Alpheus S. Williams papers, 1828-1920

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Williams, Alpheus Starkey, 1810-1878. Alpheus S. Williams papers, 1828-1920

Alpheus S. Williams papers, 1828-1920

Comprises several series of letters written by Williams: letters from Europe (1832-1335) to his sister Irene Williams and his friend, Henry Barnard, the well-known educator; letters from the Mexican war (1848) to his wife Jane H. (Larnea) Pierson Williams; Civil War letters (1861-1864) and letters written while he was U.S. Minister to Salvador (1866-1669) to his daughters, Irene (Williams) Chittenden and Mary H. (Williams) Fariuhar. Among the few letters addressed to Williams are a group in the 1830's from his wife, and letters from Hugh Brady, Lewis Cass, William Woodbridge, Gen. Joseph Hooker, and Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. Other papers include a number of military and civilian commissions, a map of the operations at Chancellorville, May 1-3, 1863; a group of letters (Apr.-Oct. 1895) from Mrs. Farquar in Detroit. Also includes diary of Alpheus William (1864-1969).

3.7 linear ft. (7 boxes, 1 volume, 2 large manuscripts, 1 microfilm reel)

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Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879

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Hooker was born in Hadley, Massachusetts, the grandson of a captain in the American Revolutionary War. He was of entirely English ancestry, all of which had been in New England since the early 1600s. His initial schooling was at the local Hopkins Academy. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1837, ranked 29th out of a class of 50, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 1st U.S. Artillery. His initial assignment was in Florida fighting in the second of the Seminole War...

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

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Sherman was born in 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, near the banks of the Hocking River. His father, Charles Robert Sherman, a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, died unexpectedly in 1829. He left his widow, Mary Hoyt Sherman, with eleven children and no inheritance. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr., a prominent member of the Whig Party who served as senator from Ohio and as the first S...

Brady, Hugh, 1768-1851

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Born at Standing Stone, Pennsylvania, July 20, 1768; ensign in the army of General Wayne, 1792; returned to his home, 1795; received a captain's commission, 1798; occupied land near Pittsburg; resided then at Northumberland, 1807-1812; went again to the front and served during the Canadian campaign in command of 22nd regiment infantry; colonel of 2nd infantry, New York, 1819; brevet. brigadier-general, 1822; placed in command of the Northwest territory headquarters at Detroit, 1825 until his dea...

Williams, Alpheus S. (Alpheus Starkey), 1810-1878

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Detroit, Mich. resident, brigadier general (brevet major general) and division and corps commander during the Civil War. From the description of Alpheus S. Williams map collection, 1864. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 238012406 Attorney, businessman, politician and soldier. Alpheus S. Williams, son of Ezra and Hepzibah (Starkey) Williams, was born at Saybrook, Conn., Sep. 20, 1810. Graduated from Yale University, 1831; studied three ye...

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...

Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861

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Woodbridge was born in Conn. on Aug. 20, 1780. He served in several high Ohio political positions before moving to Michigan. Woodbridge served as Secretary and Acting Governor of the Territory of Michigan, 1812-1828; Collector of Customs at Detroit, 1814- ; Michigan Territory's first delegate in Congress, 1819-1820; Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court, 1828-1832; Delegate from the 1st District (Detroit) to the Constitutional Convention of 1835; Senator from the 1st District, 1838-1839; Gove...

Barnard, Henry, 1811-1900

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American educator. From the description of Papers, 1832-1900. (Trinity College Library). WorldCat record id: 50031643 American educator; first US Commissioner of Education 1867-1870. Includes material from Gordon Ford. From the guide to the Henry Barnard letters, 1853, 1856, 1881, 1884, 1888, 1889, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American educationalist; born Hartford, Conn., January 24, 1811; died Hartford, Con...