William L. Marcy papers, 1806-1930 (bulk 1806-1857).


Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857. William L. Marcy papers, 1806-1930 (bulk 1806-1857).

William L. Marcy papers, 1806-1930 (bulk 1806-1857).

Correspondence, commonplace book, diary (1831-1857), draft of an autobiography, drafts of diplomatic dispatches, drafts in Marcy's handwriting of presidential messages to Congress (1854-1856), and other papers relating to Marcy which were collected and compiled by Henry Barrett Learned. Materials cover such topics as Marcy's career as a member of the cabinets of presidents James K. Polk and Franklin Pierce; New York state and national Democratic politics (circa 1830-1860); and international relations including the Martin Koszta case, negotiations concerning the Black Warrior affair with Spain, the Gadsden Purchase, proper attire for American diplomats abroad, and Pierre Soulé's conduct in Spain. Includes a commonplace book for Marcy's senior year at Brown University (1808). Correspondents include W.R. Andrews, Benjamin Franklin Angel, George Bancroft, August Belmont, James G. Berret, James Buchanan, Archibald Campbell, Lewis Cass, George Mifflin Dallas, Charles Augustus Davis, Charles Eames, James Gadsden, Timothy Jenkins, Simon B. Jewett, John Livingstone, John Y. Mason, Samuel Marcy, William Porcher Miles, George W. Newell, Horatio J. Perry, Franklin Pierce, James K. Polk, Herman J. Redfield, Winfield Scott, Horatio Seymour, Zachary Taylor, John Addison Thomas, Samuel J. Tilden, Martin Van Buren, Prosper Montgomery Wetmore, Gorham A. Worth, and Silas Wright.

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