Papers of Louis McLane, 1795-1894 (bulk 1817-1855).

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McLane, Louis, 1786-1857. Papers of Louis McLane, 1795-1894 (bulk 1817-1855).

Papers of Louis McLane, 1795-1894 (bulk 1817-1855).

Correspondence primarily betwen McLane and members of his family. Topics include social life in Washington, D.C., Congressional politics, the administrations of James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and James K. Polk, the conduct of the Second Seminole War in Florida, relations with Henry Clay and Daniel Webster, the election of 1824, and McLane's duties as U.S. minister to Great Britain, especially relating to the Oregon boundary question. Also includes letters of McLane's son, Robert M. McLane, relating to his service in the Second Seminole War, his diplomatic mission to China (1853-1854), and other matters; letters of McLane's son-in-law, Joseph E. Johnston, relating to the Mexican War and military service in the Southwest; and letters of another son, Allan McLane, relating to naval activities at Veracruz Llave, Mexico, during the Mexican War. Family correspondents include McLane's wife, Catherine Mary Milligan McLane, other members of the McLane (McLean) family, and members of the allied Sims (Simms), Tiffany, Milligan, and Wells families. Other correspondents include George Hamilton Gordon, earl of Aberdeen, George Bancroft, William Chase Barney, McHenry Boyd, James Buchanan, Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, Philip Hamilton, John Y. Mason, Henry Moore Ridgely, Adele Sigoigne, A.P. Upshur, and David Urquhart.

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