United States -- History -- War of 1812
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
The papers consist of correspondence, writings, legal and financial documents, and other papers of six generations of Bidwell family members. Principal figures include Barnabas Bidwell (1763-1833), lawyer and politician in Massachusetts and Kingston, Ontario; and his son, Marshall Spring Bidwell (1799-1872), lawyer and politician in Kingston and New York City.
Correspondence, receipts, financial papers, military orders, a diary for the year 1813, and other papers of John Stites Gano, Major-General in the Ohio Militia and a figure in the Western battles of the War of 1812. The papers are chiefly military in nature, though there are some personal items. Included are letters to and from Gov. Return Jonathan Meigs, Stephen Gano, the noted clergyman and brother of J.S. Gano, and letters to General William Henry Harrison.
Correspondence, journals, and legal and financial papers of the Hillard family of Preston, Connecticut. Moses Hillard, 1780-1837, a sailor, ship's captain, farmer, and tax collector, and his son, Elias Brewster Hillard, 1825-1895, a minister, are represented in the papers.
The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, legal papers, account books, ship's papers, and miscellanea relating to the private lives and business interests of the Hurd family of Chatham, Connecticut, and New York, New York. Family interests in shipbuilding, ship repair, mercantile holdings, distillery operations, and politics are detailed, with extensive records for the New York Screw Dock Company and for many of the ships built, owned, and operated by the Hurd family.
The collection consists of ships' journals, invoices, manifests, lists of crews, clearance papers and other documents relating to shipping, largely from Connecticut ports in the 18th and 19th centuries. There is also a small quantity of papers from Massachusetts, New York and elsewhere.
Correspondence and documents between Major Joseph Wheaton, members of his family, and various government officials concerning attempts to secure reimbursement from the government for debts incurred while Wheaton was serving as Deputy Quarter Master General during the War of 1812. Correspondents of note include Joseph Bloomfield, William Eustis, Charles Gratiot, George Hay, Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette, Return Jonathan Meigs, James Monroe, Amos Stoddard, and Martin Van Buren.