Papers of Alexander H. H. Stuart and the related Stuart and Baldwin families [manuscript], 1776-1878 (bulk 1850-1861).

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Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891. Papers of Alexander H. H. Stuart and the related Stuart and Baldwin families [manuscript], 1776-1878 (bulk 1850-1861).

Papers of Alexander H. H. Stuart and the related Stuart and Baldwin families [manuscript], 1776-1878 (bulk 1850-1861).

The collection contains the political correspondence of Alexander H.H. Stuart, particularly from 1850-1853, when he served in Fillmore's cabinet and from 1857-1861, when he was in the Virginia State Senate. The Whig Party is a major topic. Other topics include national and Virginia politics, the presidential elections of 1848, 1852, and 1868, the reestablishment of a national bank, the Virginia Reform Convention of 1850, the American Know-Nothing Party, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Also slavery, abolition, Southern conservative opposition to secession, Virginia elections of 1831, 1851, 1859, 1867, the aftermath of Nat Turner's rebellion, the use of statistics in government, the Confederate Congress, sectional reconciliation after the Civil War, the Readjustor controversy, political patronage, and internal improvements. Also mentioned are Revolutionary War pension claims, migration of free blacks to Liberia, affairs at the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indian Agency in 1851, California politics and Indians in 1851, the Tehuantepec Isthmus route, Iowa in 1851, San Francisco in 1854, New Orleans in 1861, West Virginia in 1861, the U.S.S. Princeton explosion, Dorothea Dix's efforts to establish hospitals for the mentally ill, building of the U.S. Capitol, the Virginia Central Railroad and the University of Virginia. Many letters convey local news in Staunton and Augusta County, Va., such as the development of Alum Springs, the establishment of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, smallpox cases and land sales and controversies in Virginia and Kentucky. Others refer to legal cases handled by Stuart, including suits involving the Bath Iron Works and Buffalo Forge, and the Wheeling Bridge. Several letters discuss family affairs including plans by a cousin to run a boarding house for young women in Athens, Greece. Only a few letters mention the Civil War and Reconstruction and include references to the military movements of Confederate general Robert S. Garnett. Topics in earlier Stuart and the related Baldwin family papers include ratification of the U.S. constitution, Jeffersonian party politics, political events during the administration of George Washington, Washington Academy, the University of Virginia and its honor system, Washington College, and William Wirt's biography of Patrick Henry. The papers also contain an architectural drawing of an unidentified house, an engraving of Alexander H.H. Stuart, insurance policies, stock certificates, indentures, wills, land plats, and speeches by Alexander H.H. Stuart. Military papers of Captain George M. Cochran, Jr., Quartermaster, 52nd Virginia Infantry, consist chiefly of requisitions and receipts. There are also two printed pamphlets, 1849, in French and German, on the potato blight.

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Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878

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U.S. secretary of war, U.S. senator and representative of Louisiana, and Confederate army officer. From the description of Charles Magill Conrad appointment, 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456101 Lawyer; member of U.S. Congress; Secretary of War under President Fillmore. From the description of Letters, 1848-1853. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32878741 American lawyer and statesman; Secretary of War. From the descript...

Goggin, William Leftwich, 1807-1870

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William Leftwich Goggin served in the Virginia House of Delegates and in the U.S. House of Representatives. From the description of Autobiography, 1858. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 24563082 ...

Peterson, Garrett, approximately 1775-1833?

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Sheffey, Hugh W. (Hugh White), 1815-1889

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Staunton, Va., lawyer. From the description of Letters, 1843-1847, to Sheffey [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647828147 ...

Crozet, Claudius, 1790-1864

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An act of the General Assembly passed February 6, 1826, revived and amended "an act incorporating a company for the purpose of improving the navigation of the North Anna River." These field notes are a result of the action. From the description of North Anna River Survey field notes, 1827. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122601612 From the description of North Anna River Survey field notes, 1827. (Library of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 302278635 The Board of Publi...

Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858

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Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) was a Missouri Democrat who served as a senator from 1821 to 1851. He opposed both abolitionism and the extension of slavery into new territories, but was a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He died in 1858. From the guide to the Thomas Hart Benton letter, 1846 May 14, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah) Lawyer; Tennessee state senator, 1809-1811; aide-de-camp to Andrew Jackson; colonel of a regiment of ...

Garnett, William, 1786-1866

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Virginia. Constitutional Convention (1850-1851)

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Coalter, John, 1769-1838

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Note: The following subscripts are genealogical citations separating generations within the same family. A more extensive biography on the Brown, Coalter and Tucker families can be found by accessing the Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (I), Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Coalter Family John Coalter 1 (1769-1838), was born in 1769 to parents Michael Coalter and Elizabeth Moore. He held the postion of tutor to th...

Summers, George W. (George William), 1804-1868

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Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...

Letcher, John, 1813-1884

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Governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to President Buchanan, 1860 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591184 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lexington, Va., to Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State, 1813-1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590807 Native of Virginia; graduate of Washington College; lawyer, newspaper editor, presidential elector in 1848, and member of Virginia's constitutional c...

Doyle, John.

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Doyle enlisted on July 17, 1899 at Marquette (Mich.) to fight in the Spanish-American War. (No further information is available on him). From the description of Correspondence, 1900. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 42427216 ...

Edwards, J. L.,

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Bokee, David A., (David Alexander), 1805-1860

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Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Horace Greeley (1811-1872), American journalist, political leader, social reformer, and editor of the New York Tribune. In 1872 he received the Democratic Party's nomination for President. His New York herald was known for energetic reporting, moral standards, and intellectual appeal; its correspondents included Mark Twain, Bayard Taylor, Karl Marx, and Margaret Fuller, the first woman journalist on the staff of a major paper. He was a national figure, an innovative journalist, and influenced...

Michie, Thomas Johnson, 1795-1873

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Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

McLaughlin, William, Dr.

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Burwell, William M. (William MacCreary), 1809-1888

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Poet. From the description of William M. Burwell papers, 1851-1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453471 Represented in the collection are William A. Burwell, private secretary to Thomas Jefferson; his son, William M. Burwell, journalist and legislator; and Letitia M. Burwell, social historian. From the description of Papers of William M. Burwell [manuscript], 1734-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647881033 ...

Rives, Alexander, 1806-1885

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Owner of Carlton, Albemarle County, Va. From the description of Papers of Alexander Rives, 1801-1875. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32671941 ...

Scott, Robert E. (Robert Eden), 1808-1862

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Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813

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Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) was serving as Secretary of State at the time this letter was written. Alexander Addison (1759-1807) was a lawyer from Pittsburgh, Pa. From the description of Letter : Dept. of State, to Alexander Addison, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1795 March 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122538927 American politician. From the description of Circular letter signed : Department of State, to the governor of the state of Connecticut, 1795 Feb. 7. (U...

Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888

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Washington, D.C. banker and philanthropist. From the description of Note : to "Dear Madam", [18]81 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22205349 From the description of Letter : Washington City, to Dr. James Laurie, Washington City, 1843 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22205336 Banker and philanthropist, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1838-1887. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19405728 American banke...

Wells, Henry Horatio, 1823-1900.

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Haven, Solomon G. (Solomon George), 1810-1861

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Solomon George Haven (1810-1861) was a lawyer and politician from western New York during the antebellum period. Born in Guilford, New York, in 1810, Haven was well educated and initially intended to pursue a medical career. He chose law instead, and in 1835, after completing his law studies in Buffalo, he was admitted to the New York bar and became a partner in Fillmore, Hall, and Haven, a prosperous firm headed by Millard Fillmore. Ambitious and politically active, Haven held seve...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Lomax, John Tayloe, 1781-1862

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Robert "King" Carter (1663-1732) was a colonial official and great landholder (300,000 acres). His sons were Robert Carter (1704-1731) and Landon Carter (1710-1778) of "Sabine Hall." Grandsons of Robert Carter included Robert "Councillor" Carter (1728-1804) of "Nomini" and Robert Wormeley Carter (1734-1797). From the guide to the Carter Family Papers, 1667-1862., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary) Fredericksburg (Spotsylvania Co.), Va...

Robertson, Alexander Farish, 1853-1938

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Wirt, William, 1772-1834

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William Wirt, lawyer and author of Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, Md., served as United States attorney general from 1817 until 1829. He wrote Letters of the British Spy (1803) and Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry (1817). From the description of William Wirt letters, 1816-1820; 1832-1833 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23469832 Philip Lightfoot of Culpeper County, Virginia served as a lieutenant in the Continental Army Artillery ...

Mercer, Hugh Tenant Weedon, 1776-1853,

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Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862

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The "W. B. Preston" listed on the architectural plan is believed to be William Ballard Preston (1805-1862), representative from Virginia to the United States Congress and later to the Confederate States Congress until his death. From the description of William Ballard Preston architectural plan, circa 19th century. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122467749 William Ballard Preston was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on 29 November 1805. A prominent lawye...

Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864

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James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart, soldier, was born 6 February 1833, on "Laurel Hill" plantation, Patrick County, Virginia. He died 12 May 1864 and is buried in Richmond, Virginia. Stuart graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (1850); received his commission (1854); and transferred to the Cavalry (1855). He married Flora Cooke, a colonel's daughter, in 1855, and the couple had three children. Stuart became Robert E. Lee's aide (1859) and resigned from the U.S. Army to be commissioned a lieutenan...

Niles, William Ogden, -1857

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Editor and publisher of Niles' National Register. From the description of Letter : Washington, to treasurer of Young Men's Association, Buffalo, 1839 Mar. 22. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 34657022 ...

Strother, James French, 1811-1860

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Marion (Smyth Co.), Va. resident. From the description of Papers, 1841. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39100465 ...

Gilmer, Thomas Walker, 1802-1844.

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Governor of and U.S. representative from Virginia. From the description of Letters of Thomas W. Gilmer, 1842-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450478 ...

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...

Baldwin, Joseph G. (Joseph Glover), 1815-1864

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Joseph Glover Baldwin (1815-1864) was an American jurist and author. Robert MacDonald Lester (1888-1969) was an author, teacher and employee of the Carnegie Institute of New York. His published works include Forty Years of Carnegie Giving (1941). From the guide to the Joseph G. Baldwin papers, 1838-1949, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Joseph Glover Baldwin (1815-1864) was an American jurist and author. Robert MacDon...

Segar, Joseph Eggleston, 1804-1885

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U.S. Representative from Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to President Hayes, 1878 June 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663986 ...

Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (Staunton, Va.)

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An act of the General Assembly, approved March 31, 1838, provided for the establishment of the Virginia asylum for the education of the deaf and dumb and of the blind, to be financed by the Literary Fund. The president and directors of the Literary Fund appointed seven visitors to form a governing board. From the description of Reports of expenses, October 1902-September 1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497980 ...

Thompson, Lucas Powell, 1798-1866,

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Mayo, Robert, 1784-1864

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Author of "Political Sketches of Eight Years in Washington", (New York, 1839); "A Word in Season"; or "Review of the Political Life and opinions of Martin Van Buren", (Wash. D.C., 1840); and others From the description of Robert Mayo correspondence, 1840 July 28 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 449935634 ...

Jackson, James, 1757-1806

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James Jackson (1757-1806), U.S. Senator and Georgia Governor (1798-1801) born in Moreton, England. From the description of Letters to Anthony Wayne, 1782. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478045 U.S. senator from Georgia, 1793-1795, 1801-1806, and governor of Georgia, 1798-1801. From the description of Papers, 1775-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19851544 James Jackson (1757-1806) was born in Devonshire, England. In 1772, he arrived ...

Micó, José María, 1961-,

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Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887

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Thomas U. Walter was an architect. Born in Philadelphia in 1804, Walter began his career as an apprentice to his father in bricklaying and stone masonry. While working with his father, Walter trained in the office of William Strickland and attended the School of Mechanic Arts at the Franklin Institute, then under the direction of John Haviland. Walter rose to prominence with architectural designs that included Moyamensing Prison, Girard College, Andalusia, and Portico Row. In December 1850, Walt...

Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803.

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Lee, Henry, 1756-1818

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Henry Lee III (b. January 29, 1756, Dumfries, VA–d. March 25, 1818, Cumberland Island, GA) was an early American Patriot and politician who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress. Lee's service during the American Revolution as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army earned him the nickname by which he is best known, "Light-Horse Harry". Lee was the father of Civil War-era Confederate general Robert E. Lee....

Garnett, Robert S. (Robert Selden), 1819-1861

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Robert Selden Garnett (1819-1861), served in the Mexican War, in Texas, and as commandant of cadets at West Point. In 1855, he was commissioned Major and sent to the Northwest where he commanded the Puget Sound and Yakima Expeditions. He resigned and joined the Confederate Army. From the description of Letter : to Major Gilmore Hays / by Robert Selden Garnett, 1856 Apr 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702127583 Robert Selden Garnett (1819-1861), aide-de-camp to General Tay...

Bullitt, John C. (John Christian), 1824-1902

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Miller, Jacob Welsh, 1800-1862

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Mercer, Charles Fenton, 1778-1858

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U.S. representative from Virginia; president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. From the description of Papers of Charles Fenton Mercer [manuscript], 1810-1856. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647891379 State legislator and U.S. representative from Virginia. From the description of Papers, 1816-1854. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70954784 Charles Fenton Mercer (1778-1858), was the son of James Mercer, j...

Harris, J. Morrison (James Morrison), 1817-1898

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John F. Slater Fund

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The John F. Slater Fund was organized in April 1882 as an educational fund to assist African Americans after Emancipation and the Civil War. Through grants, the Slater Fund helped to develop private black colleges and four-year high schools for blacks, stimulated vocational and industrial training, and originated the idea of county training schools. In 1937, the fund merged with the Negro Rural School Fund, Inc. (also known as the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation) to form the Southern Education Foundat...

Botts, John Minor, 1802-1869

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Virginia lawyer and Congressman, remained loyal tothe Union. From the description of Letters of John Monor Botts [manuscript] 1853 and 1856. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647951443 U.S. representative from Virginia, lawyer, and author. From the description of John Minor Botts correspondence, 1851-1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451128 John Minor Botts was a United States Congressman from Virginia. From the description o...

Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875

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Journalist. From the description of Nathan Sargent correspondence, 1840 June 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980392 ...

Ruffner, William Henry, 1824-1908

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William Henry Ruffner was born February 11, 1824, the son of Henry Ruffner, a Presbyterian minister and college president. He graduated from Washington College (Lexington, Va.) where his father served, in 1842. Ruffner attended Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, Va.) in 1845 and 1846, and graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1847. He married Harriet Anne Gray of Collicello, Va. in 1850. Ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia in 1852, he served for a year as pastor of Seventh P...

Hall, Hiland, 1795-1885

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U.S. Representative from Vermont (1833-1843), lawyer in Bennington, Vt., member of state legislature, state's attorney, state bank commissioner, Superior Court judge, U.S. Land Commissioner for California, governor of Vermont (1858-1860), and historian; Whig; died in Springfield, Mass. From the description of Hiland Hall papers, 1786-1885 (bulk 1832-1881). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 671251777 ...

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863

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Kentucky lawyer and statesman, from Frankfort (Franklin Co.). From the description of Papers, 1786-1932. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19490792 From the description of Letters, 1835-1860. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32410179 John Jordan Crittenden (1787-1863) was born September 10, 1787. He attended the College of William and Mary, graduating in 1807. In 1809 he became the Attorney-General for the Illinois Territory. During the Wa...

Imboden, John D. (John Daniel), 1823-1895

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C.S.A. general and author. From the description of Signature clipped from the register of Brown's Hotel : Washington, 1854 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269555505 Confederate general, land developer. From the description of Papers of John D. Imboden [manuscript], 1880-1881. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647820542 Imboden commanded the Staunton Artillery in the capture of Harper's Ferry in April 1861. Ezra Ayres Carman rose to be ...

Beverley, Robert, 1769-1843

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Virginia resident (Essex County). From the description of Letter, 1815. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 34122322 Tobacco planter of Essex County, Va. From the description of Letters from England [manuscript], 1784-1825. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647877221 From the description of Letters from England, 1784-1825. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34567129 From the description of Letters from England, ...

Kennedy, J. C. G. (Joseph Camp Griffith), 1813-1887

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Statistician, superintendent of the 7th (1850) and 8th (1860) censuses. From the description of Letter to Edward Jarvis [manuscript], 1861 January 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880484 From the description of Letter to Edward Jarvis, 1861 January 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 35035737 ...

Houston, Samuel Rutherford, 1806-1887

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Samuel Rutherford Houston (1806-1887) of Rockbridge County, Va., was a planter, school teacher, and a Presbyterian minister, as his father and grandfather had been. He received his theological training at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, after graduating from Dickinson College. He was posted to a mission in Scio, Greece, in 1834, and served there with the Rev. George W. Leyburn. Houston's first wife accompanied him to Greece and died in Egypt in 1839, leaving a son Rutherford...

Baldwin, C. C. (Cornelius Clarke), 1811-

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Baxter, George A. (George Addison), 1771-1841

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McKenzie, Lewis, 1810-1895

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Whig National Convention (1848 : Philadelphia)

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De Hass, Wills, 1818?-1910

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De Hass authored the History of the early settlement and Indian wars of Western Virginia ... (1851) which is found in the Clarke Historical Library. No further information is available on him. Yeorce was a Washington, D.C. lawyer. From the description of Correspondence, 1850. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 38759990 Physician and archaeologist. From the description of Wills De Hass scrapbook, 1876-1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 712592747 ...

Hill, Britton Armstrong, 1818-1888

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Baldwin, John Brown, 1820-1873

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Lawyer, Confederate representative, and Virginia state legislator. From the description of John Brown Baldwin papers, 1863-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979939 ...

Virginia State Convention of 1861 (Richmond, Va.)

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Grey, Benjamin Edwards, -1875

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Moore, Samuel McDowell, 1796-1875

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Sutherlin, William Thomas, 1822-1893.

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Businessman, Confederate Army officer, president of the Virginia Agricultural Society, and manufacturer of tobacco; from Danville (Pittsylvania Co.), Va. From the description of Papers, 1846-1894. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20400588 William Thomas Sutherlin (1822-1893) was a farmer, leaf tobacco dealer, and tobacco manufacturer of Danville, Va., 1846-1861. Additionally, he was mayor of Danville, 1855-1861, president of the Danville Bank, delegate to the V...

Princeton (Steamship)

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Kinney, Jefferson,

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Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887

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Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. She investigated the conditions of the hospitalized insane in many U.S. states and some European countries, and petitioned state and national legislatures for reforms. She was also superintendent of army nurses during the Civil War. Eliot was a Unitarian minister, an educator, and assisted in the founding of Reed College in Oregon. From the description of Letters to Thomas Lamb Eliot, 1869-1885. (Harvard University). WorldCat reco...

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

Ridgway, Robert, 1823-1870,

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Bath Iron Works

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Mathews, George, 1739-1812

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Army officer, governor, and U.S. representative of Georgia. From the description of Land grant of George Mathews, 1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452870 Member of the U.S. Congress, 1789-1791, and governor of Georgia, 1793-1796. From the description of Papers, 1786-1794. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20030137 George and Sampson Mathews, sons of John Mathews, were men of prominence in Augusta County, Virginia. Sampson Mathews rose ...

Wickliffe, C. A. (Charles Anderson), 1788-1869

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Charles Anderson Wickliffe was born near Springfield, Kentucky, June 8, 1788. During the War of 1812, Wickliffe served as a private but was eventually promoted to aide-de-camp to Gen. Samuel Caldwell. He served as soldier and officer at the Battle of the Thames where an army of Kentuckians under congressman Richard M. Johnson defeated British and Indian forces and where the great Indian leader, Tecumseh, was killed. Wickliffe became commonwealth's attorney, state representative, and U.S. represe...

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837) as well as a lawyer, general, and legislator. Born in the Carolinas, he served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. He read for the law during his teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee by 1787. The first U. S. Representative for Tennessee (1796), Jackson was elected to the Senate in 1797, resigned in 1798, and served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804. He was later ree...

Corwin, Thomas, 1794-1865

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U.S. congressman 1830-1840 and senator 1845-1850; Ohio governor 1840-1842; U.S. sec. of the Treasury, 1850-1853. From the description of Letter, 1847 Jan. 26. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 41240210 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington City, to John M. Clayton, Secretary of State, 1849 Mar. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530944 Corwin's career included terms as Governor of Ohio (1840-184...

Hunter, R. M. T. (Robert Mercer Taliaferro), 1809-1887

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Richmond, Va. lawyer and statesman. From the description of Letter, 1836. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 37869750 R.M.T. Hunter (1809-1887) of "Fonthill," Essex County, Va., was a U.S. congressman, senator and Confederate statesman. From the description of Papers, 1820-1860, 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122538909 U.S. Senator from Virginia. From the description of Letters of R.M.T. Hunter [manuscript], 1846, 1857. (Uni...

Smith, William, 1797-1887

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Virginia governor. From the description of Letter : Warrenton, Va., 1856 October 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 29734105 From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Warrenton, Va., 1856 October 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647835143 From the description of Letter [manuscript], 1860 October 10, Richmond to A.R. Blakey [Madison Court House]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823159 Governor of Virginia....

Breckinridge, John, 1760-1806

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U.S. senator from Kentucky and U.S. attorney general. From the description of Letters, 1789-1801. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46729083 ...

Daniel, John W. (John Warwick), 1842-1910

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Daniel was born and educated at Lynchburg, Virginia, served in the Confederate Army and practised law afterwards. He was a member of Congress from 1885-1887 and a United States Senator from 1887-1910. From the description of Papers, 1849-1910 (inclusive), 1865-1910 (bulk). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122471372 John Warwick Daniel (1842-1910) was prominent in Virginia and national political circles. He served as a representative and senator both on a state ...

Henry, Patrick, 1777-1852.

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Howard, Benjamin C. (Benjamin Chew), 1791-1872

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Army officer, public official, and U.S. representative from Maryland. From the description of Letter of Benjamin C. Howard, 1838. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451027 ...

Baldwin, Briscoe Gerard, 1789-1852,

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McKee, Redick, 1800-1886

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Whig Party (U.S.)

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Massie, James Woods, 1827?-1872,

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Day, Horace H., 1813-1878

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Bruce, Philip Alexander, 1856-1933

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Parker, John A., 1804-

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