Kent, James, 1763-1847
- Existence: 1763 - 1847
James Kent (1763-1847), American jurist and legal scholar.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Minister and diplomat. Correspondence largely relating to Abbot's service as secretary to Daniel Webster and as an agent of the State Department in England and Canada. Included are 104 letters by Daniel Webster as well as copies of several of his speeches. State Department papers concerning controversies with England (1837-1852), newspaper clippings about Daniel Webster and miscellaneous receipts, inventories and photographs make up the remainder of the papers.
Holograph manuscript notebook, dated 1778 Dec 24 to 1779 Jul 1, containing "a Description of the Earth, the grand Division of the Earth, the Situations and Extent of Empires and States, their Constitution and Religion," which Kent maintained as a Yale College student.
Journals, letterbook, medical notes, and essays of Benajah Ticknor, doctor and surgeon with the U.S. Navy. Of primary importance are the journals which describe journeys made by Ticknor with the Navy to South America, the Far East, and Europe.