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Chauncey Mitchell Depew papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 180

Scope and Contents

The Chauncey M. Depew Papers are the later personal papers of Chauncey Mitchell Depew (1834-1928), United States Senator from New York and President and Chairman of the Board of the New York Central Railway System. Born in Peekskill, New York, on April 23, 1834, he was the son of Isaac and Martha Minot (Mitchell) Depew and connected through his mother with the New England families that produced Roger Sherman, Jonathan Edwards, Timothy Dwight, William Maxwell Evarts, the Hoars of Massachusetts, William Tecumseh Sherman, the Baldwins of New Haven, and John Sherman. He graduated from Yale College in 1856 and began a septuagenary career in law, politics, and railway affairs. He was distinguished as a politician, a businessman, an orator. In his later years, he became a popular after-dinner speaker, wit, and savant.

The papers consist mainly of correspondence and newspaper clippings. The great bulk of the correspondence falls in Depew's later years--the years when he was still active, but when his active career was largely over. The earliest letter is dated 1879, but the correspondence is sparse until the beginning of his first Senate term in 1899. From 1899, there is voluminous correspondence which reaches its peak during the 1920s.

Although there is some correspondence dealing with the issues of the day, viz: the Panama Canal, the Canadian tariff controversy, the Interstate Commerce Commission, etc., the vast amount of the correspondence may be divided into two large categories--congratulatory and favor-seeking, the congratulatory correspondence consists of messages on his many birthdays, especially those in his late eighties and nineties; letters on the occasions of his election and re-election to the Senate; notes congratulating him on his volumes of speeches, reminiscences, and memoirs; and letters lauding his longevity, wit, and venerability. The favor-seeking correspondence is the usual type--people asking for work, for recommendations, for favorable words to the politically powerful and the patronage dispensers. There are also requests for commencement, postprandial, and other speeches; for his presence at various functions; for his support in business enterprises, etc.

On the public side, the correspondence is not so much active as reflective, not so much contemporaneous as anecdotal. Facts about Lincoln, Johnson, Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, and other figures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are present, but they are retrospective. Nothing emerges for these times during the time; such information is to be gained in this collection through Depew's reminiscences. On this plane, the collection is a rich one, for Depew, whose penchant for anecdotes was famous, made a practice of collecting stories, amusing or otherwise, about the great and near-great. The collection, even for the years when he was advanced in age, is replete with such material.

The correspondence is in chronological order, but the letters have been catalogued individually in the department's manuscript catalog, and there is a list of select correspondents following the folder listing.

Dates

  • 1879-1928

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

Newspaper clippings available in microfilm (6,592 frames on 6 reels, 35mm.) from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, at cost. Order no. HM92.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Chauncey M. Depew's estate, 1928.

Extent

6 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0180

Overview

Newspaper clippings documenting his personal life, his business affairs as president of the New York Central Railroad and his political career as senator from New York (1899-1905), as delegate-at-large to nine Republican National Conventions (1888-1924) and as a prominent figure in Republican national politics.

Chronology

1834 April 23
Born in Peekskill, New York, the son of Isaac and Martha Minot (Mitchell) Depew.
1844-1852
Attended the Peekskill Military Academy.
1852-1856
Attended Yale College; member of Linonian Society, Skull and Bones, Kappa Sigma Epsilon, Kappa Sigma Theta, and Psi Upsilon.
1856
Graduated from Yale College; participated in the Republican canvass for John Charles Fremont.
1856-1858
Read law in the offices of William Nelson in Peekskill.
1858
Admitted to the New York Bar; elected a delegate to the Republican State Convention.
1860
Campaigned for Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin.
1861
Elected a member of the New York State Assembly.
1862
Re-elected a member of the New York State Assembly; Republican candidate for Speaker; Speaker pro tem.; Chairman, Ways and Means Committee.
1863
Elected Secretary of State of New York. (1863-1865)
1865
Appointed and confirmed United States Minister to Japan, but declined the appointment.
1866
Appointed attorney for the New York & Harlem Railroad Company.
1867
Appointed clerk of Westchester County by Governor Fuller and resigned.
1869
Appointed attorney for the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company.
1870
Appointed Immigration Commissioner by the State Legislature; declined appointment.
1871
Married Elise Ann Hegeman (1848-1893).
1872
Unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York on the Greeley-Liberal Republican ticket.
1874
Appointed by the State Legislature as a Regent of the State University and as a commissioner to build the State Capitol in Albany.
1876
Appointed general counsel and director of the New York Central 'Vanderbilt System'.
1879 July 7
Only son, Chauncey Mitchell Depew, Jr., born.
1881
Unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator.
1882
Named second vice-president of the New York Central Railroad Company.
1884
Declined nomination for United States Senator.
1885
Became president of the New York Central and the 'Vanderbilt System'; President 1885-1898.
1887
Received honorary LL.D. from Yale
1888
Delegate-at-large to the Republican National Convention; received the New York vote for the presidential nomination, but withdrew in favor of Benjamin Harrison; after Harrison's election, offered a place in the cabinet, but declined such a post.
1888-1906
Fellow of the Yale Corporation.
1892
Delegate-at-Large to the Republican National Convention; made nominating speech for Benjamin Harrison; offered the vacant post of Secretary of State by Harrison, but declined.
1896
Delegate-at-Large to the Republican National Convention; made nominating speech for Governor Levi P. Norton.
1898
Resigned as President of the New York Central Railroad Company and appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors; Chairman 1898-1928; elected to the United States Senate.
1899-1905
United States Senator from New York.
1900
Delegate-at-Large to the Republican National Convention.
1901 Dec 27
Married May Palmer in Nice, France.
1904
I Delegate-at-Large to the Republican National Convention; made nominating speech for Charles W. Fairbank; re-elected to the United States Senate.
1905-1911
United States Senator from New York
1910
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the United States Senate.
1912, 1916, 1920, 1924
Delegate to the Republican National Conventions.
1928 Apr 5
Died in New York City.

Select List of Correspondents

1. Abbatt, William, 1851-1935 (author)

2. Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922 (clergyman; editor)

3. Adair, Ward William, 1870-

4. Adams, Charles Francis, 1866-1954 (Secretary of the Navy)

5. Adams, Whittlesey, 1829-1916 (Yale 1857)

6. Adee, Alvey Augustus, 1842-1924 (Acting Secretary of State)

7. Ainsworth, Fred Crayton, 1852-1934 (Adjustant General)

8. Aldrich, Nelson Wilmarth, 1841-1915

9. A1drich, Winthrop Williams, 1885-(Ambassador to Great Britain)

10. Aldridge, George Washington, d. 1922 (Mayor: Rochester, New York)

11. Alexander, Charles Beatty, 1849-1927 (lawyer)

12. Alexander, DeAlva Stanwood, 1846-1925 (United States Representative)

13. Alexander, James Waddell, 1839-1915 (lawyer)

14. Alexander, John White, 1856-1915

15. Alexander, Lucien Hugh, 1866- (Lawyer)

16. Alexander, Robert Carter, 1857-1899 (editor)

17. Alger, Russell Alexander, 1836-1907 (United States Senator; Secretary of war; Governor: Michigan)

18. Allen, Edward Lisle, 1868- (editor)

19. Allen, Frederick Innis, 1859-1938 (United States Patents Commissioner)

20. Allen, George Hersey, 1876-1950 (Educator)

21. Allen, George Whiting, 1854-1922 (Lawyer; Banker)

22. Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950 (United States Senator; Governor: Kansas)

23. Allis, George C.

24. Alte, Jose de Horta Machada de France, Visconde de (Portugese Ambassador)

25. Andrew, Henry, Hersey, 1858-1934 (lawyer)

26. Andrews, Avery Delano, 1864-1959 (General)

27. Angel1, James Rowland, 1869-1949 (President: Yale)

28. Anthony, Benjamin Harris, 1863-1932 (Yale 1886)

29. Appleton, Daniel, 1852-1929 (publisher)

30. Appleton, Francis Randall, 1854-1929(Lawyer)

31. Archbold, John Dustin 1848-1914 (capitalist)

32. Atterbury, Grosvenor, 1869-1956 (architect)

33. Atwood, Charles Edwin, 1861-1930 (neurologist)

34. Austin, Oscar Phelps, d. 1933 (educator)

35. Babst, Earl D., 1870- (lawyer)

36. Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919 (Secretary of State; Ambassador to France)

37. Baer, George Frederick, 1842-1914

38. Bagby, Albert Morris, 1859-1941 (musician)

39. Bailey, Elijah Prentiss, 1834-1913 (editor)

40. Bailey, Joseph Woldon, 1862-1929 (United States Senator & Representative)

41. Baker, George Fisher, 1840-1931 (Banker)

42. Baker, James Marion, 1861-1940 (Secretary to the United States Senate)

43. Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937 (Secretary of War)

44. Baker, Samuel A., 1874-1933 (Governor: Missouri)

45. Baldwin, Sherman, 1897- (Yale 1919)

46. Baldwin, Simeon Eben, 1840-1927 (Governor: Connecticut)

47. Ball, Lewis Heisler, 1861-1932 (United States Senator & Representative)

48. Ballard, Harlan Hoge, 1853-1934 (librarian)

49. Bannard, Otto Tremont, 1854-1929 (Yale 1876)

50. Barnes, Henry Elbert, 1832-1910 (Yale 1860)

51. Barnes, Thurlow Weed, 1853-1918 (Businessman)

52. Barnes, William 1866-1930 (Publisher)

53. Barnum, Malvern-Hill, 1863-1942 (General)

54. Barrows, John Henry, 1847-1902

55. Batcheller, George Sherman, 1837-1908 (Minister to Portugal)

56. Bates, Arthur Laban, 1859-1934 (United States Representative)

57. Belasco, David, 1854-1931 (producer)

58. Benedict, Russell, 1859-1936 (jurist)

59. Bennett, William Stiles, 1870- (United States Representative)

60. Bertron, Samuel Reading, 1865-1938 (Yale 1885)

61. Betts, Charles Henry, 1863-1929 (editor)

62. Beveridge, Albert Jeramiah, 1862-1927 (United States Senator)

63. Bilbo, Thodore Gilmore, 1877-1947 (United States Senator)

64. Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956(United States Senator; Governor: Connecticut)

65. Black, Frank Swett, 1853-913 (United States Representative)

66. Blakeslee, Howard Walter, 1880-1952 (editor)

67. Bliss, Cornelius Newton, 1874-1949

68. Booth, Evangeline Cory, 1865-1950

69. Booth, William Stone, 1864-1926 (author)

70. Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940 (United States Senator)

71. Bourne, Jonathan, Jr., 1855-1940

72. Bowen, Clarence Winthr p, 1852-1935 (Yale 1873)

73. Bowen, Herbert Wolcott, 1856-1927 (Yale 1878; Consul: Spain; Minister to Persia; Minister to Venesuela)

74. Bowman, Roland Claude, 1870- (cartoonist)

75. Boyle, Emmet Derby, 1879-1926 (Governor: Nevada)

76. Bradley, Thomas Wilson, 1844-1920 (United States Representative)

77. Bradley, William O'Connell, 1847-1914 (United States senator; Governors: Kentucky)

78. Bradstreet, Edward Payson, 1830-1931 (Yale 1853)

79. Brandegee, Frank Bosworth, 1864-1924 (United States Senator & Representative)

80. Bridges, Robert, 1858-1941 (editor)

81. Bridgman, Frederie Arthur, 1847-1928 (artist)

82. Bridgman, Herbert Lawrence, 1844-1924 (journalist)

83. Briggs, George E.

84. Brown, Norris, 1863- (United States Senator)

85. Brown, William C., 1853-1924 (Railroadman)

86. Brumbaugh, Martin Crove, 1862-1930 (Governor: Pennsylvania)

87. Bryan, George Sand, 1879-1943 (writer)

88. Buehler, Huber Gray, 1864-1924

89. Bullitt, William Christian, 1891-1967(Yale 1912)

90. Bumstead, Horace, 1841-1919 (educator)

91. Bunnell, A.O.

92. Burbank, Elizabeth J. (Waters) (Mrs. Luther)

93. Burkett, Elmer Jacob, 1867-1935 (United States Senator & Representative)

94. Butler, Edward Hubert, 1850-1914 (editor)

95. Butler, Edward Hubert, Jr. (editor)

96. Butler, Joseph Green, Jr., 1840-1927 (manufacturer)

97. Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947 (President: Columbia University)

98. Butler, William Allen, 1853-1923 (lawyer)

99. Byng, Julian Hedworth George, 1862-1935 (1st viscount Byng of Vimy)

100. Cable, Benjamin Stickney, 1872-1915 (Ass't Secretary of Commerce & Labor)

101. Cadman, Samuel Parkes, 1864-1936 (clergyman)

102. Calder, William Musgrave, 1869-1945 (United States Senator & Representative)

103. Calkins, Walcott, 1831-1924 (clergyman)

104. Camp, Walter Chauncey, 1859-1925 (Yale 1880)

105. Cannon, Joseph Gurney 1836-1926 (United States Representative; speaker of the House)

106. Capper, Arthur, 1865- (United States Senator)

107. Cardozo, Benjamin Nathan, 1870-1938 (jurist)

108. Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919 (Philanthropist)

109. Carry, Edward Francis, 1867-1929 (manufacturer)

110. Catlin, Charles Taylor, 1835-1912 (Yale 1856)

111. Chamberlain, Sir (Joseph) Austen, 1863-1937 (Prime Minister; Great Britain)

112. Chambers, Julius, 1850-1920 (editor)

113. Champlin, John Denison, 1834-1915 (Yale 1856)

114. Chandler, William Eaton, 1835-1917 (United States Senator)

115. Chapple, Joseph Mitchell, 1867-

116. Clapp, Moses Edwin, 1851-1931 (United States Senator)

117. Clark, Champ (James Beauchamp) 1850-1921 (United States Representative; Speaker of the House)

118. Clark, Genevieve (Bennett)

119. Clarke, John Davenport, 1873-1933 (United States Representative)

120. Clarke, John Hessin, 1857-1945

121. Clearwater, Alphonso Trumpbour, 1848-1933 (judge)

122. Clement, Pareival Wood, 1846-1927

123. Coit, Joseph Howland, 1831-1906 (educator)

124. Cole, Cyrenus, 1863-1939 (United States Representative)

125. Collier, William Miller, 1867-1956 (Ambassador to Chile & Spain)

126. Colt, LeBaron Bradford, 1846-1924 (United States Senator)

127. Colton, George Radcliffe, 1866-1916 (Governor: Puerto Rico)

128. Colvin, Addison Beecher, 1858- (Treasurer of New York State)

129. Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 (President of the United States)

130. Copeland, Royal Samuel, 1868-1938 (United States Senator)

131. Cornish, Leslie Colby, 1854-1925 (judge)

132. Cornwell, John J., 1867-1953 (Governor: West Virginia)

133. Cortelyou, George Bruce, 1862-1940 (Secretary of the Treasury)

134. Coudert, Frederic Rene, 1871-1955 (lawyer)

135. Coxe, Macgrane, 1859-1923 (Yale 1879; lawyer)

136. Crane, Winthrop Murray, 1853-1920 (United States Senator; Governor: Massachusetts)

137. Cromwell, George, 1860-(New York State Senator)

138. Cromwell, William Nelson, 1854-1948

139. Crowley, Patrick Edwar, 1864-1953 (President:N.Y. (Central Railroad)

140. Cummins, Albert Baird, 1850-1926 (United States Senator; Governor: Iowa)

141. Cunliffe, Owen, (Philip) Frederick, 1855-1926 (editor)

142. Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936 (Vice-president of the United States)

143. Curtis, James Freeman, 1878-1952 (Acting Secretary of the Treasury)

144. Daugherty, Harry Micajah, 1860-1941 (United States Attorney General)

145. Davis, Dwight Filley, 1879-1945 (Secretary of War)

146. Davis, George Breckinridge, 1847-1914 (Judge Advocate General)

147. Davis, James John, 1873-1947 (United States Senator; Secretary of Labor)

148. Davis, John William 1873-1955 (United States Representative; Ambassador to Great Britain; Democratic Nominee 1924)

149. Davy, John Madison, 1835-1909 (United States Representative)

150. Dawes, Charles Gates, 1865- (Vice-president of the United States)

151. Day, George Parmly, 1876-1959 (Yale 1897)

152. deForest, Lee, 1873-1961 (Yale 1896s)

153. Depew, Ganson, 1866- (nephew)

154. Desborough, William Henry Grenfell, 1st Baron of Taplon, 1855-1945

155. Dick, Charles William Frederick, 1858-1945 (United States Senator)

156. Dickinson, Jacob, McGavock, 1851-1928 (Secretary of War)

157. Dillingham, William Paul, 1843-1923 (United States Senator; Governor: Vermont)

158. Dorsey, Hugh Manson, 1871-1948 (Governor: Georgia)

159. Draper, Andrew Sloan, 1848-1913 (N.Y. State Commissioner of Education)

160. Draper, William Henry, 1841-1921

161. Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. (author)

162. Driscoll, Michael Edward, 1851-1929 (United States Representative)

163. Dunwell, James Winslow, 1849-1907 (judge)

164. Edison, Thomas Alva, 1847-1931 (inventor)

165. Edwards, John Homer, 1869-1945. (Acting Secretary of the Treasury) Chauncey Mitchell Depew Papers (MS 0180) - 12

166. Emery Henry Crosby, 1872-1924 (economist)

167. Evart, William Maxwell, 1818-1901 (Secretary of State; Attorney General) (United States Senator)

168. Fassett, Jacob Sloat, 1853-1924 (United States Representative)

169. Fernald, Bert Manfred, 1858-1926 (United States Senator)

170. Fields, William Jason, 1874- (United States Representative; Gov: Kentucky)

171. Fish, Stuyvesant, 1851-1923 (banker)

172. Fitch, Shbel Parmelee, 1848-1904 (United States Representative)

173. Fitzgerald, Roy Gerald, 1875- (United States Representative)

174. Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936 (United States Senator)

175. Flint, Frank Putnam, 1862-1929 (United States Senator)

176. Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917 (United States Senator; Governor: Ohio)

177. Fordney, Joseph Warren, 1853-1932. (United States Representative)

178. Francis, Charles Spencer, 1853-1911 (Ambassador to Austria; Minister to Greece)

179. Francis, John Morgan, 1879-1925 (editor)

180. French, Burton Lee. 1875- (United States Representative)

181. French, Joseph Richardson, 1836-1913 (Yale 1856)

182. Gallatin, Albert Eugene, 1881-1952. (painter)

183. Gallinger, Jacob Harold, 1837-1918 (United States Senator & Representative)

184. Gardiner, Asa Bird, 1839-1919.

185. Gardner, Frederick Dozier, 1869-1933 (Governor: Missouri)

186. Gary, Elbert Henry, d. 1927. (financier)

187. Gates, Merrill Edwards, 1848-1922 (President: Amherst)

188. Gilder, Joseph B., 1858-1936 (publisher)

189. Gildersleeve, Henry Alger, 1840-1923 (judge)

190. Gillett, Frederick Huntington, 1851-1935 (United States Senator & Representative; Speaker of the House)

191. Gleason, Lafayette Blanchard, 1863-1937 (New York politician)

192. Goodykoonts, Wells, 1872-1944 (United States Representative)

193. Gore, Howard Mason, 1887-1947 (Governor: West Virginia)

194. Grant, Ulysses S. Jr., 1852-1929 (lawyer)

195. Guthrie, William Dameron, 1859-1935 (lawyer)

196. Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1856-1930 (President: Yale)

197. Hale, Frederick, 1874- (United States Senator)

198. Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936 (Ambassador to Great Britain)

199. Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904 (United States Senator)

200. Harding, Warren Gamaliel, 1864-1923 (President of the United States)

201. Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909 (financier)

202. Harrison, Russell Benjamin, d. 1936 (lawyer)

203. Hart, William Octave, 1857-1929 (lawyer)

204. Hasbrouck, Gilbert D.B., 1860-1942 (lawyer)

205. Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934 (author)

206. Hay, John, 1838-1905 (Secretary of State)

207. Haynes, George Henry, 1866-1947 (historian)

208. Hays, Will H. 1879-1954

209. Haselton, Gerry Whiting, 1829-1920 (United States Representative)

210. Hedges, Job Elmer, 1862-1925 (New York Gubernatorial Candidate)

211. Hemphill, Joseph Newton, 1847-1931 (admiral)

212. Hepburn, Alonzo Barton, 1846-1922 (banker)

213. Hewitt, Abram Stevens, 1822-1903 (United States Representative)

214. Hicks, Frederick Cocks, 1872-1925 (United States Representative)

215. Higgins, Frank Wayland, 1856-1907 (Governor: New York)

216. Hill, Henry Warner, 1858-1934 (New York State Senator)

217. Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949 (Republican National Committee)

218. Hinman, Harvey DeForest, 1864-1954 (New York State Representative)

219. Hinshaw, Edmund Howard, 1860-1932 (United States Representative)

220. Hirschberg, Michael Henry, 1847-1929 (judge)

221. Hiscock, Frank, 1834-1914 (United States Senator & Representative)

222. Hitchcock, Elizur, 1832-1899 (Yale 1854)

223. Hitchcocke, Ethan Allen, 1835-1909 (Secretary of the Interiror)

224. Hitchcock, Frank Harris, 1869-1935 (Postmaster General)

225. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935 (Supreme Court Justice)

226. Hopkins, Archibald,1842-1926

227. Horton, Edward Augustus, 1843-1931 (clergyman)

228. Hoyt, Wayland, 1838-1910 (clergyman)

229. Hughitt, Mervin, 1837-1928 (Railroad official)

230. Hunt, George wylie Paul, 1859-1934 (Governor: Arizona)

231. Huntington-Wilson, Francis Mairs, 1875-1946 (Yale 1897; diplomat)

232. Husted, James William, 1870-1925 (United States Representative)

233. Iglehart, Ferdinand Cowle, 1845-1922 (clergyman)

234. Ingalsbe, Grenville Mellen, 1846-1918 (lawyer)

235. James Thomas Lemuel, 1831-1916(Postmaster General)

236. Jerome, william Travers, 1859-1934 (New York District Attorney)

237. Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937 (Director: Hall of Fame)

238. Jones, Wesley Livsey, 1863-1932 (United States Senator & Representative)

239. Joslyn, J.R. (editor)

240. Judson, Henry Pratt, 1849-1927 (President: University of Chicago)

241. Jusserand, Jean Adrian Antoine Jules, 1855-1932 (French Ambassador)

242. Kahn, Julius, 1861-1924 (United States Representative)

243. Keeler, Seneca McNeil, 1835-1912 (Yale 1856)

244. Kellogg, Abraham Lincoln 1860-1946 (judge)

245. Kellogg, Frank Billings, 1856-1937 (United States Senator; Secretary of State)

246. Kendrick, W. Freeland, 1874-1935 (Mayor: Phi1adelphia)

247. Keogh, Andrew, 1869-1953 (Librarian: Yale)

248. Kerr, Daniel, 1836-1916 (United States Representative)

249. King, Horatio Collins, 1837-1918 (lawyer)

250. King, William Lyon Mackenzie, 1874-1950 (Prime Minister; Canada)

251. Kingsley, William Lathrop, 1824-1896, (Yale 1843)

252. Kirkland, James Hampton, 1859-1939 (Chancellor: Vandarbilt)

253. Knapp, Charles Luman, 1847-1929 (United States Representative)

254. Kneeland, Stillman Foster, 1845-1926 (general)

255. Knox, Philander Chase, 1853-1921 (Secretary of State; Attorney General; United States Senator)

256. Lane, Franklin Knight, 1864-1921 (Secretary of the Interior)

257. Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928 (Secretary of State)

258. Lee, Ivy Ledbetter, 1877-1934

259. Lenroot, Irvine Luther, 1869-1949 (United States Senator & Representative)

260. Loeb, William 1866-1937 (Sedretary to Theodore Roosevelt)

261. Low, Seth, 1850-1916 (President: Columbia University)

262. Lowden, Frank Orren, 1861-1943 (United States Representative. Governor: Illinois)

263. Lyman, Hart, 1851-1927 (Yale 1873; editor)

264. MacArthur, Arthur, 1850-1914 (editor)

265. MacDougall, Clinton Dugald, 1839-1914 (United states Representative)

275. McClung, (Thomas) Lee, 1870-1914 (United States Treasurer)

276. McCumber, Porter James, 1858-1933 (United States Senator)

277. McElroy, Robert, 1872-1959 (historian)

278. McLennan, Peter Baillie, 1850-1913 (judge)

279. Meloy, William Augustus, 1832-1905 (Yale 1854)

280. Merrill, William Henry, 1840-1907 (editor)

281. Merritt, Edwin Albert, 1860-1914 (United States Representative)

282. Merritt, Edwin Atkins, 1828-1916

283. Matcalf, Vidtor Howard, 1853-193 (Yale 1876)

284. Metcalfe, James Stetson, 1858-1927 (Yale 1879)

285. Meyer, George vonLengerke, 1858-1918 (Secretary of the Navy)

286. Miller, Charles Ransom, 1849-1922 (newspaperman)

287. Miller, Charles Sumner, 1856-1932 (Yale 1877)

288. Miller, George Douglas, 1847-1932 (Yale 1870)

289. Mills, Ogden Livingstonk 1844-1937 (Secretary of the Treasury)

290. Mitchell, Edward Page, 1852-1927 (editor)

291. Moody, william Henry, 1853-1917 (United States Representative; Secretary of the Navy; Attorney General; Supreme Ct. Justice)

292. Moore, Charles Arthur, d.1914 (merchant)

293. Moot, Adelbert, 1854-1929 (lawyer)

294. Morgan, Harry Hays, 1860-1933 (consul)

295. Morgan, Thomas J., 1839-1902 (Commissioner of Indian Affairs)

296. Morris, Robert Clark, 1864-1938 (Yale 1890; lawyer)

297. Morrow, Dwight Whitney, 1873-1931 (U.S. Senator; Ambassador to Mexico)

298. Morse, Sidney Edward, 1835-1908 (Yale 1856)

299. Morton, Levl Parsons, 1824-1920 (Vice-President of the United States; United States Representative; Ambassador to France; Governor: New York)

300. Moses, George Higgins, 1869-1944 (United States Senator)

301. Mullaly, John, 1835- (writer)

302. Muller-Ury, Adolfo, 1864-1947 (painter)

303. Munsey, Frank Andrew, 1854-1925 (editor)

304. Murray, Charles H. 1855-1916 (judge)

305. Nagel, Cahrles, 1849-1940 (Secretary of Commerce & Labor)

306. Nelson, Knute, 1843-1923 (United States Senator & Representative)

307. New, Harry Stewart, 1858-1937 (United States Senator; Postmaster General)

308. Newcomb, Josiah Turner, 1868-1944

309. Newlands, Francis Griffith, 1848-1917 (United States Senator)

310. Nicho1son, Reginald Fairfax, 1852-1939 (Acting Secretary of the Navy)

311. O'Brien, John F., d. 1939 (New York Secretary of State)

312. Ochs, Adolph S., 1858-1935 (editor)

313. Odell, Benjamin Baker, Jr., 1854-1926 (United States Representative; Governor: New York)

314. O'Gorman, James Aloysius, 1860-1943 (United States Senator)

315. Olcott, Jacob Van Vechten, 1856-1940 (United States Representative)

316. Olcott, William Morrow Knox, 1862-1933 (New York District Attorney)

317. O1iver, George Tener, 1848-1919 (United States Senator)

318. Oliver, Robert Shaw, 1847-1935 (Secretary of War)

319. Osborn, Chase salmon, 1860-1949 (Governor: Michigan)

320. Overman, Lee Slater, 1854-1930 (United States Senator)

321. Overmyer, Arthur Warren, 1879- (United States Senator) (Representative)

322. Page, Carroll Smalley, 1843-1925 (United States Senator)

323. Paige, Calvin DeWitt, 1848-1930 (United States Representative)

324. Paris, William Francklyn, 1871-1954 (architect)

325. Parker, Alton Brooks, 1852-1926 (Democratic Nominee 1908)

326. Parsons, Charles Baldwin, 1835-1910 (ship broker)

327. Parsons, Herbert, 1869-1925 (United States Representative)

328. Patterson, Robert Wilson, 1850-1910 (editor)

329. Paxson, Frederic Logan, 1877-1948 (author)

330. Payne, Sereno Edwards, 1843-1914 (United States Representative)

331. Peck, Theodore Safford, 1843-1918 (general)

332. Peet, Isaac, Lewis, 1824-1898 (Yale 1845)

333. Penrose, Boies, 1860-1921 (United States Senator)

334. Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943 (Yale 1887)

335. Phillips, Andrew wheeler, 1844-1915 (yale 1873s)

336. Phipps, Lawrence Cowle, 1862- (United States Senator)

337. Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946 (Yale 1889)

338. Pitney, Mahlon, 1858-1924 (United States Representative; Governor: New Jersey; Supreme Court Justice)

339. Platt, Edmund, 1865-1939 (United States Representative)

340. Platt, Frank Hinchman, 1856-1920 (Yale 1877)

341. Platt, Orville Hitchcoke, 1827-1905 (United States Senator)

342. Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910 (United States Senator & Representative)

343. Pond, James Burton, 1838-1903

344. Porter, J.A. (Secretary to William McKinley)

345. Post, Regis Henri, 1870-1944 (Governor: Puerto Rico)

346. Pratt, Harry Hayt, 1864-1932 (United States Representative)

347. Pugsley, Cornelius Amory, 1850-1936 (United States Representative)

348. Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911 (editor; United States Representative)

349. Putnam, George Haven, 1844-1930 (publisher)

350. Raines, John, 1840-1909 (United States Representative)

351. Ransde11, Joseph Eugene, 1858- (United States Senator & Representative)

352. Rayner, Isidor, 1850-1912 (United States Senator & Representative)

353. Reed, Stuart Felix, 1866-1935 (United States Representative)

354. Reid, Ogden Mills, 1882-1947 (Yale 1904)

355. Riggs, Edward Gridley, 1856-1924 (editor)

356. Robbins, Edward Wright, 1822-1899 (Yale 1843)

357. Robinson, Sir Harry Perry, 1859-1930 (London Times editor)

358. Robinson, Henry Cornelius, 1832-1900 (Yale 1853)

359. Rockefeller, John Davison, Jr., 1874- (financier)

360. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 (President of the United States)

361. Root, Elihu, 1845-1937 (United States Senator; Secretary of State: Secretary of War)

362. Rothschild, Alonzo, 1862-1915 (author)

363. Rudd, William Platt, 1851-1929 (judge)

364. Runnells, Clive, 1877-1935 (President Pullman Co.)

365. Rye, Thomas C. (Governor: Tennessee)

366. Sanders, Everett, 1882-1950 (United States Representative)

367. Sanderson, George Andrew, 1850-1925 (Secretary to the United States Senate)

368. Sanford, A.B.

369. Satterles, Herbert Livingston, 1863-1947

370. Saxton, Charles T., 1846-1903 (New York State Representative)

371. Scott, Nathan Bay, 1842-1924 (United States Senator)

372. Scripture, William Ellis, 1843-1933 (judge)

373. Seward, William Henry, 1839-1920 (banker)

374. Sharp, William Graves, 1859-1922 (United States Representative; Ambassador to France)

375. Shaw, Leslie Montier, 1848-1932 (Secretary of the Treasury)

376. Sheffield, James Rockwell, 1864-1938 (Yale 1887)

377. Sheldon, George Rumsey, 1857-1919

378. Shepard, Charles Sidney, 1856-1934 (Yale 1878)

379. Sherman, James Schoolcraft, 1855-1912 (Vice-president of the United States)

380. Sherrill, Charles Hitchcock, 1867-1936 (Yale 1889)

381. Sibley, Joseph crocker, 1850-1926. (United States Representative)

382. Skinner, Charles Rufus, 1844-1928 (United States Representative)

383. Skinner, Otis 1858-1942 (actor)

384. Sleicher, John A., 1848-1921 (editor)

385. Slocum, Clarence Rice, 1868-1912 (consul)

386. Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944 (Governor: New York; Democratic Nominee 1928)

387. Smith Alfred H., d. 1924 (President: New York Central Railroad)

388. Smith, John Merlin Powis, 1866-1932 (editor)

389. Smith, William Alden, 1859-1932 (United States Senator & Representative)

390. Smoot, Read, 1862-1941 (United States Senator)

391. Southwick, George Newell, 1863-1912 (United States Representative)

392. Spencer, Selden Palmer, 1862-1925 (United States Senator; Yale 1884)

393. Sprague, Henry Harrison, 1841-1920 (lawyer)

394. Stamfordham, Arthur John Bigge, 1st Baron, 1849-1931

395. Stedman Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 (Yale 1853)

396. Sterling, Thomas, 1851-1930 (United States Senator)

397. Stetson, Francis Lynde, 1846-1920 (lawyer)

398. Stewart, John Appleton, 1865-1928 (manufacturer)

399. Stimson, Henry Lewis, 1866-1950 (Yale 1888, Secretary of state; Secretary of War)

400. Stoddard, Henry Luther, 1861-1947 (newspaperman)

401. Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958 (Secretary: Yale)

402. Stokes, William Earl Dodge, 1852-1926 (Yale 1874)

403. Strong, Theron George, 1846-1924 (lawyer)

404. Stryker, Melanchton Woolsey, 1851-1929 (educator)

405. Studley, Elmer Ebenezer, 1869-1942 (United States Representative)

406. Sullivan, Mark, 1874-1952 (writer)

407. Sutherland, Howard, 1865-1950 (United States Senator & Representative)

409. Sweet, Thaddeus C., 1872-1928 (United States Representative)

410. Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930 (President of the United States)

411. Taylor, James Monroe, 1848-1916 (Yale 1871)

412. Thacher, Thomas, 1850-1919 (Yale 1871)

413. Thompson, Carml Alderman, 1870-1942 (United States Treasurer)

414. Townsend, Charles Elroy, 1856-1924 (United States Senator & Representative)

415. Tracy, Evarts, 1868-1922 (Yale 1890)

416. Treadway, Allen Towner, 1867-1947 (United States Representative)

417. Treat, charles Henry, 1841-1910 (united States Treasurer)

418. Tremain, Henry Edwin, 1840-1910

419. Twombly, Hamilton McKown, d. 1910

420. Utley, Joseph Simeon, 1876-1943 (politician)

421. Vedder, Commodore Perry, 1838-1910 (lawyer)

422. Vreeland, Edward Butterfield, 1856-1936 (United States Representative)

423. Vrooman, John Wright, 1844-1929 (banker)

424. Wadhams, Frederick Eugene, 1848-1926 (lawyer)

425. Wadsworth, James Wolcott, Jr. 1877- (United States Senator & Representative)

426. Wainwright, Jonehan Mayhew, 1864-1945 (United States Representative)

427. Walcott, Frederic Collin, 1869- (Yale 1891)

428. Walker, James J., 1881-1946 (Mayor: New York)

429. Wallace, Huge Campbell, 1863-1931 (Ambassador to France)

43O. Ward, William Lukens, 1856-1933 (United States Representative)

431. warner, william, 1840-1916 (United States Senator & Representative)

432. Warren, Francis Emroy, 1844-1929 (United States Senator; Governor: Wyoming)

433. Watson, James Eli, 1863-1948 (United States Senator & Representative)

434. Weinberger, John shelly, 1832-1917 (Yale 1859)

435. Welch, Lewis Sheldon, 1867-1940 (Yale 1889)

436. Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906 (United States Representative)

437. White, Andrew Jackson, 1832-1918 (Yale 1853; Ambassador to Germany)

438. White, Horace, 1834-1916

439. White, John Stuart, 1847-1922 (Yale)

440. Whitehouse, William FitzHugh, 1877-1909

441. Whitlock, Brand, 1869-1934

442. Whitman, Charles Seymour, 1868-1947 (Governor: New York)

443. Whitney, James Lyman, 1835-1910 (Yale 1856)

444. Wickersham, George Woodward, 1858-1936 (Attorney General)

445. Wilder, Amos Parker,1862-1936 (Yale 1884)

446. Wiley, Louis, 1869-1935 (editor)

447. Wilkinson, Ahab George, 1834-1922 (Yale 1856)

448. Williams, Edward Franklin, 1832-1919 (Yale 1856)

449. Willson, Augustus Everett,1846-1931 (Governor: Kentucky)

450. Wilson, James 1835-1920 (United States Representative; Secretary of Agriculture)

451. Winthrop, Bronson, 1863-1944 (lawyer)

452. Wood, William Robert, 1861-1933 (United States Representative)

453. Woodford, Stewart, Lyndon, 1835-1913 (United States Representative; Minister to Spain)

454. Woodruff, Timothy Lester, 1858-1913 (Yale 1879; Lt. Governor: New York)

455. Worcester, Edwin Dean, Jr., 1856-1929 (Yale 1876)

456. Young, Richard, 1846-1935 (United States Representative)

457. Young, Thomas, 1840-1918 (Yale 1863)

Processing Information

The Chauncey Depew Papers were reprocessed in April 1979. The correspondence and miscellaneous papers, formerly in Boxes 1-40, have been reboxed and refoldered in the same order and are now available as listed in Boxes 1-13. The newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, formerly available as Boxes 41-49 and Volumes I-XII, have been microfilmed in the same order and are now available as Film no. 92. [ORIGINALS DISCARDED]
Title
Guide to the Chauncey Mitchell Depew Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
April 1979
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
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Finding aid written in English.

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