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John McLean papers, 1816-1866

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BOX 1-19 REEL 1-12 Correspondence, 1817-1861
The Correspondence series includes letters received and a few drafts of letters sent. It is supplemented by printed matter, memoranda, financial data, legal briefs, and newspaper clippings. Correspondents include Caleb Atwater, James Buchanan, John C. Calhoun, Salmon P. Chase, John M. Clayton, Thomas Corwin, George Mifflin Dallas, John Henry Eaton, Ninian Edwards, Edward Everett, Thomas Ewing, Duff Green, Isaac Hill, Samuel D. Ingham, Richard M. Johnson, Henry Lee, James Madison, Duncan McArthur, James Monroe, Richard Peters, William C. Rives, Richard Rush, Winfield Scott, Thomas Sergeant, William Henry Seward, Edwin McMasters Stanton, Joseph Story, Charles Sumner, Roger Brooke Taney, John Tyler, Henry Dana Ward, Daniel Webster, Thurlow Weed, and James Whitcomb.

Material types include correspondence, printed matter, memoranda, legal briefs, and newspaper clippings.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 1 REEL 1-2 1817, Aug. 29-1827, Aug. 13
BOX 2 REEL 1-2 1827, Aug. 14-1828, May 21
BOX 3 REEL 2 1828, May 22-1829, Mar. 10
BOX 4 REEL 2 1829, Mar. 11-Dec. 12
BOX 5 REEL 3 1829, Dec. 13-1831, Mar. 1
BOX 6 REEL 3 1831, Mar. 2-1832, Dec. 21
BOX 7 REEL 4 1832, Dec 22-1834, Jan. 10
BOX 8 REEL 4 1834, Jan. 11-Aug. 13
BOX 9 REEL 5 1834, Aug. 14-1836, Mar. 23
BOX 10 REEL 5 1836, Mar. 24-1842, Mar. 8
BOX 11 REEL 6 1842, Mar. 9-1846, Apr. 23
BOX 12 REEL 7 1846, Apr. 24-1847, Jan. 12
BOX 13 REEL 7 1847, Jan. 13-Dec. 5
BOX 14 REEL 8 1847, Dec. 6-1848, Mar. 24
BOX 15 REEL 8 1848, Mar. 25-July 28
BOX 16 REEL 9 1848, July 29-1850, Jan. 29
BOX 17 REEL 10 1850, Jan. 30-1853, Sept.
BOX 18 REEL 11 1853, Oct.-1856, June
BOX 19 REEL 12 1856, July-1861, Mar.
BOX 20-24 REEL 13-17 Legal File, 1829-1860
The Legal Files series contains briefs, opinions, notes, memoranda, and reports. Included in this series is one volume of McLean’s notes on oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in 1830.

Material types include briefs, opinions, memoranda, and reports.
Arranged alphabetically by name of case.
BOX 20 REEL 13 Cases
BOX 20 REEL 13 A-C
(10 folders)
BOX 21 REEL 14 D-K
(9 folders)
BOX 22 REEL 15 L-R
(8 folders)
BOX 23 REEL 16 S-T
(7 folders)
BOX 24 REEL 17 W-Y
(4 folders)
BOX 24 REEL 17 Miscellany
(2 folders)
BOX 24 REEL 17 Notes on oral arguments, United States Supreme Court, 1830
BOX 25 REEL 18 Printed Matter, 1830-1860
The Printed Matter series includes legal briefs, pamphlets, reports, political tracts, and miscellaneous items.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 25 REEL 18 1830-1860, undated
(6 folders)
BOX 25-27not filmed Additions, 1816-1866
The Addition series consists of two separate additions. The 2008 addition consists of a printed circular and letter of transmittal by McLean pertaining to postal matters. The 2022 addition is primarily correspondence between McLean and his colleagues and family members. The letters detail the domestic and personal life of McLean and his extended family and provide insight into his relationship with his wife and children. The letters also shed light on McLean’s political views and activities, Whig Party politics, and his aspirations for higher office. Correspondents include Rebecca Edwards McLean, John McLean Jr., Nathaniel McLean, court reporter Richard Peters, and Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney. Family relationship to John McLean is indicated in the folder title when known.

Material types include correspondence, printed matter, and miscellaneous items.
Arranged in order of processing date. The 2022 addition is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, as received, and thereunder arranged by incoming correspondence, outgoing correspondence, and correspondence between people that did not include John McLean. Miscellaneous items, including unidentified correspondence, are filed at the end of the addition.
BOX 25not filmed 2008 Addition 1823, undated
BOX 25 Circular and letter of transmittal regarding the postal circulation of newspapers and periodicals, 1823, undated
BOX 26-27not filmed 2022 Addition, 1816-1866
BOX 26 Blair, F. W. (nephew), 1851, Mar. 25
BOX 26 Blair, William (nephew), 1841-1851
BOX 26 Boyd, Arabelle (niece), 1850, Nov. 9
BOX 26 Brighton, J. C., 1846, Mar. 6
BOX 26 Edwards, T. (brother-in-law), 1836, June 26
BOX 26 Edwards, James M. (nephew), 1842-1845
BOX 26 Hayward, John McLean (grandson), 1848, Feb. 20
BOX 26 Hayward, Joshua (son-in-law), 1835-1854
BOX 26 Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander), 1852, June 5
BOX 26 Hildt, George (brother-in-law), 1835-1852
BOX 26 Hildt, John McLean (nephew), 1852, Aug. 8
BOX 26 Lowe, P. R., 1845, May 15
BOX 26 McLean, John Bennet (grandson), 1850, Jun. 6
BOX 26 McLean, John, Jr. (son), 1835-1851
BOX 26 McLean, Milton (nephew), 1846, Jan.
BOX 26 McLean, Nathaniel (brother), 1842, Mar. 3
BOX 26 McLean, Nathaniel C. (son), 1835-1836
BOX 26 McLean, Rebecca Edwards (wife), 1835-1838
BOX 27 McLean, Sarah (sister), 1842, Jul. 4
BOX 26 McLean, William (brother), 1835-1836
BOX 26 Napier, 1848, Feb. 14
BOX 26 Peters, Michael, 1831-1845
BOX 26 Powell, Llewellyn, 1842, Jul. 13
BOX 26 Richards, B. W., 1834-1847
BOX 26 Sehon, Caroline (niece), 1841, Mar. 11
BOX 26 Simpson, M. T., 1836, Mar. 18
BOX 26 Taney, Roger Brooke, 1858, Feb. 22
BOX 26 Taylor, Evelyn McLean (daughter), 1842-1851
BOX 26 Taylor, Joseph P. (son-in-law), 1844, Jul. 18
BOX 26 Thomas, Alfred, 1844, Jul. 18
BOX 26 Vaughan, Charles R., 1828, Sep. 2
BOX 26 Weed, E., 1836, Jun. 10
BOX 26 Wright, John F., 1842, Jan. 7
BOX 26 Invitations, 1828
BOX 27 McLean, John to Board of Managers, American Bible Society, 1846, Mar. 9
BOX 27 McLean, John to Dunlop, James, 1847, Jan. 7
BOX 27 McLean, John to McLean, Rebecca Edwards (wife), 1816-1836
BOX 27 McLean, John to McLean, Sarah B. (wife), 1847-1852
BOX 27 McLean, John to Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery, 1851, Apr. 2
BOX 27 McLean, John, Jr. (son) to McLean, Nathaniel (son), 1851, Apr. 2
BOX 27 McLean, Sarah (daughter) to McLean, Rebecca Edwards (wife), 1836
BOX 27 Taylor, Eveline M. (daughter) to McLean, Rebecca Edwards (wife), 1835
BOX 27 Memoranda, 1849-1866
BOX 27 Miscellaneous receipts, shipping documents, and correspondence, 1842-1851, undated

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