Papers of Ogden Edwards, 1753-1876.

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Papers of Ogden Edwards, 1753-1876.

The core of the collection consists of incoming correspondence of Pierpont and Ogden Edwards, with some individuals letters retained, evidently, for their autograph value. Many letters contain annotations identifying famous authors or addressees. The annotations are penned in the same hand as a list of famous historical personages, which appears to be a catalog and/or list of collector's desiderata; the names represented in the Edwards collection are ticked off. include his incoming correspondence and miscellaneous documents documenting Edwards's political and legal career. The correspondents include James Kirke Paulding (1778-1860), William Irving (1766-1821), Eliphalet Nott (1773-1866), Gideon Lee (1778-1841), Edmond Charles Genet (1763-1834), Peter Buell Porter (1773-1844), Stephen Allen, Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell) (1782-1850), William Bristol, Henry Waggaman Edwards (1779 -- 1847), William Alexander Duer (1780-1858), Gulian Crommelin Verplanck (1786-1870), Francis Granger (1792-1868), Samuel Lewis Southard (1787-1842), and William Kent (1802-1861). Some letters discuss the 1824 Presidential elections and the New York politics. Also included are individual documents pertaining to military careers of Ogden Edwards's sons George Pierpont Edwards and Alfred Edwards. include letters from David Dagget (1764-1815), Jeremiah Wadsworth (1743-1804), Aaron Ogden, Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807), Alexander Hamilton, Roger Minot Sherman (1773-1844), Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819 and Aaron Burr. The letters discuss local politics, Edwards's legal practice, and his social life. Also included a receipt for 250 pounds for purchasing & fitting out a privateer (October 1776). The rest of the collection are letters retained for their autograph value. This portion consists individual letters by Thomas Gage, Samuel Huntington, Stephen Girard (1750-1831), William Gaston (1778-1844), Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833), William North (1755-1836), and Marie Joseph Lafayette, and and indemnification bond to the Overseers of the Poor of Dover Hundred (Delaware, 1761).

45 pieces, also ephemera.1 box.

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SNAC Resource ID: 8224058

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