John W. Forney papers, 1841-1881.

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Forney, John W. (John Wien), 1817-1881. John W. Forney papers, 1841-1881.

John W. Forney papers, 1841-1881.

Correspondence (chiefly letters of introduction and courtesy notes) and autographs collected by Forney relating to his various positions. Persons represented include Edward Bates, Montgomery Blair, Orville Hickman Browning, Simon Cameron, Salmon P. Chase, William P. Fessenden, Joseph Henry, Morton McMichael, Robert Dale Owen, Wendell Phillips, Lyman Trumbull, Thurlow Weed, and Henry Wise.

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Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869

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Republican legislator from Maine who became a U.S. Representative, Senator, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Secretary of the Treasury. He was a strong opponent of slavery. From the description of Papers, 1837-1869. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 17462689 William Pitt Fesssenden was a U.S. senator from Maine (1854-1864, 1865-1869) and Secretary of the Treasury during the Civil War (1864-1865). His sons, General Francis and Brigadier General ...

Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

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Wendell Phillips (born November 29, 1811, Boston, Massachusetts – died February 2, 1884, Boston, Massachusetts), orator and reformer, was one of the leaders of the abolitionist movement in Boston, Massachusetts, wrote frequently for William Lloyd Garrison's Liberator, and eventually became president of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He contributed much to the cause through inflammatory speeches favoring the division of the Union and opposing the acquisition of Texas and the war with Mexico. ...

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.

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Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...

Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883

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St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer; U.S district attorney, Missouri, 1839-1841; mayor, St. Louis, 1842-1843; judge, Court of Common Pleas, 1843-1849; first solicitor, U.S. Court of Claims, 1855; counsel for Dred Scott, 1856; postmaster general, 1860-1864; Maryland congressman, 1878. From the description of Letter: Wash[ington, D.C.] to Rev[erend] W[illiam] B[uell] Sprague, Albany, N.Y., 1865 Nov. 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27327626 Montgomery Bl...

Browning, Orville Hickman, 1806-1881

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From Quincy, Illinois served as state senator, 1836-1841 and state representative, 1842-1843, delegate to the anti-Nebraska convention in Bloomington, Ill. in 1856 and to the Republican National Convention in 1860, appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill Stephen A. Douglas' seat when he died, and appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Johnson. Formed a law firm in Washington, D.C. in 1863 and practice there until 1866. Returned to Quincy, Ill. in 1869 to practice there. From t...

Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882

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Thurlow Weed, politician and journalist, was born in Cairo, N.Y., on 15 November 1797. He married Catherine Ostrander in 1818. Weed was a leader of the anti-Masonic movement of the 1820's and 30's, a New York assemblyman from 1829-1831, and a key member of the Whig Party and then the Republican Party. From 1824-1826 Weed was the owner and editor of Rochester Telegraph. He published Anti-Masonic Enquirer, and from 1829-1863 he worked as a reporter and editor for the anti-Masons' paper, Albany Eve...

Bates, Edward, 1793-1869

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Lawyer, politician, and U.S. attorney general. From the description of Edward Bates papers, 1818-1904 (bulk 1861-1864). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979981 Epithet: Clerk at the Treasury British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x0001e0 St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer, judge and legislator; candidate for Republican nomination for president, 1860; United States attorney general under Abraham L...

Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

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Simon Cameron (1799-1889), journalist and printer from Pennsylvania, had a long and active political career with the Republican Party, which he joined in 1856. He served in the U.S. Senate (1845-1849, 1856-1860, 1872); as Secretary of War to Abraham Lincoln (1861-1862); as Minister to Russia (1862); as chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (1872-1877). From the description of Simon Cameron Papers, 1738-1889 1860-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 150499672 ...

Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

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Robert Owen was a socialist and philanthropist. From the guide to the Robert Owen correspondence, 1821-1858, 1821-1858, (American Philosophical Society) Social reformer, proprietor of a utopian society at New Harmony, Ind., and diplomat. From the description of Robert Dale Owen : miscellaneous papers, 1844-1870. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49307173 American social reformer. From the description of Letter to William D...

United States. Congress. House

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U.S. House of Representatives is the lower house of Congress. From the guide to the Subscription lists, 1870, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...

Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876

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American lawyer and politician; governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to President Buchanan, 1857 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588282 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Thomas Teackle in Baltimore, 1841 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588600 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Col. T.H. Ellis, 1859 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588...

Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873

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Lawyer. From the description of Letter, 1845 March 4, Cincinnati, [Ohio], to Robert F. Paine, Columbus, O[hio]. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13541605 Salmon P. Chase served as the Secretary of the Treasury from 1861 to 1864. He oversaw the creation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (1862) and implemented the introduction of the income tax and the national currency. From the description of Letter press book of the Secretary of the Treasury. 1863, Ju...

Forney, John W. (John Wien), 1817-1881

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Editor, publisher, clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, and secretary of the U.S. Senate. From the description of John W. Forney papers, 1841-1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 164810989 Philadelphia journalist. From the description of Letter signed : Washington, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1863 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270482790 From the description of Letter signed, with nine lines in autograph : Washington, D.C., to William Pitt...

McMichael, Morton, 1807-1879

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Mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., editor and journalist. From the description of Papers of Morton McMichael, 1834-1845. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453801 ...

United States. Congress. Senate

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Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896

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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...