Horace Capron papers, 1837-1884 (inclusive).


Horace Capron papers, 1837-1884 (inclusive).

Mainly correspondence between U.S. and Japanese officials dealing with the business of the Kaitakushi (of which General Capron was commissioner and adviser), a department of the Japanese Government in charge of the settlement of Hokkaido. Persons prominent in the collection include David Amomen, Thomas Antisell, Murray S. Day, Joseph Henry, Thornton A. Jenkins, Governor K. Kuroda, Benjamin S. Lyman, Henry S. Monroe, George M. Robeson, John R. Rogers, William Tecumseh Sherman, and James R. Wasson.

2 linear ft. (4 boxes)




SNAC Resource ID: 8022913

Yale University Library

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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...

Capron, Horace, 1804-1885

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U.S. army officer and U.S. commissioner of agriculture. From the description of Horace Capron papers, 1834-1961 (bulk 1871-1875). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131604 Horace Capron: worked in cotton manufacturing, 1829-1834; in 1834 commissioned colonel of the 32nd Regiment of Maryland Militia; opened a cotton factory, 1836; active in progressive farming and agricultural societies; from 1852-1854 special agent over certain Indian tribes in Texas; served in the Civil War, ...

Wasson, James R.

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Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878

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Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...

Rogers, John Rankin, 1838-1901

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Governor of Washington, 1897-1901. From the description of Addresses of John R. Rogers : typescripts, 1889-1901. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29852390 As a teenager, John Rankin Rogers went to Boston and apprenticed at a drug store. By 1856, he moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where he managed a drug store until 1860. Rogers moved to Illinois where he farmed and worked as a school teacher and a druggist. In 1876, he moved to Kansas where he a...

Jenkins, Thornton A. (Thornton Alexander), 1811-1893

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American naval officer. From the description of Order signed : Washington, 1866 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270495574 ...

Day, Murray Simpson, 1845-1878

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Monroe, Henry Smith.

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Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

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George Maxwell Robeson, lawyer, attorney-general of New Jersey, Congressman from New Jersey, and secretary of the navy was born in Warren County, NJ. He graduated with high honors from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1847. Robeson studied law, and was appointed by Governor Newell as prosecutor of Camden County. In 1867 he was appointed attorney-general of New Jersey by Governor Marcus Ward; and in 1869 Robeson was appointed secretary of the navy by President Ulysses Grant...

Kuroda, Kiyotaka, 1840-1900

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Antisell, Thomas, 1817-1893

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U.S. physician, geologist and chemist. From the description of Thomas Antisell letter, 1849, Jan. 26. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34767621 Thomas Antisell was born in 1817 in Dublin, Ireland, where he was educated as a physician and a chemist. He immigrated to New York City in November, 1848 and opened a medical office and a chemistry laboratory. In 1854 he entered the government as a geologist on Lieutenant John G. Parke's Pacific railroad survey and made a recon...

Amomen, David.

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Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

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Benjamin Smith Lyman was a geologist and mining engineer. From the description of Papers, 1850-1918. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122316358 Benjamin Smith Lyman studied geology and mining engineering in France and in Germany. He worked with J. Peter Lesley in the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, and later worked on the Iowa Geological Survey. Lyman was surveyor of the coal fields of Cape Breton Island and Nova Scotia and of the gold ...