Found 18 collections related to United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century

Wright, Silas, 1795-1847
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3398
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Letters to Benjamin F. Butler of New York, dated mostly from Washington. Relating to politics; Jersey City Revenue District Speaker of the House, 1839; President Jackson and Currency Bill; Jesse Hoyt and revenue discrepancies; Butler's... more
Wright, Silas, 1795-1847
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3399
.1 linear feet (1 folder; 1 microfilm reel)
Silas Wright was an American lawyer and statesman, and a member of the "Albany Regency" that dominated the New York State politics in the early decades of the 19th Century. He was a member of the New York State senate from 1824 to 1827, and was... more
Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4167
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Lewis Cass (1782-1866) was an American soldier, diplomat, and politician. The papers consist of regimental orders delivered by Cass during the War of 1812; letters relating to his military duties during and after the war; and letters sent by Cass... more
Edwards, Henry W., 1779-1847
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4360
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Henry W. Edwards (1779-1847) was a United States Representative and Senator from Connecticut, and later Governor of Connecticut. The papers consist largely of letters from Edwards to Jedidiah Huntington and Thomas U. Cushing during their service... more
Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4381
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The papers consist primarily of notes and letters sent by American statesman Hamilton Fish to various parties. The letters are generally brief, and relate to both professional and social matters. Autographs and clippings are also present
Harper, Robert Goodloe, 1765-1825
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4438
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters written by American politician Robert Goodloe Harper between 1798 and 1824, with the bulk written between 1806 and 1823. Letters are generally professional in scope, and include discussions of the capture of the ship "Clyde" in September,... more
Lenz, Charles, 1840-1914
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1734
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Charles Lenz (1840-1914) was a journalist, author and editor in the U.S. Although he was born and educated in Germany, he served in the U.S. Civil War and participated in the suppression of the New York City draft riots in 1864. He edited several... more
Wood, Fernando, 1812-1881
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4686
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Fernando Wood was an American Democratic politician who served as mayor of New York City; United States Representative; and Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means in both the 45th and 46th Congress. This collection consists predominantly of... more
Disosway, Gabriel P. (Gabriel Poillon), 1799-1868
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3778
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Gabriel P. Disosway was a merchant and politician in New York City. These letters from Disosway to John Anthon at New York discuss his efforts as a member of the New York State Assembly to secure the removal of quarantine and emigration facilities... more
Holmes, John, 1773-1843
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1423
.3 linear feet (1 box)
John Holmes (1773-1843), lawyer, was a United States Senator from York County, Maine. Collection consists of correspondence relating to family affairs, politics during Holmes's service as senator, his law practice, the cotton industry, Maine state... more
Hamilton, James A. (James Alexander), 1788-1878
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1299
1 linear foot (4 boxes)
James Alexander Hamilton (1788-1878), the son of Alexander Hamilton, was an American lawyer and politician. He served as United States District Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Collection consists of Hamilton's correspondence, ca.... more
Belton family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 258
1.8 linear feet (4 boxes)
Francis Smith Belton (ca. 1791-1861) was a career officer in the U.S. Army who served in the Mexican War. He was married to Harriet Kirby Belton (1798-1873); their son Winfield Scott Belton (1820-1889) fought with the Confederate Army during the... more
Otis, Harrison Gray, 1765-1848
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4568
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters from American lawyer, politician, and leader of the Federalist party Harrison Gray Otis written to various parties between 1797 and 1846. Recipients include James Swan, Nathaniel Terry, William Sullivan, Jacques Donatien and James Le Ray... more
Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3690
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters written by American lawyer and statesman John Canfield Spencer (1788-1855) mainly dealing with legal decisions. Recipients include Samuel B. Ruggles, Ethan B. Allen, Daniel D. Tompkins, Gales and Seaton, Gordon L. Ford, and other prominent... more
Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2532
.73 linear feet (2 boxes)
Henry J. Raymond was a New York politician and the first editor of the New York Times. He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with George Jones and Edward B. Wesley. The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, articles, and... more
Phelps, J. W. (John Wolcott), 1813-1885
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2399
John Wolcott Phelps (1813-1885) was a graduate of West Point, Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, and the presidential candidate of the anti-Masonic American Party in 1880. The collection consists of his correspondence, writings on politics and... more
Corbin, Francis Porteus, 1801-1876
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 671
3 linear feet (7 boxes)
Francis Porteus Corbin (1801-1876) was an American businessman of Philadelphia and Paris. He owned property in Georgia and Louisiana and was interested in political affairs in the U.S. and Europe. Collection consists of Corbin's correspondence,... more
Jones, George, 1811-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
George Jones was the first publisher of the New York Times. He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with Henry J. Raymond and Edward B. Wesley. The collection consists of correspondence, financial records, and legal documents regarding mainly... more