Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866
- Existence: 1782-10-09 - 1866-06-17
Lewis Cass (1782-1866), American lawyer, military officer, and politician
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
General Joseph W. Brown papers
Call Number: MS 106
Overview: General in the Michigan militia. Correspondence, military orders and documents, and a marriage certificate. Most of the papers relate to the Black Hawk War of 1832 waged between the United States and the Fox and the Sauk Indians. The correspondence describes the war in Michigan and Illinois and a council with the Potawatomi Indians who were allies of the militia. There were also letters on contemporary politics and the Toledo War (1835) in which Brown participated. Principal correspndents are...
Dates: 1773-1882, bulk 1818-1882
Fowler family papers
Call Number: MS 221
Overview: Correspondence (1806-1870), deeds (1707-1857) to property in Connecticut, and miscellaneous papers. The bulk of the correspondence is that of William Chauncey Fowler (1793-1881), an educator. Principal correspondents include George Sewall Boutwell, Lewis Cass, Salmon Portland Chase, Rufus Choate, Schuyler Colfax, Horace Mann, Gideon Algernon Mantell, and Truman Smith. Also in the papers is an account book (1854-1866) of Crampton and Fowler, manufacturers and farmers of Northford, Connecticut...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Fowler family papers
John White Geary papers
Call Number: WA MSS 212
Overview: The collection consists of the official papers of John Geary while governor of Kansas Territory, 1856-57, with some personal papers, 1855-71. The papers document Kansas during the Free State War and the building of the capitol.
Gilman Family Papers
Call Number: MS 240
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, writings, financial records, photographs, clippings, and other papers relating to the Gilman and Coit families of New England. The bulk of the collection relates to Edward Whiting Gilman (1823-1900), his family and his work as a clergyman and foreign secretary of the American Bible Society.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Gilman Family Papers
J. D. Graham papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-1403
Overview: The papers document the military career of a topographical engineer in the nineteenth century. The collection contains correspondence, reports, maps, and data from astronomical observations created during the surveys of the Northeastern and Mexican boundaries, a review of the Mason-Dixon Line, a project to improve the Great Lakes's harbors, and a survey of the North and North West Lakes. The papers also have information on Graham's personal life as well as family members such as his son,...
Dates: 1804-1896, bulk 1848-1865
Southard Hay autograph collection
Call Number: MS 268
Overview: Correspondence, legal documents, financial papers and other items chiefly relating to the history of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. A large proportion of the papers concern the business affairs of Joseph Higbee of Trenton, Nathaniel Pendleton of New York, Thomas Woodruff and John Beatty, presidents of the Trenton Banking Company and Robert Morris of Philadelphia. Also in the papers are letters by several United States presidents, cabinet officers, Supreme Court justices and...
William Smith Mason autograph collection
Call Number: MS 344
Overview: 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.
Part of Collection — Box: 43, Folder: GROUP 1252, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Autograph on card, with envelope addressed to William D. Bishop, Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, and signed by Cass.
James Watson Webb papers
Call Number: MS 683
Overview: The James Watson Webb papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, newspapers, diaries, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of James Watson Webb and his family, including his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb. The papers document Webb's journalistic and political careers, his personal life, and the activities and observations of his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb, a close confidante to her husband. Major topics of interest include New York politics...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > James Watson Webb papers
Samuel Wells Williams family papers
Call Number: MS 547
Summary: The papers include correspondence (comprising over half of the collection), manuscripts of Samuel Wells Williams's Syllabic Dictionary of the Chinese Language, themes and lecture notes by Frederick Wells Williams, diaries, newspaper clippings, articles on China, maps, and pictures. The bulk of the correspondence relates to S. W. Williams, missionary, diplomat, and sinologue. The period between 1845 and 1855 has extensive correspondence with missionaries and...
Dates: 1809-1983, bulk 1809-1941