William D. Williamson papers, 1777-1894.


Williamson, William D. (William Durkee), 1779-1846. William D. Williamson papers, 1777-1894.

William D. Williamson papers, 1777-1894.

Genealogical and biographical sketches of his family by Williamson transcribed from the original by Joseph Williamson; letter from F.A. Cooke (17 June 1859) to Joseph Williamson asking him to give a speech at Castine, Me., on Independence Day; documents concerning the Penobscot expedition, 1779; chronology and diary (1821-1822) of Williamson describing a trip from Bangor to Washington, D.C., with an account of expenses incurred; some brief sketches of notable congressional figures and of President Monroe; references to the presidential ambitions of John Q. Adams, Henry Clay, William H. Crawford, and John C. Calhoun and remarks on legislative and social activities in Washington, D.C., and comments relating to the newly independent nations of South America; journal (29 Aug. to 5 Dec. 1777), of Lt. Colonel Ralph Cross, of Newburyport, Mass., detailing his experiences during the Revolution and containing a brief reference to Gen. Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga, N.Y and a letter from Ralph Cross to his son; and Williamson's narrative of the capture of Gen. Peleg Wadsworth at Westkeag on the Penobscot River in 1781, and of his escape from the British fort at Biquyduce, copied from Dwights's Travels by Timothy Dwight.

3 linear feet (4 boxes, 12 v., and 3 envelopes)

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Williamson, Joseph, 1769-1840

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Cross, Ralph, 1738-1810 or 1811

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Dwight, Timothy, 1752-1817

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Congregational clergyman and president of Yale; b. in Northampton, Mass. From the description of Deed, 1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70976415 President of Yale College; originally of Northampton, Mass. From the description of Letter, 1798 June 01. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70976765 Born in Ireland, Mathew Carey spent most of his professional career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he worked as a printer, publisher, and economist. ...

Burgoyne, John, 1722-1792

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Burgoyne was a Lieutenant General of British forces during the American Revolution, who surrendered at Saratoga in Oct. 1777. From the description of John Burgoyne letter : to M.G. Gates, 1777 Dec. 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936829 British general. From the description of ALS : near Bemis Heights, N.Y., to Horatio Gates, 1777 Sept. 27. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591552 General and Dramatist. ...

Williamson family.

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Williamson, William D. (William Durkee), 1779-1846

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Governor of Maine in 1821 and U.S. Representative from Maine from 1821 to 1823. From the description of William D. Williamson papers, 1777-1894. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 74664998 Historian and governor of Maine; U.S. Representative. From the description of William D. Williamson contract, 1831. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 191884505 Historian, of Maine. From the description of Notebook,...

Wadsworth, Peleg, 1748-1829

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Brig. general of Maine Militia; U.S. representative from Massachusetts; country estate in Hiram, Me. From the description of Maine Militia records, 1822-1838 (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70974611 Brigadier general with Massachusetts Militia during the American Revolution; U.S. representative from Massachusetts (District of Maine); and grandfather of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; b. Duxbury, Mass.; d. Hiram, Me. From the desc...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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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...

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

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South Carolina statesman. From the description of Letters, 1783-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31977848 From the description of Papers, 1765-1902. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 17363885 Vice-President of United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to B.S. Thomas, 1841 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134323 From the description of Autograph letter signed : ...

Cooke, F. A.

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Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834

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Diplomat and U.S. secretary of the treasury. From the description of William Harris Crawford papers, 1810-1914 (bulk 1812-1834). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77668825 William Harris Crawford was born on February 24, 1772, in Amherst County (later Nelson County), Virginia, to Fanny Harris and Joel Crawford. The family moved to the Edgefield District of South Carolina in 179 and then to Richmond County (later Columbia County), Georgia in 1783. After several years of teaching...