Papers, 1825-1856.


Force, Peter, 1790-1868. Papers, 1825-1856.

Papers, 1825-1856.

Miscellaneous letters, including one from Thomas Loraine McKenney, 1825 August 15, concerning John C. Calhoun's role in passage of a treaty between the Creek Indians and the state of Georgia; a letter of introduction from George Perkins Marsh, 1849 September 5, on behalf of James Meacham, his successor as representative from Vermont; letters from David Lowry Swain, 1854 March 29 and 1856 August 14, sending Force writings on North Carolina history; and a letter from James Cochran Dobbin, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1856 May 31, concerning a suggestion made by Swain.

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Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882 (person)

George Perkins Marsh was born in Woodstock, Vermont, educated at Dartmouth, and taught Greek and Latin in a local academy, then studied and practiced law. He was elected to the Vermont legislature, then to Congress in 1843, where he actively supported the Library of Congress and the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution. He was appointed Minister to Italy, 1861-1862. He was an active lecturer, and his book Man and Nature (1864) earns him credit today as the first environmentalist...

Swain, David L. (David Lowry), 1801-1868 (person)

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Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850 (person)

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Dobbin, James C. (James Cochran), 1814-1857 (person)

James C. Dobbin (1814-1857) of Fayetteville, N.C., was a lawyer, state legislator, and secretary of the United States Navy under President Pierce. From the guide to the James C. Dobbin Letters, ., 1852-1856, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Dobbin was Secretary of the Navy, 1853-1857, and helped to reorganize the Navy. From the description of Letter, September 6, 1853. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id:...

Meacham, James, 1810-1856 (person)

Force, Peter, 1790-1868 (person)

American historian and mayor general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mayor's office, Washington, to James Greenleaf, esq., 1836 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524419 Antiquarian, historian, and mayor of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers and collection of Peter Force, 1170-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81049951 Archivist and historian. From the description of Receipt, 1853. (Historical Societ...

McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859 (person)

Public official, editor, and publisher. From the description of Letter of Thomas Loraine McKenney, 1825. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454524 Thomas Loraine McKenney was Superintendent of the Indian Bureau. From the description of Sketches of a tour to the lakes, 1826. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122632847 Thomas Loraine McKenney, founder of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, was the author, with James Ha...