Papers of Lincoln Clark : Addenda, 1837-1853.


Papers of Lincoln Clark : Addenda, 1837-1853.

Letters, manuscripts, and documents of Lincoln Clark and his family. Included are letters by father Elisha Clark and sister Hannah Clark Arms written between 1837 and 1840. In his two letters (1837, July 10 and 1839, May 29) Elisha Clark provides detailed updates on the friends and family in New England, the Midwest, and the South and expresses concerns over their "spiritual wellfare." In the letter of July 10, 1837, Elisha Clark gives an account of friends and family members whose finances were devastated by the crisis of 1837, and Hannah informs of her marriage to Arms and her plans to go Illinois, despite her reservations about leaving New England which is "a greater treasure that all the riches of the West and South." Her letter of Dec. 7, 1840 describes her new life in Knoxville, Ill. In his letter of June 3, 1844, Hannah's husband Cephas Arms gives an account of her death that followed shortly after giving birth to their daughter. Lincoln Clark's "Notes of Things and Events in and Around Washington in the Winter of 1853" describes some incidents of his life in Washington that took place between Jan. 14 and Apr. 4. Included are news of the death and funeral of William Upshaw (Clark noted that the Vermont senator contracted smallpox as a result of the vaccination), and that of the wife of Stephen A. Douglas (of whom he disapproved: she "inherited a vast Estate made by trading slaves ... Ambition is the God of her husband with just enough of the spirit of avarice to sustain it"); visit from a Texas woman seeking compensation for a financial loss; trip to Lancaster, Pa. to assist James Buchanan "on some private business;" reading a history of the War of 1812 "many of its incidents I remember," and attending sermons and sevices held by James Gallagher, the chaplain of the House, Rev. Byron Sunderland (1819 - 1901), the newly appointed minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.and Daniel Hopkins Emerson (1810-1883) of York, Pa.

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