Found 8 collections related to United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 564
1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Henry Clay (1777-1852), an American statesman, served as Congressman from Kentucky and Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1811 to 1821 and 1823 to 1825. He was Secretary of State (1825-1829) and Whig Party senator (1831-1842, 1849-1852).... more
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4205
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Henry Clay, Sr. (1777-1852) was a lawyer and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and in the House of Representatives. Collection consists predominantly of letters from Clay, or written on Clay's behalf, to various associates and... more
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4117
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) was an American statesman who served as Vice-President, Secretary of State, and Secretary of War, and who served in both the House and Senate representing South Carolina. The papers consist mainly of letters written by... more
Smith, Francis O. J. (Francis Ormond Jonathan), 1806-1876
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2784
.2 linear feet (12 folders)
Francis Ormond Jonathan Smith (1806-1876) was a lawyer, businessman and United States Congressman from Maine, 1833-1839. Smith assisted Samuel F.B. Morse in introducing the electric telegraph. Collection consists of Smith's correspondence with... more
Remsen, Henry, 1762-1843
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2556
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Henry Remsen, Jr. (1762-1843) was a financier and bank executive in New York City. He also served as private secretary to Thomas Jefferson during Jefferson's presidency. Collection contains correspondence and legal papers of Henry Remsen, Jr. and... more
Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 261
.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 volume)
James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872) was the founder and editor of the New York Herald.
Bryant family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 421
2.2 linear feet (6 boxes)
Members of the Bryant family were descended from Peter Bryant (1767-1820) and Sarah Snell Bryant (1766-1847) of Cummington, Mass., and included the poet William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) and his brothers, who settled in or around Princeton, Ill.... more
Flagg, Azariah C. (Azariah Cutting), 1790-1873
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1023
2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)
Azariah Cutting Flagg (1790-1873) was a newspaper editor and politician in New York. The collection consists of letters received, 1821-1848, from Silas Wright, Jr., Michael Hoffman, John A. Dix, R.H. Walworth, W.L. Marcy, Albert Gallatin, Preston... more