Alfred Cumming papers, 1792-1889.

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Cumming, Alfred, 1802-1873. Alfred Cumming papers, 1792-1889.

Alfred Cumming papers, 1792-1889.

Family and political correspondence, mainly of the 1850s, with material on Mormon history, including the "Mormon War," and on frontier and pioneer life. Includes journals, scrapbooks, letter books, and proceedings pertaining to councils and negotiations with the Blackfoot Indians and other tribes (1855). Letters of Cumming's wife, Elizabeth Wells Randall Cumming, describe incidents on her trip to Utah with her husband when he was named governor with details of frontier conditions and Indian troubles. Cumming's official letter books contain correspondence to James Buchanan, Lewis Cass, Howell Cobb, John B. Floyd, Albert S. Johnston, Brigham Young, and others. Additional correspondents include W.W. Bibb, J.S. Black, William Medill, B.F. Perry, Franklin Pierce, Alexander H. Stephens, and G.M. Troup. Includes papers of William Clay Cumming, a brother, pertaining to his studies at Princeton University (1805) and at the Litchfield Law School; his accounts of opposition to Federalism in New England; his experiences in the War of 1812; travels in the Mississippi Valley and the South; and a few comments on Brazil and Uruguay (1816). The collection also contains the papers of Thomas Cumming.

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Bibb, William Wyatt, 1781-1820

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William W. Bibb was a United States representative and senator from Georgia. From the description of William W. Bibb letter, 1812 Apr. 8. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122520226 William Wyatt Bibb was born in Virginia in 1780. After graduating from William and Mary College, he went on to study medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1801 he received his M.D. degree and moved to Georgia. In Georgia, Bibb became interested in politics. H...

Medill, William, 1802-1865

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Lawyer, U.S. representative and governor of Ohio, and U.S. government official. From the description of William Medill papers, 1834-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980164 ...

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000128 James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857–1861. Prior to his presidency, Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, and served as Secretary of State under President James K. Polk (1845-1849). Source : About the White Hous...

Cumming, Alfred, 1802-1873

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Public official, Indian agent, and Territorial Governor of Utah (1857-1861). From the description of Alfred Cumming papers, 1792-1889. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19491003 From the description of Papers : 1792-1889. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122476526 ...

Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863

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John Swank, a native of Augusta County, Va., settled near Singers Glen, Rockingham County, Va., where he lived until his death just before the outbreak of the Civil War. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and is buried at St. John's [Lutheran Church, Rockingham County.]. From the description of Land grant, 1849 March 31, to John Swank. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 15347747 Biographical note: Politician; John Buchanan Floyd was Governor of Virgi...

Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

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Cass served as governor of the Michigan Territory (1813-1831), as U.S. Secretary of War (1831-1836), and as a United States Senator (1845-1857). At the time of this letter, Charles C. Convers was an Ohio state senator. From the description of Letter to Charles C. Convers, 3 September 1848. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338309 Soldier, diplomat, and U.S. senator from Detroit, Mich. From the description of Newspaper synopses and chronology, 1...

Cumming, Thomas

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Litchfield Law School

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Private law school established by Tapping Reeve in Litchfield, Connecticut, in 1784 and closed ca. 1833. From the description of Outlines of lectures delivered at Litchfield Law School / by Judges Gould & Reeves : transcript, 1824. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58760100 ...

Troup, George Michael, 1780-1856

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"George Troup served as a state representative, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, and Georgia governor during the course of a lifelong political career. His two terms as Georgia's thirtieth governor (1823-27) were marked by his successful efforts to ensure the removal of the Creek Indians from the state. During the ensuing negotiations with the federal government over the Creek removal, Troup was a staunch advocate for state's rights. A Democratic Republican and later a Jacksonian, Troup was known...

Cumming, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Wells Randall), 1811-1867

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Prior to his presidency he served in both the House of Representatives (1833-1837) and the Senate (1837-1842) as a legislator from New Hampshire. Although a Northerner, he sympathized with the Southern cause during the American Civil War and was good friends with Jefferson Davis....

Black, J. S. P.

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Cobb, Howell, 1795-1864

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Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883

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Former vice-president of the Confederate States of America. From the description of Letter, 1866 Dec. 26, Crawfordville, Georgia, to Henry Bradley Plant. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 260819402 Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), lawyer, politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America. From the description of Alexander H. Stephens papers, 1844-1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476996 Lawyer, journalist, governor of Geo...

Young, Brigham, 1801-1877

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Second president of the Mormon Church. From the description of Certificate, 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122630973 American religious leader, second president of the Mormon Church, first governor of the Territory of Utah, and colonizer who significantly influenced the development of the American West. From the description of Cash ledger books, 1862-1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122480196 From the description of Cash ledger books 1862-1877 ...

Cumming, William Clay, 1788-1863

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Army officer. From the description of William Clay Cumming papers, 1817-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450072 The town of Cumming (incorporated 1834) is named in honor of Col. William Cumming, distinguished Georgia, born July 27, 1788, son of Thomas Cumming and Ann Clay, daughter of Joseph Clay, of Savannah. William Cumming graduated from the College of New Jersey at Princeton and studied law at Gould's Law School, Litchfield, Connecticut. The War of 181...

Perry, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1805-1886

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Soldier stationed at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri at the time of the Mexican War, with family in Woodford County, Illinois. From the description of Letter, July 14, 1846. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53791408 B.F. Perry, of Greenville, S.C., was a lawyer and editor, anti-secessionist, and governor of South Carolina during Reconstruction. From the description of B.F. Perry papers, 1822-1960. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record ...

Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862

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Native of Kentucky; educated privately and at Transylvania University; graduate of West Point; served in the Black Hawk War; commanded the Army of Texas during the late 1830's; served in the Mexican War with the 1st Texas Rifle Volunteers; commissioned paymaster in the United States Army and later commanded the Department of Texas; resigned to join the Confederate Army in 1861 and commanded the Western Department from 1861 through the Battle of Shiloh, April 1862, where he was mortally wounded. ...