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Stevens, John Austin, 1795-1874. Papers, 1811-1885.

Papers, 1811-1885.

Correspondence and papers, 1811-1885, related to the various interests and occupations of John Austin Stevens, Sr., businessman, president of the Bank of Commerce, the Merchants' Exchange Company, etc., and of his son, John Austin Stevens, Jr., financier, author, and secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, the National War Committee, the 1862 Treasury Note Committee, the Republican Committee, etc. There are groups of letters dealing with the constuction of Clinton Hall in 1829, construction of the Merchants' Exchange in 1837-1838, the 1837 economic depression and efforts to relieve it, banking legislation, and the financial affairs of Baring Brothers & Co., London, England, in late 1837 and early 1838, when Stevens went to New Orleans and Mobile to attend to their cotton and tobacco business there. This latter group includes an extensive correspondence with Thomas W. Ward of Boston, agent for Baring Brothers & Co., and with several other merchants, including Edward Austin and John E. Lodge, New Orleans; A. Battré, Mobile; Prime, Ward & King, New York; Ebenezer Stevens Sons, New York; Shaw, Dorman, & Horn, Mobile; and others. A volume of letters to Samuel B. Ruggles covers the dates 1834-1851. There are also letters, accounts, lists, etc., pertaining to a testimonial dinner in honor of William L. Marcy in 1857. Other important subjects in the correspondence include: the Buffalo, New York and Erie Rail Road Co. , throughout 1853-1863; a monument to James Fenimore Cooper, in 1859; and the New York City Republican Party campaigns of 1860 and 1864. There are many letters about state and national politics throughout the Civil War. George Gibbs, in Washington, writes frequently about the conduct of the war, the defense of Washington, the army and many other matters before and after the war. In 1861 the correspondence of the younger John Austin Stevens becomes more prominent, with many letters written by him to his father discussing politics in Washington, particularly the friction between Salmon Portland Chase and William Henry Seward over appointments. There are many letters to him from William Alexander, who writes on military and political events in Texas, Mexico, and New Orleans in 1863-1864. Other important subjects in his correspondence include the Treasury Note Committee; support of the Union; General Boulanger; patriotic organizations, such as the Loyal National League; historical organizations, such as the Loyal Publication Society, and patriotic celebrations, such as the centennial of Evacuation Day. There are also several volumes of correspondence related to the Magazine of American History, which he edited. A number of notebooks relate to his researches on New York City taverns, coffee-houses, horse racing, etc. There are also manuscripts of the following addresses read by Stevens before the New-York Historical Society: The Physical development of New York in the 19th century; The Merchants of New York in 1789; The Physical development of New York on the plan of the Commisioners, a centennial contrast, 1807-1907; The Merchants of New York, 1765-1775; George Gibbs; The Progress of New York in a century, 1776-1876; and The New York delegation to the Continental Congress, 1774-1776. Other people whose letters appear frequently include: Benjamin Vaughan, Samuel Ward of Newport (R.I.), J.B. Plumb of Albany, S.A. Mercer of Philadelphia, William Appleton, John V.N.L. Pruyn, Charles A. Heckscher, James A. Hamilton, Salmon Portland Chase, Pelatiah Perit, Robert Bowne Minturn, Hiram Barney, Henry F. Vail, H.R. Low, George Opdyke, Francis Lieber, Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Thomas B. Carroll, Charles W. Le Gendre, Captain Emeric Szabad, George Stoneman, E.L. Plumb, Roscoe Conkling, Gilbert R. Lindsay, Jr., Charles Sumner, Edgar Conkling, Henry Winter Davis, Whitelaw Reid, Sydney Howard Gay, A.A. Low, Benjamin D. Silliman, John Jay (1817-1894), John W. Forney, and Victor Faides.

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Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Hamilton, James A. (James Alexander), 1788-1878

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Low, Henry R., -1888

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Silliman, Benjamin D. (Benjamin Douglas), 1805-1901

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Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888

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Szabad, Imre, 1822-

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Stoneman, George, 1822-1894

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Jay, John, 1817-1894

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Plumb, J. B.

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Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872

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Samuel Bulkley Ruggles (1800-1881) was a lawyer, public servant and real estate developer in New York City. He actively promoted public works such as the Croton Aqueduct system to bring water to New York City. As Canal Commissioner, 1839-1858, he worked to improve the Erie Canal system. He also served as a trustee of Columbia College and the Astor Library From the guide to the Samuel B. Ruggles papers, 1801-1881, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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Buffalo, New York and Erie Railroad.

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Conkling, Edgar, 1812-1881

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Prime, Ward & King (New York, N.Y.)

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Perit, Pelatiah, 1785-1864

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National War Committee of the Citizens of New York

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Carroll, Thomas B.

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Lindsay, Gilbert R.

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Treasury Note Committee.

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Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857

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New York attorney and statesman; served as United States Secretary of State under President Pierce. From the description of William Learned Marcy letter, 1857 Mar. 15. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 255631874 Senator, Governor of New York, 1833-39. From the description of Letter 1834 March 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122617820 Secretary of War under Polk. Secretary of State under Pierce. From the description of Autog...

Ward, Samuel, 1786-1839

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Julia Rush Cutler Ward (1796-1824), of Boston, an author of occasional poems, married Samuel Ward (1786-1839), a New York City banker and philanthropist, in 1812. They were the parents of seven children including Julia Ward Howe. From the guide to the Samuel Ward family papers, 1796-1857., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Samuel Ward was an American author. His daughter, Julia Ward Howe, was the author of the "Battle hymn of the Republic" and o...

Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

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U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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Loyal Publication Society of New York

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Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835

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Physician, lawyer, author, diplomat, merchant, and agriculturalist, of Hallowell, Me.; b. in England. From the description of Benjamin Vaughan medical remedies, ca. 1805. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 213863015 From the description of Benjamin Vaughan compilation of bills of mortality for Hallowell, Maine, 1807-1834. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 213487537 From the description of Benjamin Vaughan autograph letter s...