United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Thomas Davis Day papers
Call Number: MS 1674
Overview: The Thomas Davis Day Papers consist of fifteen letterbooks, which range in date from 1839 to 1871, a book recounting the history of the Day family, The Journals of Thomas Davis Day, written by Stanley M. Rowe, Jr. in 1990, and a scrapbook. The letterbooks contain Day's personal and business correspondence. Letters from the 1840s to his mother and other family members chiefly concern family matters and his interest in family history. They also describe daily...
Dates: 1837-1990, bulk 1837-1871
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Thomas Davis Day papers
Harry H. Ensign autograph collection
Call Number: MS 1228
Overview: 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.
Gardiner-Tyler Family Papers
Call Number: MS 230
Overview: Papers of the Gardiner family of Easthampton, New York and of John Tyler, president of the United States from 1841-1845. The principal figure in the papers is Julia Gardiner Tyler, who married John Tyler in 1844. A number of the letters are exchanges between members of the Tyler family and John Tyler concerning his courtship of Julia Gardiner. Most of the letters were written to Julia Gardiner Tyler and include nearly 200 letters from her eldest son, David, as well as letters from her mother,...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Gardiner-Tyler Family Papers
Leffingwell family papers
Call Number: MS 320
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, legal and financial records and memorabilia by and about the descendants of Lieutenant Thomas Leffingwell, one of the founders of Norwich, Connecticut. The major groups of papers are those of Christopher Leffingwell (1734-1810), a merchant in Norwich and William Leffingwell (1765-1834), a stockbroker in New York and later a resident of New Haven. These groups contain papers on legal, financial and business transactions. Family correspondence during the Revolutionary War...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Leffingwell family papers
Jeremiah Mason papers
Call Number: MS 347
Overview: Correspondence during his terms as Attorney General of New Hampshire (1802-1805), as a senator in the United States Senate (1813-1817), and as a representative in the New Hampshire House of Representatives (1820-1824). The correspondence also reflects his activities in private practice and in local issues, such as the Dartmouth College Case (1818-1819). The correspondence, which is largely political, reflects the issues of the times, among them Aaron Burr's activities, the Tripolitan War, the...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Jeremiah Mason papers
Seymour family papers
Call Number: MS 440
Overview: This collection is made up of the papers of ten individual members and six branches of the Seymour family: the Day family, Parsons-Dean families, Watkins-Law families, Leggett-Seymour-Doolittle families, St. John family, and Howard family. The largest sections are those of Thomas Day Seymour, Charles Seymour (1885-1963), and Charles Seymour, Jr. The collection represents six generations of an intellectually and socially prominent family and through correspondence and diaries offers detailed...
Dates: 1711-1969, bulk 1870-1945
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Seymour family papers
Roger Minott Sherman papers
Call Number: MS 1099
Overview: Chiefly correspondence (1800-1842) on legal matters, with some references to politics. The principal writers are Theron Beach, Oliver D. Cooke, Mason Cogswell, William W. Ellsworth, Josiah Stebbins, Eli Tod, Gideon Tomlinson, and Frederick Wolcott. Also in the papers is Sherman's declaration of religious belief (1795) and bills and receipts (1811-1846). An addition to the papers contains genealogical information and writings.
Dates: 1795-1879, bulk 1795-1846
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Roger Minott Sherman papers
Woolsey family papers
Call Number: MS 562
Overview: The papers document three generations of the Woolsey family. The most prominent figures in the collection are William Walton Woolsey (1766-1839), land owner and merchant in New York City; his son, Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1801-1889), Greek scholar, political theorist and president of Yale College; and Theodore Salisbury Woolsey (1852-1929), professor of international law at Yale Law School, son of Theodore Dwight Woolsey. The papers of William Walton Woolsey contain extensive business...
Dates: 1750-1969, bulk 1811-1921
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Woolsey family papers