7 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Slaves--United States.

  1. Scrap books compiled by Thompson and Chesson

    19 scrapbooks ; Linear feet of shelf space occupied: 3 ; Approximate number of items: 2500 . -- Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection comprises of 19 scrapbooks consisting of newspaper clippings from various sources documenting the activities of George D. Thompson and writings by F.W. Chesson. The volumes also include handwritten notes by Thompson, pamphlets and handbills, letters to the editor, newspaper reports, essays and book reviews written by Chesson. The first six volumes, (volumes 1-6 of the scrapbooks) were compiled between 1835-1846 by George Donisthorpe Thompson (1804-1878), British abolitionist, lecturer and antislavery activist. Thompson founded the Edinburgh Society for the Abolition of Slavery Throughout the World in 1833. He worked with William Lloyd Garrison, John Greenleaf Whittier and other members of the American Anti-Slavery Society and was instrumental in establishing early abolitionist societies in both the United Kingdom and the United States. In 1847, Thompson was elected as a Member of Parliament where he served until 1852. The collection also comprises of 13 volumes (volumes 7-19 of the scrapbooks) compiled between 1854-1886 by Frederick William Chesson (1833 or 1834-1888), English journalist, influential anti-slavery proponent and secretary of the London Aborigines’ Protection Society. In 1855, Chesson married Amelia Thompson, the daughter of George Thompson. Together in 1859, F.W. Chesson and George Thompson founded the London Emancipation Society. Call number: E449.S43

  2. Millard Fillmore papers, 1839-1925

    35 items ; 1 container ; 0.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    U.S. President, vice president, and representative, lawyer, and educator. Chiefly correspondence of Fillmore relating to slavery; the Compromise of 1850; the Fugitive Slave Law (1850), John Brown's Raid, 1859, Harpers Ferry, W. Va.; the Whig Party; and congressional politics. Includes several letters of and an obituary notice for Fillmore's daughter, Mary Abigail Fillmore, as well as a detailed index to volumes 1-44 of the Millard Fillmore papers in the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, Buffalo, N.Y.

  3. Henry Mason Morfit papers, 1819-1858

    4,000 items ; 13 containers ; 5.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer. Correspondence and financial and business papers relating to Morfit's Washington, D.C., practice as a claims lawyer and as a political figure in the administrations of Andrew Jackson.

  4. Joseph Bloomfield Osborn papers, 1862-1865

    295 items ; 1 container ; .4 linear feet ; 2 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Soldier and sailor. Mainly Civil War correspondence of Osborn, who served in Company F, 26th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry and in the U.S. Navy, together with a diary and biographical sketch of Osborn.

  5. Carl Brent Swisher collection of research materials relating to Roger B. Taney, 1836-1962

    12,250 items ; 34 containers plus 1 oversize ; 15 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Historian. Chiefly reproductions of correspondence, reports, records, and newspapers gathered by Swisher for a history of Roger Brooke Taney's tenure as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

  6. B.F. Wade papers, 1832-1886

    3,500 items ; 18 containers ; 4 linear feet ; 11 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, United States senator from Ohio, and Republican Party leader. Chiefly political correspondence relating to Wade’s career in the Senate as well as personal letters concerning his law practice and business. Includes printed speeches, maps, family letters, business records, and other material.

  7. Blair family papers, 1755-1968

    19,100 items ; 74 containers plus 2 oversize ; 29.9 linear feet ; 49 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Prominent family in nineteenth century national politics. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal files, financial records, historical research files, printed matter, and estate records documenting principally the careers of Francis Preston Blair, journalist and presidential advisor, Frank P. Blair, soldier and politician, and Montgomery Blair, lawyer and cabinet officer.