Alexander James and George Mifflin Dallas, Papers, 1794-1865.

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Alexander James and George Mifflin Dallas, Papers, 1794-1865.

The papers of a prominent late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Philadelphia family that participated in local, state, and national politics; including correspondence and manuscripts. his political affairs; including his position as U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania and Foreign Minister to Russia (1837-1839) and England (1856-1861), as well as issues surrounding the Mexican War. The papers include correspondence with his wife, Sophia Chew Dallas, and his daughter Sophia Philips Dallas. The collection also includes twenty-eight poems and prose pieces written by George Dallas between 1815 and 1839.

2.8 c.f. (7 portfolios, 1 archives box).

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