Cocke Family Papers, [manuscript] 1689-1968 (bulk 1721-1949).

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Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828. Cocke Family Papers, [manuscript] 1689-1968 (bulk 1721-1949).

Cocke Family Papers, [manuscript] 1689-1968 (bulk 1721-1949).

The collection contains a variety of personal papers including bills, accounts, notebooks, diaries, memoranda, essays, correspondence, and legal documents. Subjects of interest are slavery, internal improvements, state and national politics, education in Virginia, agriculture, genealogy and ante-bellum plantation life. Smaller topics include the Revolutionary war, the American Colonization Society, Liberian immigration, the War of 1812, student life at the University of Virginia, the presidential elections of 1824 and 1840, the preservation of Mt. Vernon and Revolutionary War pensions.

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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:...

Madison, James, 1749-1812

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First Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia. From the description of James Madison papers, 1792-1970s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 659814628 President of the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., and bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia. From the description of Papers, 1787-1808. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19902858 First Episcopal bishop of Virginia and president of the College of William and Mary. ...

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...

Nelson, Hugh, 1768-1836

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U.S. representative from Virginia (1811-1823) and U.S. minister to Spain (1823-1824). From the description of Letters of Hugh Nelson, 1808-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070061 ...

Randolph, John, 1773-1833

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Randolph served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1799-1813, 1815-1817, 1819-1825, 1827-1829), the U.S. Senate (1825-1827), the Virginia Constitutional Convention (1829-1830), and as Minister to Russia (1830-1831). From the description of Letter of introduction, 10 July 1813. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235133950 U. S. Congressman from Virginia. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Liverpool, England, to Jacob Harvey, Cork Irela...

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...

Ritchie, Thomas, 1778-1854

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Virginia journalist and politician. Publisher of the Richmond Enquirer. From the description of Letter to Andrew Russell letter [manuscript], 1839 June 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647893548 American editor and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 1840 June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655229 ...

Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812

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Poet, author, statesman, army chaplain, merchant, publisher, and lawyer. From the description of Joel Barlow collection, 1787-1887. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70953035 Barlow was an American poet and statesman. He served as American consul in Algiers and as Minister to France (1811-1812). From the description of Papers, 1775-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122419312 From the description of Papers, 1775-193...

Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

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Cass served as governor of the Michigan Territory (1813-1831), as U.S. Secretary of War (1831-1836), and as a United States Senator (1845-1857). At the time of this letter, Charles C. Convers was an Ohio state senator. From the description of Letter to Charles C. Convers, 3 September 1848. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338309 Soldier, diplomat, and U.S. senator from Detroit, Mich. From the description of Newspaper synopses and chronology, 1...

Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875

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American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Signature clipped from a register : [n.p.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135786 Vice-president of the United States under Buchanan, 1857-1861. From the description of Letter to Charles W. Upham [manuscript], 1857 June 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647953509 State legislator, U.S. congressman, vice-president, U.S. senator, Confederate general and Confederate secretary ...

Cable family.

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Cary, Wilson Miles, 1838-1914

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Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873

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American naval officer and oceanographer. From the description of Letter to Capt. Charles Wilkes [manuscript], 1848 March 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647808228 From the description of Letter to Andrew Hull Foote [manuscript], 1856 April 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817495 Epithet: Astronomer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000135.0x000219 ...

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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Daniel Webster (b. Salisbury, New Hampshire, January 18, 1782-d. Marshfield, Massachusetts, October 24, 1852), lawyer, orator, congressman, served as U.S. Secretary of State under presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. He also served as Senator from Massachusetts....

Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828

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Mayor of New York City and governor of and U.S. senator from New York. From the description of DeWitt Clinton correspondence, 1788-1828. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453767 American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to General Fish, 1824 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904134 From the description of Printed document filled out in another hand and signed : New York, 1809 Apr. 21. (Unknown). Wor...

Yancy, Charles, 1770-1857,

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Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827

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St. George Tucker (1752-1827), was born in Bermuda and emigrated to Williamsburg, Virginia where he attended the College of William and Mary. He served in the Revolutionary War, as a judge of the General Court of Virginia, and as professor of law at the College of William and Mary. He was elected to the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia. Tucker was appointed to the federal district court for Virginia. He married, firstly, Frances Bland Randolph who was the mother of John Randolph of Roanoke. ...

Storrs, Henry Randolph, 1787-1837

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Born in Middletown, Conn., 3 Sept. 1787. Graduated from Yale College in 1804; admitted to the bar in 1807. Practiced law in Jefferson and Oneida counties, New York. Served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1823-1831; presiding judge of the Oneida county court of common pleas, 1825-1829. Died in New Haven, Conn., 29 July 1837. Brother of William Lucius Storrs. From the description of Political diaries and scrapbooks, 1824-1830 (bulk 1825-1830). (Buffalo History Museum). WorldC...

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...

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 ...

King, Rufus, 1755-1827

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Americal political leader. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mr. Hopkins, 1797 Jul. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270488877 Banker and diplomat who served as delegate to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts and U.S. senator from Massachusetts and New York. From the description of Rufus King papers, 1784-1822. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980830 Member of the Continental Congress, Signer of the Constitution, Mini...

University of Virginia

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University of Virginia student from Lexington, Ky.; afterwards a Presbyterian minister and missionary to Brazil. From the description of Diploma awarded to John Rockwell Smith [manuscript], 1866 June 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647905124 Lt., C.S.A.; teacher, Norwood School, Nelson County, Va.; principal Select School, New York, N.Y. From the description of Diplomas of Waller Holladay [manuscript], 1858-1872. (University of Virginia). WorldC...

Garrett, Alexander, 1778-1860

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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 ...

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 ...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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U.S. senator and representative, from Massachusetts; president of Harvard (1846-1849); Secretary of State (1852-1853). From the description of Autograph letter signed from Edward Everett to R.M.T. Hunter, 1853 Feb. 25. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 123410779 American educator and statesman. From the description of ALsS : to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1830-1857. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156129 Everett was...

Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866

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Commanding general of the U.S. Army. From the description of Papers, 1822-1846. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32878776 American army officer. Commissioned a captain of light artillery in May 1808, lieutenant colonel 1812, promoted to brigadier general for service in War of 1812; general-in-chief of U.S. Army 1841-1861. From the description of ALS : Petersburg, Va., to William Branch Giles, 1808 Oct. 5. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat r...

Fry, Joshua, approximately 1700-1754

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Colonial Virginia educator, landholder, and surveyor. From the description of Bill, 1753. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 443060771 ...

Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836

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Livingston's varied career as American lawyer and statesman is described in detail in the following descriptions of his papers. From the description of Edward Livingston papers, 1683-1877 (bulk 1764-1836). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 81576848 Eminent jurist - Minister to France - Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Judge Breckenridge, 1821 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27...

Thompson, John Reuben, 1823-1873

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American editor, critic, journalist, Civil War poet. From the description of Poems by John Reuben Thompson, 1870 and n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50298951 Thompson moved to New York in 1867. From the description of Letter [between 1867 and 1873] Wednesday, New York, to Charles Henry Quarles [Washington, D.C.?] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364281 American editor and poet. From the description of Autogra...