Papers of Charles Henry Ray, 1826-1904 (bulk 1838-1870)


Ray, Charles Henry. Papers of Charles Henry Ray, 1826-1904 (bulk 1838-1870)

Papers of Charles Henry Ray, 1826-1904 (bulk 1838-1870)

Professional, political, and personal correspondence and papers of Charles Henry Ray, chiefly letters addressed to him. Included are letters discussing his studies of medicine in New York, whaling voyage in 1841-1843 onboard of a New Bedford whaler Newton, early medical practice in Illinois, contemporary politics, including the Republican party, Lincoln presidency and the Civil War, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Evening Post, family news, and business affairs, including his involvement in the trade with the South during the Civil War.

437 pieces, also photographs and ephemera.3 boxes.

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00000a American lawyer in Illinois and sixteenth president of the United States. From the description of Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609161 From 1837 to 1841 Lincoln practiced law in partnership with John Todd Stuart, whose cousin Mary Todd he later married. From the...

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Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887 (person)

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Lawyer from Belleville, Illinois; United States Senator (1855-1873); State Supreme Court Justice (1848-1853); State Representative, St. Clair County (1840-1842); Illinois Secretary of State (1841-1843); unsuccessful candidate for Governor (1880). From the description of Letter, September 29, 1842. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 71275513 Lawyer from Belleville, Illinois; United States Senator (1855-1873); State Supreme Court Justice (1848-1853); S...

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Journalist and economist. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : to [Horton?], 1886 May 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805830 Journalist and editor for Chicago Tribune (1857-1874) and New York Evening Post (1881-1903). Author of several books including a biography of Lyman Trumbull. From the description of Letters, November 1863, July 30, 1865. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 145746010 From the desc...

Equal Rights Party (N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Newton (Bark) (corporateBody)

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by John R. Sawyer, on voyage from 20 June 1841-10 Oct. 1843 to the Madagascar, Coast of New Holland, and Hatteras whaling grounds; owner-agent: Isaiah Burgess; built at Marshfield, Mass., 1828. From the description of Logbook, 1841 June 25-1843 Oct. 5. (Old Dartmouth Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70977046 ...

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Ray, Charles Henry (person)

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