County, Delaware. From the description of Family papers, 1745-1850 (inclusive), 1745, 1800-1850 (bulk). (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441227 ...

Buck, William, fl. 1772

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Fisher, David, 1794-1886

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Cunningham, I.

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Chandler, Joseph, capt.

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Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

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Timothy Pickering (b. July 17, 1745, Salem, MA–d. January 29, 1829, Salem, MA) was a politician from Massachusetts who served as the third United States Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. He also represented Massachusetts in both houses of Congress as a member of the Federalist Party. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Pickering began a legal career after graduating from Harvard University. He won election to the Massachusetts General Court and served as a cou...

Hawley, John Baldwin, 1831-1859

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Horton, Andrew Marcus, soldier.

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Wilson, Israel

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Wait, Thomas.

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Eustace, J. S. (John Skey), 1760-1805

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Army officer. From the description of J.S. Eustace remarks, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009917 ...

Logan, Robert E.

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How, Samuel S.

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Parry, Edward, agent for procuring masts.

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McMath, Robert Emmett, 1833-1918

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Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812

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Poet, author, statesman, army chaplain, merchant, publisher, and lawyer. From the description of Joel Barlow collection, 1787-1887. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70953035 Barlow was an American poet and statesman. He served as American consul in Algiers and as Minister to France (1811-1812). From the description of Papers, 1775-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122419312 From the description of Papers, 1775-193...

Howe, Daniel Wait, 1839-1920

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U.S. Army officer, lawyer, judge, and historian, of Indianapolis, Ind. From the description of Papers, 1862-ca. 1915. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70928761 Born in Switzerland County, Ind., Daniel Wait Howe (1839-1921) was a lawyer, judge, and historian. His mother, Lucy Hicks Howe, was widowed in 1841. She married Samuel P. Oyler (1819-1898) in 1849. Howe attended Franklin College and enlisted with his step-father in the 7th and later 79th India...

Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864

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Came to Princeton, Illinois in 1838 as minister of the Congregational Church and strong abolitionist. His home there was a stop on the Underground Railroad. He was elected to the state legislature in 1854 and to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1856, where he served five terms. He was the brother of slain abolitionist, Elijah Lovejoy. From the description of Letters, 1837, 1858, 1863. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52538367 ...

Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles Maurice de, prince de Bénévent, 1754-1838

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Epithet: Prince of Benevento, French diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x0000f2 French statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Avesne, to Edouard Colmache, his private secretary, 1835 Jun. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574456 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Valençay, to an unidentified "Madame", [no year] Sept. 22. (Unknown). ...

Baker, N, collector, Confederate States of America.

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Prence, Thomas, approximately 1600-1673

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Governor of New Plymouth Colony. From the description of Document, 1671 Sept. 4, Plymouth. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 173959103 ...

Winthrop, John, 1588-1649

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Governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Description of John Winthrop, 1631 March 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067142 John Winthrop (1588-1649), a Puritan lawyer, one of the founders and the governor of the colony of Massachusetts. In March 1630, Winthrop began his journal that he kept until January 1649. By the early 1640s, the entries became more irregular and retrospective, and the narrative was more of a history than a personal journal. There were three ...

Cutler, Manasseh, 1742-1823

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Congregational clergyman; botanist; one of the founders of the Ohio Co. which colonized the Ohio River Valley; member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. From the description of Manasseh Cutler letter to Benjamin Lincoln [manuscript], 1783 May 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 191118377 Cutler (Yale University, B.A. 1765 and Harvard, A.M.1770) was appointed minister of Ipswich Hamlet in 1771. He published a botanical paper in the first volume of the...

Reagan, Albert B.

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Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

Wilkie, Wendell L.

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Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879

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American reformer and linguist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Birmingham, to [Freeman H. Morse], 1869 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131472 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Springfield, Massachusetts, to Freeman H. Morse, 1854 Jan. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131738 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Britain, Connecticut, to the Rev. W.H. Ward, 1873 Jan. 04. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2...

Riley, John F, captain, Confederate States of America.

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Robinson, Lulu J., 1866-1959

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Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790

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Army officer. From the description of Letters of Israel Putnam, 1774-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449456 From the description of Papers of Israel Putnam, 1762-1773. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84298278 Putnam is best known as a Revolutionary War general, instrumental to the success of the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was a resident of Pomfret, Connecticut. From the description of Israel Putnam letters, 1778-1782. (Hartford Public Library). Worl...

MacGregor, ...

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Roberts, Evan, farmer, town official.

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Society of the Fifth division, United States army, veterans of the world war.

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Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818

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Surveyor; noted Indian fighter in the American midwest in the latter half of the 18th century. From the description of Documents, 1778-1818. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28287330 American Revolutionary Colonel in the Old Northwest. Clark first came to Detroit from Cleveland in 1817, and was followed by his parents in a commercial fisherman and deputy collector of customs in China, Mich. (from M.P.C., I, 501-507: Clark's "Recollections".) (blue ...

Brown, William P., 1837-1934

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Warner, Jackson, quartermaster, Confederate States of America.

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Bradford, William, 1755-1795

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U.S. attorney general, lawyer, and jurist. From the description of William Bradford papers, 1772-1794. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452642 William Bradford, Princeton Class of 1772, was a Continental officer and second Attorney General of the United States. From the description of A common-place book, 1770. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 49366702 American jurist, attorney general of Pennsylvania, and U.S. Attorney General. ...

Brown, John, 1800-1859

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John Brown (May 9, 1800, Torrington, Connecticut – December 2, 1859, Charles Town, Virginia) was born in Connecticut in 1800 before migrating with his family at an early age to the Connecticut Western Reserve. He failed at several business ventures and land speculations before devoting his life to the abolition of slavery. Brown was executed in 1859 following his failed attempt to incite a slave rebellion at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. Edwin Coppoc, a native of Salem, Ohio, joined Brown in his rai...

De Butts, Mr.

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Chiang, Mme Mei-ling (Sung), (Mme Chiang Kai-shek), 1892-

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Russell, William, 1758-1825.

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Soldier, Va. and Ky. state legislator. From the description of William Russell : miscellaneous papers, 1799-1812. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49316723 ...

Wright, Joseph A. (Joseph Albert), 1810-1867

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Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820

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Governor of the Mississippi Territory and army officer. From the description of Winthrop Sargent papers, 1790-1815 (bulk 1798-1799). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980393 Winthrop Sargent was governor of the Mississippi Territory. From the description of Surveys, 1754-1807. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122579743 Soldier and territorial administrator. Born in Gloucester, Mass., and educated at Harvar...

Murdoch, Alexander, prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas

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Freneau, Philip Morin, 1752-1832

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American poet and newspaper editor. From the description of Papers of Philip Morin Freneau [manuscript], 1778-1799. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812355 Philip Morin Freneau is usually referred to as the poet of the American Revolution. Born in New York, he graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1771. Although Freneau had produced several poems before college, it was the experience of pre-Revolutionary-War Princeton that tur...

Green, James Albert, 1862-1955

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Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874

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Millard Fillmore was born in Cayuga County, N.Y. and later became a resident of East Aurora and Buffalo. He was a lawyer, local office holder, State Assemblyman, U.S. Congressman, N.Y. State Comptroller, Vice-President under Zachary Taylor and 13th U.S. President, 1850-1853. He was also involved in establishing numerous Buffalo institutions. He was a founder and first Chancellor of the University of Buffalo, Commander of the Union Continentals (Home Guard) during Civil War, and first president o...

Forward, Walter, 1786-1852

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Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887

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Abolitionist; orator; pastor of Plymouth Church, 1847-1887. From the description of Papers, [ca.1847]-1937, 1847-1887 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155459715 American Congregational clergyman, lecturer, reformer, and author. From the guide to the Henry Ward Beecher papers, 1851-1896, n.d, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Congregationalist minister. From the description of Sermon notes, [n.d.], 1893, 18...

Thomas Norman Mattoon, 1884-1968

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Norman Mattoon Thomas (1884-1968), was a leading American socialist, pacifist, author, and six-time presidential candidate on the Socialist Party of America ticket, between 1928 and 1948. Born in Marion, Ohio, he was a graduate of Princeton University, attended Union Theological Seminary, where he became a socialist, and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1911. Thomas opposed the United States' entry into the First World War, a position that earned him the disapproval of many in his soci...

Eustis, William, 1753-1825

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Revolutionary War veteran, politician, and secretary of war. From the description of Letter, 1818 Oct. 20. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49215753 William Eustis was born in Cambridge, Mass., and graduated from Harvard College in 1772. He served as a surgeon during the American Revolutionary War and in the Massachusetts General Court (1788-1794). Eustis was a U.S. Representative for Massachusetts (1801-1804, 1820-1823), Secretary of War (1809-1813), Am...

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. ...

Browne, Francis F. (Francis Fisher), 1843-1913

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Browne was an American author. From the description of Letter and an envelope, 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82770657 Chicago writer and editor of literary periodicals, most notably The Dial. A New England native, Browne moved to Chicago in 1867 and edited The Western Monthly and The Lakeside Monthly (1869-1874) before founding and editing The Dial (1880-1913). A writer of poetry, Browne edited and published three poetry anthologies and also w...

Milligan, Samuel, -1874, judge.

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Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808

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Army officer and public official of Great Britain and governor of Quebec (Colony). From the description of Guy Carleton papers, Baron Dorchester, circa 1775-1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009537 British governor of Quebec and commander of the British Army in Canada. From the description of Papers of Guy Carleton, Baron Dorchester, 1774-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009530 Governor of Quebec and British army officer. From the ...

Hathaway, Horatio, 1870-

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Young, Hiram H., 1842-1919

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Burnet, Mary Q. (Mary Quick), 1863-1938

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Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863

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Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863) was a Confederate Army officer from Lexington (Rockbridge Co.), Va. From the guide to the Stonewall Jackson papers, 1855-1906, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University) Confederate general. From the description of Stonewall Jackson papers, 1842-1898 (bulk 1861-1862) [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 23186323 Confederate Army officer, from Lexington (Rockbridge Co.), Va. From the de...

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Cowen, N.

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Bante, David Demaree, 1833-1896

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Stanton, Henry, approximately 1796-1856

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U.S. Army officer. From the description of Henry Stanton correspondence, 1846 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980520 Colonel Henry Stanton served in the U. S. Army as Assistant Quartermaster General of the U. S. Army. From the description of Henry Stanton letters, 1837-1843. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 85571341 ...

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 ...

Cogshall, Israel. Chaplain, 19th Michigan Infantry.

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Dudley, Joseph, 1642-1720

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Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829

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Revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Capt. Callenden Irvine, 1803 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270529279 Army officer, U.S. Secretary of War, and U.S. representative from Massachusetts. From the description of Papers, 1800-1814. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70972156 Major general, politician, and statesman. From the description of Papers, 1761-1826. (Unknown). WorldCa...


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Russell, Mrs. Suzannah (Trevitt).

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Kelsey, Patience and Buel, Oliver.

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Hay, Clara Louise Stone, 1849-1914

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Taylor, Janette, niece of John Paul Jones

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Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858

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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...

Fiske, John, 1842-1901

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Historian, philosopher, and librarian. Name originally Edmund Fiske Green; at age thirteen, took name of maternal great-grandfather, John Fiske. From the description of John Fiske papers, 1867-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 163614392 Philosopher, historian, librarian. From the description of Papers of John Fiske [manuscript], 1872-1900. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805107 John Fiske was a American author, best known for popular ...

How, William.

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Law, John, 1796-1873

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John Law (1796-1873) was born in New London, Connecticut. He comes from a distinguished family of lawyers and both his father and grandfather held seats in Congress. John Law was himself a lawyer and moved west to Indiana and settled in Vincennes in 1817 where he married Sara Ewing in 1822. Elected to the House of Representatives in 1824, he also served as a prosecuting attorney and a judge and was elected as a Representative in Congress from 1860 to 1864. After serving two terms he returned to ...

Penn, William, 1644-1718

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The British colony of Pennsylvania was given to William Penn (1644-1718) in 1681 by Charles II of England in repayment of a debt owed his father, Sir Admiral William Penn (1621-1670). Under Penn's directive, Pennsylvania was settled by Quakers escaping religious torment in England and other European nations. Three generations of Penn descendents held proprietorship of the colony until the American Revolution, when the family was stripped of all but its privately held shares of land...

Capehart, Homer E. (Homer Earl), 1897-1979

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A native of Algiers, Pike Co., Ind., Capehart engaged in farming, business, and manufacturing, and served three terms in the U.S. Senate. After retiring from politics, he returned to farming and manufacturing, and resided in Indianapolis, Ind. until his death. From the description of Autograph. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 36506698 Homer E. Capehart was born 6 June 1897 in Jefferson Township, Pike County, Indiana. He enlisted in the army in April...

Simmons, John, and others.

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Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959

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George Catlett Marshall (b. December 31, 1880, Uniontown, Pennsylvania-d. October 16, 1959, Washington, D.C.), had a long and auspicious career in the United States (U.S.) Army and to the United States. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1901 and served his country as U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Envoy to China, Army Chief of Staff, and as President of the American Red Cross. Marshall, America's first five-star general, was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, ...

Bayard, James A. (James Asheton), 1767-1815

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Biographical Note James A. Bayard 1767, July 28 Born, Philadelphia, Pa. 1784 Graduated, Princeton College, Princeton, N.J. 1788 Admitted to the bar at New Castle, Del., and Philadelphia, Pa. ...

Clarke, William, fl. 1685

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Sweeny, William Montgomery, 1871-1945

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Butler family.

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Hughes, Denver & Peck, lawyers.

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Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852

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Scientist and physician; founder of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. From the description of Daniel Drake letter to Charles D. Meigs [manuscript], 1847 June 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 505834256 Biographical note: Daniel Drake received his early medical training in Cincinnati, Ohio as an apprentice of Dr. William Goforth and engaged in practice in that city. After studying medicine formally at the University of Pennsylvania (1805, 1816)...

Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1857

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Dearborn, G., lieutenant.

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Logan, John, 1744? -1807

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Salisbury, Stephen, 1835-1905

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Chapin, Calvin, 1763-1851

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Henry, Gustavus A. (Gustavus Adolphus), 1804-1880

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Gustavus A. Henry (1804-1880) of Clarksville, Tenn., was a Whig politician, lawyer, and owner of plantations in Hinds County, Miss., and Desha County, Ark. Henry's family included his wife Marion McClure Henry (fl. 1828-1871); their children Susan (fl. 1846-1862), John (d. 1862), and Gustavus, Jr. (fl. 1849-1865); and Gustavus's brother Patrick Henry (fl. 1833-1850), plantation owner in Mississippi and Arkansas. From the description of Gustavus A. Henry papers, 1804-1895. WorldCat re...


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Hay, John, 1838-1905

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Brown class of 1858. Secretary to Abraham Lincoln; Ambassador to Court of St. James; Secretary of State; author. From the description of Papers, 1829-1916. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122598680 American diplomat and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cleveland, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644640373 Statesman, poet, Secretary of State. ...

Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901

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Private secretary and biographer of Abraham Lincoln. From the description of John George Nicolay autograph [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 174963388 A private secretary to Abraham Lincoln while he served as president and a biographer of Lincoln after his death. From the description of Letters, 1854-1899. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53040007 Private secretaries to President Abraham Linco...

Fletcher, Benjamin, -1703, colonial governor of New York.

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Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793

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Wills Hill (1718-1793), known as the Earl of Hillsborough, and later Marquis of Downshire. From the description of Letter to James Habersham, 1772 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478005 British politician. Succeeded his father as Viscount Hillsborough in the peerage of Ireland, 1742; created Earl of Hillsborough in the peerage of Ireland, 1751; Baron Harwich in the peerage of Great Britain, 1756; Marquis of Downshire in the peerage of Ireland, 1789. As a member of P...

Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820

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Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was a pioneer land settler, Indian fighter and he served in military and political positions in Kentucky. At the time this letter was written, he was on the verge of losing his many tracts of land because the titles were improperly entered. From the description of Letter : to Charles Yanc[e]y, Luecy [i.e. Louisa] County, 1785 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122602570 Indian fighter and scout. From the description of Daniel Boone pa...

Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893

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Noted American historian from Massachusetts who traveled the Oregon Trail and published extensively on early America. From the description of Letter, November 27, 1865. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 233593490 Francis Parkman, historian, was born in Boston and educated at Harvard, his father's alma mater. Samuel Parkman was a Unitarian pastor who founded The Parkman Professorship of Pulpit Eloquence and Pastoral Care in The Cambridge Theological ...

Smith, Goldwin, 1823-1910

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History professor and journalist. From the description of Wellington [manuscript], post 1871. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647922784 Goldwin Smith was a British-Canadian educator, historian and journalist. From the description of Goldwin Smith Papers [manuscript]. 1875-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225564891 British-Canadian historian and journalist. From the description of Berlin and Afghanistan : autograph manuscript...

Tyler, John, 1790-1862

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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....

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...

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...

Philips, Joseph, secretary of Illinois Territory.

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Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

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Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was a Republican politician who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was both preceded and succeeded in office by Democrat Grover Cleveland. From the guide to the Benjamin Harrison letter to George C. Baker, 1888, (Brooklyn Historical Society) John Harrington Farley, born in Cleveland in 1845, was a Democratic politician who served three terms on Cleveland's city council (1871-1877) and two terms as its mayor (...

Pardee, Benjamin S., 1830?-1900

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Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898

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General during the Civil War; congressman from California (1881-1885); U.S. Register of the Treasury (1885-1893). From the description of Papers, 1864-1895. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 24039377 William Starke Rosecrans was an inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and United States Army officer during the Civil War. He was the victor at prominent Western Theater battles such as Second Corinth, Stones River, and the Tullahoma Campaign,...

Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883

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Former vice-president of the Confederate States of America. From the description of Letter, 1866 Dec. 26, Crawfordville, Georgia, to Henry Bradley Plant. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 260819402 Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), lawyer, politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America. From the description of Alexander H. Stephens papers, 1844-1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476996 Lawyer, journalist, governor of Geo...

Brown, Mrs. Addison, 1806? -.

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Cotton, Charles B., liquor dealer.

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Redd, Thomas S.

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Shulman, Lillian.

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Upson, Theodore F. (Theodore Frelinghuysen), 1845-1919

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Sewall, Samuel, 1652-1730

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Samuel Sewell was born 28 March 1652 Bishop Stoke England. He arrived in Boston 1661. He was Commissioner of the Company for the Progagation of the Gospel in New England and Parts Adjacent (1699-1730), Captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., Overseer of Harvard College, Judge of Probate for Suffolk Co. (1715-1728), and Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature (1718-1728). He died 1 January 1729/30 Boston MA. From the description of [Account book of Samuel Sewall,...

Mellette, Arthur Calvin, 1842-1896

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Cox, Jacob Dolson, 1828-1900

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Jacob Dolson Cox was born in Montreal (then located in the British colonial Province of Lower Canada) on October 27, 1828. His father and mother respectively were Jacob Dolson Cox and Thedia Redelia (Kenyon) Cox, both Americans and residents of New York. His father Jacob was of Dutch origin, descended from Hanoverian emigrant Michael Cox (Koch) who arrived in New York in 1702. His mother Thedia was descended from Revolutionary War Connecticut soldier Payne Kenyon who was there when British Gener...

Allen, Heman, fl. 1773

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Webber, Thomas, -1687, ship’s captain.

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Hanson, Moses Parker, 1812-1893

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Higgins, Frances

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Esarey, Logan, 1873-1942

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Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

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James Garfield, twentieth President of the United States, was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. After embarking on an academic career, he joined the Ohio volunteer infantry regiment, and in 1863 was appointed Major General in the same regiment. He served as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1880, when he was elected President. His inauguration took place on March 4, 1881, but his term of office was unfortunately brought to an abrupt end with his assassination by C...

Smith, William, 1727-1803

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Clergyman, educator, playwright. From the description of Letter to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster [manuscript], 1773 July 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814474 Physician Joseph Carson taught medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The College of Philadelphia's Medical School, founded in 1765, became known as the University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Medicine In 1779. From the guide to the Joseph Carson letters, 1789-1858, 1789-1858, (American P...

Beard, Charles Austin, 1874-1948

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American historian and educator From the guide to the Charles Austin Beard letters, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Historian, political scientist. From the description of Austin Charles Beard letters, 1929-1939. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 465279213 Charles Austin Beard was born in 1874 and died in 1948. He was a political science professor and historian at Columbia Univer...

Smith, Benjamin R., 1794-

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Bluejacket, George, 1802-

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Clark, Mark Wayne, 1896-1984

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Mark Wayne Clark (1896-1984) was born in Madison Barracks, New York. After he graduated from West Point in 1917, he commissioned in the infantry. During World War I, he became wounded in combat while commanding a battalion in France. He served with the War Department General Staff from 1921 to 1924. He graduated from the Command and General Staff School in 1935 and the Army War College two years later. Between 1940 and 1942, he served at General Headquarters and then Army Ground Forces. He rose ...

Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles.

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Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893

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Benjamin Franklin Butler was born in Deerfield, New Hampshire, the sixth and youngest child of John Butler and Charlotte Ellison Butler. His father served under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later became a privateer, dying of yellow fever in the West Indies not long after Benjamin was born. He was named after Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. His elder brother, Andrew Jackson Butler (1815–1864), would serve as a colonel in the Union Army during t...

Baker, Romelius L., 1793-1868

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Howard, Hamilton Gay

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Ericsson, John, 1803-1889

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Swedish-born engineer and inventor; emigrated to the United States in 1839. From the description of John Ericsson papers, 1821-1890 (bulk 1842-1886). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980081 Swedish-born engineer John Ericsson designed the first screw-driven steamship to cross the Atlantic and the first propeller-driven steam warship for the US Navy. In 1861 he contracted with the Navy to build an ironclad warship, Monitor, which successfully fought the Confederate ironclad V...

Burnet, Jacob, 1770-1853

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U.S. Senator from Ohio. From the description of Autograph memorandum signed : Cincinnati, 1804 Aug. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270533885 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington City, to John Sloane, 1829 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530910 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Yellow Springs, Ohio, to Robert Buchanon, 1833 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270531605 U.S. senator from Ohio, college...

Peary, Robert Edwin, 1856-1920

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Robert Edwin Peary Sr. (born May 6, 1856, Cresson, Pennsylvania – died February 20, 1920, Washington, D.C.) was an American explorer and United States Navy officer who made several expeditions to the Arctic in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best known for claiming to have reached the geographic North Pole with his expedition on April 6, 1909. Though born in Pennsylvania, Peary grew up in in Portland, Maine. He went to a prominent boarding school called Loomis Chaffe. He attende...

Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836

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Frontiersman, member of Congress from Tennessee. From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Carey & Hart, 1835 Jan. 22. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165809 From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Carey & Hart, 1834 Dec. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690133 American frontiersman and politician. From the description of Letter : Washington City, to Henry R. Storrs, 1834 Jan...

Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884

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Huffman, J. E.

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Anselm, Carl, contractor for transportation of emigrants to America.

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Rodgers, John, 1773-1838

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U.S. Naval officer. From the description of Letter, 1812, Jan. 6 : Newport, Rhode Island, to William P.C. Barton. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34992827 President of the United States Board of Navy Commissioners. From the description of Letters, 1818-1831. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70926243 John Rodgers was born in Maryland in 1773. He joined the Navy in the 1790s and served in the Quasi War with France, th...

Walsh, Townsend, -1941, author.

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Kenton, Simon, 1755-1836

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Kentucky and Ohio frontiersman, pioneer, and settler. From the description of Simon Kenton : miscellaneous papers, 1798-1818. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49244572 Simon Kenton, a pioneer settler of Kentucky, was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, April 3, 1755. In the spring of 1775, Kenton and Thomas Williams explored the area of Mason County, Kentucky, where they set up camp. Kenton moved on to Boonesborough in the fall of that year and became a f...

Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957

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American author and journalist. From the description of Letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1940 October 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810653 Christopher Morley was an American editor, an author, and a Rhodes scholar. Morley was one of the founders of the "Saturday Review of Literature," of which he was an editor from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include PANASSUS ON WHEELS (1917), THE HAUNTED BOOKS...

Usher, John Palmer, 1816-1889

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John P. Usher lived in Lawrence, Kan.; was an attorney, Railroad official, entrepreneur, and the chief counsel for the Union Pacific Railroad from 1865 to 1889. From the description of John P. Usher papers [microform], 18uu. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 61660762 Lawyer and U.S. secretary of the interior. From the description of John Palmer Usher correspondence, 1865 April 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981246 ...

Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954

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Lawyer and secretary to President Woodrow Wilson. From the description of Papers of Joseph P. Tumulty, 1898-1969 (bulk 1913-1940). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061701 Joseph P. Tumulty, 1879-1954, b. Jersey City, NJ, secretary to President Woodrow Wilson; lawyer, served as secretary to Wilson when he was governor of New Jersey. Byron Johnson Rees, 1877-1920, b, Westfield, IN, educated Brown University, Harvard, Oxford; professor of English at Wil...

McLane Louis 1786-1857

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Member of Congress, 1817-1827, and U.S. Senator, 1827-1829, minister to England; secretary of the treasury, 1831; secretary of state, 1833; and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. From the description of Papers, 1830-1838. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19902833 Secretary of Treasury and State under President Jackson. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Hezekiah Niles, [no year] Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat recor...

Brady, James T. (James Topham), 1815-1869

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American lawyer and politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to President Buchanan, 1860 Feb. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133554 Lawyer. From the description of James T. Brady correspondence, 1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451262 ...

M’Dowell, James, guide.

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Hesse, Nicholas.

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Flower, Frank Abial, 1854-1911

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Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843

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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...

Sanders, George Nicholas, 1812-1873

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Financier, lobbyist, and Confederate agent in Europe. From the description of Papers of George Nicholas Sanders, 1833-1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81297780 From the description of Papers of George Nicholas Sanders, 1854-1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069304 ...

Mayhew, Edward, fl. 1848

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Ewing, Thomas, 1789-1871

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Lawyer, U.S. senator from Ohio, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and of the interior. From the description of Thomas Ewing papers, 1815-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981690 U.S. cabinet officer and senator from Ohio. Other family members represented include his sons, Thomas (1829-1896), U.S. Army officer and congressman from Ohio, and Hugh (1826-1905), U.S. minister to Holland; his daughter and son-in-law, Ellen Ewing Sherman (1824-1888) and William T. Sherman (1820-...

Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...

Hawley, John B. (John Baldwin), 1831-1895

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United States Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce

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Fellows, Dorcas, 1873-1938

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Preble, Edward, 1761-1807

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American naval officer who served in the American Revolution and merchant marine. From the description of Diary, [1860]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58774129 U.S. naval officer; served during the American Revolution. From the description of Edward Preble memorandum book and U.S. Navy regulations, 1800-1805. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 279266829 Edward Preble was a United States naval officer. ...

Vahlsing, Charles, Cincinnati distiller.

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Paine, W. H.

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W. H. Paine, a topographical engineer, known as the Pathfinder of the Army of the Potomac, served with the Topographical Staff of the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. From the description of Paine, W. H. (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10601756 ...

Thompson, Jason Roy, 1966-

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Botkin, Jeremiah

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Adams, Frederick B. (Frederick Baldwin), 1910-2001

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Frederick B. Adams was director of the Pierpont Morgan Library. From the description of Correspondence : with Carl Zigrosser, 1948-1964. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155902633 Noted collector, scholar and friend of Robert Frost. From the description of Introduction of Robert Frost at the Poetry Center, 1962 April 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50420452 ...

Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832

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Epithet: Lieutenant; RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000244.0x0001f4 Merchant, diplomat, and U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, Leader of Jeffersonian Party; Charge d'Affaires at Paris (1810), and at London(1811); Minister to Sweden and Norway at Stockholm (1814-18); negotiator at Council of Ghent. From the description of Papers, 1795-1832. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122411145 ...

Mayhew, Barlett, fl. 1846

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Cass, Jonathan, major.

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Pittsfield & Broken Straw Oil Company

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Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

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Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an American lawyer, professor, and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Frankfurter served on the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1962 and was a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna, Austria, and immigrated to New York City at the age of 12. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Frankfurter worked for Secretary of War Henry ...

Logan, William C.

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Corwin, Thomas, 1794-1865

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U.S. congressman 1830-1840 and senator 1845-1850; Ohio governor 1840-1842; U.S. sec. of the Treasury, 1850-1853. From the description of Letter, 1847 Jan. 26. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 41240210 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington City, to John M. Clayton, Secretary of State, 1849 Mar. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530944 Corwin's career included terms as Governor of Ohio (1840-184...

Dickens, Asbury, 1780-1861

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Withington, Nathan N. (Nathan Noyes), 1828-1914

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Fitzpatrick, J. J., provost marshal, Confederate States of America.

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Prior to his presidency he served in both the House of Representatives (1833-1837) and the Senate (1837-1842) as a legislator from New Hampshire. Although a Northerner, he sympathized with the Southern cause during the American Civil War and was good friends with Jefferson Davis....

Bartholdt, Richard, 1855-1952

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Butler, Mann, 1784-1852

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Lawyer, educator, and historian. From the description of Letter, 1834 Feb. 9. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46763933 Butler wrote on the early history of Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley. From the description of Papers, [1816]-1855. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52246220 ...

Thompson, Alfred Wordsworth, 1840-1896

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Lee, Charles, 1758-1815

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United States Attorney-General. From the description of Letter, 1813 May 2, Alexandria, Va., to William Broadfoot, Charleston, S.C. [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647825399 Charles Lee was born in 1758. He was brother of Richard Bland Lee and Henry "Light-horse Harry" Lee. A.B. degree from College of New Jersey. Collector of port of Alexandria, Va. Admitted to bar. Served in Virginia General Assembly. Attorney-general of the United States, 1795-1...

Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797

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British army officer. From the description of Papers of Jeffery Amherst, Baron Amherst, 1759-1762. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062467 English field-marshal. From the description of Document signed : Office of Ordnance [London], 1773 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132562 Army officer and governor general of British North America. From the description of Jeffery Amherst, Baron Amherst, papers, 1759. (Unknown). WorldCat record id...

Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed), 1795-1864

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Giddings was an abolitionist congressman from the Western Reserve of Ohio. He studied law in the office of Elisha Whittlesey at Canfield, Ohio, in 1821 was admitted to the bar. It is claimed that Giddings later had significant influence on Lincoln's thinking toward the abolition of slavery. From the description of Account book of his law practice in the Court of Common Pleas, Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1827-1835. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 77657856 Ohio s...

Brother, Charles, 1844-

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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....

Kentland, E., prothonotary

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Spry, William, -1772, jurist.

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Knox, Dudley Wright, 1877-1960

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Naval officer and historian. From the description of Dudley Wright Knox papers, circa 1864-1950 (bulk 1921-1946). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979796 Biographical Note 1877, June 21 Born, Walla Walla, Washington Territory 1896 Graduated, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis,...

Tuley, William Floyd, -1914, river pilot, journalist.

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Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841

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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 ...

Griffith, Joseph, Warrington.

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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...

Peirce, John, capt.

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Morrill, Lot M. (Lot Myrick), 1812-1883

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American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to W.P. Fessenden, 1862 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612916 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to William Pitt Fessenden, 1867 Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612918 U.S. secretary of the treasury, U.S. senator from and governor of Maine. From the description of Letters of Lot M. Morrill, 1867-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...

Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916

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John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916) of Powhatan County, Va., was a lawyer and Confederate officer. Mosby was educated at the University of Virginia and worked as a lawyer in Washington County, Va., prior to the Civil War. In 1861, Mosby enlisted in the 1st Virginia Cavalry. He was eventually promoted to colonel and led the 43rd Battalion, 1st Virginia Cavalry. After the war Mosby returned to practicing law in Warrenton, Va., and San Francisco, Calif. He also served at the United States Consul in Ho...

Albrecht, Alfred James, 1924-

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Al Albrecht is a retired foreign language professor and linguist from Goshen College. From the description of Al Albrecht "Dietsch Eck" columns, 1992 Apr. 29-1998 Mar. 11. (Millersville University Library). WorldCat record id: 50576239 ...

Brockman, John

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The Earl of Bellomont’s case.

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Eureka Quartz Mining Company

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Gordon, Charles Ulysses.

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Gresham, Walter Quintin, 1832-1895

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U.S. secretary of state, secretary of the treasury, postmaster general, jurist, statesman, and soldier. From the description of Walter Quintin Gresham papers, 1857-1932 (bulk 1883-1895). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84052759 Walter Quintin Gresham was a lawyer, soldier, judge, and politician. A native of Harrison County, Ind., Gresham practiced law in Corydon, served a term in the state legislature, served with the 38th and 53rd Indiana Regiments during the Civil War, ran ...

Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946

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Four page letter written by Harlan Fiske Stone to Judge Groner. Stone describes his vacation in Franconia, NH and compares it with an earlier vacation spent in Colorado Springs, CO. From the description of Letter : Peckett's On-Sugar-Hill, Franconia, NH to Judge Groner, 1943 August 16. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 31855921 U.S. attorney general, associate and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and educator. From the description of Harlan F...

Lee, Thomas lieutenant.

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Packard, Abisha, 1760? -, farmer.

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Jones, John, 1796-1857

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Epithet: of London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000441.0x000020 Epithet: Serjeant at Tangier British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000441.0x00003a Epithet: of Sloane MS 4059 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000441.0x000027 Epithet: artist cinema ...

Winchester, James, 1752-1826

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Winchester is best known as the commander of forces decisively defeated at the Battle of the River Raisin a few months after this letter was written. From the description of Letter, 1812. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28573378 Army officer. From the description of James Winchester correspondence, 1800-1815. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981396 Brigadier General of the United States Army, 1812-1815. From the description...

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...

Russell, John Rhodes.

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Allmond, Allen E.

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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...

Maier, Conrad, 1835-

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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American revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to General Henry Jackson, 1796 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596669 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westpoint, to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, 1782 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598200 ...

Tayloe, Edward T. (Edward Thornton), 1803-1876

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Planter (owner of Powhatan Hill Plantation) and politician in King George Co., Va. From the description of Plantation blacksmiths' ledger, 1827-1871. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 47942679 ...

Lovering, J. F., chaplain, 17th regiment Maine Infantry.

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Ward, Nahum, sailor.

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Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824

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Philadelphia bookseller and publisher. From the description of Correspondence, 1813-1824. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82415715 Delaplaine (1777-1824) compiled Delaplaine's Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished American Characters (1815-1818). Ezra C. Gross was a Congressman, ca. 1820; Elizabeth, New York. From the description of Joseph Delaplaine letter : Philadelphia, [P.A.], to Ezra C. Gross, 1819 Dec. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 1223...

Bouquet, Henry, 1719-1765

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British colonel. From the description of Speech at Fort Pitt, 1764 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70974526 Henry Bouquet was a colonel in the Southern Brigade of British forces in the United States in 1765. From the description of The Henry Bouquet papers, 1765. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 50140401 British army officer. From the description of Henry Bouquet papers, 1765-1788. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 794...

Jenner, William E. (William Ezra), 1908-

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Todd, Charles Stewart, 1791-1871

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Frankfort, Kentucky lawyer, veteran of the War of 1812, Secretary of State of Kentucky and Minister to Russia, appointed by President Tyler. Rev. D.P. Henderson was from Kentucky, but had lived and served as a judge, in Illinois and knew Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55941346 Charles Stewart Todd was born near Danville, Ky. He was a graduate of the College of William and Mary. He studied law under ...

Pierpont, John, 1785-1866,

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Unitarian clergyman, poet, and reformer. From the description of Papers of John Pierpont [manuscript], 1825-1885. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647953935 American poet. From the description of Passing away -- a dream : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1837 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 560671584 John Pierpont was born in Connecticut in 1785; he graduated from Yale in 1804 and tried several professions before beco...

Bradford, William, 1624-1704

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Shaw, Leslie M. (Leslie Mortier), 1848-1932

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U.S. secretary of the treasury, lawyer, banker, governor of Iowa, and lecturer. From the description of Leslie M. Shaw correspondence, 1906 March 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980442 ...

Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877

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John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877) was an American author. From the description of John Lothrop Motley notes on New England history, ca. 1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122640035 From the guide to the John Lothrop Motley notes on New England history, ca. 1840, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) John Lothrop Motley was born on 15 April 1814 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA. He was educated at Harvard College, 1827-1831. After graduat...

Strader, Orville D., 1898-

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Decatur, Stephen, 1779-1820

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Decatur was a U. S. naval officer known for his actions during the War of 1812 and against the North African pirates in the western Mediterranean. From the description of Letter, December 26, 1810. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 434841894 American naval officer. From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to John Bullus, 21 Feb. 1816. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626164 American naval hero of t...

Preston, Mrs. Frances (Folsom), Cleveland.

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American Seamen’s Friend Society.

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Cook, Charles N., 1830-1920

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Higgins, Abisha.

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Harrisse, Henry, 1829-1910

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Harrisse, native of France, bibliographer, historian, and author of books, pamphlets, and articles mostly relating to early American history and exploration, came to America in the 1840s, taught in South Carolina and at the University of North Carolina, practiced law in Chicago and New York until 1870, and then returned to France. From the description of Henry Harrisse papers, 1855-1910 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 24864145 Henry Harrisse (1829-1910), native of France, ...

Scott, Thomas Alexander, 1823-1881

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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. ...

Dillon, Clarence Douglas, 1909-

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Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792

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Naval hero of the United States Revolutionary War and founder of the United States Navy. From the description of Typescript, [19--]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58758919 John Paul Jones, American naval officer. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy in 1775, and captain in 1776. In 1778 he began rading the English coast; a year later he commanded the Bon Homme Richard in its victory over the Serapis. After the Revolution, he went t...

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

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Grover Cleveland, born in Caldwell, NJ, 18 March 1837; moved to Buffalo, NY in 1855; Erie County Sheriff, 1871-1874; Mayor of Buffalo, 1882; Governor of New York, 1883-1884; President of the United States, 1885-1889, 1893-1897; married Frances Folsom, 1886; died at Princeton, NJ, 24 June 1908....

Palmer, William Kimberley, 1856-

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Author and poet of Chicopee, Mass. From the description of Papers, 1934-1937. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38744939 ...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Ellis, Mordecai, 1723-ca. 1785

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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...

Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 1566? -1647

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Thomas, Hiram S.

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Thacher, Peter, 1752-1802

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Mellon, E. A., soldier. Sugar House Gen’l C. P. E. F.? .

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Davidson, James, banker.

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Bingham, John Armor, 1815-1900

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Born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, where his carpenter and bricklayer father, Hugh, had moved after service in the War of 1812, Bingham attended local public schools. After his mother's death in 1827, his father remarried. John moved west to Ohio to live with his merchant uncle, Thomas, after clashing with his new stepmother. The teenager apprenticed as a printer for two years, helping to publish the Luminary, an anti-Masonic newspaper. He then returned to Pennsylvania to study at Mercer Colle...

Otis, James, 1725-1783

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James Otis Jr. was born in Barnstable, Massachusetts on February 5, 1724/5. After receiving his B.A. in 1743 and his M.A. in 1746 from Harvard College, he went on to study law in Boston. Otis' work as a lawyer and writer helped the Revolutionary cause in the 1760s and 1770s. He served in the Massachusetts state government and continued as a lawyer while dealing with more and more pronounced mental illness. He died on May 23, 1783. His father, James Otis, Sr. (1702-1778) was a prominent Massachus...

Arader, Walter, Graham, bookdealer.

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Pantzer, Eric, Indiana University student.

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Thompson, Charles C. B., fl. 1831

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Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Backus, Thomas, lawyer.

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Biddle, Alexander, 1819-1899

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Businessman and military officer, of Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Papers, 1776-1911. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19242158 ...

Duane, William J. (William John), 1780-1865

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Duane, son of William Duane (1760-1835), worked at the Aurora general advertiser in Philadelphia, practiced law (from 1815) and later served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1833). He was removed from office for refusing to withdraw government deposits from United States Bank before a meeting of Congress. From the description of Letter to Thomas Elder esq., 7 September 1831. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234342893 ...

Hanes, John, lieutenant.

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Rhoades, J. P.

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Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875

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Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...

Scott, Lewis A., New York secretary of state.

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Heard, J. Canton

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Badger, George Edmund, 1795-1866

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George E. Badger, superior court judge, secretary of the Navy, and U.S. senator, 1844-1855, of Raleigh, N.C. From the description of George Edmund Badger papers, 1827-1864. WorldCat record id: 22979255 From the guide to the George Edmund Badger Papers, 1827-1864, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) American jurist; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1841; U.S. Senator from North Carolina 1846-1855. From the gu...

Vandeventer, C.

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Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955

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Cordell Hull was a Tennessee state representative (1893-1897), a judge of the fifth judicial circuit of Tennessee (1903-1906), U.S. Representative for Tennessee (1907-1921, 1923-1931), chairman of the Democratic National Executive Committee (1921-1924), U.S. Senator for Tennessee (1931-1933), Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1944), and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945. From the description of Cordell Hull letter, 1941 Dec. 12. (Loui...

Dalton, Thomas W., 82nd regt., New York Volunteers.

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Birkbeck, Morris, 1764-1825

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Pioneer, farmer, author, and state official of Illinois. From the description of Morris Birkbeck treatise and scrapbook, 1619-1817. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123913404 Epithet: of Add MS 33112 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001439.0x0002af Founder of English settlement of Wanborough, Illinois, 1818; Illinois secretary of state, 1824. From the description of Letter : Englis...

Silk, Thomas, 1937-

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Gordon, Jonathon Wesley, 1820-1887

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Knoop, J. D.

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Decker, Peter, 1893-1988

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North, William, 1755-1836

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Soldier in the Revolutionary War; born at Fort Frederic, Pemaquid, Maine, and later settled in New York. From the description of Diary, 1786 Jun. 29-1786 Aug. 24. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58772380 Revolutionary War soldier, member of the N.Y. State Assembly, U.S. Senator from New York State and U.S. Adjutant General. From the description of Letter, 1802 January 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578410 Revolutionary W...