Papers of the Trist, Burke, and Randolph families [manuscript] 1832-1886.


Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Papers of the Trist, Burke, and Randolph families [manuscript] 1832-1886.

Papers of the Trist, Burke, and Randolph families [manuscript] 1832-1886.

Chiefly the correspondence (drafts) and notes of Nicholas P. Trist relating to his activities in the peace negotiations with Mexico, 1847-1848, and to his controversy with Generals Scott and Pillow. Included is a copy of the "Leonidas letter" with annotations by Trist. Persons mentioned and correspondents include James Buchanan, Caleb Cushing, James L. Franer, Henry W. Hilliard, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, Maj. Gen. Gideon J. Pillow, Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott, and R.C. Winthrop. The collection also includes a manuscript map, Mapa de la Sierra Gorda, 1848, with annotations by Robert E. Lee. The remaining portion of the collection pertains to the Trist and related families and includes the correspondence of Martha Jefferson Trist Burke, John Woolfolk Burke, Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge, Sidney Coolidge, E.H. Janne, Lewis Randolph, Mary Jefferson Randolph, Mary Page Randolph, and Virginia Jefferson Trist. A letter of April 19, 1865 discusses the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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