Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
- Existence: 1782-01-18 - 1852-10-24
Daniel Webster (1782-1852), American statesman who represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the United States Congress and served as the United States Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore.
Found in 14 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.
Miscellaneous autographs and letters of American political and cultural figures, among them John and John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Jefferson Davis, Horace Greeley, and Lydia Sigourney. Also included are eleven letters to James F. Babcock, editor of the New Haven Weekly Palladium, on politics (1840-1866) and seven letters (1866-1872) to R. P. Cowles in New Haven from prospective lecturers.
ALS to [F. L.?] Edwards, Sep 26, 1841; ALS serving as a letter of introduction for E. Champion Bacon, Apr 17, 1844; and two signatures mounted on a sheet: one on a franked envelope addressed to David Daggett and a second clipped from a document, possibly a franked envelope.
The collection consists of autograph manuscripts, documents and correspondence of people in public life. The collection contains correspondence of Theodore Roosevelt with Francis J. Heney and others and copies of letters of the Jonathan Knight family.
A collection of autograph letters and manuscripts, many of leading American public figures, collected by Mary Ann Phelps Montgomery. Fifteen letters are addressed to her father, Governor John Smith Phelps (1814-1866) of Missouri, six were written by James G. Blaine (1830-1893), and five by Thomas C. Reynolds of Missouri. The collection includes items signed by four American presidents, several European heads of state, and prominent members of European nobility.
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.
A collection of autograph letters and facsimiles of which the largest number are letters to and from Daniel Webster. Also in the collection is a volume of drafts of letters, pamphlets, and speeches composed by Stephen Devalson Dillaye between 1864-1868 on current political issues. Dillaye was a Democrat who opposed radical abolitionism, but sided with the North in the Civil War.