Papers of Charles Carter Lee and the Lee family [manuscript], 1768-1931 (bulk 1780-1871).

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Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871. Papers of Charles Carter Lee and the Lee family [manuscript], 1768-1931 (bulk 1780-1871).

Papers of Charles Carter Lee and the Lee family [manuscript], 1768-1931 (bulk 1780-1871).

Papers collected by Charles Carter Lee include papers of General Light-Horse-Harry Lee, Major Henry Lee, Charles Carter Lee, and John Penn Lee. Light-Horse-Harry Lee's papers consist mainly of correspondence pertinent to his "Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States." Other topics include anti-Federalism, travel to the West Indies and advice to a son. Light-Horse-Harry Lee's correspondents include William Goddard, Christopher R. Greene, Nathanael Greene (copies), Andrew Jackson (copy), Lafayette (copy), Ann Hill Carter Lee, James Madison (copies), Nathaniel Pendleton, and George Washington (copy). Major Henry Lee's papers consist primarily of correspondence written during his residence in Europe in the 1830s. Topics of interest include James Wilkinson's defeat before Montreal, Jacksonian era politics, David Porter in the Mediterranean, Lee's biography of Napoleon and proposed biography of Andrew Jackson, Lee's financial and legal troubles, Lee's literary efforts. Prominent people discussed include James Buchanan, Henry Clay, John H. Eaton, Thomas Jefferson, Amos Kendall, Gales and Seaton, Henry St. George Tucker, and Daniel Webster. There is fairly extensive correspondence with Charles Carter Lee, Major William B. Lewis and Duff Green. Other correspondents include John Armstrong, James Biddle, Charles L. Bonaparate, Daniel Brent, John Carroll Brent, James L. Cathcart, Edward Vernon Childe, John Browne Cutting, Andrew Jackson Donelson, George William Featherstonhaugh, and Robert Selden Garnett. Also Francis Walker Gilmer, James A. Hamilton, William B. Hodgson, Sam Houston, Rachel Jackson, Peter Augustus Jay, Anne R. Lee, Charles Carter Lee, Hugh S. Legaré, Benjamin Watkins Leigh, John McLean, James Madison, John Marshall, John Moore of Paris, Nathaniel Niles, Barry O'Meara, Thomas Ritchie, Meritt M. Robinson, Gilbert C. Russell, Andrew Stevenson, John Taliaferro, Martin Van Buren, William Conway Whittle, and James Wilkinson. The papers of Charles Carter Lee constitute the bulk of the collection and contain manuscripts of his literary works and speeches, correspondence, and legal and financial papers. Topics include his student days at Harvard; a reply to George Henry Moore's "Mr. Lee's plan--March 29, 1777. The treason of Charles Lee"; scattered political commentary including remarks on William Cabell Rives; and a description of the capture of General William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, 1863. Correspondents include William S. Archer, Henry Carey Baird, Nathaniel Burwell, George H. Calvert, David Campbell, Bernard M. Carter, J. H. Chamberlayne, Jr., Robert Young Conrad, E. S. Davis, Frederic De Peyster, Lyman C. Draper, Benjamin Rush Floyd, Letitia Floyd, David Graham, Robert Greenhow, William Wirt Henry, Francis Kinloch, and Benjamin H. Latrobe. Also George Washington Custis Lee, Richard Henry Lee, James Lyons, A. W. McDonald, Louis McLane, James Madison (copy), Hugh Nelson, Beverley Randolph, Charles H. Randolph, Robert E. Scott, Andrew Stevenson, Norborne M. Taliaferro, Martin Van Buren, Peter Van Winkle, Daniel Webster (copy), John Wickham, and William F. Wickham. John Penn Lee papers, consist of miscellaneous printed matter, routinme legall papers and business papers of the law firm of Dillard and Lee, Rocky Mount, Va.

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Lee, Richard Henry, 1794-1865

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Richard Henry Lee (1794-1865) of Leesburg, Virginia was a lawyer, professor and minister. He was the grandson of Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), Westmoreland County, Virginia, a member of the Continental Congress (1774-1779, 1784-1785 and 1787) and the State House of Delegates (1777, 1780, 1785), U.S. Senator (1789-1792) and signer of the Declaration of Independence; grandnephew of Arthur Lee (1740-1792), who was also a member of the Continental Congress (1782-1784) and the State House of Delegat...

Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826

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Virginia lawyer and educator. From the description of Notebook and journal, 1815-1822. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19647035 Francis Walker Gilmer was born 9 October 1790 at "Pen Park" in Albemarle County, Virginia, to George Gilmer (1742-1795) and Lucy Walker Gilmer (1751-1800). He received some of his education at Monticello from Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) and at a school run by James Ogilvie (1760-1820). Gilmer attended the College of William ...

Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869

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Editor of the Extra Globe, Washington, D.C. From the description of Letters, 1840-1844. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36437687 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to John Mills, United States Attorney in Boston, 1840 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491445 American politican. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Frankfort, to W. W. Worsley, bookseller in Lex...

Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1781-1849

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Benjamin Watkins Leigh (1781-1849), a native of Chesterfield County, Virginia, was educated at William and Mary College, and practiced law in Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia. He was a member of the House of Delegates, supervised the revision of the Virginia Code in 1819, was a member of the 1829-30, Constitutional convention, and U.S. Senator. From 1829-1841 Leigh served as the reporter of the Supreme Court of Appeals. From the description of Letter : Washington D.C., to Thomas R. ...

Legaré, Hugh Swinton 1797?-1843

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Legare was a lawyer and legislator whose career included terms in the South Carolina legislature and in Congress (elected 1836). In 1841, President Tyler appointed him attorney-general. From the description of Letter to B. Northrup, 22 September 1841. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234341782 Lawyer, editor, and politician, from Charleston, S.C. From the description of Papers, 1837-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19865911 ...

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 ...

Niles, Nathaniel, 1791-1869

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Floyd, Letitia Preston.

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Chamberlayne, John Hampden, 1838-1882

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Dillard and Lee.

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Eaton, John Henry, 1790-1856

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Biographical note: American lawyer and politician; served as U.S. Senator (1818-1829), U.S. Secretary of War (1829-1831), governor of Florida (1834-1836), and U.S. minister to Spain (1836-1840). Alexander Macomb (1782-1841) was commanding general of the U.S. Army from 1828 to 1841. From the description of Letter to General Macomb, 1829-1829. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 48433475 Tennessee state representative, 1815-1816; Tennes...

Campbell, David, 1779-1859

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Governor of Virginia. From the description of David Campbell papers, 1838-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983517 Lawyer, Springfield, Illinois; brother and legal partner of Antrim Campbell; mayor, Springfield, 1843; Illinois attorney general, 1846-1848. From the description of Legal documents, 1846, 1847. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27989391 From the description of Letter: Springfield, [Ill., to Almeron] Wheat, 1847...

Archer, William Segar, 1789-1855

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U.S. senator from Virginia. From the description of William Segar Archer correspondence, 1845-1846. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449792 Politician, U.S. Congressman, 1820-35, U.S. Senator, 1841-47. From the guide to the William Segar Archer letter to Robert Gilmore, 1832, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia. From the description of Letter, 1823 March 1...

Robinson, M. M. (Merritt M.), -1850

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Randolph, Beverley, 1754-1797

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Governor of Va. From the description of Papers, 1789-1791. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36321599 Governor of Virginia. From the description of Letter of appointment, 1791. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367392280 Wingfield lived at "Bellair" in Albemarle County, Va. Married Mary Lewis. Appointed magistrate in 1794 and served as sheriff in 1819. Family tradition (unproven) that he was Episcopal minister. He died in 1819. From...

Hamilton, James A. (James Alexander), 1788-1878

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Lawyer. From the description of Letters of James A. Hamilton, 1817-1829. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450738 Son of Alexander Hamilton. Although he always held to his father's beliefs in matters of fiscal policy, in his earlier years James Hamilton was an active member of the Democratic Party. In late 1827 he was sent as a delegate of the Tammany Society to the celebration of the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. He travelled to Andrew Jackson's home near Nashvil...

Hodgson, William Brown, 1800-1871

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William Brown Hodgson (1801-1871) was born in Georgetown, D.C., and spent several years in the near East as Dragoman and Consul. He mastered thirteen languages, although he never attended college. In 1842, he married Margaret Telfair and moved to Savannah where he spent the rest of his life. Hodgson joined the Georgia Historical Society and was named a curator in 1845. He was also a member of the American Oriental Society. He published several studies on North African languages, Georgia fossils ...

Gales & Seaton

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Publishing firm formed in 1812 by Joseph Gales (1786-1860) and William Winston Seaton (1785-1866), based in Washington, D.C. Its publications included the National intelligencer, Debates and proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1834-1856), Register of debates in Congress (1824-1837), and American state papers (1832-1861). From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1831 Nov. 7. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122316896...

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...

Burwell, Nathaniel,

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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...

Jackson, Rachel, 1767-1828

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Born Rachel Donelson. Some time after 1780 she married Lewis Robards and later separated from him. In 1791, believing herself divorced, she married Andrew Jackson. Later it was discovered that Robards had never completed the proceedings, and the Jacksons had to wait for a final decree and re-marry in 1794. The scandal was used by Jackson's political enemies throughout his career. Rachel died soon after his election to the presidency. From the description of ALS, 1821 July 22, Pensaco...

Marshall, John, 1755-1835

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John Marshall (1755-1835) was born near Germantown, Prince William (currently Fauquier) County, Virginia on 24 September 1755 to parents Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. From 1775-1781, Marshall served in the Continental Army and fought in the Revolutionary War. During the spring and summer of 1780, Marshall attended classes at the College of William and Mary and received his license to practice law. After the war, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began his practice. Marshall married M...

Baird, Henry Carey, 1825-1912

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American publisher and writer on economics. From the guide to the Henry Carey Baird letters, 1853-1895, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American publisher, author, and economist. From the description of Letter, an autobiography, and an envelope, 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367573273 ...

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, ...

Greene, Christopher R. (Christopher Rhodes), 1786-1825

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Graham, David, 1808-1852

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David Graham was a lawyer and author of "A treatise on the practice of the Supreme Court of the State of New-York, " 1832. Samuel Jones was a lawyer, Chancellor of New York 1826-1828, and Chief Justice of the New York City Superior Court 1828-1847. From the description of David Graham autograph letter signed to Samuel Jones, 1846 April 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 781262932 ...

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 ...

Childe, E. V. (Edward Vernon), 1804-1861

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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 ...

Moore, John, of Paris,

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Randolph, Charles H.,

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Lee, John Penn, 1867-

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