Miscellaneous letters, 1800s-1900s.


Miscellaneous letters, 1800s-1900s.

Miscellaneous letters, 1800s-1900s.

Single or very small groups of related letters, chiefly to and from 19th-century Southerners who were prominent in literary and political affairs. Topics include family life, social life and customs, slavery, local and national politics, literature, business and legal matters, agriculture and plantation life, religious practices, temperance movements, land sales and purchases, migration to the southwest and west, and travel abroad and in the United States, especially in the southern states. Among the correspondents are Abiel Abbott, Henry Ward Beecher, Alfred Holt Colquitt, Peter Early, Sam Houston, Washington Irving, Andrew Jackson, Laura (Riding) Jackson, North Carolina Governor Samuel Johnston, Henry Wadsworth Longellow, John Milledge, Margaret Mitchell, Wilson Cary Nicholas, Edward Telfair, Albion W. Tourgee, Martin Van Buren, Abraham Bedford Venable, and Daniel Webster.

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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...

Colquitt, Alfred Holt, 1829-1894

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U.S. Congressman and Senator, Confederate major general, governor of Georgia, from Troup County, Ga. From the description of Papers, 1846?-1889. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19347877 Gov. of Georgia; U.S. Sen. From the description of Letter signed : Atlanta, Georgia, to Senator John B. Gordon, 1877 Mar. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270537594 Alfred Holt Colquitt (1829-1894), lawyer, Confederate officer, U.S. Representative (1852-1...

Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

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Washington Irving (b. April 3, 1783, New York City-d. November 28, 1859, Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York), American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American literature of his time and established his reputation abroad. In 1826 Irving went to Spain to work at the American embassy in Madrid, then at the American legation in London, before returni...

Riding, Laura, 1901-1991

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Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901-1991) spent her life in pursuit of truth through poetry and her language work. At the beginning of her career, she associated with the Fugitives, a group of Southern poets and critics, who supported and encouraged her poetry; later she became a close collaborator and intimate of the British poet Robert Graves. But her desire to express absolute truth led her to renounce poetry and turn instead to the study of language. Because of her compulsive individualism, Laura b...

Telfair, Edward, approximately 1735-1807

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Edward Telfair was a merchant, member of the Continental Congress, and Governor of Georgia. He served three terms as Governor of Georgia and was the first governor to serve under the Georgia Constitution of 1789. From the guide to the Edward Telfair Papers, 1762-1831 (bulk 1771-1807), (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University) Edward Telfair (1737-1807) was born near Kirkudbright, Scotland, where he was educated in the public school system. He ...

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....

Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887

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Abolitionist; orator; pastor of Plymouth Church, 1847-1887. From the description of Papers, [ca.1847]-1937, 1847-1887 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155459715 American Congregational clergyman, lecturer, reformer, and author. From the guide to the Henry Ward Beecher papers, 1851-1896, n.d, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Congregationalist minister. From the description of Sermon notes, [n.d.], 1893, 18...

Mitchell, Margaret, 1903-

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Mitchell was born 1900 Nov. 8 in Atlanta, Ga., to Eugene M. and Maybelle Mitchell. She graduated from Washington's Seminary in 1918, and on 1922 Sept. 19, married Berrin K. Upshaw, from whom she was divorced two years later. She then married John Robert Marsh in 1925. In 1926, after a severe ankle injury forced her to quit writing for the Atlanta Journal Sunday Magazine, she began her novel, which was substantially finished by 1929. It was published as Gone With the Wind in 1936, which received ...

Venable, Abraham Bedford, 1758-1810.

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Early, Mr. (Peter), 1773-1817

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Peter Early (1773-1817), politician and judge, U.S. Congressman (1802-1806), Georgia Governor (1813-1815), resided in Greene County, Georgia. From the description of Peter Early letters, 1814-1815. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476388 ...

Milledge, John, 1757-1818

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John Milledge, II (1757-1818) was born in Savannah, Georgia, the only son of John Milledge (1721-1781) and Ann (Smith) Milledge. A prominent lawyer, Milledge sided with the patriots and fought in the Revolutionary War, served as Attorney-General of Georgia in 1780, as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1782-1790), as a member of the United States Congress (1792-1801), as Governor of Georgia (1802- 1806), and as a United States Senator (1806-1809). In 1801, Milledge purchased a 633...

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837) as well as a lawyer, general, and legislator. Born in the Carolinas, he served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. He read for the law during his teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee by 1787. The first U. S. Representative for Tennessee (1796), Jackson was elected to the Senate in 1797, resigned in 1798, and served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804. He was later ree...

Tourgée, Albion W. 1838-1905

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American politician and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to an unidentified recipient, 1882 Jun. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572884 Author, civil rights leader, and jurist Albion W. Tourgée was born May 2, 1838 in Williamsfield in the Western Reserve of Ohio, then a center of abolitionist activity. He attended the University of Rochester in New York, but left to enlist in the Union army during the Civil War. Wounded in battle...

Nicholas, Wilson Cary, 1757-1820.

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Wilson Cary Nicholas, from Albemarle County, Virginia, fought in the Revolution, and became a politician, serving in the Virginia General Assembly, 1784-89, 1794-1799, as a U.S. senator, 1799-1804, and as a congressman, 1807-1809. He was governor of Virginia from 1814-1816, and a close associate of Jefferson. From the description of Papers, 1800-1805, 1815-1816. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609119 The son of Robert Carter Nicholas (1728-1780) and Anne Cary Nicholas (173...

Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

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Martin Van Buren (b. Kinderhook, New York, December 5, 1782-d. July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York), studied law, was admitted to bar, New York, 1803; moved to Huson surrogate of Columbia Co.; member of State Senate, 1813-1820; attorney general of New York, 1815-1819; delegate to state constitutional convention, 1821; U.S. Senate Democrat, March 4, 1821-1828; Governor of New York, 1828-1829; U.s. Secretary of State, March 12, 1829 - August 1, 1831; Vice President, 1832; President, 1836-1840....

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Abbott, Abiel, 1770-1828.

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Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816

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Jurist and U.S. senator, governor, and delegate of the Continental Congress from North Carolina. From the description of Letter of Samuel Johnston, 1776. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423917 ...