Papers, 1727-1872.

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Gilpin family. Papers, 1727-1872.

Papers, 1727-1872.

The papers of a family distinguished in scholarship, commerce, and political leadership. Most of the papers are those of Henry D. Gilpin, whose long and varied career makes his papers particularly informative on many aspects of national history. His correspondence includes letters from Martin Van Buren, 1836-1862; James Buchanan, 1839-1856; George M. Dallas, 1831-1859; Edward Everett, 1831-1861; T. F. Bayard, George Peabody, Edward Livingston, Henry Clay, Richard Rush, Charles Gallagher, George Bancroft, Gouverneur Kemble, John W. Forney, J. B. Francis, Benjamin Chew, Joseph Reed Ingersoll, General Winfield Scott, and others, 1819-1872. In addition to Gilpin family items, the collection includes groups of papers of the following: Joel R. Poinsett, James Wilkinson, Daniel Clark, William Short, James Brown, and David Porter. Henry D. Gilpin's papers: letters to his father, Joshua Gilpin, 1822-1841; correspondence with his family, 1824-1843; letter books, 1831-1833, 1846-1849; diaries, 1822-1859; docket book, United States district attorney, 1828-1833; United States district attorney, letters and correspondence, 1832-1838; United States Bank papers, 1833, 1836-1837, contains correspondence of Henry D. Gilpin, director and examiner of the Bank, with Andrew Jackson, Edward Livingston, Louis McLane, George M. Dallas, R. M. Whitney, William J. Duane, Roger B. Taney, Nicholas Biddle, Levi Woodbury, John M. Sullivan, and others, on illegal transactions of the institution, misuses of Bank funds, diversion of funds for propaganda purposes, withdrawal of public deposits from the Bank, etc. Henry D. Gilpin's letters written during his tour through Europe, 1853-1854; his journals of that tour, 1853-1854; correspondence while in Florence, Italy, which discloses his interest in art, 1853-1854; correspondence, 1856-1858; scrapbook, Henry D. Gilpin, "Governor of Michigan," 1834, Gilpin's journalistic and literary talents are shown in his manuscripts of biographical sketches of the lives of signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1826; literary reviews of current and contemporaneous publications, 1829-1830; notes on current topics and literature, 1828-1831,; memoranda, catalogue references on bibliography and literature, n.d.; miscellaneous printed matter pertaining to the University of Pennsylvania, and kindred subjects, 1825-1864; his magazine, The Atlantic Souvenir, Christmas and New Year's Offering, 1828, Philadelphia, and other publications; letters of condolence, tributes, eulogies received by Mrs. Henry D. Gilpin upon the death of her husband, 1860; Mrs. Gilpin's publication, A Memorial of Henry D. Gilpin, 1860; letters from prominent persons acknowledging receipt of her book, 1861. The papers of Joshua and Thomas Gilpin pertain to domestic, commercial, and industrial affairs: Joshua Gilpin correspondence, 1795-1841; 1797-1815; general correspondence, 1800-1822; family letters from England, 1824-1830; Bainbridge and Brown, London, legal correspondence with Joshua Gilpin, 1809-1834; John Bainbridge vs. Benjamin Chew of Philadelphia, papers in a legal suit, 1809-1831; Thomas Gilpin correspondence, 1769-1817; contracts and agreements for sales of lands in Virginia, 1769-1811; Alexander Taylor field notes of surveys for Joshua and Thomas Gilpin, 1802-1812; papers on western lands, 1770-1780; contracts and agreements for sales of land in Pennsylvania, 1800-1817; Luzurne lands, 1808-1852; letter book of Joshua and Thomas Gilpin containing the accounts of Gilpin and Fisher, 1800-1818; Thomas Gilpin journals, eastern states, 1805; New England, 1805; West, 1809; Chester and Duck Creek surveys, estimates, maps, on building canals, 1772; pamphlets on the construction of canals, railroads, tunnels, maps, printed in England, 1789-1835; maps of projected English railroads and canals, London, 1832-1835; collection of specimens of bank-note paper and of engraved currency, manufactured at Brandywine Mills, Del., n.d. Richard Gilpin's manuscripts include material on papermaking machinery, 1815; his philosophical and literary essays, n.d.; notes on history, theatre, astrology, religion, literature, transportation, canals, agriculture, travel, etc., 1813-1828; poetic notes, 1799-1818; "Pieces in Verse and Prose," by Joshua Gilpin, essays on medical science, hygiene, politics, history, etc., 1796-1806; Joshua Gilpin's history of the colonies and the State of Delaware, n.d.; essays on the manufacture of woolen goods, n.d.; "Wool and Cotton Manufacture, Sheep and Other Subjects Connected," 1815; "Report on the Manufacturers of the State of Delaware, and a Report of the History and Principles of Tariff and Public Labor," n.d.; "Report on the Economic Condition of Philadelphia and Other Subjects," 1809; "History of the Colonization of America and of the Charter and Grant of Pennsylvania and Delaware," n.d.; copies of letters of Thomas Fisher, and some additional notes, 1840; journals and diary notes of travel, unidentified, 1836-1858; manuscript copy of "Barremore," a novelette by Bernard Gilpin, anecdotes, etc., n.d.; maps of ancient Greece, engraved by Barbie du Bocage, 1781-88. In addition, there are parchments of the marriage settlement between the Gilpin and the Dilworth families, patents of lands, deeds, etc., 1776-1834; the genealogical records and notes of the Gilpins consist of: "Memoir of the Life of Thomas Gilpin,: 1769; "Family in England," 1795; "Memories in England," n.d.; genealogical memoranda, 1206-1811; "Memories in America," 1800; and some other items. Joel R. Poinsett items fall into two chronological groups: correspondence, 1794-1829, describes his school life in Connecticut and England, travel in Russia, social life, and political activity in Mexico and South America during revolutionary upheavals there; correspondence, 1829-1850, relates to nullification and secession movements in South Carolina, split and strife in the Democratic Party, abolition and slavery, political influence of John C. Calhoun, Baltimore convention, Indian affairs and Indian warfare in the Floridas, war with Mexico, western expansion, statehood of California, discovery of gold there, organization of the Smithsonian Institution, army reorganization, building and financing of railroads, agricultural innovations, arts and sciences. Included with the Poinsett papers are approx. 40 letters of David Porter, most of them addressed to Poinsett, concerning Porter's service in the Mexican navy, 1825-1827. James Wilkinson vs. Daniel Clark papers, 1788-1808, relate to a legal controversy between the ally of Aaron Burr in Louisiana and another speculator; they contain information on commercial enterprises in the Mississippi valley, extensions of frontiers, navigation of the Mississippi, conspiracy and rebellion in Louisiana and the Floridas, and life in New Orleans. Papers, 1786-1801, of William Short, United States chargé d'affaires in Paris and secretary to Thomas Jefferson while he was a minister to France, relate to the French Revolution, European politics, and United States diplomacy; the letters are addressed to Jefferson, John Jay, John Rutledge, Gouverneur Morris, Lafayette, Edmund Randolph, James Monroe, Thomas Pinckney, David Humphreys, William Nelson, and others. Letters, 1824-1835, of James Brown, minister to France, are addressed mainly to Edward Livingston, and deal with politics in France and Spain. Brown's commercial interests in Louisiana, and American politics.

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Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837) as well as a lawyer, general, and legislator. Born in the Carolinas, he served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. He read for the law during his teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee by 1787. The first U. S. Representative for Tennessee (1796), Jackson was elected to the Senate in 1797, resigned in 1798, and served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804. He was later ree...

Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1840.

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Philadelphia businessman and canal promoter. From the description of ALS : London, to Thomas Fisher, 1796 Feb. 22. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442873 From the description of ALS : New Bedford, to Thomas Fisher, 1805 Sept. 22. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442882 From the description of ALS : Wilmington, Del., to Thomas Fisher, 1793 Oct. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541875 ...

Bancroft, George, 1800-1891

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American historian and author. From the description of Note, an autograph, and a portrait, 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367575323 Epithet: USA Minister in London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x000160 Northampton, Massachusetts, historian and author; secretary of the Navy, 1845-1846; U.S. minister to Berlin, 1867-1874. From the description of Letter: Washington,...