Marshall family papers, 1815-1897.

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Marshall family papers, 1815-1897.

The letters include references to national political affairs and personalities from 1832 to 1835. Thomas Alexander Marshall's wife, Eliza Price Marshall, a niece by marriage of Henry Clay and Senator John Brown, is represented in the correspondence as are the Marshall children, Anna Maria Marshall (Mrs. William Crosby Smedes) and her husband; John Hart Marshall, Humphrey Marshall, Charles Sims Marshall, and Eliza Nannette Marshall (Mrs. William Turner). The family correspondence, 1823-1879, discusses Calif. in the 1850's; Nicaragua under the regime of William Walker, 1856-1857; John H. Marshall; the Civil War; and Taos, New Mexico. Correspondents include Thomas E. Bramlette, Henry Clay, James Paxton Harbeson, John Marshall, and Theodore Dwight Woolsey. Also included are legal papers, 1815-1866; receipts, 1858-1875; a brief 1897 biography of Colonel Thomas Smith (ca. 1792-1866) of Louisville; and miscellaneous material.

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