Papers of George Washington Lay, 1823-1900 (bulk 1832-1846).


Lay, George W. (George Washington), 1798-1860. Papers of George Washington Lay, 1823-1900 (bulk 1832-1846).

Papers of George Washington Lay, 1823-1900 (bulk 1832-1846).

Primarily incoming correspondence pertaining to Lay's participation in national and New York State Whig politics and his activities and interests while serving as chargeĢ d'affaires to Sweden (1842-1845). Correspondents include Nehemiah R. Knight, Grenville Mellen, Sir John Ross, Winfield Scott, and Daniel Webster.

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Whig Party (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Mellen, Grenville, 1799-1841 (person)

American poet. Son of Chief-Justice Mellen of Maine. From the description of Signature, [ca. 1800-1841]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122631709 Lawyer, poet. From the description of Papers of Grenville Mellen [manuscript], 1836-1838. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810911 Grenville Mellen was born in Biddeford, Mass. (which became a part of what is now the state of Maine), the son of Prentiss Mellen, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and...

Lay, George W. (George Washington), 1798-1860 (person)

U.S. representative from New York, lawyer, and diplomat. From the description of Papers of George Washington Lay, 1823-1900 (bulk 1832-1846). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78054359 ...

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 (person)

Daniel Webster (b. Salisbury, New Hampshire, January 18, 1782-d. Marshfield, Massachusetts, October 24, 1852), lawyer, orator, congressman, served as U.S. Secretary of State under presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. He also served as Senator from Massachusetts....

Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856 (person)

English admiral and arctic explorer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to John Murray, Esq., [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657697 Sir John Ross (1777-1856) was a British naval officer and Arctic explorer. After volunteering for the Royal Navy at the age of nine and rising to the rank of Commander in the Napoleonic Wars, Ross led an 1818 expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. He also headed two later, privately funded, voyages of exploratio...

Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866 (person)

Commanding general of the U.S. Army. From the description of Papers, 1822-1846. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32878776 American army officer. Commissioned a captain of light artillery in May 1808, lieutenant colonel 1812, promoted to brigadier general for service in War of 1812; general-in-chief of U.S. Army 1841-1861. From the description of ALS : Petersburg, Va., to William Branch Giles, 1808 Oct. 5. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat r...

Knight, Nehemiah Rice, 1780-1854 (person)