Papers, 1812-1929.

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Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882. Papers, 1812-1929.

Papers, 1812-1929.

Lawyer, scholar diplomat and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1844-49). Correspondence (mostly incoming), diaries, notebooks relating to service as U.S. Minister to Turkey (1849-54) and Italy (1860-82) as well as scholarly activities in the fields of linguistics, literature, geography and ecology. Notable correspondents include: Spencer Baird, George Bancroft, Frederick Billings, Rufus Choate, Henry Clay, Guiseppe Garibaldi, Ulysses S. Grant, Joseph Henry, Charles C. Jewett, Justin S. Morrill, Hiram Powers, and Charles C. Rafn.

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Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882

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First United States minister to the kingdom of Italy (1861-1882). From the description of Correspondence : with Henry Charles Lea, 1870-1875. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 63556273 American philologist, diplomat & physician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Robert Wheeler, 1844 Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607841 George Perkins Marsh was born in Woodstock, Vermont, educated at ...

Bancroft, George, 1800-1891

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American historian and author. From the description of Note, an autograph, and a portrait, 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367575323 Epithet: USA Minister in London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x000160 Northampton, Massachusetts, historian and author; secretary of the Navy, 1845-1846; U.S. minister to Berlin, 1867-1874. From the description of Letter: Washington,...

Smithsonian Institution

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The Smithsonian Institution was established on August 10, 1846, is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. Originally organized as the United States National Museum.James Smithson (1765-1829), a British scientist, left his estate to the United States to found “at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusio...

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

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Congressman, U.S. senator, and secretary of state. From the description of Papers 1812-1849. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 704551603 Henry Clay was born in Hanover Co., Va. in 1777 and died in 1852. He served as United States Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) and was elected to the Senate in 1831. John Randolph (1773-1831) was an American statesman known as John Randolph of Roanoke. He was born in Prince George Co., Va. Randolph's fiery denun...

Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882

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Written after Garibaldi left Rome following the collapse of the republic. From the description of Letter : to his troops, 1849 July / Garibaldi. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 36947020 Giacomo Medici was sent ahead to Tuscany on February 2, 1848 to await the arrival of the Garibaldini. From the description of Letter : Montevideo, to General Giacomo Medici, Livorno, 1848 Feb. 20. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 36963139 ...

Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873

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American sculptor. From the description of Horatio Nelson Powers letter to the Rev. W. Ware [manuscript], no year August 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647997942 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Florence, to Bayard Taylor, 1845 Oct. 9 and 1846 Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618884 Sculptor; United States and Italy. From the description of Hiram Powers letters, 1852 Apr. 4-Dec. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat r...

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.

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Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

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Spencer Fullerton Baird was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1823 and graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1840. The next year Baird made an ornithological excursion through the mountains of Pennsylvania, walking (says one of his biographers) 400 miles in 21 days. While still in college Baird met noted naturalist John James Audubon, who gave part of his own collection of birds to the young man and inspired in him a lifelong interest in ornithological studies...

Rafn, Carl Christian, 1795-1864

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Scholar and author. From the description of Carl Christian Rafn correspondence, [ca. 1870] (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 173203763 Danish philologist and antiquarian. From the description of Papers, 1841, Apr. 16 and Apr. 29, Copenhagen. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35359918 Epithet: of Add MS 36658 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001197.0x0003c0 ...

Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875

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Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...

Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859

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Choate practiced law Essex County, Mass. (1822-1834) and Boston (1834-1850) and served in the United States Senate (1841-1845). From the description of Papers, 1829-1869. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234337959 Choate was an American lawyer and politician, U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1841-1845. From the description of Rufus Choate letter : to Joseph B. Boyer, [18--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937076 ...

Marsh, Caroline Crane, 1816-1901.

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Caroline Crane Marsh was the wife of George Perkins Marsh, Dartmouth College Class of 1820, envoy to Turkey, 1849-1853. From the description of Letters, 1849-1851, to Susan Marsh. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 237352265 American poet. From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : Scarsdale and Rome, to John W. Field (3) and his wife (1), 1886 Apr 26-1886 Oct. 21 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270608646 ...

Morrill, Justin S. (Justin Smith), 1810-1898

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Justin Smith Morrill (1810-1898), merchant, U.S. Representative and Senator from Vermont, authored the Morrill Tariff Act (1861) and the Land Grant College Act (1862). He chaired the Senate Finance Committee for many years (1877-79, 1881-93, 1895-98). From the description of Justin Smith Morrill Papers, 1825-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387635 Justin S. Morrill was a congressman and financier. From the guide to the Justin S. Morrill papers, 1814-1937, ...

Billings, Frederick, 1823-1890

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Billings was a San Francisco lawyer; partners with Archibald Peachy and H.W. Halleck, of the firm Halleck, Peachy and Billings, which specialized in cases involving land titles. From the description of Frederick Billings legal journal and miscellaneous papers, 1850-1869. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 86128672 Frederick Billings went to California in 1849 and began a law practice in San Francisco. He became a director of the Northern Pacific Railroad in...

Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (b. April 27,1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-d. July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1843. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and later served as the Union general who brought the American Civil War (1861-1865) to an end. In 1868, Grant was elected the 18th President of the United States and served two terms. Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek P...

Jewett, Charles C. (Charles Coffin), 1816-1868

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Librarian, Smithsonian Institution. From the description of Letter, 1854 Apr. 15, Washington [D.C.] to "My dear Sir" [i.e. Josiah Warren, n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34368994 ...