William Short papers, 1778-1853.


Short, William, 1759-1849. William Short papers, 1778-1853.

William Short papers, 1778-1853.

Diplomatic, financial, and personal correspondence, financial and business papers, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Short's activities as secretary to Thomas Jefferson, his diplomatic missions to France, Holland, and Spain, his aborted mission to Russia, and his extensive business interests, especially land speculation in Ohio, Kentucky, New York, and Virginia, and his investments in railroads and canals. Correspondence with American and European diplomatic and political leaders pertains to the French Revolution, American public debt, Virginia politics, foreign relations between the U.S. and France and Spain, and the American Colonization Society. Correspondents include John Adams, William Carmichael, Michel-Guillaume St. Jean de Crèvecoeur, Robert Fulton, Albert Gallatin, Don Diego Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Manuel de Godoy, William Grayson, Alexander Hamilton, Isaac Hull, Thomas Jefferson, the marquis de Lafayette, James Madison, James Monroe, Gouverneur Morris, William Nelson, Thomas Paine, Thomas Pinckney, Edmund Randolph, M. M. Robinson, John Rutledge, Fulwar Skipwith, Alexis de Tocqueville, Bushrod Washington, and Charles Wilkins Short, and other Short family members.

20,000 items.64 containers plus 5 oversize.32 microfilm reels.26 linear feet.

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