Papers, 1651-1917.

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Dennis, James Teackle, 1865-1918. Papers, 1651-1917.

Papers, 1651-1917.

Chiefly an autograph collection containing letters of Theodorick Bland, Aaron Burr, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, James Fenimore Cooper, Horace Greeley, Alexander Hamilton, Johns Hopkins, Thomas Jefferson, Francis Scott Key, Enoch Pratt, William Wirt, and others; personal correspondence of Dennis and other family members; and land records relating to family properties in Somerset and Worcester counties, Md., and Accomack County, Va. Topics in the personal correspondence include the autograph collection, Egyptology, political appointments and nominations, and compensation for slaves. Correspondents include Robert Franklin Bratton, James Upshur Dennis, Franklin Wilson, and John Appleton Wilson.

2 boxes.

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Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Alexander Hamilton was born in either 1755 or 1757 in the British West Indies. Among his many notable accomplishments, Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, Aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, a signatory of the United States Consitution, an elected member of the Continental Congress and New York Legislature, and the author of 51 of the articles that comprised the Federalist Papers. In 1804, Hamilton was ...

Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American newspaper editor and publisher who was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant, who won by a landslide. Greeley was born to a poor family in Amherst, New ...

Wirt, William, 1772-1834

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William Wirt (November 8, 1772 – February 18, 1834) was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the position of United States Attorney General into one of influence. He was the longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history. He was also the Anti-Masonic nominee for president in the 1832 election. Wirt grew up in Maryland but pursued a legal career in Virginia, passing the Virginia bar in 1792. After holding various positions, he served as the prosecutor in Aaron Burr's...

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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Aaron Burr Jr. (February 6, 1756 – September 14, 1836) was an American politician and lawyer. A Founding Father, he served as the third vice president of the United States during President Thomas Jefferson's first term from 1801 to 1805. His role in helping form the nation, however, would be overshadowed when he killed fellow Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in an 1804 duel. The duel led to the collapse of Burr's political career and tarnished his legacy in American history. Burr was born t...

Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843

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Lawyer and author of THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER. From the description of Letter, 1812 Dec. 22. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 25160695 Francis Scott Key was the composer of "The Star-Spangled Banner." From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1808-1814. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 190846542 Francis Scott Key was composer of the Star Spangled Banner. From the description of Francis ...

Wilson, Franklin, 1822-1896

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Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Doughoragen, 1792 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133368 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Ralph Izard, 1800 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134277 Signer of the Declar. of Independence. From the description of Autograph signature to receipt, 1830 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134591 Signer of the Declar...

Dennis, James Teackle, 1865-1918

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Lawyer and Egyptologist, of Woodbrook, Md. From the description of Papers, 1651-1917. (Maryland Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32346151 ...

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...

Dennis, James Upshur

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Wilson, John Appleton, 1851-1927

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Hopkins, Johns, 1795-1873

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Johns Hopkins was a Baltimore merchant and philanthropist. He was born in Anne Arundel County, MD, May 19, 1795, the son of Samuel and Hannah Janney Hopkins. In 1812, Hopkins moved to Baltimore where he was employed in his uncle Gerard's wholesale grocery business. He later formed a wholesale provision house, "Hopkins Brothers," with his brothers Philip, Gerard, and Mahlon. Through further investments and lending, Hopkins amassed a private fortune, part of which was left...

Dennis family

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Bratton, Robert Franklin, 1845-1894

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Bland, Theodorick, 1742-1790

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Represented in the collection are: Theodorick Bland, Virginia planter, Revolutionary War army officer, and politician; and Edmund Ruffin, Virginia agriculturalist and prominent Secessionist. From the description of Bland-Ruffin Papers, 1741-1865. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32960007 Army officer, U.S. representative, and delegate of the Continental Congress of Virginia. From the description of Theodorick Bland papers, 1742-1783. (Unknown). World...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Pratt, Enoch, 1808-1896

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