Papers of David Ames Wells, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886)

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Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. Papers of David Ames Wells, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886)

Papers of David Ames Wells, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886)

Correspondence, writings, printed material, and other papers concerning economics, with particular emphasis on taxation, the tariff, and free trade. Correspondents include Charles Francis Adams, Jr., Henry Adams, Edward Atkinson, Frederick A. P. Barnard, Thomas F. Bayard, Henry Ward Beecher, Henry W. Bellows, Samuel Bowles, William Cullen Bryant, Roscoe Conkling, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., William Maxwell Evarts, Cyrus W. Field, Stephen Johnson Field, Hamilton Fish, James A. Garfield, Henry George, Jay Gould, Horace Greeley, Edward Everett Hale, Joseph R. Hawley, John T. Hoffman, William Dean Howells, Francis Lieber, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hugh McCulloch, Louis Mallet, Manton Marble, Charles Nordhoff, William Orton, Robert Dale Owen, John Meredith Read, Jr., Whitelaw Reid, Mahlon Sands, Carl Schurz, Samuel J. Tilden, Henry Villard, Andrew Dickson White, Horace White, and John Russell Young.

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Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

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Robert Owen was a socialist and philanthropist. From the guide to the Robert Owen correspondence, 1821-1858, 1821-1858, (American Philosophical Society) Social reformer, proprietor of a utopian society at New Harmony, Ind., and diplomat. From the description of Robert Dale Owen : miscellaneous papers, 1844-1870. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49307173 American social reformer. From the description of Letter to William D...

White, Horace, 1834-1916

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Journalist and economist. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : to [Horton?], 1886 May 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805830 Journalist and editor for Chicago Tribune (1857-1874) and New York Evening Post (1881-1903). Author of several books including a biography of Lyman Trumbull. From the description of Letters, November 1863, July 30, 1865. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 145746010 From the desc...

Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898

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American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Wilmington, Del., to [Henry Morrison] Flagler, 1884 Sept. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672065 Epithet: American statesman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x000223 Diplomat and statesman; U.S. senator (1869-1885); U.S. secretary of state (1885-1888); of Wilmington, Del. From the descriptio...

Read, John Meredith, 1837-1896

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John Meredith Read, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1837; graduated from Brown University and Albany Law School; served as Adjutant-General of the State of New York, 1860-1866; United States Consul-General for France and Algiers, 1869-1873; Acting Consul-General of The German Government in France, 1870-1872; United States Minister to Greece, 1873-1879; died in Paris, France, 1896. Read was one of the original members of Cornell University's Board of Trustees listed in the University's Chart...

Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892

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Cyrus West Field (1819-1892) was a merchant and capitalist who promoted the laying of the first Atlantic cable linking the U.S. with Europe. He formed a company to build cable communications between Newfoundland and Ireland, helped establish elevated trains in New York City, and participated in the development of the Wabash Railroad. Other business ventures included ownership of a New York newspaper, the Mail and Express. From the description of Cyrus W. Field papers, 1831-1905, bulk...

Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886

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Catherine Peirson (1796-1888) was a descendant of Henry Peirson (1618-1680), who departed Yorkshire, England in 1639. The Peirson family settled in Massachusetts, in Suffolk County, New York, and in Morristown, New Jersey. The daughter of Captain Nathan Peirson, Catherine owned several properties in Richmond, Massachusetts, a small town adjacent to Columbia County, New York, where Samuel J. Tilden was born and raised. According to Tilden friend and biographer John Bigelow, Peirson, who never mar...

McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895

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Banker. Served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. From the description of Letter, 1885 August 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122379137 Epithet: Secretary to the USA Treasury British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000220.0x000128 American Banker and Statesman. From the description of Letter signed : Treasury Department, to E. Cooper, Acting Private Secretary, 1866 Apr. 25. (Unknown)....

Young, John Russell, 1840-1899

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Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000574.0x000334 Irish American journalist, author, diplomat and Librarian of Congress. From the description of John Russell Young letters [manuscript], 1867-1891. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 174958754 Journalist, editor, diplomat, and Librarian of Congress. From the description of John Russell Young paper...

Sands, Mahlon

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Barnard, F. A. P. (Frederick Augustus Porter), 1809-1889

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President of Columbia College, New York City. From the description of F.A.P. Barnard correspondence, 1865 Oct. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 761962841 American mathematician who served as president of the University of Mississippi from 1856 to 1858 and as president of Columbia University from 1864 to 1889. From the description of Letter, 1871. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367389595 President of the University of Mississippi, 1856-1858; Chancellor of t...

Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Horace Greeley (1811-1872), American journalist, political leader, social reformer, and editor of the New York Tribune. In 1872 he received the Democratic Party's nomination for President. His New York herald was known for energetic reporting, moral standards, and intellectual appeal; its correspondents included Mark Twain, Bayard Taylor, Karl Marx, and Margaret Fuller, the first woman journalist on the staff of a major paper. He was a national figure, an innovative journalist, and influenced...

Hoffman, John T. (John Thompson), 1828-1888

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John Thompson Hoffman (1828-1888), lawyer and politician, was mayor of New York City from 1866 to 1868, and governor of New York State from 1869 to 1872. From the description of John T. Hoffman correspondence, 1868-1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122532271 From the guide to the John T. Hoffman correspondence, 1868-1883, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Tammany politician, mayor of New York City, 1866-1868, and governor of New Yo...

Gould, Jay, 1836-1892

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Gould purchased Lyndhurst in 1880, using it as a summer home and country retreat. From the description of Family papers, 1863-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155540352 Businessman and financier. From the description of Papers of Jay Gould, 1873-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453645 Financier, New York City. From the description of Address book, [18--]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58665136 ...

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) ...

Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915

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Railroad expert, civic leader, historian; son of Charles Francis Adams, son of John Quincy Adams. From the description of ALS, 1864 Sept. 4, City Point, Va., to the Provost Marshal General's Dept., City Point. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690013 Adams was a General in the US Army in the Civil War. After the War he was a railroad executive and eventually president of the Union Pacific Railroad, 1884-1890. From the description of [Letter...

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). ...

Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901-....

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American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Autograph endorsement signed : [n.p.], 1868 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615412 From the description of Letter signed : "Department of State," Washington, to Charles Devens, 1877 Dec. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615410 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to R.H. Bowne, 1860 Oct. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615406 From the description of Autograph l...

Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888

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Roscoe Conkling was a New York politician and lawyer, serving in Congress as both Senator and Representative. He resigned abruptly to protest Federal appointments in New York, and returned to his law practice. He later declined an appointment to the United States Supreme Court. From the description of Roscoe Conkling letter to D.B. Sickels, 1876 Apr. 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52734482 Roscoe Conkling was a Senator (1867-81) and Congre...

Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906

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Army officer, statesman, journalist, legislator, and U.S. Secy. of the Interior, of Missouri. From the description of Papers, 1870-1901 (bulk 1870-1890). (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 70953302 German-American army officer, author and politician. From the description of Papers of Carl Schurz, 1862-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136358 U.S. cabinet officer, diplomat, and senator from Missouri, Union Ar...

Marble, Manton, 1834-1917

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Manton Marble (1834-1917) was a journalist, editor, and publisher of the New York World. James was an American novelist, short-story writer, critic, and dramatist. From the guide to the Correspondence with Henry James, 1901-1916., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Editor and publisher. From the description of Manton Marble papers, 1838-1916 (bulk 1864-1898). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981175 Manton Marble was a journal...

Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882

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Unitarian minister; President, United States Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. From the description of Henry W. Bellows letters, 1861-1863. (Columbia University in the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 62754818 New York City resident and Unitarian clergyman. From the description of Letter, 1844. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31526778 Henry Whitney Bellows (1814-1882) was born in Boston and received a B.A. from Harvard Colleg...

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...

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

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Carolyn Wells published under the pseudonym Rowland Wright. From the description of Autograph postcard signed from W.D. Howells to Carolyn Wells, Rahway [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 694525270 Author, editor, critic. From the description of Letters chiefly to Alexander? Black [manuscript] 1888-1919. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943111 William Dean Howells was an American novelist...

Mallet, Louis, 1823-1890

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Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872

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Political scientist and author; born in Berlin, settled in U.S. 1827. From the description of ALsS : to George Mifflin Dallas, 1846. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122365122 Political scientist and educator. From the description of Letter, 1865 July 28, New York, to Dr. C[harles?] D[aniel?] Drake, St. Louis, Missouri [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806353 Francis Lieber: German American political phil...

Atkinson, Edward, 1827-1905

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Economist. From the description of Papers of Edward Atkinson, 1882-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449908 Edward Atkinson was an American economist and underwriter. From the description of Edward Atkinson letters, 1868-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122575952 From the guide to the Edward Atkinson letters, 1868-1898, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American author, industrialist, and economist. ...

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...

Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878

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William Cullen Bryant (b. November 3, 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts-d. June 12, 1878, New York, New York), American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post....

Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901

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American author and sailor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (7) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1863-1886 Dec. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611572 Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) was an American journalist and author. He edited the New York Evening Post from 1857 to 1871, was the New York Herald's Washington correspondent from 1874 to 1890, and wrote political works and books about the sea. He advocated the Union cause in the U.S. Civil W...

Adams, Henry, 1838-1918

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Henry Adams (1838-1918) was an American historian, novelist, and critic. From the guide to the Henry Adams papers, 1871-1938, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Historian, educator, and author. From the description of U.S. history collection of Henry Adams, 1787-1814. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131906 Adams was an American novelist, historian, and social critic. Rae was a friend of Adams' wife, Marian (Clover) Adams. ...

Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898

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Economist, author, and public official. From the description of Papers of David Ames Wells, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067851 American economist. From the description of Papers of David Ames Wells [manuscript], 1851-1887. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812256 Biographical Note 1828, June 17 Born, Sp...

White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918

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The second International Peace Conference was held at the Hague in 1907. From the description of Hague Peace Conference documents, 1907. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64052217 Ambassador to Russia; first president of Cornell University. From the description of Andrew Dickson White papers, 1901-1902. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155410378 Andrew Dickson White was born at Homer, New York, November 7, 1832. ...

Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878

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Bowles was an American journalist and publisher. From the description of Letter, a portrait, and newspaper clippings, 1872-ca. 1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80880580 Samuel Bowles was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on February 9, 1826. He was the editor of the daily edition of the Springfield Republican from 1844 to 1878. Noted for his willingness to comment on matters of political corruption, he was the subject of a libel suit. Bowles was involved with the Liber...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893

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American statesman; Secretary of State. From the description of Letter signed : Washington, to Thomas J. Durant, 1870 Oct. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538114 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to F.B. Schell, 1890 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526181 American statesman and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to William B. Snell, Esq., (18)76 Dec. 19. (Unknown). World...

Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

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Ohio Republican representative to Congress, 1863-1878; 20th president of the United States. From the description of Letter : House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., to William L. Perkins, Painesville, Ohio, 1877 Mar. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 57317608 James Garfield, twentieth President of the United States, was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. After embarking on an academic career, he joined the Ohio volunteer infantry regiment, and in 1863 was appointed...

George, Henry, 1839-1897

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Economist and reformer. From the description of Papers of Henry George, 1888-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455433 Henry George (1839-1897), political economist and social reformer, was best known for his book Progress and Poverty, in which he advocated economic equality through a single tax on land value. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City on a labor ticket in 1884 and died during his second mayoral campaign in 1897. From the guide to the H...

Field, Stephen J. (Stephen Johnson), 1816-1899

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Field graduated from Williams College (1837), studied law with David Dudley Field, remaining his partner until 1848. He served as associate justice of the U.S. States Supreme Court (1863-1897). From the description of Letters and autographs of Stephen J. Field, 1875, 1895. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339000 California lawyer and jurist; U.S. Supreme Court justice, 1863. From the description of Letter : Sacramento, [Calif., to Abraham Linc...

Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887

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Abolitionist; orator; pastor of Plymouth Church, 1847-1887. From the description of Papers, [ca.1847]-1937, 1847-1887 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155459715 American Congregational clergyman, lecturer, reformer, and author. From the guide to the Henry Ward Beecher papers, 1851-1896, n.d, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Congregationalist minister. From the description of Sermon notes, [n.d.], 1893, 18...

Orton, William, 1826-1878

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Villard, Henry, 1835-1900

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Henry Villard was a journalist, railway promoter, and financier. Born in Bavaria, he came to the United States in 1853. He worked as a journalist for a variety of newspapers and was a Civil War correspondent for the New York Herald and New York Tribune . In 1873 Villard became a representative for a group of German bondholders of the Oregon and California Railroad, and his career as a railroad promoter in the Northwest was launched. He was president of the Northern Pacific Railroad, 1881-1884. V...