Lucius Lyon papers, 1770-1934, bulk 1833-1851.

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Thayer, George W. Lucius Lyon papers, 1770-1934, bulk 1833-1851.

Lucius Lyon papers, 1770-1934, bulk 1833-1851.

The Lucius Lyon papers contain the public correspondence of Lucius Lyon, United States representative and senator from Michigan and surveyor general for Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. Letter writers include Michigan governors, legislators, postmasters, physicians, and other local politicians; residents of Michigan, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and Indiana; and national Democratic Party leaders during the years Lyon served in Congress.

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Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1871

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Rep. and Senator from Michigan. From the description of Autograph letter signed : U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, to President Lincoln, 1865 Feb. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269539368 U.S. Representative and Senator, of Detroit, Mich. From the description of Reconstruction report of the committee, 1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19643081 From the description of Reconstruction report of the committee, 1866. (Duke University Lib...

Biddle, John, 1789-1859

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Son of Charles and Hannah (Shepard) Biddle, born in Philadelphia, Mar. 2, 1796; died in White Sulphur Springs, Va., Aug. 25, 1859. He married Eliza F. Bradish and they had four children. Biddle attended Princeton College; enlisted 2 lieutenant, 3 Art., July 6, 1812; 1 lieutenant, Mar. 13, 1813; captain 42 Inf., Oct. 1, 1813; asst. insp. general with rank of major, June 19, 1817-June 1, 1821; paymaster and Indian agent, Green Bay, Wis., 1821-22; register of Detroit land office, 1823-37; mayor of ...

McLean, John, 1785-1861

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U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Signature, [not after 1861 April 4]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22601579 McLean practiced law in Lebanon, Ohio (from 1807), and served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1813-1816), U.S. Postmaster General (1823-1829), and an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1829-1861). From the description of Letters, 1826, 1828. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339336 ...

Blake, Thomas H. (Thomas Holdsworth), 1792-1849

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Thomas Holdsworth Blake was an attorney, U.S. congressman from Indiana, and Commissioner of the General Land Office. Blake was born in Maryland and studied law in Washington, D.C. where he was a member of the District of Columbia militia. During the War of 1812, his unit fought at the Battle of Bladensburg in 1814. After the war, he moved to Kentucky and subsequently to Terre Haut, Indiana where he practiced law and was a circuit judge. Blake was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1...

Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851

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U.S. senator and representative of Michigan and surveyor. From the description of Letters of Lucius Lyon, 1833-1836. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454137 Surveyor, congressman, U.S. Senator. From the description of Lucius Lyon letters, 1830, 1831 and 1834. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420826 Lyon (1800-1851) came to Detroit from Vt. in 1822 and was appointed Surveyor General Deputy in the territory northwest of the Ohio. He served i...

Croswell, Edwin, 1797-1871

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Editor and journalist. From the description of Edwin Croswell correspondence, 1831. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450240 ...

Littlejohn, Flavius J. (Flavius Josephus), 1804-1880

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Lawyer, state representative and senator and circuit court judge from Allegan, Michigan. From the description of Flavius J. Littlejohn papers, [ca. 1862-ca. 1875]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420433 ...

McNeil, John, 1784-1850

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Army officer; brother-in-law of U.S. president Franklin Pierce; b. in Hillsborough, N.H.; d. Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1810-1858. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963820 Born in Hillsborough, N.H. in 1784, Comm. Capt. 11th Infantry March 12, 1813. Brev. Lt. Col. for victory at battle of Chippewa, July 5, 1814. Brev. Big. Gen. and was Made Col. of 1st Inf. Aug. 28, 1826. Resigned April 23, 1830 to become surveyor of the ...

Clark, Samuel, 1810-1875

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Beeson, Jacob, 1807-1885

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Mullett, John, 1786-1862

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John Mullett and his son, James H. Mullett, were government surveyors in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Arkansas. Born in Halifax, Vt., July 11, 1786; moved with father's family to Genesee Co., N.Y., ca. 1806; went to Buffalo, engaged in tailoring; moved with his family to Detroit, 1820; was appointed surveyor of government lands for aprox. 30 years, surveying large portions of Mich., Ill. and Indiana; one of founders of Detroit (Masonic ) Lodge) 1821; Grand ...

Brown, Solyman, 1790-1876

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Poet, teacher, clergyman and dentist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Fitz-Greene Halleck, 1837 May 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270903148 ...

Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860

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Author and naval officer. A close friend of Washington Irving, Paulding collaborated with him to produce the satirical periodical, Salmagundi. He also wrote poetry, fiction, and a popular biography of George Washington. President Martin Van Buren appointed Paulding Secretary of the Navy in 1839, in which post he served until 1841. From the description of [Letter] 1839 May 7, Navy Department [Washington, D.C., to] Gilbert Davis, New York. (University of South Florida). WorldCat record...

Bridge, Henry P., 1808-1884

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Michigan State Senator, 1840-1841. From the description of Henry P. Bridge memorial resolutions, 1884. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 318788735 ...

Brown, John W., 1796-1875

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Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1795-1858

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American lawyer and politician; Attorney General. From the description of Letter signed : New York, to A.J. Bleecker, 1840 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132632 American lawyer and politician; Atty. General. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to C.H. Waddell, 1840 July 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William L. Marcy, Secretary of War, 1845 Ma...

Felch, Alpheus, 1804-1896

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Resident of Houlton, Maine, later Monroe and Ann Arbor, Michigan; Michigan state supreme court justice, 1842-1845, Democratic governor, 1846-1847, and United States senator, 1847-1853. From the description of Alpheus Felch papers, 1817-1896. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419272 Lawyer, Governor of Michigan, and U. S. Senator from Michigan. Born in Limerick, Me., Sept. 28, 1804; graduated from Bowdoin,1827; studied law, was admitted ...

Cramer, John, 1779-1870

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Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893

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American statesman; Secretary of State. From the description of Letter signed : Washington, to Thomas J. Durant, 1870 Oct. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538114 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to F.B. Schell, 1890 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526181 American statesman and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to William B. Snell, Esq., (18)76 Dec. 19. (Unknown). World...

Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857

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New York attorney and statesman; served as United States Secretary of State under President Pierce. From the description of William Learned Marcy letter, 1857 Mar. 15. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 255631874 Senator, Governor of New York, 1833-39. From the description of Letter 1834 March 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122617820 Secretary of War under Polk. Secretary of State under Pierce. From the description of Autog...

Bates, George C., -1886

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Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

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Robert Owen was a socialist and philanthropist. From the guide to the Robert Owen correspondence, 1821-1858, 1821-1858, (American Philosophical Society) Social reformer, proprietor of a utopian society at New Harmony, Ind., and diplomat. From the description of Robert Dale Owen : miscellaneous papers, 1844-1870. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49307173 American social reformer. From the description of Letter to William D...

Farnsworth, Elon, 1799-1877

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Born at Woodstock, Vt., Feb. 2, 1799; came to Detroit and studied law with Judge Sibley, 1822; entered practice with Judge Goodwin; was member of state H.R., 1834-1835; Chancellor of the state, 1836-1842; director of Michigan Central Railroad for 20 years; president of Detroit Savings Bank, 1849-1877; member of Board of Regents of Michigan University, 1846-1858; died in Detroit, Mar. 24, 1877 (from Mich. biog. ; Repres. men of Mich., pt.1, p.52) (blue index cards) From the descriptio...

Barry, William T. (William Taylor), 1785-1835

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Kentucky lawyer, state legislator, lieutenant governor, judge, U.S. congressman and senator, and postmaster general. From the description of William Taylor Barry : papers, 1798-1835. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46719672 U.S. senator and representative from Kentucky, U.S. postmaster general, jurist, and diplomat. From the description of William T. Barry correspondence, 1832. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450159 Washington, D.C...

Ransom, Epaphroditus, 1799-1859

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Ransom was born in Mass. in Feb. 1797. Raised in Vt., he graduated from law school at Northampton (Mass.) in 1823. In 1834 he moved to Mich., practicing law in Bronson (Kalamazoo County, Mich.). He was appointed Judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit and Assoc. Justice of the Mich. Supreme Court in 1836. He served as Governor of Mich., 1848-1850; Justice of the Mich. Supreme Court, 1836-1847, including Chief Justice, 1843-1847; as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Mich., 1850-1852...

Loyall, George, 1789-1868

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Lee, Gideon, 1778-1841

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Mayor of New York City. Active in national politics as well. From the description of Papers, 1804-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122486965 ...

Gardner, Charles K. (Charles Kitchell), 1787-1869

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Biographical note: Public servant. From the description of Charles K. Gardner correspondence, 1835-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122632562 Army officer, publisher and editor, and postal official. From the description of Papers, 1803-1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122519764 ...

Hubbard, Bela, 1814-1896

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Born in Hamilton, New York on April 23, 1814, Bela Hubbard was the son of Thomas H. Hubbard. He came to Detroit in 1835. Bela Hubbard married Sarah E. Baughman of Adrian, Michigan on March 2, 1848. After his admission to the Michigan Bar in 1842, Hubbard practiced law for a time with Charles Collins, but he soon gave up the law to devote his time to real estate. Hubbard was selected as assistant geologist of Michigan by Douglass Houghton when the geological survey of Michigan was reorganized, 18...

Lewis, Winslow, 1770-1850

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Grimké, Thomas Smith, 1786-1834

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Grimké served many benevolent causes and specifically peace. Brother of abolitionists Sarah and Angelina Grimké, Thomas Smith Grimké was a jurist and a writer. From the description of ALS, 1825 November, South Carolina to William McDowall Tart. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 44929911 Born in Charleston, South Carolina; practiced law and served as a state senator 1826-1830; championed temperance and world peace and supported a religious, utilitarian educa...

Rathbun, G. (George), 1803-1870

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Thompson, Alexander Ramsay, 1793-1837

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Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869

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Editor of the Extra Globe, Washington, D.C. From the description of Letters, 1840-1844. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36437687 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to John Mills, United States Attorney in Boston, 1840 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491445 American politican. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Frankfort, to W. W. Worsley, bookseller in Lex...

Morris, Charles, 1784-1856

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Wickliffe, C. A. (Charles Anderson), 1788-1869

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Charles Anderson Wickliffe was born near Springfield, Kentucky, June 8, 1788. During the War of 1812, Wickliffe served as a private but was eventually promoted to aide-de-camp to Gen. Samuel Caldwell. He served as soldier and officer at the Battle of the Thames where an army of Kentuckians under congressman Richard M. Johnson defeated British and Indian forces and where the great Indian leader, Tecumseh, was killed. Wickliffe became commonwealth's attorney, state representative, and U.S. represe...

Foote, Luman, 1794-1876

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