Riggs family papers, 1763-1945.


Riggs family papers, 1763-1945.

Family and business correspondence, diaries, writings, financial records, biographical and genealogical papers, printed matter, and other papers of Riggs family members. Also includes the papers of Thomas Riggs, Jr., relating to gold mining in Alaska, the Alaskan Engineering Commission, his governorship of Alaska, the Alaska Boundary Survey, and to family matters; papers of T. Lawrason Riggs relating to personal and family matters, World War I service with the U.S. Army American Expeditionary Forces in France, experiences as a Catholic priest, and writings; and papers of William Henry Riggs relating to his travels in Egypt, Palestine, Spain, and Syria, and to his interests in the art world, including his donations to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Includes papers of other family members and records of the firm of Corcoran & Riggs relating, in part, to the financing of the Mexican War and the settlement (1843) of Choctaw and Chickasaw land claims. Correspondents include George Bancroft, Clara Barton, Thomas Hart Benton, Albert Bierstadt, Dion Boucicault, James Buchanan, Ole Bull, John C. Calhoun, George Earle Chamberlain, Walter Eli Clark, Grover Cleveland, W.W. Corcoran, Frederic R. Coudert, Frederick S. Cozzens, J.L.M. Curry, Jefferson Davis, John W. Davis, John Elliott, Ernest Gruening, Joseph F. Guffey, Nathan Hale, Franklin K. Lane, Francis Napier, George Newbold, Noel J. Ogilvie, John Howard Payne, George Peabody, James K. Polk, William Henry Seward, John Slidell, Buckingham Smith, Julian Street, Booth Tarkington, Daniel Webster, Levi Woodbury, and Brigham Young.

100,000 items.359 containers.3 microfilm reels.145.6 linear feet.

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Davis, John W. (John William), 1873-1955

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Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850

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Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852

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British diplomatist and administrator in India. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Thirlestane [Castle, near Lauder], to Cyrus W. Field, [1872 or later] Aug. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 540757694 ...

Riggs, George Washington, 1813-1881

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Alaskan Boundary Survey

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Riggs, Elisha Francis, 1887-1936

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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...

Riggs, Elisha, 1779-1853.

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Elisha Riggs was a New York banker. From the description of Letter, December 25, 1840. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 247455773 ...

Riggs, Elisha Francis, 1851-1910

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Epithet: son of George Washington Riggs British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001195.0x000104 ...

Catholic Church

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During much of Doctor José Gaspar de Francia's dictatorship (1814-1840), Paraguay was without a bishop and the church was harrassed. From the description of Libro de providencias, ordenes, y autos : por Dn. Juan Antonio Riveras, cura rector de la parrequial de la Villeta : manuscript, 1804-1857. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612746619 An antiphonary is a book containing sacred vocal music, both the antiphons of the breviary, and the musical notes. An antiphon it...

Slidell, John, 1793-1871

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American lawyer and politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to T.H. Herbert, Esq., 1856 12 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664032 Slidell was a Louisiana lawyer and politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and as Confederate agent to France whose capture sparked the Trent affair. From the description of Legal answer, 1800s. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 122558030 ...

Riggs, T. Lawrason (Thomas Lawrason), 1888-1943

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T. Lawrason Riggs taught at Yale University, 1916-1917; served with Mobile Hospital Units in World War I; ordained a Roman Catholic priest, 1922; chaplain Catholic Club at Yale, 1922-1938, and the More Club, 1938-1943; founded St. Thomas More Chapel Chapel; instructor at Albertus Magnus College, 1925-1938; administrator, Church of Our Lady of Pompeii, East Haven, 1922-1938; author and active on many boards. From the description of Thomas Lawrason Riggs papers, 1828-1941 (inclusive). ...

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"These were written at periods when Mr. Tarkington and Susanah [his wife] were in Indianapolis and they wanted to have news from Kennebunkport, Maine. We had known him very shortly after we moved to Kennebunkport in about 1917, after the war. He was known as 'the gentleman from Indiana' and was a well known author at the time the first letter in this collection was written. . . . Mr. Tarkington had rented a house in Kennebunkport for many years but decided that he would like to design his own pl...

Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902

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United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces

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Historical Note American Expeditionary Force The American Expeditionary Force (AEF) was the U.S. military force in Europe during World War I. Although a division commanded by General John J. Pershing was sent to France in June 1917, most of the AEF was manned as a result of passage of the Selective Service Act (40 Stat. 76) by the U.S. Congress on 18 May 1917, creating the Selective Service System. The Act gave the president the p...

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Chamberlain, George E. (George Earle), 1854-1928

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George Earle Chamberlain (b.1913), grandson and namesake of the former governor and senator of Oregon, son of otolaryngologist Dr. Charles Thomson Chamberlain. He received a BA from the University of Oregon in 1936, and an MD from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1938. Chamberlain served as captain and resident physician in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWII. He began serving in 1941, when he was stationed in New York, N. Y.,at the New York Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Infirmary. He ...

Guffey, Joseph F., 1870-1959

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Averill Coal and Oil Company

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Corcoran & Riggs

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Lane, Franklin K.

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Coudert, Frederic R. (Frederic René), 1871-1955

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In 1897, Frederic R. Coudert and his father, Frederic René Coudert, Sr., became the first pair of father and son lawyers to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme court in a single day. From the guide to the The reminiscences of Frederic René Coudert, 1949, 1950., 1949-1950, (American Philosophical Society) Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Frederic René Coudert : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: ...

Peabody, George, 1795-1869

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Chamberlain, George E. (George Earle), 1854-1928

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George Earle Chamberlain (b.1913), grandson and namesake of the former governor and senator of Oregon, son of otolaryngologist Dr. Charles Thomson Chamberlain. He received a BA from the University of Oregon in 1936, and an MD from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1938. Chamberlain served as captain and resident physician in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWII. He began serving in 1941, when he was stationed in New York, N. Y.,at the New York Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Infirmary. He ...

Hale, Nathan, 1784-1863

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Clark, Walter Eli, 1869-1950

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Ogilvie, Noel J.

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Riggs family.

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Riggs, Thomas, 1873-1945

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000128 James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857–1861. Prior to his presidency, Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, and served as Secretary of State under President James K. Polk (1845-1849). Source : About the White Hous...

Bull, Ole, 1810-1880

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Ole Bull was born in Bergen, Norway on February 5, 1810. From an early age he showed a rare talent for the violin, and he made his solo debut in 1819. He took lessons from students of Viotti and Baillot, and also learned much from traditional Norwegian fiddlers, an influence that contributed to his unique style. Bull was interested in the design and construction of violins and bows, and by using a flatter bridge and a rounded bow, he was able to produce unusual polyphonic effects. He made many E...

Metropolitan museum of art New York, N.Y.

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Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890

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Riggs, Elisha, 1826-1881

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Merchant and financier of New York City. From the description of Elisha Riggs correspondence, 1835-1851 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 419403027 ...

Alaskan Engineering Commission

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The Alaska Engineering Commission (AEC) was created by President Woodrow Wilson as part of the Alaska Railroad Act (38 Stat. 305), March 12, 1914, to supervise construction of Alaska's railways. The AEC went under the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1915. When construction was complete and the railroad began operating in 1923, the AEC became the Alaska Railroad Commission, redesignated The Alaska Railroad. From the description of U.S. Alaska Engineering Commission photograph colle...

Elliott, John, active 1841-1889

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Riggs, Romulus, 1782-1846

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Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903

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Statesman, author, clergyman, diplomat, and educator, of Richmond, Va. From the description of Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry papers, 1854-1931; (bulk 1882-1903). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19490877 From the description of Papers, 1881-1884 [microform]. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 63123465 From the guide to the Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry Papers, 1854-1931, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke Uni...

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Newbold, George, -1858

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George Newbold and Thomas Franklin were commission merchants in New York City. Newbold, originally from Burlington, NJ, served as President of the Bank of North America and as a governor and President of the New York Hospital Society. A member of New York Monthly Meeting, he was disowned from the Orthodox branch in 1830 for marrying his second wife contrary to discipline. He died in 1858. His partner until March 1, 1804, Thomas Franklin, is assumed to be the Quaker merchant who died in 1830, age...

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849

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James Knox Polk followed a career path which was blazed by Andrew Jackson. Both men hailed from southwestern North Carolina. Both migrated to Tennessee, where they practiced law and entered politics, and both were elected president of the United States. As similar as their paths were, James Polk was a different personality from his fiery predecessor. His life and career were marked by a relentless pursuit of his goals instead of the dramatic aura that perpetually surrounded Jackson. The effect...

Barton, Clara, 1821-1912

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Founder of the American Red Cross. From the description of Letter to James Langstaff Dunn [manuscript], 1865 September 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813309 Nurse and organizer of the American National Red Cross, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19241558 Clara Barton (1821-1912) was the founder and for twenty-three years president of the American Red Cross. She ...

United States. Army

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The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...

Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858

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Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) was a Missouri Democrat who served as a senator from 1821 to 1851. He opposed both abolitionism and the extension of slavery into new territories, but was a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He died in 1858. From the guide to the Thomas Hart Benton letter, 1846 May 14, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah) Lawyer; Tennessee state senator, 1809-1811; aide-de-camp to Andrew Jackson; colonel of a regiment of ...