Letters of prominent men reprinted in newspapers [manuscript], 1794-1877.


Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Letters of prominent men reprinted in newspapers [manuscript], 1794-1877.

Letters of prominent men reprinted in newspapers [manuscript], 1794-1877.

The collection contains typescripts of letters, 1798-1868, reprinted in newspapers, including the New York Times, the New York Herald, and the Chicago Tribune, from 1840 to 1877, including a letter, 24 February 1794, from George Washington, Philadelphia, Pa., to Frances Bassett Washington Lear, consoling her on the death of George Augustine Washington and inviting her to stay at Mount Vernon. Other letters reprinted include one, 10 June 1802, from Thomas Jefferson, Washington, D.C., to Robert R. Livingston, regarding the marriage of Jerome Bonaparte in Baltimore, Md.; as well as letters, September 1805, between John Taylor of Caroline and Timothy Dwight, New Haven, regarding Yale College and Southern students there. The reprints also include a letter, 20 March 1840, from John Tyler, Williamsburg, Va., to Whig members of the New York state legislature, regarding Whig politics; a letter, 29 September 1841, from Andrew Jackson, Nashville, Tenn., to A.J. Cotton, Dearborn County, Ind., regarding his old age and infirmity; and three letters, 1844-1848, from Henry Clay, Ashland, Ky., regarding secession and the qualities of leadership, and speculating on his loss of the Whig nomination in 1848. The reprints also include two letters, 1851, from Henry Clay to Daniel Ullman, regarding secession; two letters, 1851, from Henry Clay to Benjamin Coates, regarding the independence of and the United States' diplomatic relations with Liberia; a letter, 31 August 1857, from John Tyler, regarding the slave-trade; and letter, 22 April 1866, from Jefferson Davis, thanking Mrs. J.K. Kyle of Fayetteville, N.C. for a check sent to Davis. The reprints also include a letter, 25 January 1867, from Robert E. Lee, Lexington, Va., expressing his thanks for a gift of a pair of gamecocks; and a letter, 22 April 1868, from Franklin Pierce, Concord, N.H., regarding Andrew Johnson and U.S. politics during Reconstruction.

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Dwight, Timothy, 1752-1817

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Congregational clergyman and president of Yale; b. in Northampton, Mass. From the description of Deed, 1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70976415 Timothy Dwight was born on May 14, 1752 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College in 1769 (B.A.) and 1772 (M.A.). He served Yale as tutor (1771-1777), Livingston Professor of Divinity (1795-1817), and President (1795-1817). He died on January 11, 1817 in New Haven, Connecticut. From the desc...

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 reelected to ...

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

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Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and House. He was the seventh House speaker and the ninth secretary of state. He received electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He also helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Grea...

Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Madison, James, 1751-1836

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Whig Party (N.Y.)

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Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, 1784-1860.

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Younger brother of Napoleon. From the description of Letter signed : Trieste, to Baron de Gayl, 1820 Aug. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652546247 From the description of Letter signed : Trieste, to Baron de Gayl, 1821 June 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652926305 From the description of Letter signed : Trieste, to Baron de Gayl, 1822 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 653146118 From the description of Letter signed : Trieste, to Baron de Gayl,...

Tyler, John, 1790-1862

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John Tyler (b. March 29, 1790, Charles City County, Virginia–d. January 18, 1862, Richmond, Virginia), was the tenth President of the United States (1841–1845) and the first to succeed to the office following the death of President William Henry Harrison....

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...

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813

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First chancellor of New York State; agriculturalist and ambassador to France. From the description of Robert R. Livingston papers, 1707-1862. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779437 Continental Congressman, diplomat, member of the New York Provincial Covention, the Continental Congress and served as U.S. Minister to France. From the description of Letter, 1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407295 Robert R. Livingston ser...

Yale College (1718-1887)

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The Linonian Literary Society was founded in 1753. All undergraduates were allowed to be members of the Linonian Society. The club provided students with a forum to debate, stage plays, and deliver poems, essays, and orations. The society disbanded in 1868. From the guide to the Linonian Society, Yale College, records, 1753-1870, (Manuscripts and Archives) ...

Lear, Frances Bassett Washington, 1767-1796

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Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Coates, Benjamin,

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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...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Whig Party (U.S.)

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Ullman, Daniel, 1810-1892,

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Kyle, J. K., Mrs.,

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Washington, George Augustine, 1763-1793

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Nephew of George Washington and manager of Mount Vernon, 1786- 1792. From the description of Papers : of George Augustine Washington, 1783-1795. (Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union). WorldCat record id: 30821006 Nephew of George Washington. From the description of ALsS : Bridgetown, Barbados; and Bermuda, to George Washington, 1784. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122316918 ...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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Cotton, A. J. (Alfred Johnson), 1800-1875

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Born in Maine. At the age of 18, came to Dearborn County, Ind., taught school, and preached. Edited the NEW CASTLE BANNER 1835-1837. Returned to Dearborn County and served as judge. Returned to Maine in his later years. Cotton was a prolific writer of both prose and verse. From the description of Biography, ca. 1975. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 27701212 ...

Taylor, John, 1753-1824

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Political writer, agriculturist, and U.S. senator. From the description of Papers, 1789-1929. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38929435 U.S. senator from Virginia, military officer, public official, and author. From the description of John Taylor papers, 1778. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980570 John Taylor (1753-1824) of Caroline County, Va., was the son-in-law of John Penn (1741-1788), signer of the Declaration of Independence for Nor...