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Davis, John Givan, 1810-1866. Papers, 1800-1889.

Papers, 1800-1889.

Papers of Davis, who served as Democratic congressman from Indiana, 1851-1855 and 1857-1861, consisting primarily of correspondence dealing with politics, land investments, and family affairs, including letters from his brothers William and Eli describing Texas frontier conditions and advising Davis on his position regarding the Kansas-Nebraska Bill, the election of Stephen A. Douglas, and the Dred Scot decision. Included also are miscellaneous legal and financial records, clippings, some genealogical material, and an autograph book containing the signatures of Franklin K. Pierce, his cabinet, and the members of the House of Representatives. Reference is made to the following individuals: James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, Millard Fillmore, Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas A. Hendricks, Reverdy Johnson, George H. Pendleton, Franklin Pierce, James C. Robinson, Richard W. Thompson, Samuel J. Tilden, Robert Toombs, Daniel W. Voorhees, and Lew Wallace.

0.6 c.f. (2 black boxes, 1 folder)

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Pendleton, George H. (George Hunt), 1825-1889

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Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900

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Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Davis, John G. (John Givan), 1810-1866

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Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886

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Catherine Peirson (1796-1888) was a descendant of Henry Peirson (1618-1680), who departed Yorkshire, England in 1639. The Peirson family settled in Massachusetts, in Suffolk County, New York, and in Morristown, New Jersey. The daughter of Captain Nathan Peirson, Catherine owned several properties in Richmond, Massachusetts, a small town adjacent to Columbia County, New York, where Samuel J. Tilden was born and raised. According to Tilden friend and biographer John Bigelow, Peirson, who never mar...

Voorhees, Daniel W. (Daniel Wolsey), 1827-1897

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874

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Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876

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American jurist and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, Maryland, to Jonathan Meredith, 1841 Feb. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486276 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, Maryland, to Jonathan Meredith, 1830 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486259 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to "My dear Otho", 1845 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491319 ...

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...

Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885

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Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885

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Hendricks was raised in Shelby County, Ind. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1843, served in the Indiana House (1848) and Senate (1849), followed by two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (1851-1855), and was commissioner of the U.S. Land Office (1855-1859). He served in the U.S. Senate (1863-1869), was elected governor of Indiana in 1872, and was Vice President (1884) under Grover Cleveland. Hendricks died after nine months in that office. From the description of Papers...