Christopher Van Deventer papers, 1799-1925.

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Van Deventer, Christopher, d. 1838. Christopher Van Deventer papers, 1799-1925.

Christopher Van Deventer papers, 1799-1925.

The Christopher Van Deventer papers contain incoming and outgoing correspondence and documents concerning the War of 1812, the politics of the 1810s and 1820s, and the political career of John C. Calhoun.

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