Gwathmey collection [manuscript], 1708-1852.

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Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. Gwathmey collection [manuscript], 1708-1852.

Gwathmey collection [manuscript], 1708-1852.

Letters, autographs, papers, illustrations, and portraits relating to Revolutionary and early nineteenth century statesmen believed to have been assembled as an autograph collection by Julia M. Dickinson Tayloe early in the nineteenth century. Includes a U.S. War Dept. broadside, 1794 May 19.

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Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803

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Epithet: of Add MS 36068 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000741.0x0001d1 Continental Congressman; of Boston, Mass.; graduated Harvard in 1740; leading spirit behind the Boston Tea Party; signer of Declaration of Independence; lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, 1789-1794; governor of Massachusetts, 1794-1797. From the description of Samuel Adams correspondence, 1775. (Unknown). WorldCat record id:...

Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843

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Skinner, John S. (John Stuart), 1788-1851

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Braxton, Carter, 1736-1797

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Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia. From the description of Letter to [Landon Carter?], 1776 October 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55228030 At this time, Benjamin Harrison was the governor of Virginia. Carter Braxton was a Virginia planter whose fortune was largely depleted during the Revolution. From the description of Letter to Benjamin Harrison, 1783 June 24. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866491 ...

Tayloe, John, 1771-1828

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Born 2 September 1771. Resident of Mount Airy, Richmond County, Virginia and Octagon House, Washington, D.C. Graduated from Christ Church, Cambridge. State Senator in Virginia. Married Ann Ogle on October 1792. Died in 1828. From the description of Advertisement, 1818 Jan. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145411557 Resident of Mt. Airy, Richmond County, Va., and Octagon House, Washington, D.C. Graduated from Christ Church, Cambridge; State Senator in Virginia; married Ann ...

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...

Peters, Richard, 1743-1828

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This is Judge Richard Peters, of Belmont in Philadelphia. He was the nephew of the Rev. Richard Peters. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1818-1819. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 190879130 Revolutionary war patriot, jurist. From the description of Letter : Philadelphia, to J. Maddison, 1801 June 1 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647834404 From the description of Letter : Philadelphi...

Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824

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Secretary of the Continental Congress, biblical translator, and merchant. From the description of Papers of Charles Thomson, 1765-1888 (bulk 1765-1818). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060797 Charles Thomson was the secretary of the Continental Congress. From the description of Journal (notebook), 1782. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441800 Mr. Thomson was Secretary of the Continental Congress 1774-1789. From th...

Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

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Washington Irving (b. April 3, 1783, New York City-d. November 28, 1859, Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York), American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American literature of his time and established his reputation abroad. In 1826 Irving went to Spain to work at the American embassy in Madrid, then at the American legation in London, before returni...

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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Aaron Burr (b. Feb. 6, 1756, Newark, NJ–d. Sept. 14, 1836, Port Richmond, NY) was an American politician. He was the third Vice President of the United States, serving during Thomas Jefferson's first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly, was appointed New York State Attorney General, was chosen as a U.S. senator from the State of New York, and serv...

Paca, William, 1740-1799

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Paca was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman, governor of Maryland, and federal judge. From the description of AL, 1781 November 2 : Talbot Courthouse, In Special Council, to John Voorhees. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13814151 Governor of, delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress, jurist, and public official of Maryland. From the description of Papers of William Paca, 1784-1789. (Unknown). WorldCat r...

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

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American revolutionary general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Traveller's Rest, to F. Meriwether, Esq., 1787 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864014 Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army in 1775, and was in command at the pivotal victory of Saratoga. After Saratoga...

Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786

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Revolutionary War officer. From the description of Papers, 1778-1786. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19593641 Army officer. From the description of Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979865 Nathanael Greene was a major general in the Continental Army. He was promoted to Quartermaster General in 1778. From the description of Papers, 1778-1780. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat ...

Dickinson, John Dean, 1767-1841

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Biographical note: U.S. Congressman, attorney. From the description of John Dean Dickinson papers, 1796-1834. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122575127 ...

De Kalb, Johann, 1721-1780

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French officer in the Revolutionary War; born in Huttendorf, Bavaria, and died from wounds received in battle near Camden, South Carolina, in 1780. From the description of Johann De Kalb correspondence, 1859-ca. 1860. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58782916 Revolutionary War general; also known as Baron de Kalb and Jean de Kalb; native of Bavaria; died 19 Aug. 1780, Camden, S.C. From the description of Johann De Kalb papers, 1780 July...

Dawes, Thomas, 1757-1825

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American jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Noah Webster, 1814 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270515999 Epithet: Chaplain to the English factory at Aleppo British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000213.0x00017f ...

Spencer, Ambrose, 1765-1848

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Congressman, jurist. From the description of Ambrose Spencer letter, 1846 February 16. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935138 American jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Mr. Peter Lansing, 1830 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574413 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Hon. Wm. Jones, Sect. of the Navy, 1813 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574407 P...

Lee, Charles, 1731-1782

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General Lee lost his command after he was found guilty at court martial. Later considered a traitor. From the description of ALS, 1778 July 3 : Brunswick, to Robert Morris. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13730721 Lee was a veteran British Army officer who settled in America in 1773 and was appointed a major general in the Continental Army at the outbreak of the Revolution. In 1778, he was appointed to lead the attack at the Battle of Monmouth, but in...

Marion, Francis, 1732-1795

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Francis Marion organized his brigade of South Carolina militia late in 1780. From the description of Orderly book of Marion's Brigade of South Carolina militia, 1781, Feb. 16 - 1782, Dec. 15. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122560055 General Marion is known as the "Swamp Fox" since he based his guerrilla operations in the South Carolina low country. From the description of ALS, 1781 May 29 : Georgetown, to Major ...

Langdon, John, 1741-1819

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Langdon was a businessman and politician from New Hampshire. He was a member of the U. S. Constitutional Convention and signer of the U. S. Constitution. He served as Governor of New Hampshire (1785-1786, 1788-1789, 1805-1809, 1810-1812) and as a U. S. Senator for New Hampshire (1789-1801). From the description of [Letter and fragment] / John Langdon. [1780-1809] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244387610 U.S. senator and delegate to the Continental Congress from and gov...

Ellery, William, 1727-1820

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Addressee is Commissioner at the Rev. Mr. Marshall's. From the description of Letter, 1783, September 1, Philadelphia, to Benjamin Stelle, Philadelphia. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122529391 Representative to U.S. Continental Congress and signer of Declaration of Independence, of Newport, R.I. From the description of William Ellery autograph letter signed, 1780. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 273925427 William Ellery was born ...

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796

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At this time, Samuel Huntington was the governor of Connecticut. George Clinton was the governor of New York. From the description of Letter to George Clinton, 1791 November 11. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866432 Samuel Huntington (1731-1796) was born on July 16 in Windham, Connecticut. After private study, Huntington received permission to practice law in Connecticut in 1754. He moved to Norwich in 1760. He was elected as a Representative fr...

Tayloe, Julia Dickinson, fl. 1786,

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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...

Trumbull, John, 1756-1843

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American painter of historical subjects. From the description of ALS : New York, to James Madison, 1823 Oct. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580911 Painter; New York City. From the description of John Trumbull papers, 1787-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557315 John Trumbull (1756-1843) was an American painter and diplomat. From the guide to the John Trumbull papers, 1780-1840, (The New York Public Library...

Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791

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Francis Hopkinson was a judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1786, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885969 Pennsylvania Continental congressman. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Thomas Harwood, 1781 Apr. 28. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585977 From the...

Mountflorence, James C.

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Huntington, Jedediah, 1743-1818

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Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington was born in Norwich, Conn. He graduated from Harvard in 1763 and received his master's in 1770 from Yale. After graduating from Harvard, he became involved with the Norwich Militia, eventually becoming a Captain in May, 1774. In the spring of 1776, now a Colonel, he marched to Dorchester Heights. After the British left Boston, he marched to New York. In 1777 he became a Brigadier General. He stayed in Valley Forge in the winter of 1777. After the war became ...

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 ...

Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792

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Charleston, S.C. merchant, plantation owner, and politician. In June 1775 Laurens became president of the first Provincial Congress. From the description of Correspondence, 1775. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521798 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, S. C., to an unidentified recipient, 1762 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871270 Henry Laurens was a merchant; he w...

Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

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Martin Van Buren (b. Kinderhook, New York, December 5, 1782-d. July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York), studied law, was admitted to bar, New York, 1803; moved to Huson surrogate of Columbia Co.; member of State Senate, 1813-1820; attorney general of New York, 1815-1819; delegate to state constitutional convention, 1821; U.S. Senate Democrat, March 4, 1821-1828; Governor of New York, 1828-1829; U.s. Secretary of State, March 12, 1829 - August 1, 1831; Vice President, 1832; President, 1836-1840....

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....

Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825

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James Wilkinson was born in Maryland and served as an officer in the American Revolution. In 1783 he settled in Kentucky, where he engaged in politics, land speculation, and trade. In 1805 he was appointed governor of Upper Louisiana. Wilkinson's activities in the West implicated him in the Spanish Conspiracy and the Burr Conspiracy; he was acquitted by a court of inquiry during the Burr investigation and by a court martial in 1811. He served as a military commander in the West during the War of...

Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803

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Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803) was born in Caroline County, Virginia, and died in Richmond. He was a statesman and member of the Continental Congress of 1774. The recipient of this letter, Francis Preston (1765-1835), was the son of William Preston, who accompanied Washington on several exploring expeditions in the West. Francis studied law under George Wythe, and practiced in Montgomery, Washington, and other counties. He was a friend of Madison, Monroe, Jefferson, and Chief Justice Marshall. He ...

Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818

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Epithet: wife of President John Adams British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001123.0x000282 Wife of John Adams. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Quincy, to Thomas Jefferson, 1804 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129697 From the description of Autograph letter signed "A.A." : Philadelphia, 1800 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129709 From the description...

Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794

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Delegate from Virginia to the First Continental Congress. Schuyler was one of the four major generals in the Continenetal Army and delegate to the Continental Congress. Father-in-law to Alexander Hamilton. From the description of Letters, 1775. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41417645 Richard Henry Lee was a staunch defender of colonial rights and was aligned with Patrick Henry as a strong opponent of the Stamp Act. From the description of Richard Henry L...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania concerning the payment of indents to Pennsylvania [manuscript] 30 September 1790. 1790. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960750 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was influential in founding the United States government and served as its first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795) under President George Washington. ...

Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864

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Benjamin Silliman was a chemist and naturalist, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1805. From the description of Correspondence, 1808-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466220 Physician and chemist of New Haven, Connecticut. From the description of Note, 1853, Sept. 28 : New Haven, Connecticut, to Isaac Waldron. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35359361 Educator and scientist. From the description of Papers of...

Griswold, Matthew, 1714-1799

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Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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American revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to General Henry Jackson, 1796 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596669 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westpoint, to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, 1782 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598200 ...

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...

Huntington, Jabez, 1719-1786

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Merchant and legislator, of Norwich, Conn. From the description of Letters to Jabez Huntington, 1776. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71129579 ...

Williams, William, 1731-1811

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Declaration of Independence signer from Connecticut. From the description of Letter to Jabez Huntington and portrait, 1776 September 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55225150 Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut. From the description of ADS, 1776 July 3 : Lebanon, to the Committee of Pay Table. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14176907 From the description of ADS, 1777 February 28 : Lebanon, t...

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...

St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818

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Born in Thurso, Scotland, 1734, o.s. ; studied medicine in Edinburgh; served in the British Army in America, 1757-1762; surveyor of Cumberland, 1770; colonel of Pennsylvania militia, 1775; brigadier general, 1777 to the close of the Revolution; commander of the Army, 1791-1792; delegate to the Constitutional Congress, 1785-1787, and president, 1787; governor of Northwest Territory, 1789-1802; died in Greensburg, Pa., August 31, 1818. (Bio. Cong. Dir., 1928 ed. ; Dic. Am.Biog. --gives b. date, 17...

Clinton, George, 1739-1812

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Colonial governor of New York State, later elected Vice-President of the U.S. From the description of Letter, 1780 June 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487881 Member of the Continental Congress, Vice-President of the U.S. & Governor of N.Y. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Thomas Jefferson, 1801 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904181 From the description of Autograph signature to Resolution, 1790 Mar. 22. (Unknown...

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...

Byron, George Gordon Byron, baron, 1788-1824

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British poet. From the description of George Gordon Byron, Baron Byron papers, 1812-1819. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452083 English Romantic poet and satirist. From the description of George Gordon Byron Collection, 1642-1968 (bulk 1798-1830). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 145405980 Major George Gordon de Luna Byron, alias de Gibler, Spanish-born forger of British Romantic litera...

Adams, Louisa Catherine, 1775-1852

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Epithet: wife of President J Q Adams British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000560.0x000021 Wife of President John Quincy Adams. From the guide to the Louisa Catherine Adams autograph, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790

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Army officer. From the description of Letters of Israel Putnam, 1774-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449456 From the description of Papers of Israel Putnam, 1762-1773. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84298278 Putnam is best known as a Revolutionary War general, instrumental to the success of the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was a resident of Pomfret, Connecticut. From the description of Israel Putnam letters, 1778-1782. (Hartford Public Library). Worl...

McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817

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At this time, Thomas McKean was the chief justice of Pennsylvania. Matthew Irwin was the Philadelphia Master of Rolls and Recorder of Deeds. From the description of Letter to Matthew Irwin, 1785 June 29. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866469 Governor and delegate of the Continental Congress of Pennsylvania. From the description of Thomas McKean correspondence, 1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980914 Pennsylvania govern...

Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797

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Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia. From the description of Letter to Colonel Landon Carter, 1776 January 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230164 Virginia politician; member of Continental Congress, signer of Declaration of Independence; brother of Richard Henry, William, and Arthur Lee. From the description of ALS : Menokin, Richmond Co., Va., to Ludwell Lee, Richmond, 1796 Nov. 23. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat reco...

Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849

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Dolley Madison (b. May 20, 1768, New Garden, North Carolina – d. July 12, 1849, Washington, DC) was the wife of President James Madison. She was noted for her social graces, which boosted her husband’s popularity as President. She did much to define the role of the President’s spouse, known later by the title First Lady. Dolley Madison also helped to furnish the newly constructed White House. When the British set fire to it in 1814, she was credited with saving the classic portrait of George ...

Sedgwick, Theodore, 1746-1813

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Delegate to the Continental Congress, U.S. senator and representative from Massachusetts, and jurist. From the description of Theodore Sedgwick correspondence, 1791 January 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980427 American jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Stockbridge, to Peter Van Schaack, 1792 Oct. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663748 ...

Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800

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Revolutionary general. From the description of Order for payment signed : [Boston], 1777 July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867855 Army officer, delegate to the Continental Congress and U.S. representative from Massachusetts, state legislator, and jurist. From the description of Orderly book of Artemas Ward, 1775 June 7-Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070590 U.S. representative of Massachusetts and army officer. From the desc...

Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802

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Morgan was a frontiersman who prospered as a Virginia farmer. His military career began when he served as Captain of one of the two Virginia rifle companies, and led Arnold's march to Quebec (1775). He rose to the rank of brigadier general in 1780, serving until July, 1781 when he retired to "Saratoga," his estate near Winchester, Va. He commanded militia troops during the Whiskey Insurrection of 1794, and was elected to the Fifth Congress as a Federalist representing Virginia. From ...

Stone, Thomas, 1743-1787

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Epithet: of Add MS 29137 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000444.0x000299 Epithet: of Sloane MS 4061 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000444.0x00029c Epithet: surveyor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000444.0x00029e Epithet: of Lambeth ...

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...

Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815

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Civil engineer, artist, and inventor. From the description of Letter : New York, to Edward P. Livingston, Clermont, [N.Y.], 1814 February 11. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50631960 Inventor, engineer, and artist. From the description of Papers, 1812-1815. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50799372 Inventor. From the description of Robert Fulton papers, 1809-1838. (Columbia University In the City of New York). World...

Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807

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Ellsworth, jurist and statesman; delegate to the Continental Congress (1777-1784); chief justice, U.S. Supreme Court (1796-1799). From the description of Letters to Rufus King, 1800-1801. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 237392171 From the description of Opinions of Oliver Ellsworth, 1774-1786. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339020 Member of the Continental Congress from Connecticut and later Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme C...

Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841

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Epithet: of Add MS 34580 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x00030c American Indian fighter and president of the United States. From the guide to the William Henry Harrison letter, 1795, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) U.S president, Mar.-Apr. 1841; territorial governor of Indiana, 1801-1813; Ohio congressman, 1816-1819, state senator, 1819-1821, senator 1825-1828. From ...

Hancock, John, 1737-1793

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John Hancock (b. January 23, 1737, Braintree, MA-d. October 8, 1793, Boston, MA) was a prominent Boston merchant and leading statesman during the American Revolutionary War period. A 1754 graduate of Harvard College, he served as its treasurer from 1773 until 1777. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, Hancock moved to Boston after the death of his father, the Reverend John Hancock (1702-1744) and lived with his uncle and aunt, Thomas (1703-1764) and Lydia Hancock (1714-1776). Upon grad...

Edwards, Jonathan, 1745-1801

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Congregational minister, president of Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. From the description of Papers, 1765-1801. (Andover Newton Theological School). WorldCat record id: 12055264 Jonathan Edwards, Jr. (1745-1801), Congregational minister and theologian, was pastor of the White Haven Church in New Haven, Connecticut from 1769 to 1795; pastor at Colebrook, Connecticut from 1796 to 1799; and president of Union College, Schenectady from 1799 until his death in August of 1801. ...

Cutts, Richard, 1771-1845

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U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. From the description of Richard Cutts certificate, 1804 Nov. 5. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70977469 U.S. representative from Massachusetts. From the description of Letter, 1805 Jan. 21. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70941695 U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1810-1813; Superintendant General of military supplies, 1813-1817; Second Comptroller of the U...

Clinton, James, 1736-1812

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American soldier; father of DeWitt Clinton. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Camp Cannajoharie Creek", to Henry Glen in Schenectady, 1779 June 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904334 From the description of Autograph letter signed : White Plains, to his wife, 1778 Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904336 Revolutionary War General, brother of Governor George Clinton. From the description of Letter, 1800 February 14. (Unknow...

Humphreys, David, 1752-1818

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Army officer, diplomat, and author. From the description of Papers of David Humphreys, 1776-1810. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71065032 Army officer, diplomat, and poet, of Connecticut; b. in Derby; d. in New Haven. From the description of David Humphreys papers, 1687-1819. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 430490748 Connecticut Revolutionary War Officer, statesman, and poet. From the description of Poems, [...

Hopkinson, Mary Johnson, 1718-1804

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Carter, Landon, 1757-1820,

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Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797

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Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) was lieutenant governor of Connecticut from 1787 to 1796 and then governor in 1796 and 1797. His son, Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833), was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1795 to 1800 and governor of Connecticut from 1817 to 1827. He also served as comptroller of the state and presided over the 1818 constitutional convention which formulated the constitution for Connecticut. George Gibbs (1815-1873), a grandson of Oliver Wolcott (1760-1883), was a lawyer, historian, and...

Penn, William, 1644-1718

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English Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania. From the description of Papers, 1660-1982. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 25898071 Thomas Lloyd was Penn's appointed Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of ALS, [16]91 June 16, England to T[homas] L[loyd] / Wm. Penn. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 27471458 Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1719) was a German settler of Colonial Pennsylvania. As the agent for th...

Warren, James, 1726-1808

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Marble worker, of New Haven, Conn. From the description of Papers, 1850-1867. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273590 Massachusetts legislator. In 1775 he was appointed paymaster general of the Continental Army, but resigned when the Army moved away from Boston. From the description of Letter (Copy) : Watertown, Mass., to John Hancock, 1776 Mar. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442778 Warren was president of th...

Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792

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Naval hero of the United States Revolutionary War and founder of the United States Navy. From the description of Typescript, [19--]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58758919 John Paul Jones, American naval officer. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy in 1775, and captain in 1776. In 1778 he began rading the English coast; a year later he commanded the Bon Homme Richard in its victory over the Serapis. After the Revolution, he went t...

Allen, Ethan, 1738-1789

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Ethan Allen (1738-1789), Revolutionary War officer and Vermont leader, achieved a place in history by capturing Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. He championed Vermont's drive for statehood. Ethan Allen was a distinct type of frontier soldier. His influence on the settlers of Vermont was comparable to that of John Sevier on the inhabitants of Watauga, East Tennessee, and of Thomas Sumter on the up-country men of South Carolina. Frontier people possessed clan-like loyalties, and they looked to strong men...

Lewis, Morgan, 1754-1844

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Lewis served in the American army during the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the New York Supreme Court from 1790-1804, and governor of New York from 1804-1807. Later, her served in the New York Senate and was a general in the War of 1812. From the description of Letter, 20 November 1832. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234341743 Governor of New York (1804-1807). From the description of Letter, 1833 February 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record ...

Jay, John, 1745-1829

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Statesman and jurist. From the description of Letter, 1813 Jan. 1. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49243562 Governor of New York State; U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Letter, 1797 October 27 : Albany, to John Trumbull, London. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50806321 From the description of Letter, 1778 January 2 : Poughkeepsie, to Marinus Willet. (New Yo...

Hall, Lyman, 1724-1790

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Declaration of Independence signer from Georgia. From the description of Declaration to the Georgia Speaker and House of Assembly, [1783]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55225231 U.S. Continental Congress delegate from and governor of Georgia. From the description of Letter of Lyman Hall, 1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450715 Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Governor of Georgia in 1783. From the description of...

Tayloe, Benjamin Ogle, 1796-1868

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Benjamin Ogle Tayloe was the son of John Tayloe, builder of the Octagon House in Washington, D.C. From the description of Bill of sale : document signed : Washington, D.C., 1832, Nov. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 37550006 ...

Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864

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Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts; United States and Massaschusetts legislator; and, President of Harvard University. From the description of Josiah Quincy letter, portrait and autograph, 1839-1889. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 63118297 President of Harvard. From the description of Autograph note signed : [Cambridge, Mass.], addressed to the Rev. John Pierpont, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616000 From the description of Autograph note ...

Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819

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Johnson was the son of Samuel Johnson, Anglican clergyman and first president of King's College (Columbia University). He served in the Continental Congress from Connecticut and signed the U.S. Constitution, served in the U.S. Senate (1789-1791) and eventually as president of Columbia University. He spent time in England from 1767-1771. From the description of [Letters] / Wm. Sam. Johnson. [between 1768 and 1773] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244252285 Statesman, juri...

Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

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Timothy Pickering (b. July 17, 1745, Salem, MA–d. January 29, 1829, Salem, MA) was a politician from Massachusetts who served as the third United States Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. He also represented Massachusetts in both houses of Congress as a member of the Federalist Party. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Pickering began a legal career after graduating from Harvard University. He won election to the Massachusetts General Court and served as a cou...

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...

Harrison, Anna Tuthill Symmes, 1775-1864

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Armstrong, John, 1758-1843

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) American soldier and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Michael O'Mealy, agent of the American merchant, ...

Kościuszko, Tadeusz, 1746-1817

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Polish patriot and army officer. From the description of Commission and letter of Tadeusz Kościuszko, 1776-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014909 Polish patriot and American general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Thomas Jefferson, 1814 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596972 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia?], to Thomas Jefferson, [n.d., 1798 Apr.?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record...

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....

Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Doughoragen, 1792 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133368 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Ralph Izard, 1800 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134277 Signer of the Declar. of Independence. From the description of Autograph signature to receipt, 1830 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134591 Signer of the Declar...

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

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Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day. From the description of Robert Morris letter, to Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1783 November 26. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat reco...

Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796

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Anthony Wayne was a soldier and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1780. From the description of Receipt book, 1785-1792. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122540852 Wayne was one of the great generals in the Revolutionary War. Here he was an Indian fighter. From the description of DS, 1795 November 16 : Greenville. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14283513 U.S. representative from Geor...

Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794

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Prussian army officer who trained the American forces during the American Revolution. From the description of Letter, February 28, 1781. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 436785682 Prussian army officer, volunteered service to United States in Revolution; as Inspector General of Continental Army introduced drilling procedures and directed reorganization; later assisted in plans for national defense. From the description of LS : to the pr...

Paine, Robert Treat, 1731-1814

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Declaration of Independence signer from Massachusetts. From the description of Writ annotated and signed by Paine, 1765 July 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230735 Paine was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman, attorney general, and judge in Massachusetts. From the description of ALS, 1782 March 29 : Boston, to Nathaniel Freeman, Sandwich. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13814933 ...

Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800

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Mifflin was a Continental Congressman, Major General, and governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of LS, 1784 May 6 : Annapolis, to Governor Clinton. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13782989 Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800) was a Philadelphia merchant, military officer during the Revolutionary War, and U.S. Congressman. He served as the first governor of Pennsylvania from 1790 to 1799. From the description of Thomas Mifflin papers, 1791-1...

Walton, George, 1749 or 1750-1804

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George Walton, a Virginia native, came to Savannah in 1769. As a representative of Georgia to the Continental Congress, Walton signed the Declaration of Independence. He later served as governor of Georgia. From the description of Manuscript, not dated. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 43038257 Declaration of Independence signer from Georgia. From the description of Docket on a Georgia document and portrait, 1776 February 8. (University of Virginia)....

Chase, Samuel, 1741-1811

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At this time, Samuel Chase was a justice in the district of Baltimore. William Smallwood was the governor of Maryland. From the description of Letter to William Smallwood, 1788 September 6. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866539 Jurist. From the description of Samuel Chase papers, 1776-1805. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144571402 Delegate from Maryland to the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, ...

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...

Wood, James, 1741-1813

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Virginia legislator and Revolutionary War officer. From the description of Papers of James Wood [manuscript], 1746-1787. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647859413 Revolutionary War officer and governor of Virginia (1796-1799). From the description of James Wood letter to Littleton Waller Tazewell [manuscript], 1799 September 26. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874525 Virginia Governor. From the description of Le...

Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799

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Patrick Henry, born in Hanover County, Virginia, was a symbol of America's struggle for liberty and self-government. Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator, and participant in almost every aspect of the founding of America. He studied law on his own, and in 1760, he appeared in Williamsburg to take his attorney's examination before Robert Carter Nicholas and others. Henry served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, was a member of the Virginia committee of Correspondence, a delegate to the Virginia ...

Howard, John Eager, 1752-1827

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U.S. Continental Congress delegate and U.S. senator from and governor of Maryland, and army officer. From the description of Collection of John Eager Howard and (?) Hollingsworth, 1814-1821. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451030 Army officer and governor of Maryland. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to General Greene, 1782 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269521961 Governor of Maryland, from "Belvedere," Baltimore Cou...

Noland, William

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Army officer and commissioner of public buildings in Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers of William Noland, 1834-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452423 ...

Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793

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Declaration of Independence signer from Connecticut. From the description of Document signed by Roger Sherman, 1764 August to 1766 November. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230754 Roger Sherman was born in 1721 in Newton, Massachusetts, and early moved to Stoughton, Massachusetts, where he attended the public schools and later learned the shoemaker's trade. He moved to New Milford, Connecticut, in 1743 and became surveyor of New Haven County in 1745. During t...

Logan, James, 1674-1751

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Logan was a jurist and secretary to William Penn. From the description of Papers, 1681-1751. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122460113 Mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., jurist, and public official of Pennsylvania (Colony) From the description of Letter of James Logan, circa 1742. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014956 James Logan was a merchant, statesman, and scholar. From the description of Selections from the correspondence of the Hon...

Cochran, Catharine V. R. (Van Rensselaer), 1781?-

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Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804

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Epithet: American Major -General British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000618.0x000312 Revolutionary War general and agent appointed to negotiate with the Oneida, Onondaga and Cauyga Indians. From the description of Account with New York State for Expenses as Indian Agent, 1795-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122364391 Revolutionary War general. From the descripti...

Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

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Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was a Republican politician who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was both preceded and succeeded in office by Democrat Grover Cleveland. From the guide to the Benjamin Harrison letter to George C. Baker, 1888, (Brooklyn Historical Society) John Harrington Farley, born in Cleveland in 1845, was a Democratic politician who served three terms on Cleveland's city council (1871-1877) and two terms as its mayor (...

Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

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Thomas Moore, Irish poet and composer. Moore was a friend and acquaintance of many of the English Romantics, including Lord Byron. He met Mary Shelley in the late 1820s, while researching his biography of Byron. From the description of Thomas Moore manuscript material : 220 items, 1811-1846 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 76835859 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and composer. From the guide to the Thomas Moore manuscript material : 254 items, 1811-1846, (...

Jenifer, Daniel of St. Thomas, 1723-1790

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Maryland public official. From the description of Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer papers, 1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981484 Member of the Continental Congress. Signer of the Constitution. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Intendant's Office, to Thomas Harwood, 1785 Dec. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270487601 Jenifer, was an American patriot from Maryland, who attended the Constitutional Convention and was a signer to the U.S...

Tayloe, Edward T. (Edward Thornton), 1803-1876

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Planter (owner of Powhatan Hill Plantation) and politician in King George Co., Va. From the description of Plantation blacksmiths' ledger, 1827-1871. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 47942679 ...

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825

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After serving as a brigadier general in the Continental Army, Pinckney held several legislative and diplomatic posts before being placed in command of all federal forces in the South during the war scare of 1798. From the description of ALS : Harper's Ferry, Va., to James McHenry, 1800 Mar. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122409546 Pinckney was a South Carolina politician, U. S. Revolutionary War veteran, and member of the U.S. Constitutional Conven...

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814

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American statesman. From the description of Copy of a letter : Paris, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs [Talleyrand], 1798 Apr. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269595261 From the description of Letter, 1790 June 18, New York, to John Hancock, [Boston]. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 15174967 Declaration of Independence signer from Massachusetts. From the description of Letter to [James Warren] and portrait, 1776 June 15. (University of Virgi...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...

Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816

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Lawyer, diplomat, and U.S senator from New York. From the description of Gouverneur Morris papers, 1771-1834 (bulk 1789-1816). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980176 American politician and diplomat; appointed minister to France 1792, replaced in 1794 by James Monroe. From the description of ALS : Villeneuve la Guyard, France, to James Monroe, 1794 Oct. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165772 Morris was a Continental Congressm...

Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801

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Revolutionary patriot, Continental Army general, and traitor. From the description of Benedict Arnold papers, 1761-1794. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 432702702 Prior to the U.S. Revolutionary War Arnold was a merchant and trader in the West Indies. He served in the Revolutionary Army, but defected to the British in 1780 and served until the War was over. He then went to Canada and eventually to England. He was married to Margaret Mansfie...

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813

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Dr. Benjamin Rush was a Philadelphia physician. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1793-1821, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122647047 However, the identification of EBS is uncertain. T.C. Stockton (The Stocktons of New Jersey, etc.) lists under this name a first cousin of Rush's wife, born June 4, 1773, who died (no date) without issue. The Univ. Pa. registers of medical matriculants list EBS in 1813-14 (#73), 1814-15 (#102), ...