Thomas Jefferson papers, 1775-1825 1775-1825

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Thomas Jefferson papers, 1775-1825, 1775-1825

Thomas Jefferson papers, 1775-1825 1775-1825

The Thomas Jefferson papers contain a large number of correspondence both to and from Jefferson, as well as various other material related to American Revolutionary War and Early Republic. Includes correspondence with Patrick Henry, Charles Willson Peale, Richard Henry Lee, Horatio Gates, David Rittenhouse, Robert Patterson

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Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia. From the description of Letter to an unidentified correspondent, 1776 August 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230349 Thomas Nelson, Jr. was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, governor of Virginia, and commander of the Virginia Militia at Yorktown. From the description of Letter, 1781 September 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122625186 Governor of Virginia, delegate from Vir...

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Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815

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Civil engineer, artist, and inventor. From the description of Letter : New York, to Edward P. Livingston, Clermont, [N.Y.], 1814 February 11. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50631960 Inventor, engineer, and artist. From the description of Papers, 1812-1815. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50799372 Inventor. From the description of Robert Fulton papers, 1809-1838. (Columbia University In the City of New York). World...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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Lee, Henry, 1756-1818

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Henry Lee III (b. January 29, 1756, Dumfries, VA–d. March 25, 1818, Cumberland Island, GA) was an early American Patriot and politician who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress. Lee's service during the American Revolution as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army earned him the nickname by which he is best known, "Light-Horse Harry". Lee was the father of Civil War-era Confederate general Robert E. Lee....

Campbell, William James, 1850-1931

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Student at the University of Michigan, later professor in the Medical School. From the description of William Aulls Campbell papers, 1879-1880 and 1892. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421199 William James Campbell, Philadelphia, Pa., bookseller and publisher, was born on 25 Mar. 1850. He received an M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1871 and was active in the Historical Society of Pennsylania, Germantown Historical Society, and the Cathol...

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Delegate from Virginia to the First Continental Congress. Schuyler was one of the four major generals in the Continenetal Army and delegate to the Continental Congress. Father-in-law to Alexander Hamilton. From the description of Letters, 1775. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41417645 Richard Henry Lee was a staunch defender of colonial rights and was aligned with Patrick Henry as a strong opponent of the Stamp Act. From the description of Richard Henry L...

Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803

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Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803) was born in Caroline County, Virginia, and died in Richmond. He was a statesman and member of the Continental Congress of 1774. The recipient of this letter, Francis Preston (1765-1835), was the son of William Preston, who accompanied Washington on several exploring expeditions in the West. Francis studied law under George Wythe, and practiced in Montgomery, Washington, and other counties. He was a friend of Madison, Monroe, Jefferson, and Chief Justice Marshall. He ...

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Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827

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Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813

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Dr. Benjamin Rush was a Philadelphia physician. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1793-1821, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122647047 However, the identification of EBS is uncertain. T.C. Stockton (The Stocktons of New Jersey, etc.) lists under this name a first cousin of Rush's wife, born June 4, 1773, who died (no date) without issue. The Univ. Pa. registers of medical matriculants list EBS in 1813-14 (#73), 1814-15 (#102), ...

Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham), 1764-1831

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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 Philosophical Society) Physician and naturalist. From the description of Papers, 1792-1928. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35203561 Mitchill (Edinburgh, M.D. 17...

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827

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Philadelphia painter and naturalist. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to David Porter, 1823 Nov. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165786 Charles Willson Peale was an artist and naturalist. From the description of Sketchbook, 1801. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465905 From the description of Portrait list, [ca. 1772]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122439811 From the descrip...

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841

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Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

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Byrd, William, 1674-1744

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Holker, Jean

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Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824

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T. P. Bennett, transcriber of these notes, received his A.B. from U. Pennsylvania in 1811 and A.M. in 1816. Robert Patterson was prof. of math. and nat. philosophy at U. Pennsylvania, 1779-1813. From the description of Compends of Spheric Geometry and Trigonometry, 1811(?). (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122527908 Robert Maskell Patterson (1787-1854, APS 1809) was a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy at the University of Pen...

Brown, Samuel, 1769-1830

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Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796

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David Rittenhouse was a maker of clocks and astronomical instruments in Norriton (Norristown) and Philadelphia, Penn. From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1770-1780. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311544 From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1765-1775. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311425 From the description of Brass dial wall clock, ca. 1774. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311652 ...

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Jonathan Williams was a merchant and army officer, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1787. From the guide to the Jonathan Williams selected papers, 1771-1813, 1771-1813, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809

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Corrêa da Serra, Edward J.

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Bonne, Rigobert, 1727-1794

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Virginia. Freeholders of Botetourt

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Girardin, Louis Hue, 1771-1825

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Correia da Serra, José Francisco, 1750-1823

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Portuguese statesman; scholar and botanist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to [Thomas Jefferson], 1817 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530939 José Francisco Correia da Serra was a Portuguese scholar, naturalist, and diplomat. Caspar Wistar was a Philadelphia physician. From the description of Note nécrologique sur le Docteur Wistar, 1818. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122539921 J...

Bache, Franklin, 1792-1864

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Nephew of Benjamin Franklin. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : to Francis Markoe Jun. Esq., 1841 Feb. 20 and 1848 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134379 U.S. physician and chemist. From the description of Franklin Bache letter, 1823, Nov. 29, [Philadelphia], to Dr. Reni La Roche. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34835424 Franklin Bache was a Philadelphia physician, professor of chemistry, and author. From...

Virginia (State). General assembly

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Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844

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Du Ponceau was a Philadelphia lawyer who arrived in Portsmouth, N.H., from France in 1777, achieved early prominence as an aide to von Steuben, and as secretary to Robert Livingston, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Congress in 1781. Du Ponceau was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar in 1785 where his familiarity with both American and European law brought him an important practice. His intellectual interests included both history and linguistics and he published extensively in both fields. He ...

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Marum, M. van (Martinus), 1750-1837

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Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818

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William Thornton, architect, inventor, and public official, was born in the Virgin Islands on May 20, 1759, of English parents. He came to the United States in 1787 and became a citizen in 1788. On September 12, 1794 Thornton was appointed one of the commissioners of the new federal city of Washington. He championed his own design for the Capitol and the north wing had been constructed in accordance with his ideas by the time Congress removed to Washington in 1800. In 1802 Congress abolished the...

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...

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...

Eppes, John Wayles, 1773-1823

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U.S. senator and representative of Virginia. From the description of John Wayles Eppes correspondence, 1813-1818. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009909 Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 1801-1803, U.S. House of Delegates, 1803-1811, 1813-1817, and U.S. Senate, 1817-1819; nephew and son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson; from Buckingham Co., Va. From the description of Papers, 1807-1819. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19406188 ...

Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839

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Epithet: abolitionist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x000283 Thomas Cooper, born in London in 1759, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1794. Well-known for his political beliefs, Cooper eventually pursued a career as a science professor and became the second president of South Carolina College in 1821. From the guide to the Thomas Cooper Papers, ., 1819-1837, (University of North Carolina at Cha...

Wythe, George, 1726-1806

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Mayor of Williamsburg, Va., educator, and jurist. From the description of Judicial decisions of George Wythe, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068264 George Wythe was born in 1726 in Elizabeth City County, Va. He attended the College of William and Mary. Wythe studied law and was a member and clerk of the House of Burgesses. Member of Continental Congress. Signed Declaration of Independence. Speaker of House of Delegates. Judge of Virginia High Court of Chancery. Pr...

Virginia (State)

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