Shaw family papers, 1809-1824.


Shaw, Samuel, 1768-1827. Shaw family papers, 1809-1824.

Shaw family papers, 1809-1824.

Chiefly social invitations to events in Washington, D.C.; memoirs of Shaw's wife, Sally Campbell Shaw, describing visits with President James Monroe, his wife, Elizabeth Monroe, and Hannah Nicholson Gallatin and giving details of furnishings and fashion; and proclamation (1815 January 1) signed by James Madison and James Monroe appointing Samuel Shaw as hospital surgeon, U.S. Army.

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