Autograph collection, ca. 1663-1890.

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Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927,. Autograph collection, ca. 1663-1890.

Autograph collection, ca. 1663-1890.

Autograph letters and signed documents, chiefly from the Revolutionary era.

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Drake, Samuel, 1622-1679

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Epithet: Vicar of Normanton, county Yorkshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000575.0x00015f ...

Frelinghuysen, Frederick T. (Frederick Theodore), 1817-1885

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Lawyer, U.S. secretary of state, and U.S. senator from New Jersey. From the description of Frederick T. Frelinghuysen papers, 1882-1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79194297 New Jersey statesman and U. S. Senator. From the description of Letter : Newark, New Jersey, to Marston Niles, 1874 Aug 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122290163 From the description of Letter : Newark, New Jersey, to Marston Niles, 1874 Aug 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 7...

Tilghman, Tench, 1744-1786

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Continental Army officer; aide-de-campe to George Washington; resident of Talbot County, Md. From the description of Papers, 1781-1815. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20400229 Merchant, aide-de-camp to George Washington from August 1776 to the end of the Revolution. From the description of ALS : Headquarters, to Deputy Commissary, Rye, N.Y., 1776 Oct. 6. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122466219 Aide de Camp to Gener...

Remsen, Henry, 1736-1792

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Merchant of New York City. From the description of Ledger, 1791-1797. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58774752 ...

Dickerson, Philemon, 1788-1862

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Abbett, Leon, 1836-1894

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Governor of New Jersey. From the description of Letters, 1877-1892. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70956040 Governor of New Jersey (1884-1887; 1890-1893). From the description of Memorandum ca. 1893 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70974794 ...

Dayton, Elias, 1737-1807

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Revolutionary general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chatham [N.J.], to General Hand, 1782 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270517668 Revolutionary War Army officer. From the description of Papers, 1759-1783. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70954594 ...

Alexander, William, 1726-1783

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American Revolutionary soldier; Lord Stirling. From the description of Document signed : [n.p.], 1772 July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132554 Revolutionary soldier; better known as Lord Stirling. During the French and Indian War, he was aide and secretary to Governor Shirley, and defended Shirley before the House of Commons in 1756. From the description of Letter : on board the sloop Massachusetts, to Governor Robert Hunter Morris, 1755 July 6. (Buffalo...

Lewis, Joseph, 1748-1814

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Joseph Lewis, a prominent Morristown, New Jersey lawyer, was born on December 23, 1748, to Edward and Sarah Morris Lewis in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. At an early age, he and his family relocated to Morristown, New Jersey, where he would remain for the rest of his life. During the American Revolution, Lewis was appointed commissary, or contractor for the Continental Army. He was charged with the duty of supplying the much-needed subsistence for the troops. After the war, Lewis became a lawyer, a...

Ogden, Matthias, -1791

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Colt, Peter, 1744-1824

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None available. From the guide to the Letters to Mrs. Peter Colt, 1782, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) ...

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 ...

Pickering, Thomas

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Howell, Richard, 1754-1802

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Epithet: alias 'Curio'; author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000866.0x000222 ...

Livingston, William, 1723-1790

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William Livingston was born in Albany, New York, on November 30, 1723. After graduation from Yale College in 1741, he practiced law in New York. In 1772 he moved to Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), New Jersey. He served as a member of the Continental Congress from 1774-1776 and also served as a brigadier general in the New Jersey militia. From 1776 until his death in 1790 Livingston served as governor of New Jersey. In 1787 he was a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention and was a signe...

Frelinghuysen, Theodore, 1787-1862

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Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829

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Revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Capt. Callenden Irvine, 1803 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270529279 Army officer, U.S. Secretary of War, and U.S. representative from Massachusetts. From the description of Papers, 1800-1814. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70972156 Major general, politician, and statesman. From the description of Papers, 1761-1826. (Unknown). WorldCa...

Elmer, Ebenezer, 1752-1843

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U.S. Army officer, U.S. representative from New Jersey, physician, and college president. From the description of Ebenezer Elmer correspondence, 1801-1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009905 Physician, served as surgeon in Continental army; Congressman from New Jersey, 1801-07. From the description of Medical account book : Bridgeton, N.J., 1784 Sept. 24-1785 May 15. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28985716 Ebenezer Elmer was a Cumberland C...

Cochran, John, 1730-1807

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Surgeon. From the description of John Cochran correspondence, 1780. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452743 Army surgeon, Continental Army. From the description of Papers, 1783-1942, [New York state]. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35006776 ...

Stockton, Richard, 1730-1781

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Stockton was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey. From the description of ADS, 1765 June 14 : [s.l.]. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13911025 Declaration of Independence signer from New Jersey. From the description of Receipt for legal fees and portrait, ca. 1776. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55225749 At this time, Richard Stockton was a lawyer in New Jersey. From the descripti...

Barber, Francis, 1750-1783

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Francis Barber (1750-1783) of the 3rd New Jersey Continental Regiment (part of the Jersey Brigade) was an Adjutant General on General John Sullivan's staff during the Iroquois Campaign, which lasted from May to late September 1779. In early 1779, General George Washington sent a force of 4500 troops led by General John Sullivan (1740-1795) of New Hampshire up the Susquehanna River Valley to break the Iroquois Confederation and its alliance with the British. Problems with supplies and transportat...

Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814

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Revolutionary patriot. From the description of Document signed : [n.p.], 1792 July 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874585 Army officer and merchant. From the description of Clement Biddle correspondence, 1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450649 Biddle informs Wharm that he is going to advertise in Washington and Philadelphia newspapers for a missing letter he sent to Wharm containing two certificates of transfer to General Pinckney. ...

Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853

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Mahlon Dickerson (April 17, 1770 - October 5, 1853) was an American judge and politician. He was elected Governor of New Jersey as well as United States Senator from that state. He was twice appointed Secretary of the Navy - under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin van Buren. From the description of Document, May 26, 1837. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168849 Richard Dale was a naval officer. From the guide to the Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 17...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824

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U.S. representative and senator from New Jersey. From the description of Papers, 1789-1821. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70954598 From the description of Papers, 1783-1819. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28413018 Dayton was a Representative (1795-1799) and Senator (1799-1805) in the U.S. Congress from New Jersey. He was also in the Continental Congress and was the youngest signer of the U.S. Constitution. The city of Dayton, Ohio is n...

Ely, Edwin A. (Edwin Augustus), 1836-1927

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Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796

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Anthony Wayne was a soldier and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1780. From the description of Receipt book, 1785-1792. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122540852 Wayne was one of the great generals in the Revolutionary War. Here he was an Indian fighter. From the description of DS, 1795 November 16 : Greenville. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14283513 U.S. representative from Geor...

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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American revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to General Henry Jackson, 1796 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596669 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westpoint, to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, 1782 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598200 ...

Ogden, Aaron, 1756-1839

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U.S. senator and governor of New Jersey, ship builder, and army officer. From the description of Receipts of Aaron Ogden, 1789. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454779 Governor of New Jersey and United States senator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Major Elias B. Dayton, 1802 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611449 U.S. senator and governor of New Jersey. From the description of Papers, 1783-1833. (...

Bloomfield, Joseph, 1753-1823

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Bloomfield was a lawyer and a soldier in New Jersey. He was educated at the Rev. Enoch Green's Academy. He served as Mayor of Bloomfield (1795-1800), clerk of the state assembly, register of the court of admiralty, and attorney general of New Jersey. In 1801 he was elected governor of the New Jersey legislature over Richard Stockton; re-elected in1804, he served till 1812. As governor, he signed the gradual emancipation act in 1804, which reduced the slave population in New Jersey from six perce...

Scammell, Alexander, 1747-1781

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Revolutionary soldier, adjutant general of the Continental Army 1778-1781. Captured by the British at Yorktown and died sixteen days later. From the description of ALS : Northern Camp, to Dr. Samuel Scammell, Mendon, Mass., 1777 Sept. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617088 Alexander Scammell (1747-1781), son of a prominent doctor, grew up in Mendon, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard in 1769. He studied law in the office of John Sullivan i...

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

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Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day. From the description of Robert Morris letter, to Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1783 November 26. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat reco...

Boudinot, Elisha, 1749-1819

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Lawyer in Newark, N.J.; brother of Revolutionary statesman Elias Boudinot. From the description of ALS, [s.d.], to Elias B. Dayton. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626006 Revolutionary War patriot, lawyer, and jurist; of Newark, N.J. From the description of Papers, [19--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70975357 ...

Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804

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Epithet: American Major -General British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000618.0x000312 Revolutionary War general and agent appointed to negotiate with the Oneida, Onondaga and Cauyga Indians. From the description of Account with New York State for Expenses as Indian Agent, 1795-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122364391 Revolutionary War general. From the descripti...

Paterson, William, 1745-1806

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Patterson immigrated from Ireland as a child, and practiced law from 1769. He was attorney general of New Jersey (1776-1783), a member of the Constitutional Convention (1787), and associate justice of the Supreme Court (1793-1806). From the description of Letters to George Simpson, 1796, 1806. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339803 William Paterson (1745-1806), was a prominent New Jersey attorney, senator (1789), and governor (1791) who became an associa...

Brearly, David, 1745-1790

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Brearley was a New Jersey lawyer, served as an officer in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War and was a delegate from New Jersey to the U.S. Constitutional Convention and a signer of the U.S. Constitution. He was the New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice from 1779-1789 and was appointed a federal judge in 1789 but died shortly thereafter. From the description of [Letter] 1788 May 27, Trenton, [N.J. to] Governor Livingston / David Brearley. (Smith College). WorldCat record ...

Ward, Marcus L. (Marcus Lawrence), 1812-1884

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Governor of and U.S. representative from New Jersey and philanthropist. From the description of Papers, 1683-1912. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 78710033 Marcus L. Ward was elected governor in 1865 and served from January 16, 1866 to January 18, 1869. He became a director of the National State Bank in 1846 and continued throughout his life to be active in the business life of his native Newark. He joined the Republican Party in 1856 and four ye...

Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842

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U.S. secretary of the navy and U.S. senator from and governor of New Jersey. From the description of Papers of Samuel L. Southard, 1809-1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77961420 Secretary of the navy. From the description of Letter : from several correspondents, 1825 Jan. 17. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28996223 Samuel L. Southard (1787-1842) was a prominent U.S. statesman of the early 19th century. He served as a New Jersey Senator from...

Franklin, William, 1731-1813

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William Franklin was born in 1731, the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin; his mother's identity is unknown. Prime Minister, Lord Bute, named William Franklin to the position of Royal Governor of New Jersey when the office became available in 1762. At first, Franklin was greeted in New Jersey with trepidation, as it was assumed that his famous father had obtained the office for him. In contrast to the low expectations of him, William Franklin became one of the most effective royal governors N...

Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785

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Continental Congressman. From the description of ALS : Burlington, to Ester DeBerdt, 1767 Nov. 17. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525172 Donop, a Hessian mercenary fighting for the British in the Revolutionary War, was fatally wounded at the Battle of Red Bank and died 25 Oct. 1777. From the description of Letter : to Thomas Wharton, 1777 Oct. 24. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612882108 Delegate from Pennsylvania to ...

Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805

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British politician and antiquary. From the description of Memorandum on examination of John Hustler, 1781 October 31 : Lincoln, Eng. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19465117 From the description of Memorandum on examination of John Hustler, 1781 October 31 : Lincoln, Eng. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270559 Thomas Pownall was a British colonial politician and author. In 1776 he wrote a one volume work called A Topographical Descri...

Caldwell, James, 1734-1781

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Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814

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Soldier, jurist, and frontiersman. From the description of Papers of John Cleves Symmes, 1788-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067829 After serving as a New Jersey legislator, judge, and Continental Congressman, Symmes purchased a million acres in Ohio in 1787, where he established several settlements including Cincinnati. From the description of ADS : New York, N.Y., 1786 Apr. 15. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626085 The...