James Gadsden papers, 1820-1858.

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Gadsden, James, 1788-1858. James Gadsden papers, 1820-1858.

James Gadsden papers, 1820-1858.

Chiefly correspondence re Gadsden's military duties in Gulf of Mexico and Florida and activities as President of the S.C. Railroad and minister to Mexico; including letter, 8 Jan. 1820, New Orleans, La., to Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Nashville, Tenn., re fortifications in the Gulf of Mexico; letter, 16 Nov. 1822, Florence, Ala., James Gadsden, to R.E. Earl, Nashville, Tenn., re lack of congressional and presidential support for fortifying Gulf of Mexico and plans to visit Tennessee. Letter, 18 Aug. 1826, Was-Cissa, Fla., Gadsden to Gen. Andrew Jackson, Nashville, Tenn., re crop losses and public support for Jackson; letter, 17 July 1842, Clarendon County, S.C., from John P. Richardson, re Catawba Indian reservation; letters, 1846-1853, from American and English manufacturers, to James Gadsden, re railroad equipment. Letters, 1838-1851, Charleston, S.C., James Gadsden, to James Edward Calhoun, Abbeville District, S.C. re affairs of the Louisville, Cincinnati, and Charleston Railroad (reincorporated as the S.C. Railroad in 1842) and Gadsden's activities as the company's president. Letters, 1850-1853, Charleston, S.C., and Mexico, to John McRae, Charlotte, N.C., re collapse of a railroad trestle, criticism of railroad's management, and duties in Mexico; letter, 1 July 1847, Philadelphia, Pa., Norris Brothers to Gadsden, re completion and successful trial of a passenger locomotive; biographical sketch, 7 Oct. 1848; and printed account, 19 June 1858, by an English correspondent, re a trip to Pimlico, James Gadsden's rice plantation near Charleston, S.C.

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