25 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849.

  1. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995

    14,250 items. 57 containers plus 27 oversize. 26.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collector. A collection of Americana including historical letters and documents, family and personal papers, broadsides, financial and legal papers, illustrated and printed ephemera, government and legislative documents, military records, journals, and printed matter relating primarily to the expansion and development of the United States from the colonial period through the 1876 centennial.

  2. John Fairfield correspondence, 1828-1876

    900 items. 6 containers. 1.8 linear feet. 3 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    U.S. senator and representative and governor of Maine. Principally letters from Fairfield to members of his family in Saco, Maine, while he was serving in Congress and as governor relating to personal and family affairs, politics, and life and society in Washington, D.C., and Augusta, Maine.

  3. C.B. Comstock papers, 1847-1908

    900 items. 4 containers. 1.6 linear feet. 4 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, notebooks, orders, reports, and drawings primarily concerning Comstock's Civil War service as chief engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Also includes material relating to the Mexican War and Comstock's tenure as president of the United States Mississippi River Commission, 1884.

  4. James K. Polk papers, 1775-1891

    20,500 items. 155 containers plus 20 oversize. 39 linear feet. 67 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States president, Speaker of the House and representative from Tennessee, and governor of Tennessee. General correspondence, presidental letterbooks, diaries, account and memorandum books, drafts and copies of speeches and messages, family papers, financial and legal papers, and printed matter relating primarily to Polk's political career in Tennessee and on the national level.

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  5. William Medill papers, 1834-1864

    2,300 items. 6 containers. 2.4 linear feet. 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, United States representative and governor of Ohio, and United States government official. Correspondence, account books, and miscellaneous material primarily relating to Medill’s service as assistant postmaster general (1845), commissioner of Indian affairs (1845-1850), and first comptroller of the United States treasury (1857-1861).

  6. Harwood family papers, 1767-1940

    1 microfilm reel . -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, documents, autographs, maps, and signed photographs relating to the naval career of A. A. Harwood (1802-1884), his collection of historical material, and papers of other members of the Harwood family.

  7. James Fowler Simmons papers, 1771-1939

    21,000 items. 58 containers. 19 linear feet. 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manufacturer, political leader, and United States senator from Rhode Island. Correspondence, family letters, memoranda, legal documents, account books, photographs, and printed matter relating to Simmons's cotton and yarn manufacturing enterprises and to public matters, including the tariff, Thomas Dorr and the Dorr Rebellion of 1842, the nomination and election of Abraham Lincoln as president, and social, economic, and political conditions in Rhode Island.

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  8. Bancroft-Bliss families papers, 1788-1928

    5,800 items. 20 containers plus 3 oversize. 8.1 linear feet. 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, diary, legal and financial papers, article and book galleys, invitations, and printed material of members of the Bliss and Bancroft families, including George Bancroft (1800-1891); his wife, Elizabeth Davis Bancroft (1803-1886), her first husband, Alexander Bliss (1792-1827); and their son, Alexander Bliss (1827-1896).

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  9. Louis McLane correspondence, 1795-1894

    600 items. 4 containers. 1.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Delaware, diplomat, and cabinet officer. Correspondence primarily between McLane and members of his family relating to social life in Washington, D.C., his diplomatic duties, and national and congressional politics.

  10. William L. Marcy papers, 1806-1930

    3,100 items. 88 containers. 19.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    U.S. secretary of war and secretary of state, governor of New York, and lawyer. Correspondence, commonplace book, diary, drafts of diplomatic dispatches, writings, and other papers relating chiefly to Marcy's career in politics, diplomacy, and as a cabinet member in the administrations of James K. Polk and Franklin Pierce. Included is material collected and compiled by Henry Barrett Learned and others.