Papers of John Lorimer Graham, 1786-1875.

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Graham, John Lorimer, 1797-1876. Papers of John Lorimer Graham, 1786-1875.

Papers of John Lorimer Graham, 1786-1875.

Political, professional, and personal correspondence of John L. Graham, chiefly letters addressed to him. The letters concern Graham's legal practice, business affairs, political career, and social life; government and politics of New York and New York City; religious life, banking, construction and real estate in New York City. Included are letters relating to the case of Alexander Slidell MacKenzie, and orders and other documents of the New York state militia. Also included are a few items relating to John Andrew Graham, including a letter to him from Thomas Jefferson.

560 pieces.8 boxes, also 3 folders and 1 bound volume.

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Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

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Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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Wickliffe, C. A. (Charles Anderson), 1788-1869

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Legaré, Hugh Swinton 1797?-1843

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Graham, John A. (John Andrew), 1764-1841

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Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863

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Ohio lawyer, Whig Congressman, and Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury. From the description of Letter, 1858 August 9, Canfield, Ohio, to Charles Lanman, Norwich, Conn. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13827736 Lawyer, U.S. Representative from Ohio for eight terms from 1823-1838, and comptroller of the Treasury under Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Lincoln. A resident of Canfield, Ohio, Whittlesey was prosecuting attorney for the entire Western Reserve from 1807-1823, ...

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Graham, John Lorimer, 1797-1876

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John Lorimer Graham, lawyer and New York City civic leader. He was son of John Andrew Graham, a successful criminal lawyer in New York. John Lorimer Graham was admitted to the New York Bar in 1821. In 1842-1845, he served as Postmaster of New York City, and in 1834 was appointed regent of the state university. In 1861 Graham received an appointment in the Treasury Department. He was a member of the American Bible Society, St. Andrew's Society, the New York Historical Society, and the Metropolita...

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....

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Spencer, Ambrose, 1765-1848

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