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Legislators

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Chester Bowles papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 628
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, speeches, writings, photographs, clippings, oral history interviews, and other material documenting the personal life and professional career of Chester Bowles. Bowles' political career in Connecticut and his service as ambassador to India are detailed, as is his work as a foreign policy advisor, chairman of the Democratic Platform Committee at the 1960 national convention, and author and speaker on political affairs.
Dates: 1924-1982

Bristol family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 101
Overview: Correspondence, financial records, diaries, scrapbooks, account books and memorabilia of the Bristol family of New Haven and New London, Connecticut. The major figures in the collection are the descendants of Simeon Bristol (1739-1805); his son, William Bristol, and his grandsons, William Brooks Bristol, and Louis Bristol, all prominent lawyers, judges and members of the state legislature in Connecticut.Nearly a third of the papers is made up of land deeds for New Haven and New London counties...
Dates: 1769-1877

Burr family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 303
Overview: Correspondence and other papers relating to members of the Burr family of Fairfield, Conn. Principal figures represented in the papers include Aaron Burr (1756-1836), soldier, politician and third vice-president of the United States; and his father, the Reverend Aaron Burr (1716-1757), scholar, clergyman, and second president of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton). These papers were formerly part of the Annie Burr Jennings Memorial Collection (MS 687). See also the Bidwell Family Papers...
Dates: 1750-1890

Chittenden-Lusk family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 870
Overview: Correspondence among members of the family of Simeon Baldwin Chittenden, his son-in-law, William Thompson Lusk, and correspondence of the Lusk family. Among the Lusk papers are letters and memoirs by Elizabeth Freeman Lusk, mother of William Thompson Lusk, on the deaths of her two daughters in 1864 and 1870 respectively. The family letters also include a series of European travel accounts by Mary H. and William T. Lusk, 1864-1865. Letters by Simeon Baldwin Chittenden to his granddaughter, Anna...
Dates: 1857-1933, bulk 1857-1889

Thomas Hartley Crawford papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 844
Overview: The most important part of the Thomas Hartley Crawford Papers relate to Crawford's work on a presidential commission investigating land fraud in connection with the 1832 treaty with the Creek Indians. There are also legal opinions, reports, financial records and correspondence with members of Congress which reflect his work as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1836-1845, and as a judge in Washington, D.C., 1845-1861. Among his correspondents are Dixon H. Lewis, C. C. Clay, William Mitchell and J....
Dates: 1827-1862

John Anthony Danaher papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 165
Overview: The papers consist primarily of John A. Danaher's senatorial files and include political and constituent correspondence, speeches, background material, and copies of legislation. The files document Danaher's service on the Judiciary, Finance, and Banking and Currency Committees during the 76th-78th Congresses, and highlight his efforts to prevent American involvement in World War II, his study of post-war foreign policy aims, and his concerns over domestic liberties during wartime. The papers...
Dates: 1900-1982, bulk 1938-1953

Evarts family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 200
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, legal and financial material, congressional papers, family memorabilia, and other papers of various members of the Evarts family of Vermont, Boston, and New York. The principal figures, however, are Jeremiah Evarts (1781-1831), author, editor, lawyer, and philanthropist, and his son, William Maxwell Evarts (1818-1901), lawyer and statesman. The papers of Jeremiah Evarts relate to his work and writings on Congregational orthodoxy, his travels for...
Dates: 1753-1960, bulk 1798-1901

Frost Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 226
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, account books, and other material documenting the personal lives and professional careers of members of the Frost family. Correspondence of William Frost details his political activity in the Maine Territory, Jeffersonian politics in Massachusetts, and the Embargo Act. Material relating to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's Civil War duties is scarce. His years as Bowdoin College president and his role in the election riot of 1880 are documented more fully. Other...
Dates: 1710-1923

Gibbs family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 236
Overview: Correspondence, financial papers and memorabilia of members of the Gibbs family. Of principal interest are thirteen letters (1783-1796) from Roger Sherman to his brother-in-law, Henry Gibbs, of which five (1789-1790) discuss the deliberations of the first Congress of the United States. Other figures represented in the papers are two Josiah Willard Gibbses (father and son) and Addison Van Name.
Dates: 1718-1893

Hapgood family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 795
Overview: The papers consist chiefly of the letters of Jonathan Grout and of his son-in-law, Hutchins Hapgood, to their respective sons. The letters of Jonathan Grout are mainly about the family business which his son was managing while Jonathan Grout, Sr., was in Congress (1789-1792). Only a few letters allude to politics, one on the building of the Capitol in Washington and another on the national debt. The letters of Hutchins Hapgood are also concentrated on finances and business activities, but...
Dates: 1789-1860

Ebenezer J. Hill papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 279
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, bills, research materials, and topical files which document the political career of Ebenezer J. Hill, a United States Congressman from Connecticut, 1895-1913 and 1915-1917. Correspondence files contain constituent mail regarding requests for publications, political appointments, favors, and suggested votes on pending legislation. Frequent topics are military pensions, banking issues, currency matters, and U.S. Post Office appointments in Connecticut.
Dates: 1884-1913

Charles Ives papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 932
Overview: Correspondence, poems, orations and other writings, and miscellaneous legal papers that relate to Charles Ives and his immediate family. Some of his poems appear in Chips from the Workshop (1843). The orations and addresses concern political activities and also include notes and fragments of Isles of Summer, (1880).
Dates: 1838-1897

William Kent family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 309
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, topical files, biographical files, scrapbooks, and other material relating to William Kent's businesses, political activities, and family. The papers document his activities as a municipal reformer in Chicago and Northern California; his interests in conservation, recreation, and public control of water power; his campaigns for election to Congress; his service in the U.S. House of Representatives and on the U.S. Tariff Commission; and his...
Dates: 1768-1961

William Singer Moorhead Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1490
Overview: The papers consist of professional correspondence, topical files, legislative files, speeches, writings, and memorabilia which document William Moorhead's career in the House of Representatives from 1958-1980.
Dates: 1935-1988

Francis Griffith Newlands papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 371
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, speeches, reports, scrapbooks, and other material documenting the political career of Francis G. Newlands. The papers highlight Nevada Democratic and Silver Party politics and focus on Newlands's legislative programs on transportation, particularly railroads and inland waterways, interstate commerce, irrigation, flood control, land reclamation, currency and silver, conservation and forests, and tariffs. An addition to the collection contains over 600 personal...
Dates: 1869-2017, bulk 1899-1917

Thomas Collier Platt papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 727
Overview: Correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, political cartoons, newspaper clippings, printed material, and other personal and family papers of Thomas C. Platt, New York businessman and Republican politician. The collection deals primarily with the inner workings of the Republican party in the state of New York from the 1870's to 1910, with emphasis on the period from 1896 to 1909.
Dates: 1851-1915

Samuel Clarke Pomeroy papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1196
Overview: Correspondence, legal and financial papers relating to Samuel Clarke Pomeroy's personal affairs and bribery charges brought against him in the U.S. Senate.
Dates: 1865-1895

Ogden Rogers Reid papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 755
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, student papers, writings, speeches, subject files, congressional papers, clippings, photographs and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of Ogden Rogers Reid. Among the subjects documented in the papers are Reid's student years at Yale University, his central role with the New York Herald Tribune, and his activities as ambassador to Israel and as a United States congressman. Files relating to his newspaper career include...
Dates: 1925-2019

Selden family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 673
Overview: Correspondence, writings (including school essays and exercises, poetry and political essays), miscellaneous accounts, school bills, and other papers of the Selden family of Hadlyme, Connecticut. The principal family members represented are Richard Ely Selden (1797-1868), a member of the class of 1818 at Yale, a justice of the peace, and a state senator, and his son Samuel Hart Selden (1826-1891), a member of the class of 1848.
Dates: 1787-1883

Roger Sherman (1721-1793) collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 447
Overview: Correspondence, reports, legal records, financial documents and genealogical material of Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Included are both family letters and political correspondence. Of special interest are the letters to Governor Jonathan Trumbull on the relationship of Connecticut to the prosecution of the war (1777-1780). Among Sherman's writings are a report from the Constitutional Convention (1787), a note on the proposal for a national bank (1791) and a printed...
Dates: 1749-1904