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

  1. 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...

  2. Columbus Delano family papers, 1845-1889

    1,500 items ; 3 containers ; 1.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Family members include Columbus Delano, U.S. secretary of the interior and representative from Ohio, and his son, John Sherman Delano, businessman. Correspondence, financial records, photograph album, and miscellany relating to Ohio and national politics and patronage, the Republican Party, western lands, railroad expansion, and personal and financial matters.

  3. John Hamilton and William Hamilton correspondence, 1838-1896

    300 items ; 2 containers ; .4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence of the Hamilton family, primarily of brothers, John Hamilton, Texas pioneer and soldier; and of William Hamilton, lawyer and soldier. Letters of John Hamilton are addressed to his mother, Rosanna Boyd Hamilton, and other family members from his home in Zavala, Texas. William Hamilton's letters were written primarily during his service as a private in Company D, 2nd Regiment...

  4. Hugh McCulloch papers, 1855-1905

    600 items ; 5 containers ; 2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    U.S. secretary of the treasury, banker, and financier. Primarily correspondence with some speeches, reports, and other material relating to McCulloch's career as a banker and financier, as U.S. comptroller of the currency, and as U.S. secretary of the treasury.

  5. Peter Force papers and collection, 1492-1977

    150,000 items ; 770 containers plus 14 oversize ; 300 linear feet ; 168 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Antiquarian, historian, and mayor of Washington, D.C. Chiefly Force's personal papers and papers he collected for his nine-volume American Archives. Force's personal papers document his career as a Washington printer, newspaper editor, compiler, and collector. The collection records political, military, scientific, and social aspects of eighteenth and nineteenth century America.

  6. Edward Shaw papers, 1847-1867

    980 items ; 9 containers ; 3.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States Patent Office clerk. Chiefly letters from Shaw's family, friends, and acquaintances documenting daily life of women in antebellum New England, Shaw's financial investments, and letters relating to Shaw's work as a patent clerk.

  7. Waddy Thompson papers, 1826-1882

    100 items ; 1 container ; .2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    U.S. representative from South Carolina, lawyer, and diplomat. Chiefly correspondence relating to nullification, relations with Mexico, plantation life, slavery, and South Carolina and national politics. Includes family papers.

  8. Robert Garrett family papers, 1778-1925

    29,000 items ; 88 containers ; 38 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Garrett family of Baltimore, Md. Family members represented include Robert Garrett, railroad official, financier, and merchant, and his son John W. Garrett, railroad official and financier. Correspondence, business documents, and other papers relating to mercantile affairs in Baltimore, Maryland, and to Robert Garrett & Sons and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.

  9. Whiting Griswold correspondence, 1843-1874

    210 items ; 1 container ; .2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer and politician. Letters to Griswold from various prominent figures relating to such topics as the Whig, Free Soil, and American parties, the Democratic Party, his legal practice, Massachusetts politics, patronage, the Hoosac Tunnel, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Civil War, and the 1853 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention.

  10. Shelby family papers, 1738-1916

    2,315 items ; 9 containers ; 2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial papers, military records, genealogical data, and memorabilia relating mainly to Evan Shelby, soldier and frontiersman, and to his son, Isaac Shelby, soldier and political leader, providing a record of frontier life and political and economic developments in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.