Papers of Joseph R. Hawley, 1638-1906 (bulk 1841-1906).

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Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell), 1826-1905. Papers of Joseph R. Hawley, 1638-1906 (bulk 1841-1906).

Papers of Joseph R. Hawley, 1638-1906 (bulk 1841-1906).

Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, drafts of speeches, business papers, and memorabilia relating to Hawley's personal and family life and to his business and political work. Topics in the papers include Hamilton College in the 1840's, the antislavery movement in New York and Connecticut, Connecticut and Republican Party politics, Hawley's Civil War activities serving with the 1st and 9th Connecticut Infantry Regiments in Virginia and North and South Carolina, Union Army veterans' groups, Reconstruction, his work as a newspaper editor in Hartford, Conn., the U.S. Centennial, and congressional politics. Correspondents include James G. Blaine, Schuyler Colfax, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Franklin B. Dexter, Benjamin Douglas, Richard S. Ely, William C. Endicott, Joshua Reed Giddings, Francis Gillette, Edward Everett Hale, Hinton Rowan Helper, Joshua Leavitt, Henry Cabot Lodge, Dwight Loomis, Horace Mann, Whitelaw Reid, John Sherman, Gerrit Smith, Leland Stanford, Edwin M. Stanton, Charles Sumner, Albion Tourgée, Amos Tuck, Amasa Walker, Charles Dudley Warner, and Gideon Welles. Also includes correspondence of Hawley's wife, Harriet Foote Hawley.

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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 ...

Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

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Congressman from Indiana; Vice President of the United States, 1869-1873. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Henry G. Hill, New York, 1864 Mar. 23. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28900958 South Bend, Indiana, newspaper publisher, 1845-1863; Indiana representative, 1855-1869; speaker, House of Representatives, 1863-1869; U.S. vice president, 1869-1873. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to E.F. Chapman, 1867 Feb. 23. (A...

Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell), 1826-1905

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Former Union general; U.S. senator from Connecticut (1881-1905). From the description of Autograph memorandum, [between 1881-1905]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973305 American Amry officer; United States senator from Connecticut. From the description of Autograph telegram signed : Wilmington, N.C., to Major Prince, 1865 May 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270479165 The April 29, 1868 issue of the Hartford (Conn.) Post, page 2, column 2, quotes fr...

Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900

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Charles Dudley Warner was an American editor, essayist, and novelist. Born in Plainfield, Mass., Warner spent most of his childhood years in Charlemont, Mass. Following graduation from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., and legal training at the University of Pennsylvania, Warner practiced law in Chicago, returning to the East Coast to assume editorial positions at The Hartford press (later Hartford courant) and Harper's magazine. He was the first president of the National Institute of Arts and ...

Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882

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Lawyer and author. From the description of Richard Henry Dana correspondence, 1843-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449368 Author and lawyer Richard Henry Dana was the privileged son of an aristocratic Massachusetts family. Taking time from Harvard because of medical problems, he went to sea, where his experiences as a sailor inspired him to write Two Years Before the Mast. A sea story that was part memoir and part social commentary, the novel proved to be popular with...

Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

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U.S. representative and senator from Maine; newspaper editor; unsuccessful candidate for U.S. president; Secretary of State; resident of Portland, Me.; b. in West Brownsville, Pa.; buried in Augusta, Me. From the description of James G. Blaine autograph letter signed to Hon. E. A. Rollins, 1864 Oct. 27. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 182560206 James Gillespie Blaine was born 1830 Jan. 31 in West Brownsville, Pa., and died 1893 Jan. 27 in Washington, ...

Douglas, Benjamin, 1816-1894.

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Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

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Congressman, philanthropist, reformer. From the description of Letter, 1840 May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122379141 Gerrit Smith resided in Peterboro (N.H.?) at the time of these writings and was a strong supporter of emancipation and African American rights. Upon his death the African American citizens of Buffalo paid him a formal tribute. From the description of Letters and broadsides, 1868-1871. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 34178334 ...

Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878

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A native of Glastonbury, Conn., Gideon Welles began his career as a lawyer but took up journalism as a profession, founding the Hartford Times, which he also edited, in 1826. Active in the Democratic Party in Connecticut, he served in the Connecticut state legislature and in several state offices. He later shifted his allegiance to the Republican Party due to his strong anti-slavery views and founded the Hartford Evening Press, a zealously Republican newspaper. President Abraham Lincoln appointe...

Hale, Edward Everett, Sr., 1822-1909

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Author and clergyman. From the description of Papers, 1750-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578272 American author and clergyman. From the description of Letter to Sydney Howard Gay [manuscript], 1877 June 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647847758 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1860 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270879281 Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) ...

United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 9th (1861-1865)

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Gillette, Francis, 1807-1879

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Graduate of Yale, representative to the Connecticut General Assembly and United States Senator. From the description of Francis Gillette papers, ca. 1825-1902. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 63675013 ...

Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900

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William Crowninshield Endicott was Secretary of War from 1885 to 1889. Josiah Royce was author of California, from the conquest in 1846 to the second vigilance committee in San Francisco, which was published in 1886. From the description of Letter to Josiah Royce, 1885, Apr. 9. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122288820 ...

Ely, Richard Sheldon, 1818-1894.

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Leavitt, Joshua, 1794-1873

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Abolitionist, Congregational clergyman, and editor. From the description of Joshua Leavitt family papers, 1812-1901 (bulk 1824-1871). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980150 ...

Mann, Horace, 1796-1859

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Educator and innovator of the public school system in the United States. From the description of Letter, 1844, Feb. 26, Boston, [Mass.?] to "My dear sister" [i.e. Mrs. Rebecca Pennelf], Wrentham, Mass. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 39863863 American educator and social reformer. From the description of Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1856 Mar. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639351466 U.S. representative from Massachusetts, reformer, co...

Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893

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Lawyer born in Albany, New York but moved to California where he became active in the Republican Party, running for governor and losing in 1860. Later president of the Union Pacific Railroad and founder of Stanford University. From the description of Letter, March 14, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55662301 Leland Stanford was born March 9, 1824 in Waltervliet Township, New York. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1848 and married Ja...

Tourgée, Albion W. 1838-1905

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American politician and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to an unidentified recipient, 1882 Jun. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572884 Author, civil rights leader, and jurist Albion W. Tourgée was born May 2, 1838 in Williamsfield in the Western Reserve of Ohio, then a center of abolitionist activity. He attended the University of Rochester in New York, but left to enlist in the Union army during the Civil War. Wounded in battle...

Hamilton college Clinton, N.Y.

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Small college in Clinton, N.Y., originally called the Hamilton Oneida Academy. Organized on Jan. 29, 1793. From the description of Order Suspending Edward Thompson, 1816 April 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122629330 ...

Loomis, Dwight, 1821-1903

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Walker, Amasa, 1799-1875

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Economist and U.S. Representative; also Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth (1851-1853). From the description of Amasa Walker document signed, 1851-1852. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 232608557 ...

Helper, Hinton Rowan, 1829-1909

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American writer and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to A.H. Rathbone, 1893 Aug. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470872 Author and diplomat. From the description of Letters of Hinton Rowan Helper, 1860-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450859 Hinton Rowan Helper, born December 27, 1829 in Davie County, North Carolina, was a Southern critic of slavery whose books inflamed the South. His objection to the syst...

Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed), 1795-1864

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Giddings was an abolitionist congressman from the Western Reserve of Ohio. He studied law in the office of Elisha Whittlesey at Canfield, Ohio, in 1821 was admitted to the bar. It is claimed that Giddings later had significant influence on Lincoln's thinking toward the abolition of slavery. From the description of Account book of his law practice in the Court of Common Pleas, Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1827-1835. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 77657856 Ohio s...

Tuck, Amos, 1810-1879

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Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

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American jurist and politician. From the description of Letter signed : "War Department," to William Pitt Fessenden, 1862 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580939 U.S. secretary of war 1862-1868. From the description of Telegram (draft) : ms. : Washington, D.C., to Ulysses S. Grant, Appomattox C.H., Va., 1865 Apr. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380613 Secretary of War; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. ...

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...

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

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Henry Cabot Lodge, American statesman, Republican political leader, author and historian; he was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 12, 1850, a member of the influential New England Lodge and Cabot families. Lodge attended Harvard College, eventually graduating with a Ph.D. in Political Science, he then attended Harvard Law School from which he graduated in 1874. Lodge was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1880-1881, then served in the U.S. House of Representatives from ...

Centennial Exhibition 1876 Philadelphia, Pa.

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The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 marked the 100th anniversary of American freedom. The celebration took place in Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10 and attracted over eight million visitors. The exhibition spread across 450 acres of ground in Fairmont Park and consisted of over 200 buildings. Planning for the event began in 1870, and in 1871, Congress established the United States Centennial Commission to plan and run the exhibition. The following year saw the incorporation of the Centenni...

Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

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The Republican Party is a national political party in the United States, and was founded in 1854. In the 1864 election, the party took the name National Union Party to allow the participation of Democrats. From the description of Republican Party tickets, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 496362231 From the guide to the Republican Party tickets, 1864, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...

Dexter, Franklin Bowditch, 1842-1920

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Epithet: Assistant Librarian Yale College British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000207.0x0000a2 Franklin B. Dexter: librarian and administrator of Yale University; began work in Yale Library in 1867, remaining until 1912 when he became librarian emeritus; from 1867-1907 responsible for cataloguing the Yale Library; also a historian and genealogist; edited histories of Yale and Connecticut, and Obituary Register of Ya...

Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

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U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Hawley, Harriet Ward Foote, 1831-1886

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