Benjamin B. French family papers, 1778-1940 (bulk 1813-1893).

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French, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Brown), 1800-1870. Benjamin B. French family papers, 1778-1940 (bulk 1813-1893).

Benjamin B. French family papers, 1778-1940 (bulk 1813-1893).

Part I contains correspondence primarily between Benjamin B. French and his half brother Henry Flagg French of Exeter, N.H., journals (1828-1870), poems, clippings, and printed material. Includes Benjamin B. French's observations on New Hampshire politics, freemasonry, his involvement with the Magnetic Telegraph Company, the presidency of Franklin Pierce, social life in Washington, D.C., French's association with Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln's assassination, the Civil War, the years following the Civil War, and Congress. Part II consists chiefly of the papers of Benjamin B. French, his son Francis Ormond French, and Amos Tuck. Benjamin B. French's correspondence continues topics found in Part I. Francis Ormond French's journals cover his early years in Washington, D.C., as well as his years at the Rittenhouse Academy, Washington, D.C., Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., and Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass. His correspondence provides insight into the life of a prosperous American family of the late nineteenth century in New York, N.Y. Amos Tuck's correspondence pertains to politics, his travels in the Midwest in 1851, and the devastation of the South from the Civil War. Also includes letters of William Merchant Richardson. Francis's correspondents include Harris C. Fahnestock, Daniel Chester French, Lot M. Morrill, Hugh McCulloch, William A. Richardson, and John Sherman.

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French, Francis O. (Francis Ormond), 1837-1893

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McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895

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French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931

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Rittenhouse Academy

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Richardson, William A. (William Adams), 1821-1896

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U.S. secretary of the treasury, educator, jurist, and author. From the description of Letter of William A. Richardson, 1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449526 ...

Richardson, William Merchant, 1774-1838

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Morrill, Lot M. (Lot Myrick), 1812-1883

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Harvard College (1780- )

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Special students were those who took courses in Harvard College but were not degree candidates; they had not gone through the standard admissions process completed by AB degree candidates. From the description of Records of special students, 1876-1907. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064523 It is unclear whether F.C. Fabel ever attended Harvard College. F.C. Fabel may be Frederick Charles Fabel, who received an AB from the University of Rochester in 1893. ...

French, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Brown), 1800-1870

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Benjamin Brown French was assistant clerk in the United States House of Representatives from 1826 to 1845 when he was promoted to Clerk during the 29th Congress. He subsequently served as U.S. Commissioner of Public Buildings. His interests included poetry and he was an enthusiastic Freemason. Henry Flagg French was an attorney in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He was a county solicitor from 1838 to 1848, and a bank commissioner from 1848 to 1852. He served as a justice of the Court of Common ...

Sherman, John, 1823-1900

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U.S. secretary of state and secretary of the treasury, and U.S. senator and representative from Ohio. From the description of Papers of John Sherman, 1836-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066449 U.S. Senator from Ohio and brother of General William T. Sherman. From the description of Franked envelope, April 12, [1800s]. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 123416138 Ohio politician, John Sherman, served as U. S. Representativ...

Fahnestock, Harris C. (Harris Charles), 1835-1914

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Investment banker. His banking career began in his hometown of Harrisburg, Pa. In 1862 he became a partner in Jay Cooke and Company in the Washington, D.C. branch. After Cooke's bankruptcy in 1873, Fahnestock joined George F. Baker at the First National Bank of New York. He was a senior officer there for forty years. See sketch in Dictionary of American Biography. From the description of Papers, 1855-1914 (inclusive). (Harvard Business School). WorldCat record id: 269593968 ...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Prior to his presidency he served in both the House of Representatives (1833-1837) and the Senate (1837-1842) as a legislator from New Hampshire. Although a Northerner, he sympathized with the Southern cause during the American Civil War and was good friends with Jefferson Davis....

United States. Congress

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Bills of the 96th Congress to provide for temporary increases in the public debt limit, and for other purposes. From the description of Public debt legislation, 96th Congress : legislative history of public debt legislation, 1979-1980. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 243776779 Bill of the 96th Congress to impose a windfall profit tax on domestic crude oil, and for other purposes. From the description of Crude oil windfall profit tax act of 1980 ...

French family.

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Phillips Exeter Academy

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French, Henry F. (Henry Flagg), 1813-1885

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Banker, lawyer, judge, college president, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and author; b. in Chester, N.H. From the description of Papers, 1850-1870. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70960554 ...

Magnetic Telegraph Company

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Tuck, Amos, 1810-1879

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