Riggs family papers, 1763-1945.

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Riggs, Elisha, 1779-1853. 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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