MacVeagh family papers, 1831-1950, bulk 1851-1917.

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MacVeagh family. MacVeagh family papers, 1831-1950, bulk 1851-1917.

MacVeagh family papers, 1831-1950, bulk 1851-1917.

The MacVeagh (or McVeagh, with spellings used interchangeably) collection centers on the papers of Wayne MacVeagh, whose life is well documented through correspondence, legal and financial records, addresses and writings, and various diplomatic materials. Also included in the collection are some papers belonging to the Cameron family, including correspondence of MacVeagh's wife, Virginia Cameron MacVeagh, her parents, and other relatives. Other MacVeagh family members included are Wayne's sons Charles and Lincoln, as well as some correspondence belonging to Margaretta MacVeagh, the daughter of Virginia and Wayne. Rounding out the collection are papers belonging to Charles's sons Lincoln Francis Wayne, and Ewen, correspondence of Wayne's close friend John Pinkerton, Ella Ormsby Warder, and a small amount of scattered family correspondence.

15 boxes, 39 vols., (10 linear ft.)

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MacVeagh family.

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In 1856, Wayne MacVeagh (1833-1917), a recent Yale graduate and native of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, became an outspoken advocate of Republican presidential candidate John C. Fremont. He quickly made a name for himself as a compelling political speaker. MacVeagh thus embarked upon a life of public service and political involvement that would span three continents and fourteen presidencies and would begin a family legacy of statecraft. Serving as Chester County district attorney (1859-1864) amba...

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MacVeagh, Virginia C.

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Pinkerton, John J., 1836-

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Democratic Party (U.S.)

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MacVeagh, Fanny Davenport Rogers

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Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882

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