Papers of Levi O. Leonard 1839-1941 (Part 2).


Papers of Levi O. Leonard 1839-1941 (Part 2).

Papers, 32.5 linear ft. (65 boxes)Photographs, 4 linear ft. (8 boxes)

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Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 (person)

Sherman was born in 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, near the banks of the Hocking River. His father, Charles Robert Sherman, a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, died unexpectedly in 1829. He left his widow, Mary Hoyt Sherman, with eleven children and no inheritance. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr., a prominent member of the Whig Party who served as senator from Ohio and as the first S...

Casement, Dan T. (person)

Tracy, Charles, 1810-1885 (person)

New York city attorney, married to Louisa Kirkland. The couple had six children: Frances ("Fanny"), later Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan; Annie, later Mrs. Miller; Mary, later Mrs. Pell; Clara, later Mrs. Hoppin; Louisa ("Daisy"), who remained unmarried; and Charles Edward. From the description of The log book : voyage from New York to Mount Desert Island, stay there, and return : autograph manuscript, 1855 July-Sept. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572983 ...

Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 (person)

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 ...

Durant, William West, 1850-1934 (person)

Railroad executive and businessman. From the description of William West Durant papers, 1864-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981145 ...

Davis, James W. (person)

Reed, Samuel Benedict, 1818-1891 (person)

Samuel B. Reed, general superintendent fo construction of the Union Pacific Railroad. From the description of Letter: to the Reverend J. W. Cook /by Samuel B. Reed. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702128281 Samuel Benedict Reed was born in Arlington, Vermont in 1818. His first job was working on the Erie Canal. In 1842, he went to Illinois to work on the Michigan Southern Railroad. In March 1864, Reed was hired to survey the area between the Green River and the Salt Lake Vall...

Farnum, Henry (person)

Poppleton, A. J. (Andrew Jackson), 1830-1896 (person)

Usher, John Palmer, 1816-1889 (person)

John P. Usher lived in Lawrence, Kan.; was an attorney, Railroad official, entrepreneur, and the chief counsel for the Union Pacific Railroad from 1865 to 1889. From the description of John P. Usher papers [microform], 18uu. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 61660762 Lawyer and U.S. secretary of the interior. From the description of John Palmer Usher correspondence, 1865 April 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981246 ...

Bushnell, Cornelius S. (Cornelius Scranton), 1826-1896 (person)

Ames, Oakes, 1804-1873 (person)

Oakes Ames was an American manufacturer, capitalist, and member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts who was asked by President Abraham Lincoln to build the Union Pacific portion of the transcontinental railroad. From the description of Oakes Ames letter to E. D. Braford, 1868 January 14. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 773429638 ...

Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 (person)

American poet, critic, and journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to F.B. Sanborn, 1881 Jul. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575155 Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908) was poet, critic, editor, and stockbroker in New York City. He published his first volume in 1860, entitled Poems Lyrical and Idyllic, followed by a succession of works and anthologies. Stedman was also a member and officer of many national and local literary associations....

McComb, Henry S., 1825-1881 (person)

Leather merchant and railroad promoter. Henry S. McComb was born in Wilmington, Del. on July 28, 1825. His father died when he was still a young boy, and Henry was forced to go to work to help support the family. Until age eighteen he was apprenticed to a currier, Wilmington being a center of the leather industry. McComb excelled at business and was able to buy out his employer. By age twenty-five he was one of the leading citizens of Wilmington, and by thirty he was a l...

Hodge, James T. (James Thatcher), 1816-1871 (person)

Duff, John R. (person)

Williams, John M. S. (person)

McFarland, Henry (person)

Henry McFarland was the Department paymanster for the Union Army and operated out of Concord, New Hampshire. From the description of Henry McFarland's paymaster account book 1863-1865. (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 39396450 ...

Seymour, Silas, 1817-1890 (person)

Dodge, Grenville M., 1831-1916 (person)

Grenville M. Dodge of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a Civil War general; prominent national railroad surveyor and engineer; and U.S. Representative. Dodge conducted surveys for the Illinois Central, Rock Island (Mississippi to Missouri line), and the Union Pacific railroads before the Civil War. He was commissioned as Colonel with the 4th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and promoted to Brigadier General of the United States Volunteers in 1862 and then Major General in 1864. In addition to combat, he...

Sweat, Lorenzo De Medici, 1818-1898 (person)

Harbaugh, Springer. (person)

Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883 (person)

James Hervey Simpson was a West Point cadet who served with the Topographical Corps to explore and survey the Green Bay, Wis., area. He later surveyed the Santa Fe Trail in the late 1840s and mapped out routes to California in the 1850s within the Utah Territory, where he was named chief of topographical engineers. From the description of Abstract of disbursements on account of survey of N.W. lakes (Green Bay survey) made during the 2nd & 3rd quarter of the year : ms., 1843. (Uni...

Crane, Henry C. (person)

Evans, James A. (person)

Hodges, Fred G. (Frederick George) (person)

Fisk, James, Jr., 1835-1872 (person)

Capitalist speculator working for Jordan Marsh & Co. managing war contracts. From the description of Letters, 1863-1865. (Southern Methodist University). WorldCat record id: 18361501 ...

Hoxie, Herbert Melville. (person)

Train, George Francis, 1829-1904 (person)

American entrepreneurial businessman, independent presidential candidate, and noted eccentric. From the description of George Francis Train letter to C.L. Greave[?] [manuscript], 1901[?] October 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 781412191 Born in Boston was a merchant, promoter, author, and eccentric. Ran for president in 1869, traveled around the world in eighty days in 1870 and was jailed on obscenity while defending Victoria Woodhull. From the ...

Cook, John P. (John Parsons), 1817-1896. (person)

Durant, Thomas Clark, 1820-1885 (person)

Sherman, Charles H. (person)

Poor, Henry V. (Henry Varnum), 1812-1905 (person)

Henry Varnum Poor (1888-1970), best known as a potter and ceramic artist, was also an architect, painter, muralist, designer, educator and writer who lived and worked in New City, New York. A native of Chapman, Kansas, Henry Varnum Poor moved with his family to Kansas City when his grain merchant father became a member of the Kansas Board of Trade. From a young age he showed artistic talent and spent as much time as possible - including school hours - drawing. When a sch...

Rollins, Edward Henry, 1824-1889 (person)

U.S. senator and representative, businessman, and financier, of New Hampshire. From the description of Papers, 1859-1883. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963872 ...

House, Jacob Edward. (person)

Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878 (person)

American senator from Ohio (1851-1869). From the description of Autograph letter signed : Jefferson, Ohio, 1861 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639962470 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to an unidentified recipient 1865 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639931419 Lawyer, U.S. senator from Ohio, and Republican Party leader. From the description of B.F. Wade papers, 1832-1886 (bulk 1852-1869). (Unknown). Wor...

Ainsworth, D. H. (Danforth Hurlburt), 1828-1904 (person)

Perry, John D., 1814-1895. (person)

Cook, Ebenezer. (person)

Hay, Alexander (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 39923 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000303.0x00019c Epithet: of Whitburgh, Lord Clerk Register British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000303.0x00023b Epithet: of Stowe MS 1044 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000303.0x00023a Epit...

Stoddard, William Osborn, 1835-1925 (person)

Journalist, worked for the Central Illinois Gazette, 1857-1859, in Champaign, then secretary to President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1861-1924. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55662320 Author, journalist, secretary to President Lincoln. From the description of Letters of William O. Stoddard, 1862, 1896, 1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53437757 Journalist for the Cent...

Davis, Geo. T. M., (George Turnbull Moore), 1810-1888 (person)

Bates, Benjamin (person)

McCallum, D. C. (Daniel Craig), 1815-1878 (person)

Ames, Oliver, 1807-1877 (person)

Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889 (person)

Editor of Muskingum Messenger, Ohio state senator, U.S. congressman from Ohio and from New York. Cox was born in Zanesville, Ohio, graduated from Brown University in Providence, R.I., then studied law. He married Julia Buckingham and began practicing law in Zanesville in 1849. From the description of Correspondence, 1848. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 41091956 U.S. representative from Ohio and New York, diplomat, and author. From the description ...

Alley, John B. (John Bassett), 1817-1896 (person)

Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879 (person)

Dix was secretary of state for New York from 1833-1839, and Governor of New York from 1873-1874. From the description of John A. Dix letter : to Thomas Farrington, 1841 November 20. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 778859074 John Adams Dix and Erasmus Darwin Keyes were both Union Major Generals during the Civil War. Dix was also a former U.S. senator and Secretary of the Treasury, and went on to become the 24th governor of New York. After Major General Benja...

Leonard, Levi O., 1854-1942 (person)

Historian, journalist, and railroad employee. From the description of Papers of Levi O. Leonard 1839-1941 (Part 1). (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233105998 From the description of Papers of Levi O. Leonard 1839-1941 (Part 2). (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233106082 ...

Woolworth, James M. (James Mills), 1829-1906 (person)

American lawyer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Omaha, Neb., to Henry Stanbery, [18]67 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584083 ...

Frost, George W. (Indian agent) (person)

U.S. naval officer. From the description of George W. Frost military and personal papers, 1861-1885. (Rice University). WorldCat record id: 28424720 ...

Ashmun, George, 1804-1870 (person)

Bell, Clark, 1832-1918 (person)

Tracy, John F. (person)

Ham, Benjamin F. (person)

Hallett, Samuel. (person)

Dole, William P., approximately 1818-1889 (person)

William P. Dole was Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1862-1868. From the description of Letter, 1864. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 32407404 William P. Dole (ca. 1818-1889) was Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. from 1862-1868. From the description of Papers of William P. Dole, 1861-1901. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122499648 ...

Macy, William H., 1805-1887 (person)

Harlan, James, 1820-1899 (person)

Served as a Whig Senator from Iowa and as United States Secretary of the Interior. Also served as president of Iowa Wesleyan University and later as president of Iowa State University. From the description of Letters, 1856-1892. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122517886 United States Secretary of Interior. From the description of Letter signed : Washington, to General Rice, 1865 July 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270510420 From t...

Lambard, Charles A. (person)

Holladay, Ben, 1819-1887 (person)

Ben Holladay (1819-1877?), traded in Salt Lake City after the Mexican War, bought the Central Overland Express Co., organized the pony express, and became a leader in the development of transportation in the West and Northwest. From the description of Letters: to Nat Stein /by Ben Holladay, 1862-1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702127654 Ben Holladay (1819-1887) was a flamboyant financier, railroad promoter, and real estate developer who was influential in O...

Dey, Peter Anthony, 1825-1911. (person)

Peter A. Dey was born in New York state in 1825. He graduated from college and studied law before becoming a civil engineer specializing in transportation, railway construction and bridges. He worked for a number of railroads, including the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, and the Union Pacific. In 1864 Dey left railroading to be a banker in Iowa City. Dey was active in politics and interested in history. He served as mayor of Iowa City, president of the State Historical Society of Iowa, and wa...

Dillon, Sidney, 1812-1892 (person)

Snyder, Webster. (person)

Casement, John S. (person)