Found 20 collections related to United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865

Van Cortlandt, Pierre, 1762-1848
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3127
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr. (1762-1848) was a soldier and politician from Westchester County, New York. He was a U.S. Congressman from 1811-1812 and a brigadier general in the Westchester militia during the War of 1812. His first wife, Catharine... more
Green, Duff, 1791-1875
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4423
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters from American military officer, politician, journalist, and railroad industrialist Duff Green to various parties. Early letters are political in nature, with most written in confidence, including an 1827 letter to publishers Gale and... more
Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22541
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters of Massachusetts merchant and statesman Abbott Lawrence written mainly to Washington, D. C., attorney David A. Hall between 1830 and 1854. The letters predominantly document Abbot's mercantile activities, his Congressional duties, his... more
McLane, Louis, 1786-1857
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4534
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection consists mainly of letters written by American lawyer and politician Louis McLane, with most items dating from his tenure as United States Secretary of the Treasury. Content relates mostly to professional matters, such as distribution... more
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4105
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Aaron Burr (1756-1836) was a Revolutionary War soldier, lawyer, United States Senator, and third Vice-President of the United States. Collection consists of miscellaneous letters to and from Aaron Burr, and documents signed by him, 1780-1835,... more
Monroe, James, 1758-1831
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2035
4 linear feet (18 boxes); 8 microfilm reels
James Monroe (1758-1831) was a soldier, statesman and the fifth President of the United States. Collection consists of correspondence and Monroe's writings. Correspondence, 1772-1836, is largely political, focusing on constitutional issues,... more
Kent, Joseph, 1779-1837
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4481
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters written between 1822 and 1836 by Maryland statesman Joseph Kent to Virgil Maxcy, William A. Gordon, Isaac Rawlings, and others relating chiefly to professional and political matters.
Van Ness, William Peter, 1778-1826
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4659
.2 linear feet (2 folders)
William Peter Van Ness (1778-1826) of Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York and New York City was a lawyer, U.S. District Court judge, author, and Columbia College graduate. He was active in Democratic-Republican politics and served as Aaron... more
Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23028
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826), a Congregational clergyman, was known as "the father of geography". His lectures on geography included Geography Made Easy (1784), the first geography publication in the U.S. Morse established the Andover Theological... more
Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1764-1839
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4661
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839) was an American soldier, New York State lieutenant governor, U.S. congressman, and the last patroon of the manor of Rensselaerswyck, near Albany. Letters to Van Rensselaer (1786-1826) and from him (1790-1838)... more
Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 746
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
Jacques Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont (1726-1803) was a French supporter of the American Revolution. Volume contains correspondence of Le Ray de Chaumont with Benjamin Franklin, Antoine de Sartine, and Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, as well as... more
Tillotson, Thomas
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4648
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Ten letters to Thomas Tillotson (d.1832), physician and politician, who twice served as New York State Secretary of State between 1801-1808. Nine are from kinsmen Robert R. Livingston, Edward Livingston, Brockholst Livingston, and John Armstrong,... more
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23121
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Alexander Hamilton's autograph draft of a constitution for the United States government, 1787. Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. He was a New York delegate to the Constitutional... more
Barbour, James, 1775-1842
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 205
.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
James Barbour (1775-1842) was a Virginia planter and political figure. Collection consists of letters to Barbour chiefly on political and public affairs, and letters from Barbour to family members and others. Correspondents include John Quincy... more
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3368
.9 linear feet (1 box, 4 volumes)
Oliver Wolcott, Sr. (1726-1797) and Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (1760-1833) were American statesmen from Litchfield, Connecticut. George Gibbs (1815-1873), grandson of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., was a lawyer, historian, and ethnologist. The collection consists... more
Dearborn, H. A. S. (Henry Alexander Scammell), 1783-1851
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 754
1.26 linear feet (6 volumes)
Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn (1783-1851) of Roxbury, Massachusetts was a politician, militia officer, author and horticulturist. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, he was the son of Henry Dearborn (1751-1829), an American army officer and... more
Madison, James, 1751-1836
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1833
1.78 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
James Madison (1751-1836) was one of the key contributors in the drafting of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights and the fourth President of the United States. The James Madison papers, dated 1773-1847, primarily consist of... more
Ruggles, Charles Herman, 1789-1865
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2641
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Charles Herman Ruggles (1789-1865), judge and congressman, was elected a representative from Poughkeepsie, New York, to the U.S. Congress, 1821-1823. He was a circuit judge and vice-chancellor of the Second Judicial District of New York,... more
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1557
1.86 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was a Founding Father, statesman, lawyer, and planter. He is considered the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson held numerous political offices throughout his career including representative... more
Madison, James, 1751-1836
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23110
.84 linear feet (4 volumes)
Letterpress copy (rebound in 4 volumes) of a transcript of James Madison’s Notes on Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, made in 1791 with Madison’s approval by John Wayles Eppes of Virginia (1773-1823). Eppes was sent to Philadelphia in... more
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