Gouverneur Morris papers, 1771-1834 (bulk 1789-1816).


Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816. Gouverneur Morris papers, 1771-1834 (bulk 1789-1816).

Gouverneur Morris papers, 1771-1834 (bulk 1789-1816).

Letterbooks, diaries, legal and financial papers, and miscellany relating chiefly to Morris's mission to London (1790-1791) and his service as minister to France (1792-1794) and in the U.S. Senate (1800-1803). Also includes material pertaining to Morris's work as a business agent for Robert Morris, social life in Paris, the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror, Morris's New York estate Morrisania, the War of 1812, the Hartford Convention, the development of the Erie Canal, and other events of the period and financial memoranda of his wife, Anne Cary Randolph Morris. Correspondents include William Carmichael, Lord Grenville; Alexander Hamilton; David Humphreys; Thomas Jefferson; Marie Adrienne de Noailles, marquise de Lafayette; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette; Francis Godolphin Osborne, duke of Leeds; Robert Morris; Thomas Pinckney; William Short; and George Washington, as well as various French ministers and diplomats.

75 items.25 containers plus 1 oversize.6 microfilm reels.5.8 linear feet.

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