Papers of Sommerville Nicholson, 1839-1881.

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Nicholson, Sommerville, 1822-1905. Papers of Sommerville Nicholson, 1839-1881.

Papers of Sommerville Nicholson, 1839-1881.

Official, general, and family correspondence, and orders to duty. Correspondents include Nicholson's mother, Helen Lispinard Nicholson, Edward C. Anderson, John P. Kennedy, John Y. Mason, Matthew C. Perry, William Ballard Preston, Alexander C. Rhind, George M. Robeson, Christopher Raymond Perry Rodgers, Frank B. Rose, Isaac Toucey, Abel P. Upshur, Lewis Warrington, and Gideon Welles.

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Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

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George Maxwell Robeson, lawyer, attorney-general of New Jersey, Congressman from New Jersey, and secretary of the navy was born in Warren County, NJ. He graduated with high honors from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1847. Robeson studied law, and was appointed by Governor Newell as prosecutor of Camden County. In 1867 he was appointed attorney-general of New Jersey by Governor Marcus Ward; and in 1869 Robeson was appointed secretary of the navy by President Ulysses Grant...

Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859

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U.S. minister to France. From the description of Letterbooks : of John Y. Mason, 1853 November 4-1859 September 17. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29553098 John Young Mason, from Greensville County, Va., graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1816. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1831-1837; served as secretary of the Navy, 1844-1845 and 1846-1849; was attorney general of the United States, M...

Anderson, Edward Clifford, 1815-1883

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Edward C. Anderson (1815-1883) of Savannah, Ga., was a United States Navy officer, planter, Confederate Army officer, mayor of Savannah, insurance company representative, and railroad director. He was married to Sarah McQueen Williamson (1816-1884). From the description of Edward C. Anderson papers, 1813-1882. WorldCat record id: 26319475 Edward Clifford Anderson (1815-1883), was born in Savannah, Georgia, the ninth child of George Anderson (1767-1847) and Elizabeth Clifford...

Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878

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A native of Glastonbury, Conn., Gideon Welles began his career as a lawyer but took up journalism as a profession, founding the Hartford Times, which he also edited, in 1826. Active in the Democratic Party in Connecticut, he served in the Connecticut state legislature and in several state offices. He later shifted his allegiance to the Republican Party due to his strong anti-slavery views and founded the Hartford Evening Press, a zealously Republican newspaper. President Abraham Lincoln appointe...

Rhind, A. C. (Alexander Colden), 1821-1897

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Rodgers, C. R. P. (Christopher Raymond Perry), 1819-1892

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Christopher Raymond Perry Rodgers, American naval officer, commander of the Pacific Squadron from 1878-1880. From the description of Letter book relating to his Pacific Squadron command, 1878-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702171236 From the description of Letter book : relating to his Pacific Squadron command, 1878-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83330434 ...

Nicholson, Helen Lispinard.

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Upshur, A. P. (Abel Parker), 1790-1844

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Abel Parker Upshur (June 17, 1790 - February 28, 1844) was an American lawyer, judge and politician from Virginia. Upshur was active in Virginia state politics and later served as Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of State during the Whig administration of President John Tyler. From the description of Letter, February 9, 1842. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168810 U.S. secretary of the navy, jurist, and Virginia public official. From the description...

Rose, Frank Bramwell, 1836-1910

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Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862

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The "W. B. Preston" listed on the architectural plan is believed to be William Ballard Preston (1805-1862), representative from Virginia to the United States Congress and later to the Confederate States Congress until his death. From the description of William Ballard Preston architectural plan, circa 19th century. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122467749 William Ballard Preston was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on 29 November 1805. A prominent lawye...

Nicholson, Sommerville, 1822-1905

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Nicholson was captain of USS Lancaster, South Atlantic Squadron in 1873. From the description of Letter, October 1873. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 707500773 Naval officer. From the description of Papers of Sommerville Nicholson, 1839-1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83212262 ...

Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870

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Elisha Kent Kane was a physician and explorer. From the guide to the Elisha Kent Kane letters, 1853-1857, (American Philosophical Society) American Secretary of Navy (1852-53), lawyer, and author known for his political satire. From the description of Manuscript and correspondence, 1842-1866. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122547449 American novelist and Congressman from Maryland; Secre...

Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858

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American naval officer, led U.S. Naval Expedition to Japan and negotiated treaty of peace and commerce, 1852-1854. From the description of ALS : Sharon Springs, N.Y., to Robert Ward Johnson 1836 Aug. 7. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122586021 Naval officer and commander-in-chief of negotiations with the Japanese for the treaty signed between the United States and Japan in l854. From the description of Matthew Calbraith Perry papers, 1839-1...

Warrington, Lewis, 1782-1851.

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Toucey, Isaac, 1796-1869

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Alfred T. Mahan, naval officer, was born in 1840. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1859. He served as second president of the Naval War College, 1885-1886 and again in 1892-1893. His Influence of Seapower on History was published in 1890. From the description of Naval order, June 9, 1859. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17944293 Toucey was Secretary of the Navy, 1857-1861. From the description of Letter, June 15, 1860. (Naval War College). Wor...