Charles Stewart Daveis papers, 1815-1864.


Charles Stewart Daveis papers, 1815-1864.

Over 400 letters, documents, reports, map, manuscript corrected proof of the Secretary of State's printed report to Congress, manuscript history of the controversy (published), lengthy analysis of the King of the Netherland's Decision as arbiter, as well as supporting material showing the life of a diplomat of the period in Europe. Eighteen published and unpublished manuscripts including speeches, patriotic addresses, legal and/or literary studies, Phi Beta Kappa orations, etc. Over 1,200 letters written and received by Daveis. His personal letters to Mrs. Daveis are very descriptive as he travelled widely. There are letters concerning legal matters, i.e. revision of legal system of Maine after it became a state. Correspondence with George Ticknor, Alexander H. Everett who was a lawyer and governor of Massachusetts, and letters relating to Bowdoin College and the Maine Boundary controversy. Thirty letters from Charles Sumner to Daveis chiefly on legal and literary matters. Thirty-two letters from and about Charles William, 3rd Earl Fitz-William, with a long manuscript biography of the Earl by Daveis, who was a friend and warm admirer.

5 linear ft.( 12 boxes)

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