66 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States--Politics and government--19th century.

  1. Benjamin B. French family papers, 1778-1940

    6,500 items. 38 containers plus 6 oversize. 17.2 linear feet. 16 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    New Hampshire politician, clerk of the United States House of Representatives, and Commissioner of Public Buildings in Washington, D.C. Journals, personal correspondence, writings, and miscellaneous papers chiefly relating to family matters and including commentary on political events and social life in Washington in the nineteenth century. Other prominent family members represented in the papers include Francis O. French, banker, and Amos Tuck, congressman.

  2. Lewis H. Machen family papers, 1802-1938

    5,000 items. 33 containers. 12 linear feet. 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Clerk of the United States Senate and farmer of Fairfax County, Virginia. Chiefly family correspondence of Lewis H. Machen relating to personal matters and national politics prior to the Civil War, especially slavery and the Compromise of 1850, and mentioning John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and Daniel Webster. Also includes other correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, and miscellaneous papers.

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  3. Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933

    4,600 items. 36 containers. 10 linear feet. 15 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection composed of the papers of Abraham Lincoln, United States president, United States representative from Illinois, and lawyer; William Henry Herndon, Lincoln's law partner, collector, and biographer from Springfield, Illinois; and Jesse William Weik, lawyer of Greencastle, Indiana, and coauthor of Herndon's Lincoln. Includes records (1933) of the Weik Manuscript Corporation and miscellaneous material collected chiefly by Herndon and Weik for use in writing Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (1889).

  4. Daniel Webster papers, 1800-1900

    2,500 items. 16 containers. 4 linear feet. 8 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, statesman, and diplomat; United States representative from New Hampshire and United States senator from Massachusetts. Correspondence, memoranda, notes and drafts for speeches, legal papers, invitations, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and other papers, chiefly dating from 1824 to 1852. Topics include Webster's law practices and cases heard before the United States Supreme Court, the Bank of the United States, diplomacy, national and state politics, slavery, and the Compromise of 1850.

  5. Henry Clay family papers, 1732-1927

    18,850 items. 75 containers. 30 linear feet. 24 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Personal, official, and family correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, legal files, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers chiefly documenting the public career and private life of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852), United States secretary of state and representative and senator from Kentucky; his son, James B. Clay (1817-1864), diplomat, United States representative from Kentucky, and Confederate sympathizer; and other members of Henry Clay's family.

  6. Frederick Douglass papers, 1841-1967

    7,400 items. 53 containers plus 1 oversize. 19.5 linear feet. 34 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Abolitionist, diplomat, journalist, and orator. Correspondence, diary, speeches and writings, financial and legal records, and a subject file pertaining to the career of Frederick Douglass.

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  7. Caleb Cushing papers, circa 1785-1906

    120,000 items. 420 containers plus 4 oversize. 190 linear feet. 9 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States cabinet official and representative from Massachusetts, army officer, diplomat, and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, speeches, notes, notebooks, legal file, business papers, biographical material, newspaper clippings, printed material, maps, photographs, and other papers reflecting Cushing's role in national and international affairs of the mid-nineteenth century.

  8. Gideon Welles papers, 1777-1911

    15,070 items. 45 containers plus 1 oversize. 18.2 linear feet. 36 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Secretary of the navy and newspaper editor. Correspondence, diaries, writings, naval records, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Welles's work as editor of the Hartford Times; his activities as a member of the Democratic Party and, later, the Republican Party in state and national politics; the role of the navy in the Civil War; and the presidential administrations of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.

  9. Horace Traubel and Anne Montgomerie Traubel papers, 1824-1979

    75,600 items. 218 containers plus 2 oversize. 88.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Poet, critic, and friends and biographer of Walt Whitman. Correspondence, diaries, including Horace Traubel's diary published as With Walt Whitman in Camden, literary files containing prose, poetry, criticism, and other writings by the Traubels and other writers, including the collected files of the Conservator, financial and legal records, scrapbooks, and printed matter. The collection reflects the Traubels' support of the literary and artistic community, the arts and crafts and ethical culture movements, and social and political reform. Also includes the papers of their daughter, Gertrude Traubel, as well as their friends and financial supporters, Frank and Mildred Bain.

  10. Thomas Ewing family papers, 1757-1941

    94,000 items. 303 containers plus 11 oversize. 123.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, legal files, military records, speeches and writings, reports, notes, autographs, scrapbooks, biographical material, commonplace books, financial records, genealogies, photographs, printed matter, and maps pertaining to members of the Ewing family including Thomas Ewing (1789-1871), senator from Ohio and cabinet member; Thomas Ewing (1829-1896), Union general during the Civil War and congressman from Ohio; Ellen Ewing Sherman and her husband, William T. Sherman, Civil War general; and Thomas Ewing (1862-1942), lawyer, writer, and patent commissioner.