Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-1914 (bulk 1804-1897).

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Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851. Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-1914 (bulk 1804-1897).

Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-1914 (bulk 1804-1897).

Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, financial and legal papers, genealogical notes, autograph collections, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers chiefly of Levi Woodbury and also of his son, Charles Levi Woodbury, and other family members. Papers of Levi Woodbury document his service as U.S. secretary of the navy in Andrew Jackson's cabinet, U.S. secretary of the treasury in the Jackson and Martin Van Buren administrations, U.S. senator from New Hampshire, governor of New Hampshire, lawyer, and judge. Subjects include the second Bank of the United States, removal of deposits, the specie circular, panic of 1837, operation of customs houses and land offices, and local and presidential elections of 1824, 1828, 1836, 1840, and 1844. Correspondents include George Bancroft, Thomas Hart Benton, John Helferstein, Isaac Hill, Jesse Hoyt, Henry Hubbard, Andrew Jackson, Dutee Jerauld Pearce, Robert Rantoul, William C. Rives, Richard Rush, Martin Van Buren, Nathaniel West, Campbell Patrick White, and Silas Wright. Papers of Charles Levi Woodbury (1820-1898), state legislator and U.S. district attorney, of Boston, Mass., include material relating to the U.S.-Canadian fisheries dispute in the 1880s, the seizure of U.S. vessels, and Woodbury's work toward modification of the Washington Treaty of 1871; the Morse telegraph patent; and the estate of Mary A. Taylor. Correspondents include William L. Putnam, George Washington Steele, Charles H. Woodbury, and Gordon Woodbury. Also includes correspondence between Levi Woodbury and his wife, Elizabeth Williams Clapp Woodbury; journal (1829) kept by Capt. John Cahoone aboard the Vigilant; ships's logs (1780-1781) kept by Capt. Levi Woodbury; correspondence (1861-1865) and naval documents of Gustavus Vasa Fox; diary (1860-1878) and correspondence of Virginia L. Woodbury Fox; two Indian treaties (1713, 1717); contemporary copies of letters from King Charles II and Queen Anne of Great Britain; and letter (1777) from John Hancock to his wife. Other persons represented include Isaac O. Barnes, Montgomery Blair, Asa Clapp, Asa W.H. Clapp, Nehemiah Eastman, and Ellen C.D.Q. Woodbury.

17,000 items.72 containers plus 1 oversize.44 microfilm reels.16 linear feet.

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White, Campbell Patrick, 1787-1859

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Hoyt, Jesse

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Cahoone, John

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West, Nathaniel, 1794-1864

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Helferstein, John

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United States. Navy

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Woodbury, Levi, active 1780-1781

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Woodbury, Ellen C. D. Q. (Ellen Carolina De Quincy), -1909

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Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851

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Lawyer, governor of New Hampshire, U.S. senator, U.S. secretary of the Navy, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Letters, 1813-1851. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963939 U.S. senator from and governor of New Hampshire, U.S. secretary of the navy, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and Supreme Court justice, and lawyer. From the description of Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-191...

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Barnes, Isaac O.

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Hill, Isaac, 1789-1851

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Bank of the United States (1816-1836)

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Clapp, Asa, 1762-1848

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Fox, Virginia L. Woodbury

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Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883

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Putnam, William L. (William Le Baron), 1835-1918

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Resident of Portland, Me.; b. in Bath, Me.; mayor of Portland from 1869 to 1870 and Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit from 1892 to 1917. From the description of William L. Putnam letter, 1899 Sept. 29. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 537532389 Judge of 1st Circuit Court of Appeals for the U.S.; of Portland, Me. From the description of William Le Baron Putnam papers, 1868-1907. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat r...

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Vigilant (Ship)

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Woodbury, Gordon, 1863-

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Eastman, Nehemiah, 1782-1856

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Rantoul, Robert, 1805-1852

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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...

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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...

Clapp, Asa W. H. (Asa William Henry), 1805-1891

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Rush, Richard, 1780-1859

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) Richard Rush (1780-1859) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Princeton University, he was a lawyer before beginning his political care...

United States. Congress. Senate

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Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Howe)

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