Papers, 1831-1863, 1850-1863.

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Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1807-1863. Papers, 1831-1863, 1850-1863.

Papers, 1831-1863, 1850-1863.

Papers, 1831-1863, of John B. Floyd, governor of Virginia, United States Secretary of War and Confederate general. The papers, chiefly 1850-1862, concern the three positions he held. Correspondents include James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, Samuel Houston, Benjamin Huger, Alexander von Humboldt, R.M.T. Hunter, Charles James Faulkner, Jenny Lind, James Murray Mason, William Ballard Preston, Winfield Scott, John Tyler, Daniel Webster and the Duke of Wellington.

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Houston, Sam, 1793-1863

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Texas politician, soldier, and frontier hero. He was the first president of the Republic of Texas and served as a United States Senator for that state. From the description of Letter, ca. 1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122699442 From the description of Letter, 1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435304 Sam Houston's colorful public life began with his heroic action during the war of 1812. He served as congressman and governor of Tennessee, spent years amon...

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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Daniel Webster (b. Salisbury, New Hampshire, January 18, 1782-d. Marshfield, Massachusetts, October 24, 1852), lawyer, orator, congressman, served as U.S. Secretary of State under presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. He also served as Senator from Massachusetts....

Hunter, R. M. T. (Robert Mercer Taliaferro), 1809-1887

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Richmond, Va. lawyer and statesman. From the description of Letter, 1836. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 37869750 R.M.T. Hunter (1809-1887) of "Fonthill," Essex County, Va., was a U.S. congressman, senator and Confederate statesman. From the description of Papers, 1820-1860, 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122538909 U.S. Senator from Virginia. From the description of Letters of R.M.T. Hunter [manuscript], 1846, 1857. (Uni...

Von Humboldt, Alexander, 1769-1859

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Born in Berlin, Germany, and educated at the universities of Frankfurt and Göttingen, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most prominent European figures of his age. His fame largely derived from his scientific expedition in Latin America between 1799 and 1804, which resulted in numerous discoveries, particularly related to physical geography and meteorology. Notably, he spent 1803 in New Spain (present day Mexico) conducting a census of the territory. Source: Alexander von ...

Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862

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The "W. B. Preston" listed on the architectural plan is believed to be William Ballard Preston (1805-1862), representative from Virginia to the United States Congress and later to the Confederate States Congress until his death. From the description of William Ballard Preston architectural plan, circa 19th century. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122467749 William Ballard Preston was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on 29 November 1805. A prominent lawye...

Huger, Benjamin, 1805-1877

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Charleston, S.C. plantation owner, U.S. Army officer, and Confederate general. From the description of Letter : Fort Monroe, to "My dear Major," 1846 May 29. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36866120 Confederate general. From the description of Autograph notes, 1848 Nov. 17 [on opposite page]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269546738 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Fortress Monroe, [18]48 Nov. 28. (Unknown). ...

Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866

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Commanding general of the U.S. Army. From the description of Papers, 1822-1846. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32878776 American army officer. Commissioned a captain of light artillery in May 1808, lieutenant colonel 1812, promoted to brigadier general for service in War of 1812; general-in-chief of U.S. Army 1841-1861. From the description of ALS : Petersburg, Va., to William Branch Giles, 1808 Oct. 5. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat r...

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...

Lind, Jenny

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Swedish singer. From the description of Autograph letters signed : Oak Lea, Wimbledon Park, S.W., to Arthur Sullivan, 1883 Feb. 11, and 9 incompletely dated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125245 Swedish soprano. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Mannheim Dec. 7 1846, to an unidentified recipient, 1846 Dec. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270667419 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : London Apr. 27 1874, t...

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...

Faulkner, Charles James, 1806-1884

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Diplomat, Confederate officer, and U.S. Representative from Berkeley County, Va. (later W. Va.). From the description of Papers, 1815-1883. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19536991 Representative from Virginia and West Virginia. From the description of Signature clipped from the register of Brown's Hotel : Washington, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538814 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to t...

Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852

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English field marshal. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jameson Tennent, 1835 Jan. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270856519 British statesman and army officer. From the description of Papers, 1819-1904; (bulk 1819-1850). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273724 British general and statesman. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : to Messrs. Jones & Co., 1806 Feb. 25-1806 Mar. ...

Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871

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United States senator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to C. Neale, Esq., 1849 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607846 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Selma, to Joseph C. Cabell, Esq., 1846 Nov. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607032 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Messrs. Gales & Seaton, 1839 Feb. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607773 U.S. Congressman, and Confede...

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...

Tyler, John, 1790-1862

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John Tyler (b. March 29, 1790, Charles City County, Virginia–d. January 18, 1862, Richmond, Virginia), was the tenth President of the United States (1841–1845) and the first to succeed to the office following the death of President William Henry Harrison....