Papers of Horace Bucklin Sawyer, 1812-1950.

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Sawyer, Horace Bucklin, 1797-1860. Papers of Horace Bucklin Sawyer, 1812-1950.

Papers of Horace Bucklin Sawyer, 1812-1950.

Correspondence and diaries ("Memorandum Books"), chiefly 1814-1856. Includes letterbooks (1813-1857, 1842-1859, 1855-1859) containing copies of incoming and outgoing letters, both official and personal, newspaper clippings, and sketches documenting Sawyer's experiences in the War of 1812; and diaries (1842-1858) recording Sawyer's observations on the Mexican War, political events in the U.S., revolutions in Europe, earthquakes in the West Indies, John Charles Frémont's court-martial, and other contemporary events. Includes some papers relating to other family members: notes of naval records and photos of George Augustus Sawyer (d. 1904), paymaster in the U.S. Navy; obituary of architect Philip Sawyer (d. 1949); and genealogical material. Correspondents include William Bainbridge, Henry E. Ballard, George Bancroft, Abijah Bigelow, Benjamin Crowninshield, Jefferson Davis, James C. Dobbin, Lawrence Kearny, Edmund P. Kennedy, John Y. Mason, Samuel S. Phelps, Joel R. Poinsett, Charles G. Ridgely, Winfield Scott, William S. Shaw, Samuel L. Southard, Charles Stewart, Isaac Toucey, Abel P. Upshur, and Gideon Welles.

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Ballard, Henry E.

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