Papers of William C. Rives, 1674-1939 (bulk 1830-1890).

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Rives, William C. (William Cabell), 1793-1868. Papers of William C. Rives, 1674-1939 (bulk 1830-1890).

Papers of William C. Rives, 1674-1939 (bulk 1830-1890).

Papers of William C. Rives include correspondence, journals, diaries, draft of Rives's incomplete "Life and Time of James Madison," and drafts of speeches, novels, and an unpublished autobiography. Sujects include Jacksonianism, Whig political movement, diplomatic relations with France, slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Correspondents include James Barbour, David Campbell, James Fenimore Cooper, Edward Everett, Millard Fillmore, James Hamilton, William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, the marquis de Lafayette, Abbott Lawrence, Hugh Swinton Legaré, William Berkeley Lewis, Dolley Madison, James Madison, James M. Mason, James Monroe, Nathaniel Niles, Thomas Ritchie, John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, Daniel Webster, and Robert C. Winthrop. Papers (1744-1835) of Thomas Walker and papers (1760-1795) of his son, Francis Walker, consist chiefly of accounts, invoices, receipts, and other financial papers, with some correspondence, printed material, miscellany, and journal (1750) kept by Walker during his exploration of the Loyal Land Company's holdings. Correspondents include Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and George Washington.

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