Silas Farmer papers, 1830-1902.
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French army officer and governor of Louisiana colony. From the description of Antoine Laumet de Lamothe Cadillac memoir, 1692. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456094 Fur trader, military officer, and founder of Detroit. Born in Les Laumets, France in 1658, Cadillac was a trader and privateer in Acadia from 1683-1691, when he moved to Québec and received a commission in the naval troops. A protegé of Frontenac, he served as commandant at Michilimac...
Epithet: of Weston Hall, county Cheshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000754.0x0003d0 ...
Philanthropist. Entered St John's 1780. B.A. 1783. Clarkson won the members prize for Latin essay in 1785, the subject being a question &apos;anne liceat invitos in servitutem dare?' ('is it lawful to make slaves of others against their will?') This contest determined the course of the rest of his life. The essay was read in the Senate House to much applause in June 1785, and published by James Phillips in June 1786. He met William Wilberforce in 1786 and co-founded a committee for the suppr...
George Armstrong Custer was a famous cavalry officer during the Civil War and the Indian wars of the 1860s and 1870s. Elizabeth Bacon Custer, his wife, was the author of several works about Army life on the plains. After the death of her husband, she dedicated her life to defending his honor. From the guide to the George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers, 1857-1929, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) American politician. From the description of Autograph letter s...
Augustus B. Woodward was the dominant figure in the government of Michigan Territory prior to 1812. Educated at Columbia University and Virginia, by 1797 he was buying property in Washington, D.C. Woodward came to Detroit shortly after the devastating fire of 1805 and was appointed chief of the Michigan Territory's first three judges. Finding the city in ruins, Woodward was able to persuade Governor William Hull to postpone rebuilding until a comprehensive plan could be drawn up. Based on his ex...
Silas Farmer was a noted Detroit map maker and historian. From the description of Silas Farmer papers, 1830-1902. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 297539942 ...
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...
Born in New York, N.Y. on January 12, 1775; was from one of the early Holland families; was always prominent in naval, military and political affairs in Detroit; took active and important part in Battle of Lake Erie; died in Detroit, January 30, 1858. (from C.M Burton's "The City of Detroit", v.2. From the description of Henry Bergaw Brevoort papers, 1802-1899. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 318788664 ...
Woodbridge was born in Conn. on Aug. 20, 1780. He served in several high Ohio political positions before moving to Michigan. Woodbridge served as Secretary and Acting Governor of the Territory of Michigan, 1812-1828; Collector of Customs at Detroit, 1814- ; Michigan Territory's first delegate in Congress, 1819-1820; Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court, 1828-1832; Delegate from the 1st District (Detroit) to the Constitutional Convention of 1835; Senator from the 1st District, 1838-1839; Gove...
Marshal of the Michigan Territory. From the description of James May account, 1806-1807. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778547 James May (1756-1829) was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Wayne County (Mich.) and, later, Chief Justice. Arrest warrants and legal papers he signed may be found in the F. Navarre papers and Charles I. Walker Papers in the Clarke Historical Library. Hull served as Governor of Michigan, 1805-1813, and Griswold was Secretary o...
William Elliot Johnson was speaker of the House of Representatives, 1913-1914 and 1917-1923 and a member of Parliament from 1903-1928. From the description of Papers. ca. 1909-1932. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 220855346 Member for Lang. Originally suggested Yass-Canberra country was suitable for being established as Federal Territory. From the description of Articles and notes. 1891-1910. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225711108 ...