Blair family papers, 1755-1968 (bulk 1829-1892).

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Blair family papers, 1755-1968 (bulk 1829-1892).

Correspondence, diaries, lectures and speeches, financial and legal papers, military papers, biographical and genealogical data, printed material, and other papers of various Blair family members. Francis P. Blair's papers primarily document his editorship and publication of the Globe and Congressional Globe in Washington, D.C., his association with Martin Van Buren, and his secret meeting with Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Va. (January 1865) to negotiate a compromise ending the Civil War. Montgomery Blair's papers include his files concerning slavery in western territories and free states, his legal files as counsel in Dred Scott v. Sanford, records from his Washington, D.C., law firm relating primarily to land patents and grants in the western United States, papers relating to his service as U.S. postmaster general in the Lincoln administration, and correspondence pertaining to national, Maryland, and party politics and to military affairs chiefly during the Civil War. The papers of Frank P. Blair, Jr., include Civil War letters and documents and several speeches and papers documenting his service as U.S. representative and senator from Missouri. Gist Blair's papers consist primarily of his research file on the Blair family and of the correspondence and research files of William E. Smith, author of The Francis Preston Blair Family in Politics (1933). Includes a political diary (1840-1843) and other papers of Levi Woodbury. Family correspondence documents the political and social scene in St. Louis, Mo., and Washington, D.C. (1850s-1870s), economic and social conditions in the South during Reconstruction, and family matters. Papers of Woodbury Blair chiefly concern the settlement of the estate of Montgomery and Mary Elizabeth Woodbury Blair. Other papers include a ledger (1822-1826) maintained by Charles Q. Clapp, a merchant in Portland, Maine, and financial records (1838-1860) of Maryland governor Samuel Stevens. Correspondents include Blair family members and extended relations including Mary Elizabeth Woodbury Blair, Gustavus V. and Virginia (Woodbury) Fox, Samuel P. and Elizabeth Blair Lee, Minna Blair Richey, and the Gratz family of Philadelphia, Pa. Other correspondents include John A. Andrew, John G. Barnard, Thomas Hart Benton, Charles S. Bernays, Augustus W. Bradford, James Buchanan, Benjamin F. Butler, William Orlando Butler, Charles Carroll, Lewis Cass, Calvin Clifford Chaffee, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Henry Clay, Edwin Cowles, John J. Crittenden, George Ticknor Curtis, Varina Davis, Henry L. Dawes, John A. Dix, Andrew Jackson Donelson, Stephen Arnold Douglas, Edward Everett, Roswell M. Field, Jessie Benton Frémont, John Charles Frémont, Horace Greeley, William H. Haywood, Thomas Holliday Hicks, Charles Jared Ingersoll, Andrew Jackson, Reverdy Johnson, Amos Kendall, William Berkeley Lewis, Abraham Lincoln, Edward Livingston, Theodore Parker, James Parton, Fitz-John Porter, Thomas George Pratt, William Henry Purnell, Whitelaw Reid, Thomas Ritchie, Winfield Scott, William T. Sherman, Andrew Stevenson, Roger Brook Taney, Philip F. Thomas, John Van Buren, Martin Van Buren, Henry Dana Ward, Gideon Welles, Robert W. Wells, and Silas Wright.

19,050 items.73 containers plus 1 oversize.49 microfilm reels.29.5 linear feet.

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Barnard, John G., 1815-1882

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Ritchie, Thomas, 1778-1854

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Lee, Samuel Phillips, 1812-1897

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Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863

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Pratt, Thomas George, 1804-1869

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Fox, Virginia L. Woodbury

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Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883

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St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer; U.S district attorney, Missouri, 1839-1841; mayor, St. Louis, 1842-1843; judge, Court of Common Pleas, 1843-1849; first solicitor, U.S. Court of Claims, 1855; counsel for Dred Scott, 1856; postmaster general, 1860-1864; Maryland congressman, 1878. From the description of Letter: Wash[ington, D.C.] to Rev[erend] W[illiam] B[uell] Sprague, Albany, N.Y., 1865 Nov. 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27327626 Montgomery Bl...

Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883

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Gustavus Vasa Fox served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War. From the description of G. V. Fox letter to H. R. Anthony, 1865 November 10. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 746765569 Assistant secretary, U.S. Navy, 1861-1866. From the description of Letter : Ports[mout]h, N.H., [18]65 Aug. 10. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30798411 Assistant Secretary of the Navy. ...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...

Butler, William Orlando, 1791-1880

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Butler, a War of 1812 veteran, served as a major general in the Mexican-American War. He was also noted as an attorney, legislator, political figure, and poet. From the description of A night view of the battle of Raisin [poem], 1813 (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28407273 ...

Blair, Gist, 1860-1940

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Wells, R. W. (Robert William), 1795-1864

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United States. Postmaster General

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Letter from N. Udall, Post Office Department, informs California Governor John McDougal (1851-1852) that his nominee for Assistant Postmaster General for California and Oregon, Col. James S. Graham, cannot be considered, since Post Office Department does not intend to establish an office on Pacific coast. From the description of U.S. Postmaster General letter, 1851. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 34816745 ...

Wright, Silas, 1795-1847

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Son of Silas and Eleanor Goodale Wright. Silas practiced law in Canton, N.Y.; married Clarissa Moody, 1833; was a politician, holding offices of County Surrogate, state senator, U.S. Congressman and Senator, 1833-1844, and Governor of New York 1844-1846. From the description of Papers, 1800-1983, 1800-1847 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155472289 Statesman, governor of New York State. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to the publish...

Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876

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American jurist and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, Maryland, to Jonathan Meredith, 1841 Feb. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486276 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, Maryland, to Jonathan Meredith, 1830 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486259 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to "My dear Otho", 1845 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491319 ...

Ward, Henry Dana, 1797-1884

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Clergyman and author; rector of St. Jude's Church. From the description of List of communicants and congregation at St. Jude's Church, New York City, 1852. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58672188 Clergyman and author from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; grandson of Artemas Ward. From the description of Notes of a tour from New York to Philadelphia, Washington, Cincinnati [etc.], 1828 Apr. 30-Jun. 13. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat rec...

Purnell, William Henry, 1826-1902

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000128 James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857–1861. Prior to his presidency, Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, and served as Secretary of State under President James K. Polk (1845-1849). Source : About the White Hous...

Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858

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Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) was a Missouri Democrat who served as a senator from 1821 to 1851. He opposed both abolitionism and the extension of slavery into new territories, but was a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He died in 1858. From the guide to the Thomas Hart Benton letter, 1846 May 14, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah) Lawyer; Tennessee state senator, 1809-1811; aide-de-camp to Andrew Jackson; colonel of a regiment of ...

Clapp, Charles Q., 1799-1868

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Hicks, Thomas Holliday, 1798-1865

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U.S. senator from Maryland and governor of Maryland. From the description of Papers of Thomas Holliday Hicks, circa 1846-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450887 ...

Davis, Varina, 1826-1906

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Second wife of Confederate States of America president Jefferson Davis. From the description of Letter and article: New York [N.Y.], 1905 Oct. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29417912 First Lady of Confederacy. From the description of Letter: Montgomery [Al.], 1863 March [1]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122415155 Author; wife of Jefferson Davis [1808-1889], president of the Confederacy. From the description of V...

Curtis, George Ticknor, 1812-1894

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Curtis was a graduate of Harvard Law School (1834) and brother of Benjamin Robbins Curtis. From the description of Letter regarding Dred Scott case, 19 December 1856. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236049551 George Ticknor Curtis was an American lawyer and historian. Born in Watertown, Massachusetts, he was educated at Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1836. He practiced law and served a term in the Massachusetts House,...

Lee, Elizabeth Blair

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Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876

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Francis P. Blair, 1791-1876, was an influential Kentucky politician, and later, a Washington, D.C. newspaper editor. In 1814, Blair held the position of Franklin County Circuit Court Clerk, and in the 1820's was appointed Clerk of the New Court of Appeals. When the New Court collapsed, Blair became a writer for Amos Kendall's Argus of the Western America. Many pieces were printed in this publication supporting the election of Andrew Jackson over Henry Clay. From the description of Fr...

Field, Roswell M. (Roswell Martin), 1807-1869

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Smith, William E. (William Ernest), 1892-

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Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860.

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Unitarian minister and reformer. From the description of Letter, 1850 Nov. 5, Boston, to Charles Mason. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 170925855 Rev. Theodore Parker (1810-1860), Unitarian minister, social reformer, and publicist, was born in Lexington, Mass., a grandson of Captain John Parker (1729-1775) of Revolutionary fame. Parker graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1836, became minister of West Roxbury, and proceeded to develop his theological and social ...

Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869

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Editor of the Extra Globe, Washington, D.C. From the description of Letters, 1840-1844. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36437687 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to John Mills, United States Attorney in Boston, 1840 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491445 American politican. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Frankfort, to W. W. Worsley, bookseller in Lex...

Bradford, Augustus W. (Augustus Williamson), 1806-1881

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Lawyer and governor of Maryland. From the description of Papers, 1843-1894. (Maryland Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28417726 Governor of Maryland. From the description of Augustus W. Bradford circular letter, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452944 Governor of Maryland (1862-1866). From the description of Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1875 Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639603907 ...

Haywood, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1852

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United States. Congress. Senate

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Bernays, Charles S.

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