James Kent papers, 1779-1854 (bulk 1798-1847).

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Kent, James, 1763-1847. James Kent papers, 1779-1854 (bulk 1798-1847).

James Kent papers, 1779-1854 (bulk 1798-1847).

Correspondence, journals of official and personal travels, diplomas, and commissions pertaining primarily to Kent's service as judge of the New York Supreme Court and as chancellor of the New York Court of Chancery. Documents Kent's life as a lawyer, traveler, and family man. A letter (1832) to Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton includes the draft of Kent's Memories of Alexander Hamilton. Includes material relating to Kent's service in the New York State Militia. reminiscences of Kent, written in 1847 by Simeon Baldwin for Kent's son; and a register of lawsuits entered by the law firms of Livingston and Kent and Livingston and Thompson. Family correspondents include Kent's wife, Elizabeth Kent; his brother, Moss Kent; his brother-in-law, Theodorus Bailey; and his son, William Kent. Correspondents include John Quincy Adams, Simeon Baldwin, George Bancroft, Nicholas Biddle, William Carroll, Henry Clay, David Daggett, Edward Everett, William Johnson, Francis Lieber, William Henry Seward, Benjamin Silliman, Daniel Webster, and William Wirt.

1,500 items.17 containers plus 4 oversize.7 microfilm reels.7 linear feet.

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Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler, 1757-1854

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Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (b. August 9, 1757, Albany, NY–d. November 9, 1854, Washington, DC) was the daughter of Continental Army General Philip Schuyler, a Revolutionary War general, and Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler. The Van Rensselaers and Schuylers were some of the richest and most politically influential families in the state of New York. Elizabeth was described as very strong willed. She met Alexander Hamilton in 1780 and they married soon after. Elizabeth aided her husband dur...

Bancroft, George, 1800-1891

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American historian and author. From the description of Note, an autograph, and a portrait, 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367575323 Epithet: USA Minister in London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x000160 Northampton, Massachusetts, historian and author; secretary of the Navy, 1845-1846; U.S. minister to Berlin, 1867-1874. From the description of Letter: Washington,...

Wirt, William, 1772-1834

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Bailey, Theodorus, 1805-1877

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Washington, D.C. resident and U.S. Navy rear admiral. From the description of Letter, 1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154271517 From the description of Letter, 1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 34126647 Naval officer. From the description of Theodorus Bailey correspondence, 1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449957 Admiral Theodorus Bailey was born in Chauteaugay, New York on April 12, 180...

Daggett, David, 1764-1851

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David Daggett: Connecticut lawyer, jurist, politician; U.S. Senator, 1813-1819; Kent Professor of Law, Yale University, 1826-1848. From the description of David Daggett papers, 1781-1851 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168609 American jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, to Josiah Williams, merchant in Middletown, 1809 Dec. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525969 From the description of Autograph letter...

Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844

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Kent, Moss

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Johnson, William, 1771-1834

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Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, 1803-1834; native of Charleston, S.C.; member, South Carolina House of Representatives, 1794- 1798; Speaker, 1798; Judge, South Carolina Court of Common Pleas, 1798- 1804. From the description of William Johnson papers, 1806-1822. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 30846616 Johnson served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1804-1834. From the description of Correspondence of Will...

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...

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Kent, Elizabeth

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Sister-in-law of Leigh Hunt. From the description of Letter, [ca. Oct. 1823] : to "My Dear Marian" [Marianne Kent Hunt]. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 24831364 ...

Kent, William Henry, active 1880

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Son of Elisha and Susanna (Ford) Kent, of Marshfield, Mass., and descendant of John Kent who came from England in 1645. In 1772 he married Mary Sampson and they had several children. For many years he was engaged in coastwise trade on the sloop Congress. (from Richards. Hist. of Marshfield) (blue index cards) From the description of William Kent papers, 1764-1797 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 440817073 ...

New York (State). Militia

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Levies were special regiments recruited under provisions of the legislature which entitled recruits to plots of unappropriated land. From the description of Levy certificates issued record book. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122617529 ...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania concerning the payment of indents to Pennsylvania [manuscript] 30 September 1790. 1790. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960750 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was influential in founding the United States government and served as its first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795) under President George Washington. ...

Carroll, William, 1788-1844

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Governor of Tennessee and army officer. From the description of William Carroll correspondence, 1815. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452688 ...

Livingston and Thompson

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Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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U.S. senator and representative, from Massachusetts; president of Harvard (1846-1849); Secretary of State (1852-1853). From the description of Autograph letter signed from Edward Everett to R.M.T. Hunter, 1853 Feb. 25. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 123410779 American educator and statesman. From the description of ALsS : to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1830-1857. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156129 Everett was...

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Czolgosz fatally wounded President William McKinley at the Pan- American Exposition, 6 Sept. 1901. From the description of The People of the State of New York vs. Leon Czolgosz : transcript, 1901 Sept. 23-26. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33113709 Mr. Shaeffer, trader, lived in the village of Manlius, in the county Onondaga, New York. He was in debt (2,882 pounds or $7,205) to Leonard Ganswoort and Philip S[chuyler?] Van Rensselaer. From the descr...

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Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864

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Kent, James, 1763-1847

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These maps were compiled over a period of years by Chancellor Kent, a well-known American jurist who was a dominant state supreme court judge in New York throughout the Federalist era. The extensive manuscript annotations are in his hand. These notes are often dated, some as early as the 1820s and others as late as 1840. It is unclear what prompted Kent to assemble this volume, but a possible reason was his interest in missionary activities, often referred to in the notes, which display an intim...

Livingston and Kent (law firm)

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Baldwin, Simeon, 1761-1851

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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...

Livingston and Thompson (law firm)

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Story, Joseph, 1779-1845

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Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 Apr. 7. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 80556600 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 Apr. 7. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822788 Joseph Story (1779-1845) was a Massachusetts lawyer and as...

Livingston and Kent

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Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

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Congressman, U.S. senator, and secretary of state. From the description of Papers 1812-1849. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 704551603 Henry Clay was born in Hanover Co., Va. in 1777 and died in 1852. He served as United States Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) and was elected to the Senate in 1831. John Randolph (1773-1831) was an American statesman known as John Randolph of Roanoke. He was born in Prince George Co., Va. Randolph's fiery denun...