20 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States--Politics and government--1815-1861.

  1. Edmund Burke papers, 1821-1881

    400 items ; 5 containers ; 1.0 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, newspaper editor, and U.S. representative. Correspondence, drafts of newspaper editorials, speeches, committee reports, resolutions, commissions, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Burke's career as a newspaper editor in New Hampshire and as a congressman.

  2. Polk family papers, 1767-1859

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

    Summary:

    Correspondence, indentures and legal agreements, circulars, pamphlets, and other papers relating to the Polk family, chiefly letters to William Polk. Also includes a biography of William Polk. Other family members represented include Leonidas Polk and James K. Polk.

  3. John Bell papers, 1815-1861

    1 item ; 1 container ; .2 linear feet ; 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    U.S. representative and senator from Tennessee, and U.S. secretary of war. Volume containing correspondence, speeches, and Bell's reports in Congress. Includes material on patronage in Tennessee, national politics, and Bell's candidacy for president in 1860.

  4. 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.

  5. John C. Calhoun papers in the Library of Congress

    6 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Vice president of the United States, U.S. secretary of state and secretary of war, and U.S. senator from South Carolina. Chiefly correspondence reproduced from the John C. Calhoun Papers and other collections relating to Calhoun in the custody of the Library of Congress Manuscript Division. Includes his last Senate speech pertaining to the Compromise of 1850.

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. Galloway-Maxcy-Markoe families papers, 1654-1888

    15,000 items ; 92 containers ; 25 linear feet ; 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, business records, financial records, legal documents, speeches, reports, essays, memoranda, and other papers of members of the Galloway, Maxcy (Maxey), and Markoe families relating to economic conditions in Maryland and foreign affairs and political events in the 1840s and 1850s.

  9. James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston papers, 1825-1887

    1,600 items ; 6 containers plus 1 oversize ; 3 linear feet ; 4 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States president, secretary of state, and representative and senator from Pennsylvania. Correspondence, his 1858 State of the Union message, and miscellaneous items pertaining primarily to Buchanan’s career before his election as president. Also correspondence of Harriet Lane Johnston, Buchanan’s niece and White House hostess.

  10. James Henry Hammond papers, 1774-1875

    8,000 items ; 38 containers plus 3 oversize ; 10 linear feet ; 20 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Senator, governor, and plantation owner. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, plantation manuals, account books, and scrapbooks pertaining chiefly to South Carolina and national politics in the three decades preceding the Civil War. Subjects include nullification, secession, slavery, the Southern Convention at Nashville, Tennessee (1850), state banks, states' rights, and the tariff. Also includes...