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-- Manuscript Group 13, Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853) and Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862) Papers, 1774-1922 (Bulk dates: 1830-1850)

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Manuscript Group 13, Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853) and Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862)

Papers, 1774-1922 (Bulk dates: 1830-1850), 3.0 linear feet / 7 boxes

Call Number: MG 13 + box and folder number


Summary:

Diary, 1782-1809, 1832-1852; correspondence, 1794-1848, indexed in the manuscript card catalog; invitations, legal documents, commonplace books, and other documents of Mahlon Dickerson.  Dickerson was a Governor of New Jersey, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of the Navy.

Letter received and copy letters, indexed in the manuscript card catalog; legal papers; certificates; and petitions, including some from the Camden and Amboy Railroad, of Philemon Dickerson.  Dickerson was a U.S. Congressman, Governor of New Jersey, and a federal court judge for the district of New Jersey.  He and his brother Mahlon were both important Whig Party leaders in New Jersey.

The inventory contains a complete list of correspondents.

Bequest of Frederick A. Canfield, 1926; additions by exhange and purchase, 1956-1975.

 

Biographical Note:

Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853)

Mahlon Dickerson, the son of Mary Coe (1752-1827) and Jonathan Dickerson (1747-1805), was born on April 17, 1770 in Hanover Neck, New Jersey.  Jonathan Dickerson was primarily a farmer, though also known as a carpenter, millwright, iron mine owner, and holder of a patent for an improved water wheel.  Of the Dickerson’s eleven children, Mahlon was the eldest.

Mahlon Dickerson graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1789, studied law in Morristown, New Jersey, and was admitted to the bar in 1793.  The following year, however, he joined the force that journeyed into western Pennsylvania to stamp out the Whisky Rebellion.  After this adventure, he returned to New Jersey to practice law before moving to Philadelphia in 1797.  He joined John Milnor’s law practice and soon entered into local politics where he was a strong supporter of Thomas Jefferson and later a Jacksonian Democrat.  He was elected a common councilman in 1799 and was appointed by President Jefferson as the commissioner of bankruptcy in 1802.  In 1805, he was appointed adjutant general of Philadelphia, a position from which he resigned in 1808 to become the recorder of Philadelphia for two years.

In 1805, Mahlon’s father died, and two years later his brother Silas (1771-1807) was killed in an accident.  At this time, Mahlon took control of his father’s holdings in Morris County, New Jersey, paying particular attention to a mine in Succasunna, Randolph Township called Suckasunny and later Dickerson Mine.  He bought the few shares of the mine that he had not inherited, and in 1810, moved back to Morris County.  He built his home, which he named Ferromonte (Iron Mountain), near the mine and saw to the management of both.  Dickerson Mine was very rich, produced good quality iron, and was profitable for the remainder of Mahlon’s lifetime.

Soon after his return to New Jersey, Mahlon Dickerson once again entered politics.  From 1811-1813 he served in the New Jersey State Assembly, from 1812-1815 he was a New Jersey Supreme Court justice, from 1815-1817 he was the governor of New Jersey, and from 1817-1833 he was a United States senator.  During his time in the Senate, he served as the chairman of the Committee on Manufacturers and was a strong supporter of the protective tariff.

In 1834, Dickerson accepted the nomination as minister to Russia, but was instead appointed the secretary of the Navy by President Andrew Jackson.  Dickerson served in the presidential cabinet for the final two years of Jackson’s second term and for the first two years of Martin Van Buren’s. He resigned in 1838 due to health problems.  He served briefly as a U.S. district judge for the State of New Jersey in 1840-1841, but resigned and was succeeded by his brother Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862).

Although no longer politically active, Mahlon attended New Jersey’s Constitutional Convention in 1844 and from 1846-1847 was president of the American Institute.  In the late 1840s he finally retired from public life and spent his final days at Ferromonte, where his nephew, Frederick Canfield (1810-1867), also resided with his young family.  Mahlon Dickerson never married and died at his home on October 5, 1853.

Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862)

Philemon Dickerson, the youngest son of Mary and Jonathan Dickerson, was born in Succasunna, New Jersey on June 6, 1788. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1808, was admitted to the bar in 1813, and opened a law office in Philadelphia.

On April 13, 1816, Philemon Dickerson married Sydney Maria Stotesbury, the daughter of Captain John Stotesbury, a veteran of the Revolution.  The couple settled in Paterson, New Jersey where their four children, John Henry (1818-1855), Mary (b.1829), Edward Nicoll (1824-1889), and Philemon, Jr. (1829-1862), were born.

Dickerson was admitted as a counselor-at-law in 1817 and as a sergeant-at-law in 1834, and in that time period also entered politics.  Like his brother Mahlon, Philemon was a Jacksonian Democrat who believed in limited government but a strong protective tariff.  He served as a member of New Jersey’s State Assembly from 1821-1822 and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1833-1836.  He resigned the latter position to become New Jersey’s governor from 1836-1837, after which he once again ran for Congress.  In what became known as the "Great Seal War," the election results, which placed five Democrats (including Dickerson) and one Whig in the House, were challenged and then overturned by New Jersey’s Whig governor, William Pennington.  After a vote in Congress, the original election results were reinstated and Dickerson returned to the House of Representatives from 1839-1841.  At the end of his term in office, Dickerson accepted the nomination as a District Court judge from President Martin Van Buren, replacing his brother Mahlon Dickerson.

Philemon Dickerson remained a District Court judge until his death twenty years later.  During this time period he was instrumental in attaining Paterson’s city charter (1851) and authored a book, The City of Paterson, Its Past, Present, and Future (1856).  He died in Paterson on December 10, 1862.

Sources:

American National Biography.

Baker, Wesley L. Dickerson & Dickinson Descendants of Philemon Dickerson of Southold, Long Island, N.Y. Also Descendants of Captain John Dickinson of Oyster Bay (Adams Press: Chicago, 1978), pgs. 407-419.

Dictionary of American Biography.

 

Provenance Note:

Near the time of Mahlon Dickerson’s death in 1853, Philemon Dickerson donated genealogy charts that Mahlon had compiled of the sovereigns of Europe.  The majority of the Mahlon and Philemon Dickerson Papers, however, were later donated by Frederick A. Canfield, their great-nephew. Continual additions have been made to the papers, starting with the donation of three of Mahlon Dickerson’s diaries and a bound letter book, by the estate of Frederick A. Canfield in 1926 (M2206-M2209).  Additional Mahlon and Philemon Dickerson letters were purchased by The Society from 1971-1981 (see Index A for accession numbers), and the typed copy of Mahlon Dickerson’s 1832-1845 diary was placed on loan by Rutgers University Library in 1956.  Four letters were also transferred from The New Jersey Historical Society’s Manuscript Group 1, Alphabetical Series, in July of 1984 (A 84-18).  The original source of these documents is unknown.

 

Scope and Content Note:

The papers consist of the correspondence, diaries, and professional papers of Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853) and Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862), with additional correspondence and business papers of extended family members, including Edward Nicoll Dickerson (1824-1889), John M. Gould, Jonathan Dickerson (1747-1805), Silas Dickerson (1771-1807), Mahlon Ford Dickerson (1794-1823), and Mary Dickerson Canfield (1778-1830).  The papers date from 1774-1922, with bulk dates of 1830-1850, and have been arranged into three series: Mahlon Dickerson, Philemon Dickerson, and Dickerson Family.

Series I - Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853)

Series I dates from 1782-1922, with bulk dates of 1830-1840, and consists of the correspondence, diaries, professional papers, financial documents, contracts, maps, study notes, and poetry of Mahlon Dickerson.

The majority of the correspondence in this series consists of letters received by Mahlon Dickerson, and highlights his time as Secretary of the Navy and to a lesser extent, his time as governor of New Jersey and as a U.S. Senator.  The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author and then by date, and also includes a smaller number of letters written or saved by Dickerson.  New Jersey politics, along with national election campaigns and Jacksonian and Van Buren politics are discussed throughout the correspondence.  As a result, Dickerson’s support of the Democratic Party and of Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, and Lewis Cass for president are all documented.  Specific political issues of the time, such as the Second Bank of America, the Bankruptcy Bill of 1841, the Protective Tariffs of 1828 and 1832, and Southern nullification are highlighted, as is Dickerson’s strong support of protective tariffs and the iron industry.  There are also a large number of letters to Dickerson both as senator and as secretary of the Navy requesting recommendations and/or military or political appointments.  Correspondents on these topics include John Quincy Adams, Joseph Anderson, William Ashbridge, Samuel J. Bayard, Jonathan Dayton, Theodore Frelinghuysen, Albert Gallatin, Thomas Hart Benton, James Buchanan, John C. Calhoun, Lewis Cass, Lewis Condict, William H. Crawford, George Mifflin Dallas, James Iredell, Louis McLane, Robert Lee, James Madison, James Monroe, William S. Pennington, John Randolph, Philip Reed, Samuel L. Southard, Martin Van Buren, and Gideon Wells.

Dickerson’s role as secretary of the Navy is also documented in such topics as the building and maintaining of dry docks, ports, and navy yards in New Jersey and New York; the organization of an exploring expedition to Antarctica; naval pensions; mechanics’ rights to a shorter workday; naval contracts; and the decapitation of a figure head of Andrew Jackson on the U.S. Constitution in July of 1834.  Correspondents on these topics include Jesse Duncan Elliott, B. Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Jeromus Johnson, Laurence Kearny, Amos Kendall, George McDonald, William S. Osborn, James Kirke Paulding, Samuel Swartwout, Martin Van Buren, Jacob Treadwell Walden, Garret Wall, and Samuel Welles.

Other professional topics in Dickerson’s correspondence include the iron industry of New Jersey, Dickerson Mine, the manufacturing of Colt guns in New Jersey, and patent infringements, particularly that of Oliver Evans’ steam engine for mills, and Robert Fulton and John R. Livingston’s steamboat engine.  These topics are covered in the letters of William Ashbridge, Frederick Canfield, Roswell L. Colt, Oliver Evans, Thomas R. Lacey, and John R. Livingston.

The correspondence also contains one bound volume of letters between Mahlon Dickerson and his brother Silas, dating from 1794-1806 when Mahlon was in Philadelphia and Silas was in Stanhope, New Jersey.  The brothers discuss their professional careers – the law career of one and the manufacturing business of the other; their political careers, for both are early Democrats and involved in local and state government; their concerns over their younger siblings; and general family matters such as health updates and daily news.  The letter book strongly documents the close relationship between the two brothers.

The papers also contain four hand-written volumes of Mahlon Dickerson’s diary, dating from 1782-1809 and 1832-1852.  The diaries give an almost daily account of Dickerson’s life from his education as a boy to his retirement from public office.  Early entries discuss his legal education and career, his participation in the suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, and his move back to New Jersey.  His various professions are detailed, including his work at the Dickerson Mine and his numerous public offices, including his sixteen years as a senator and his service as secretary of the Navy.  The diary includes an account of the duel to the death between Congressmen William J. Graves and Jonathan Cilley in 1838 and an eyewitness account of the attempt on President Andrew Jackson’s life in 1835.  The papers contain typescript copies of three of these four volumes, and a typescript copy of excerpts from Dickerson’s 1809-1819 diary, which is located at Rutgers University.

Series I also includes a small number of professional and financial documents of Mahlon Dickerson.  There are two dockets dating from 1795-1801 and 1800-1809 documenting Dickerson’s career as a lawyer, and a folder of notes on commerce and manufacture documenting his interest and involvement with the Senatorial Committee on Manufacturers. There are also a small number of professional certificates, receipts, accounts, bank notes, contracts, maps of Morris County, study notes, poems, newspaper clippings, and genealogy charts of the sovereigns of Europe.

Series II - Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862)

Series II dates from 1803-1860, with bulk dates of 1835-1845, and consists of the correspondence, professional papers, financial documents, and contracts of Philemon Dickerson.

As in Series I, the majority of the correspondence consists of letters received by Philemon Dickerson documenting his careers as a lawyer and statesman. The letters have been arranged alphabetically by author and then by date, and largely discuss New Jersey politics. There are also letters regarding Dickerson’s legal cases, and numerous requests for recommendations or political appointments for such offices as postmaster and steam boat inspector during his time as governor of New Jersey. Other issues brought to Dickerson’s attention include the Bankruptcy Bill of 1841, miners’ rights to mineral property in New Jersey, protection of the land rights of Louisiana residents during the switch from French to American rule, the Camden and Woodbury Railroad, and the relocation of various regiments along the southwestern frontier. Correspondents of Philemon Dickerson include Pruden Alling, Samuel Beardsley, F.W. Brinley, Joseph Wheeler Camp, Lewis Cass, Roswell L. Colt, John L. Daniel, Richard Dennis, Mahlon Dickerson, Samuel Doughty, John F. Ellis, William Gale, George Griswold, Robert William Harris, Wanton R. Hazard, Joseph C. Hornblower, H.J. James, Louis McLane, Henry Nicoll, Ephraim F. Ogden, Aaron Peck, J.A. Phillips, Joseph C. Potts, Stacy G. Potts, Martin Rouen, B. Livingston Ship, Silas Stilwell, Elias Van Arsdale, Levi Woodbury, and Joseph A. Yard.

The professional papers in the series largely document Dickerson’s legal career. The series contains Dickerson’s docket from 1815-1826; U.S. District Court documents, which include court calendars, marshal bonds and oaths of office, and juror summons; and case files from Dickerson’s time both as a lawyer and a judge. The latter files include cases argued by Aaron S. Pennington (1800-1869), another Paterson lawyer and possibly Philemon Dickerson’s partner or co-counsel. This group of documents also contains a list of deputy marshals for the 1840 census in New Jersey and notes and pamphlets on Congressional legislation dealing with the repeal of a pilot law (1837), pensions for widows (1838), naval pensions (1840), protective tariffs (1840), and a general bankruptcy law (1841).

Lastly, Series II contains a smaller number of financial documents, largely receipts, bills, notes, and bonds, and a number of contracts. While the contracts are mostly miscellaneous, possibly dealing with Dickerson’s legal cases, there is a deed for the sale of land in Paterson, New Jersey to Philemon Dickerson and Aaron S. Pennington.

Series III - Dickerson Family

The final series dates from 1774-1859, with bulk dates of 1845-1855, and consists of the correspondence and professional papers of various members of the Dickerson Family, particularly Edward Nicoll Dickerson and his brother-in-law, and probably law partner, John M. Gould.

Series III contains letters written to Augustus Canfield (1801-1854), David Sealy Canfield (1774-1830), Frederick Canfield (1810-1869), Mary "Polly" Dickerson Canfield (1778-1830), Edward Nicoll Dickerson (1824-1889), John B. Dickerson (1786-1822), Jonathan Dickerson (1747-1805), Silas Dickerson (1771-1807), and John M. Gould. The majority of this correspondence is between family members and deals with family updates, worries over money, upcoming marriages, deaths, and illnesses. The correspondence of Edward N. Dickerson and John M. Gould, however, deal with their professional lives and consist of discussion of various law suits and requests to the court clerk, a capacity in which both served.

The professional papers in this series also document the legal careers of Edward N. Dickerson and John M. Gould. The papers contain case files of the two lawyers, which largely consist of patent infringement suits, and include documents from Goodyear vs. Day (Fed. Cas. No. 5569), one of Dickerson’s most important cases.

Lastly, this series contains two contracts of John M. Gould dealing with property transfers and a "private memorandum book" kept by Mahlon Ford Dickerson from 1816-1822.  The latter is a journal tracking mostly monetary events in Dickerson’s life, such as the dissolution of his partnership with his uncle Mahlon Dickerson in M.F. Dickerson and Company, a general store in Succasunna, New Jersey.

 

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 97, Edward Nicoll Dickerson (1824-1889) Papers

Manuscript Group 98, M.F. Dickerson & Company Records

Manuscript Group 101, Dickerson Mine Records

Manuscript Group 249, Canfield-Dickerson Family (Morris County, NJ) Papers

Manuscript Group 883, Louisa Halsey Canfield (1839-1863) Diary

Manuscript Map 1049, Ferro Mont, Morris County, NJ, by F.H. McDowell, E.M.

 

Container List:

Box Folder Title Dates
Series I - Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853)
Correspondence -
1 Letters Received from:
1 1 - Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) (2 letters) 1829, 1835
1 1 - Adams, Louisa Catherine 1838
1 1 - Albuquerque, Cava( ) n.d.
1 1 - Alling, Pruden 1834
1 1 - Anderson, Joseph (1757-1837) (with enclosures) 1830
1 1 - Anonymous ("A Friend to My Country") 1835
1 1 - Anonymous ("A Lover of a True Soldier") 1835
1 1 - Anonymous ("Homo") 1819
1 1 - Anonymous ("Multitude") n.d.
1 1 - Ash, ( ) 1836
1 1 - Ashbridge, William (6 letters) 1813-1816
1 2 - Bache, Alexander Dallas (1806-1867) 1834
1 2 - Bankhead, ( ) n.d.
1 2 - Barron, James (1769-1851) 1834
1 2 - Bayard, Samuel John (1801-1878) (4 letters) 1830-1839
1 2 - Beckett, ( ) n.d.
1 2 - Behr, Charles de (4 letters) 1834-1837
1 2 - Benton, Thomas Hart (1782-1858) 1839
1 2 - Biddle, James (1783-1848) (3 letters - 1 is a copy in Biddle's hand) 1834-1837
1 2 - Biddle, Thomas 1835
1 2 - Bockee, Abraham 1835
1 2 - Boisaubin, Edward (2 letters) 1834
1 2 - Borras, Joseph 1836
1 2 - Boudinot, Tobias (ca.1775-1845) 1815
1 2 - Bradford, Alden (1765-1843) 1834
1 2 - Brees, Sidney 1835
1 2 - Buchanan, James (1791-1868) (2 letters) 1834, n.d.
1 2 - Buchanan, ( ) n.d.
1 2 - Buckingham, ( ) 1838
1 2 - Burrough, M. 1834
1 2 - Burrow, Silas E. 1834
1 2 - Butler, ( ) n.d.
1 3 - Calhoun, John C. (1782-1850) (2 letters) 1818, 1827
1 3 - Cambreleng, Churchill Caldom (1786-1862) 1825
1 3 - Canfield, Frederick (1810-1867) (4 letters) 1834-1838
1 3 - Canfield, Israel (1759-1841) (2 letters) 1809, 1816
1 3 - Carnahan, James (1775-1859) 1834
1 3 - Carusi, ( ) n.d.
1 3 - Cass, Lewis (1782-1866) (11 letters) 1821-1838
1 3 - Cassedy, Samuel (1790-1862) (2 letters) 1835
1 3 - Chandler, John (1762-1841) 1834
1 3 - Channing, Henry (3 letters) 1820, 1823, 1835
1 3 - Chauncey, Isaac (1772-1840) (2 letters) n.d.
1 3 - Chroostoff (?), A. (?) n.d.
1 3 - Citizens of New York, signed Cornelius W. Lawrence, Enos T. Throop, John J. Morgan, John S. Crary, J. Oakley, Jacob Harvey, William Leggett, Theodore Sedgwick, Jr., William Van Wyck, Morgan L. Smith, William M. Price, F. Depeyster, and Prosper M. Wetmore 1835
1 4 - Clark, Peter I. (1790-1863) 1816
1 4 - Coleman, David 1835
1 4 - Colt, Roswell Lyman (1786-1856) (3 letters) 1836, 1847, n.d.
1 4 - Committee appointed by the Democratic Citizens of Princeton, signed Robert F. Stockton, James S. Green, John R. Thomson, David N. Bogart, John A. Perrine, John S. Van Dyke, and William Cruser 1837
1 4 - Condict, Lewis (1771-1862) 1815
1 4 - Cooper, Thomas (1759-1839) (5 letters) 1829-1836
1 4 - Coxe, John Redman (1773-1864) 1835
1 4 - Crane, Isaac Watts (1773-1856) 1833
1 4 - Crawford, William Harris (1772-1834) (9 letters) 1820-1834
1 4 - Crowell, Timothy B. 1838
1 4 - Cumming, Robert H. 1834
1 4 - Custis, George Washington Parke (1781-1857) 1837
1 5 - Dallas, Alexander James, Jr. 1838
1 5 - Dallas, George Mifflin (1792-1864) (3 letters) 1817, 1834
1 5 - Dallas, Arabella Maria (Smith) (2 letters) 1835
1 5 - Dayton, Jonathan (1760-1824) 1824
1 5 - DeCamp, John 1834
1 5 - Decatur, S. (2 letters) 1835
1 5 - Democratic Citizens of the First Congressional District of Pennsylvania, signed by William W. Chew, George C. Stevenson, Joseph M. Doran, and Pierce Butler 1836
1 5 - Democratic Committee of Invitation, City & County of Philadelphia, signed by Henry Simpson, Henry Horn, H.D. Gilpin, Benjamin E. Carpenter, John Thompson, Peter Hay, and A.L. ( ) 1836
1 5 - Democratic Republican Citizens of New-York, signed Charles A. Jackson, Thomas N. Carr, Joseph Dreyfous, George S. Mann, Robert H. Morris, James Ballagh, Alfred A. Smith, Erastus Barnes, John Alwaise, Samuel J. Willis, Jeremiah Dodge, Benson Milledoler, Benjamin Ringgold, Prosper M. Wetmore, and John J. Morgan 1835
1 5 - Dickerson, Aaron (1783-1824) (9 letters) 1813-1823
1 5 - Dickerson, Joseph Jr. 1834
1 6 - Dickerson (Vanatta), Julia Maria (1815-1881) (4 letters) 1834-1837
1 6 - Dickerson, M.L. 1838
1 6 - Dickerson, Mahlon Ford (1794-1823) 1817
1 6 - Dickerson, Mary (Coe) (1752-1827) 1803
1 6 - Dickerson, Philemon (1788-1862) (7 letters) 1836-1837
1 6 - Dickins, ( ) n.d.
1 6 - Dickinson, John D. (2 letters) 1835, 1837
1 6 - Dickinson, Samuel S. 1837
1 6 - Dix, John Adams (1798-1879) 1835
1 6 - Donelson, Andrew Jackson (1799-1871) 1836
1 6 - Duncan, S. 1827
1 6 - Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen (1760-1844) 1815
1 6 - Duryea & Heyer 1820
1 6 - Earl, ( ) (3 letters) 1835-1837
1 7 - Eckford, Henry (1775-1832) 1824
1 7 - Edwards, Henry Waggaman (1779-1847) 1837
1 7 - Ellicott, N. 1828
1 7 - Elliott, Jesse Duncan (1782-1845) (14 letters) 1834-1835, n.d.
1 7 - Elliott, William (1788-1863) 1836
1 7 - Erkridge, Thomas P. 1834
1 7 - Etting, Henry (2 letters) 1834, 1835
1 7 - Evans, Oliver (1755-1819) 1814
1 7 - Eyre, Manuel 1834
1 8 - Fairchild, Ebenezer ca. 1815
1 8 - Felder, John M. 1834
1 8 - Ferguson, James 1834
1 8 - Findley, William (2 letters, 1 is a facsimile) 1817, 1834
1 8 - Fischer, ( ) 1820
1 8 - Forsyth, John (1780-1841) (3 letters) 1824, n.d.
1 8 - Forsyth, John Jr. 1835
1 8 - Fox, ( ) n.d.
1 8 - Franklin, B. 1838
1 8 - Frelinghuysen, John (1776-1833) 1815
1 8 - Frelinghuysen, Theodore (1787-1862) 1833
1 9 - Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849) 1804
1 9 - Gambon, ( ) n.d.
1 9 - Gentlemen of Morris-Town, signed by David Ford, Sylvester D. Russell, and George K. Drake 1814
1 9 - Gibbs, George (1776-1833) (5 letters) 1817-1824
1 9 - Glover, Jacob 1815
1 9 - Godon, ( ) (in French) 1834
1 9 - Graham, George 1815
1 9 - Green, Ashbel (1762-1848) 1823
1 9 - Green, Jacob (1790-1841) 1824
1 9 - Green, James Sproat (1792-1862) (5 letters) 1834-1836
1 9 - Green, Nathaniel 1835
1 9 - Greenleaf, Jonathan 1835
1 9 - Grinnell, George Jr. 1837
1 10 - Hagerty, Uzal C. 1834
1 10 - Haines & Broderick n.d.
1 10 - Haines, Sidney P. (3 letters) 1834, 1837, n.d.
1 10 - Halsted, Job Stockton (1774-1844) (2 letters) 1834
1 10 - Hardenbergh, Jacob Rutsen (d.1841) n.d.
1 10 - Hassler, Ferdinand Rudolph (1770-1843) (6 letters) 1818-1834
1 10 - Hayne, A.P. (2 letters) 1835
1 10 - Hazard, A.G. & Co. 1834
1 10 - Herring, James (1794-1867) 1835
1 10 - Hersant, ( ) (2 letters) 1837
1 10 - Howell, Wilmot (2 letters) 1834, 1835
1 10 - Hubbard, ( ) n.d.
1 10 - Hull, Isaac (1773-1843) (2 letters) 1835, n.d.
1 10 - Hull, Samuel P. 1834
1 10 - Hunter, Alexander n.d.
1 10 - Hunter, William (1774-1849) 1834
1 10 - Hunting, Stephen Darby (1798-1880) 1836
1 10 - Hurd, Pierson 1848
1 11 - Ingersoll, I.R. n.d.
1 11 - Iredell, James 1835
1 11 - Iron Proprietors in the States of Maryland and Pennsylvania, signed C. Ridgely, Holker Hughes, H.Y. Slaymaker & Co., J.W.& E. Patterson, John McPherson Brien, Henry B. Chew, Samuel Royer, Hugh Boyle, and Jonathan Creery 1828
1 11 - Israel, Israel 1835
1 11 - Jackson, Andrew (1773-1843) (6 letters) 1834-1837, n.d.
1 11 - Jackson, Andrew Jr.
1 11 - Jackson, Charles Jr. 1853
1 11 - Jackson, George (2 letters) 1800, 1801
1 11 - Jackson, Joseph (1774-1855) (9 letters) 1834-1836
1 11 - Jarvis, R. n.d.
1 11 - Johnson, Jeromus 1834
1 11 - Johnson, Richard Mentor (1780-1850) 1838
1 11 - Johnston, Robert 1838
1 11 - Jones, John Pringle 1834
1 11 - Kane, John Kintzing (1795-1858) 1836
1 11 - Kearny, Lawrence (1789-1868) 1834
1 11 - Kendall, Amos (1789-1869) (2 letters, one is actually to Andrew Jackson, who then forwarded it to Dickerson) 1836
1 11 - King, Rufus (1755-1827) 1819
1 11 - Kirkbride, Joseph 1813
1 11 - Kissam, Harriet 1834
1 11 - Kittera, John Wilkes 1834
1 11 - Krehmer, ( ) n.d.
1 11 - Krudener, ( ) 1836
1 12 - Lacey, John (1755-1814) 1813
1 12 - Lacey, Thomas R. (2 letters) 1814, 1815
1 12 - Lamson, Daniel 1836
1 12 - Lawrence, Mary ca. 1834-1838
1 12 - Lederer, L. 1828
1 12 - Lee, Emund Jennings (1772-1843) 1838
1 12 - Lee, Robert (d.1842) (2 letters) 1815, 1837
1 12 - Leib, John L. 1829
1 12 - Lindsley, William M. (2 letters) 1834, 1835
1 12 - Livingston, E. Ridley (2 letters) 1834
1 12 - Livingston, John R. (1755-1851) (2 letters) 1813, 1834
1 12 - Livingston, John R. Jr. 1834
1 12 - Logan, George W. (1753-1821) 1819
1 12 - Logan, William 1834
1 12 - Losey, Israel C. 1834
1 12 - Losey, Jacob 1815
1 12 - Losey, John M. 1834
1 12 - Ludlow, Benjamin (2 letters) 1813, 1814
1 12 - Lyon, A.W. 1834
1 13 - Macculloch, George P. (1775-1858) (2 letters) 1834, 1835
1 13 - McDonald, Alexander L. 1835
1 13 - McDonald, George (ca.1771-1820) 1819
1 13 - McIlvaine, Joseph (1769-1826) 1816
1 13 - McKain, Alexander 1834
1 13 - McKean, Elizabeth 1835
1 13 - McKeon, John (2 letters) 1837, 1838
1 13 - McKim, Isaac (1775-1838) 1837
1 13 - McLane, Louis (1786-1857) 1834
1 13 - Macomb, Harriet Balch (Wilson) 1834, 1838
1 13 - McWilliams, Alexander 1834
1 13 - Madison, James (1751-1836) 1817
1 13 - Martin, William Jr. 1835
1 13 - Martini, ( ) 1836
1 13 - May, C. (envelope only) 1837
1 13 - Mease, James (1771-1846) 1836
1 13 - Monroe, James (1758-1831) 1816
1 13 - Moore, Loammi 1816
1 13 - Morris, Charles (1784-1856) 1834
1 13 - Mott, Edward T. 1834
1 13 - Munson, Josiah 1834
1 13 - Musgrave, Joseph P. (2 letters) 1835
1 13 - Newell, James 1837
1 13 - Niles, Hezekiah (1777-1839) (2 letters) 1835
1 14 - Ogden, Stephen J. 1813
1 14 - Osborn, William S. 1836
1 14 - Otto, William Tod (1816-1905) 1837
1 14 - Palmer, Marin 1835
1 14 - Pampillo, ( ) 1836
1 14 - Parker, ( ) n.d.
1 14 - Paulding, James Kirke (1778-1860) (2 letters) 1834, 1838
1 14 - Pendergast, John G. 1834
1 14 - Pennington, William Sanford (1757-1826) (2 letters) 1815
1 14 - Percival, John (1779-1862) 1837
1 14 - Perrico, Luigi 1834
1 14 - Philippart, John 1818
1 14 - Phillips, ( ) n.d.
1 14 - Phoenix, J.P. 1812
1 14 - Phoenix, P. 1809
1 14 - Poinsett, Joel Roberts (1779-1851) (4 letters) 1837, 1839, 1840
1 14 - Polk, James Knox (1795-1849) 1836
2 1 - Porter, David (1780-1843) (12 letters) 1829-1838
2 1 - Porter, Eveline (Anderson) 1835
2 1 - Potestad (?), ( ) n.d.
2 1 - Pratt, Caroline 1827
2 1 - Pratt, Edmond 1823
2 2 - Randolph, John (1773-1833) 1804
2 2 - Randolph, Robert B. 1834
2 2 - Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (1792-1875) 1834
2 2 - Reed, John 1838
2 2 - Reed, Philip 1826
2 2 - Renwick, James (1792-1863) (2 letters) 1824, 1834
2 2 - Renwick, William 1834
2 2 - Reynolds, Robert 1804
2 2 - Richards, Mark 1815
2 2 - Rodgers, ( ) n.d.
2 2 - Rodney, Caesar Augustus (1772-1824) (3 letters) 1799, 1820, 1823
2 2 - Ruschenberger, William S.W. (b.1807) 1834
2 2 - Rutherfurd, John (1760-1840) (3 letters) 1816, 1837
2 2 - Ryerson, Thomas C. (1788-1838) 1814
2 3 - Sailer, Joseph 1836
2 3 - Sartori, John B. 1835
2 3 - Schneeman, Ellen (Ulrich) 1838
2 3 - Segur, Thomas B. (d.1854) 1834
2 3 - Shute, William 1835
2 3 - Sickler, John Rowan (1800-1886) 1835
2 3 - Silliman, Benjamin (1779-1864) (2 letters) 1818, 1834
2 3 - Simms, J.D. 1835
2 3 - Slidell, Alexander (2 letters) 1836, 1837
2 3 - Smith, Samuel (1752-1839) (2 letters) 1834, 1835
2 3 - Smith, Walter 1835
2 3 - Southard, Samuel Lewis (1787-1842) 1817
2 3 - Steedman, Charles John 1834
2 3 - Stevenson, Andrew (1784-1857) (2 letters) 1834
2 3 - Stiles, Henry 1815
2 3 - Stiles, John (d.ca.1815) 1814
2 3 - Stockton, Richard (1764-1828) 1820
2 3 - Stockton, Robert Field (1795-1866) (4 letters) 1834-1836
2 3 - Stopford (?), ( ) n.d.
2 3 - Stanburrough, John H. 1812
2 3 - Stryker, Thomas Johnson (1800-1872) 1832
2 3 - Swartwout, Samuel (1783-1856) 1835
2 4 - Taliaferro, John 1836
2 4 - Taney, Roger Brooke (1777-1864) 1834
2 4 - Taylor, Virginia n.d.
2 4 - Teackle, Littleton D. 1834
2 4 - Thompson, Benjamin F. 1843
2 4 - Throop, Enos Thompson (1784-1874) (2 letters) 1834
2 4 - Todd, John P. 1836
2 4 - Trumbull, John (1756-1843) 1826
2 4 - Ulrich, H. 1836
2 4 - Vail, Stephen 1836
2 4 - Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862) (10 letters) 1833-1836, n.d.
2 4 - Van Buren, Martin Jr. n.d.
2 4 - Van Buren, Smith Thompson n.d.
2 4 - Voorhees, John Flagg (1805-1867) 1834
2 4 - Vroom, Peter Dumont (1791-1873) 1832
2 5 - Walden, Jacob Treadwell 1841
2 5 - Walker, Joseph Jr. (2 letters) 1830
2 5 - Wallace, William A. 1813
2 5 - Ward, A. 1834
2 5 - Warrington, Lewis (1782-1851) (3 letters) 1835, 1837, 1838
2 5 - Watterston, George (1783-1854) (2 letters) 1826, 1834
2 5 - Wayne, James Moore (ca.1790-1867) n.d.
2 5 - Welles, Gideon (1802-1878) 1832
2 5 - Welles, Samuel (with note from Sampson Simson) 1835
2 5 - Werse, Neiser W. 1836
2 5 - Westcott, Richard D. 1834
2 5 - Wilkes, Charles (1798-1877) n.d.
2 5 - Williamson, Frances H. (3 letters) 1835
2 5 - Williamson, Isaac Halsted (1767-1844) (2 letters) 1820, 1823
2 5 - Wiltbank, ( ) 1834
2 5 - Wood, Freeman 1835
2 5 - Woodbury, Levi (1789-1851) (2 letters) 1838
2 5 - Yard, Edward 1814
2 5 - Zabriskie, James C. (1804-1883) 1835
2 5 - ( ), Julia 1824
2 5 - ( )
2 6 Letters Sent to:
2 6 - Alling, Pruden 1835
2 6 - Barton, William Paul Crillon (1786-1856) (11 letters) 1835-1838
2 6 - Bayard, Samuel John (1801-1878) 1831
2 6 - Bloomfield, Joseph (1753-1823) 1802
2 6 - Branch, John (1782-1863) 1830
2 6 - Calhoun, John C. (1782-1850) 1835
2 6 - Dayton, Jonathan (1760-1824) 1817
2 6 - Elliott, Jesse Duncan (1782-1845) (3 letters) 1834, 1836
2 6 - Fernald, Theodore 1836
2 6 - Fulton, Robert (1765-1815) 1813
2 6 - Garland, J. 1836
2 7 - Hallowell, John (2 letters) 1813, 1815
2 7 - Hunter, William (1774-1849) 1834
2 7 - Kane, John Kintzing (1795-1858) 1836
2 7 - Kirkbride, Joseph (5 letters) 1811-1814
2 7 - McDonald, Alexander L. 1835
2 7 - McLane, Louis (1786-1857) 1834
2 7 - Niles, Hezekiah (1777-1839) 1832
2 7 - Patton, John 1834
2 7 - Paulding, James Kirke (1778-1860) 1839
2 7 - Phillips, Benjamin 1835
2 7 - Porter, David (1780-1843) 1835
2 7 - Read, George
2 7 - Smith, James M. (this letter is glued to the 1/25/1838 letter to William P.C. Barton) 1835
2 7 - Smith, Samuel (1752-1839) 1834
2 7 - Smith, Walter 1835
2 7 - Stevens, Thomas Holdup (1795-1841) (typescript copy) 1836
2 7 - Thompson, Smith (1768-1843) (4 letters) 1819-1823
2 7 - Throop, Enos Thompson (1784-1874) 1834
2 7 - Trenton Banking Company President 1834
2 7 - Williamson, Isaac Halsted (1767-1844) 1829
2 7 - Woodbury, Levi (1789-1851) (2 letters) 1832
2 7 - ( ) 1837
3(os) - Bound Letters: Correspondence between Mahlon and Silas Dickerson 1794-1806
2 8 Miscellaneous Correspondence - To:
2 8 - Clay, Henry (1777-1852) from M. (?) McKim 1824
2 8 - Currell, Joseph S. & William Ackerson from Jesse Duncan Elliott (1782-1845) 1834
2 8 - Elliott, Jesse Duncan (1782-1845) from Anonymous ("A Friend") 1834
2 8 - Ewing, W.M. from Isaac Halsted Williamson (1767-1844) 1829
2 8 - Hull, Isaac (1773-1843) from Anonymous ("One of the Poor Mechanics") (2 copies) 1835
2 8 - Jackson, Andrew (1773-1843) from Citizens of Brooklyn and New York, many signatures n.d.
2 8 - Jackson, Andrew (1773-1843) from Garret D. Wall 1834
2 8 - Jordan, Merit from John Boyle 1834
2 8 - McIlvaine, Joseph from Benjamin Jones 1824
2 8 - McKeon, ( ) from Alexander Heratio n.d.
2 8 - Miller, Daniel H. from Mark Richards 1828
2 8 - Morris, Charles (1784-1856) from John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) 1834
2 8 - Southard, Samuel Lewis (1787-1842) from David Porter (1780-1843) 1824
2 8 - Stockton, Ebenezer from Ebenezer Bradford 1794
2 8 - Throop, Enos Thompson (1784-1874) from H. Davidson n.d.
2 8 - Voorhees, B.M. from James (?) Zabriskie 1835
2 8 - Watterston, George (1783-1854) from Clement C. Biddle 1825
Diaries
2 9 Diary 1782-1801
2 9 Diary 1801-1809
4 1 Diary 1832-1845
4 1 Diary 1845-1852
4 2 Typescript copy of 1782-1801 Diary 1919
4 3 Typescript copy of 1809-1819 Diary: Extracts n.d.
4 4 Typescript copy of 1832-1845 Diary 1919
4 5 Typescript copy of 1845-1852 Diary: Extracts n.d.
Professional Papers
4 6 Docket: Court of Common Pleas 1800-1809
5 1 Docket: Various Courts (also contains Canfield Family Accounts) 1795-1801 (1867-1876)
5 2 Case Files 1794-1816
5 3 Notes on Commerce and Manufactures 1820, n.d.
5 4 Certificates 1813, 1833, 1835
Financial Documents
5 5 Receipts, Accounts, Notes 1796-1853, n.d.
5 6 Accounts with Mahlon F. Dickerson 1813-1819, n.d.
Contracts
5 7 Dissolution of partnership with Mahlon F. Dickerson 1817
5 7 Land Deed, bought from John and Mary B. Sammis 1848
Maps
5 8 Morris County, Succasunna - land owned by the Kirkbride Family, copy of a land survey taken ca. 1713-1716 ca. 1790s
5 8 Morris County, Lake Hopatcong area - with lake boundaries before and after the Morris canal, also shows roads, iron works, mines, and the Morris Canal n.d.
Notes and Poetry
5 9 Notes on Russell's Modern Europe 1793
5 9 Notes on Blackstone's Commentaries n.d.
5 10 Notebook: Legal notes 1792
5 10 Notebook: Various topics n.d.
5 11 Addresses and Poetry 1800, 1834, n.d.
Miscellaneous
5 12 Newspaper Clippings
5 12 - "To the Citizens of New Jersey," written by Silas Dickerson as Speaker of the House of Assembly 1802
5 12 - Silas Dickerson's Obituary 1807
5 12 - Merriwether Lewis, Notice of his death 1809
5 12 - "Short Speeches of the People in reply to Senatorial Harangues" 1834
5 12 Extract from the New York Historical Society Minutes - asking for Mahlon Dickerson's papers 1816
5 12 Notes taken by Frederick A. Canfield on the Figure Head of Andrew Jackson that was mutilated on the U.S. Ship Constitution 1922
5 12 Stationary with a small drawing n.d.
mc - Genealogies of the Sovereigns of Europe, compiled by Mahlon Dickerson (Oversize-Mapcase) n.d.
Series II - Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862)
Correspondence
5 13 Letters Received from:
5 13 - Alling, Pruden (2 letters) 1840
5 13 - American Whig Society at Princeton 1836
5 13 - Armstrong, Robert L. (ca.1785-1839) 1837
5 13 - Babbitt, William M. (1821-1875) 1857
5 13 - Baker, L. 1838
5 13 - Barney, Joshua 1836
5 13 - Barry, M.O. 1840
5 13 - Beardsley, Samuel (1790-1860) 1843
5 13 - Bentley, Peter (1805-1875) 1840
5 13 - Berdan, J. Jr. 1840
5 13 - Bogart, David Nevius (ca.1809-1844) 1836
5 13 - Boswell, H.C. 1844
5 13 - Bowne, C. 1836
5 13 - Bradley, Theodore 1858
5 13 - Bradley, William A. 1838
5 13 - Brinley, F.W. (2 letters) 1839, 1840
5 13 - Bruen, Herman 1837
5 13 - Burnet, J.B. 1841
5 13 - Camp, Joseph Wheeler (1784-1838) 1836
5 13 - Campbell, Robert 1836
5 13 - Cannon, Garret Schenck (1815-1886) 1845
5 13 - Cass, Lewis (1782-1866) (3 letters) 1837, 1838, n.d.
5 13 - Cassedy, Samuel (1790-1862) 1836
5 13 - Chamber of Commerce of New Orleans 1841
5 13 - Colt, John 1843
5 13 - Colt, Roswell Lyman (1786-1856) n.d.
5 13 - Condit & Smith 1836
5 13 - Cook, William 1845
5 13 - Cornelison, John Mesier (1802-1875) 1836
5 13 - Coxe, D.W. 1837
5 13 - Daniel, John L. 1841
5 13 - DeCamp, John 1837
5 13 - Democratic Workingmen of the District of Columbia, signed James A. Payne, William Morgan, William King, R. Jones, Amos Kendall, Edmund Hairly, C.P. Sengstuck 1840
5 13 - Dennis, Richard (2 letters) 1836, 1838
5 13 - Dickerson, Mahlon (1770-1853) 1839
5 13 - Doremus, Albert G. 1840
5 13 - Dougherty, Alexander N. 1840
5 13 - Doughty, Samuel (5 letters) 1845-1850
5 14 - Earl, ( ) 1837
5 14 - Edwards, J.L. 1838
5 14 - Edwards. John H. 1859
5 14 - Ellis, John F. (3 letters) 1837, 1840
5 14 - Foote, Rensselaer W. 1838
5 14 - Franklin, W.S. 1836
5 14 - Gale, William (2 letters) 1840
5 14 - Gamble, R.H. 1842
5 14 - Gassner, Peter 1837
5 14 - Gifford, Archer (1796-1859) 1835
5 14 - Gifford, George 1854
5 14 - Goodwin, J.M. 1835
5 14 - Griswold, George (2 letters) 1840
5 14 - Guion, W.B. 1836
5 14 - Hagerty, Uzal C. 1838
5 14 - Halsey, Charles H. 1836
5 14 - Halsey, J.T. 1839
5 14 - Hamilton, Samuel Randolph (1790-1856) 1837
5 14 - Harris, Robert William (2 letters) 1843
5 14 - Hawkes, Wright 1840
5 14 - Hazard, Wanton R. (2 letters) 1840
5 14 - Hornblower, Joseph C. (1777-1864) 1841
5 14 - Hughes, Jasper W. 1840
5 14 - Hughson, W.A. 1840
5 14 - Hunderker, W. 1838
5 14 - Hunt, William J. 1836
5 14 - Jackson, Joseph (1774-1855) 1840
5 14 - James. H.J. 1843
5 14 - Jeffers, William N. (ca.1788-1853) 1840
5 14 - Jennings, John W. 1840
5 14 - Kearney, Robert W. 1835
5 14 - Kennedy, Robert S. (1802-1879) 1854
5 14 - King, ( ) 1836
5 14 - Kline, Jacob 1837
5 14 - Lambert, J. 1837
5 14 - Lee, Robert (d.1842) 1837
5 14 - Lewis, John F. (?) 1835
5 14 - Lippincott, Grambo & Co. 1854
5 14 - Lum, R.A. 1840
6 1 - McCarter, Robert Harris (1793-1851) (2 letters) 1840
6 1 - McClurg, Samuel (1791-1855) 1844
6 1 - McKeon, John (4 letters) 1836-1838, n.d.
6 1 - Macker (?), R. 1846
6 1 - McLane, Allen 1835
6 1 - McLane, Louis (1786-1857) 1836
6 1 - McNeill, William Gibbs (1801-1853) n.d.
6 1 - Maynard & Hutchinson 1851
6 1 - Mead, J.K. 1840
6 1 - Merchants of New York 1840
6 1 - Morris, Anthony P. 1837
6 1 - Mott, Samuel F. 1833
6 1 - Mumford, John J. 1843
6 1 - Munn (?), J.B. 1836
6 1 - Munson (?), J. 1859
6 1 - Murphy, Seba 1836
6 1 - Nicoll, Edward H. 1836
6 1 - Nicoll, Henry (2 letters) 1838, 1840
6 1 - Ogden, Ephraim F. 1835
6 1 - Ogden, William 1839
6 1 - Owen, Samuel 1843
6 1 - Palmer, C. 1837
6 1 - Palmer, John J. 1837
6 1 - Parker, Charles (1787-1862) 1840
6 1 - Parsons, A. 1829
6 1 - Patterson, William 1840
6 1 - Peaslee, Reuben 1840
6 1 - Peck, Aaron (1798-1865) (2 letters) 1840
6 1 - Peters, Richard (with enclosure) 1843
6 1 - Phillips, J.A. (2 letters) 1835, 1836
6 1 - Plume, John J. 1840
6 1 - Potts, Joseph C. (d.1880) (4 letters) 1840-1845
6 1 - Potts, Stacy Gardner (1799-1865) (2 letters) 1836, n.d.
6 1 - Purdy, Joseph H. 1840
6 2 - Randolph, Joseph Fitz (1803-1873) 1837
6 2 - Rogers, Edward N. 1839
6 2 - Roth, Fred 1852
6 2 - Rouen, Martin 1840
6 2 - Schunck, D.K. 1840
6 2 - Sexton, Edwin 1844
6 2 - Ship, B. Livingston (4 letters) 1830-1836
6 2 - Shippen, Richard 1845
6 2 - Smith, Jonathan B. (with note from John Willis) n.d.
6 2 - Southwick, William 1854
6 2 - Spafford, Charles 1854
6 2 - Steamboat Operators and Owners of New Jersey (12 letters) 1845-1860
6 2 - Stephens, John H. (1789-1870) 1840
6 2 - Stevens, Edwin Augustus (1795-1868) (7 letters) 1846-1852
6 2 - Stevens, Robert Livingston (1787-1856) (9 letters) 1845-1851
6 2 - Stillwell, Silas Moore (1800-1881) 1840
6 2 - Sutton, Benjamin 1849
6 3 - Tallmadge, James (1778-1853) 1837
6 3 - Thompson, Richard Parrot (1805-1859) (2 letters) 1836-1837
6 3 - Townsend, Daniel J. (5 letters) 1836-1840
6 3 - Trist, Nicholas Philip (1800-1874) 1847
6 3 - Vail, George (1809-1875) 1839
6 3 - Van Arsdale, Elias (1801-1854) (2 letters) 1837, 1840
6 3 - Van Arsdale, Robert (1807-1873) 1839
6 3 - Wall, Garret Dorset (1783-1850) 1836
6 3 - Walton, M. (2 letters) 1836
6 3 - Ward, Ichabod B. 1840
6 3 - Westcott, George Clinton (d.1853) 1838
6 3 - Westcott, James D. (1775-1841) 1840
6 3 - Whistler, William 1836
6 3 - White, Campbell D. (2 letters) 1840, 1841
6 3 - Wilbur, Rodney 1852
6 3 - Williams, Thomas W. 1840
6 3 - Wills, Moses 1836
6 3 - Wilson, John 1839
6 3 - Woodbury, Levi (1789-1851) 1841
6 3 - Yard, Joseph Ashton (1802-1878) 1844
6 4 Letters Sent:
6 4 - Blair, Francis Preston (1791-1876) 1833
6 4 - Hornblower, Joseph C. (1777-1864) 1832
6 4 - Lee, Robert (d.1842) 1837
6 4 - White, Campbell D. 1840
6 4 - Williamson, Isaac Halsted (1767-1844) 1832
6 5 Miscellaneous Correspondence:
6 5 - Bradley, William A. from H.S. Weightman 1838
6 5 - Campbell, John from H.H. Bottom & Co. 1851
6 5 - Grier, R.C. from ( ) Hubbell (?) 1859
6 5 - Hazard, Wanton R. from John Collins 1840
6 5 - Laight, Edward W. from ( ) Williams 1824
6 5 - Potts, Joseph C. from William Cook 1844
Professional Papers
6 6 Docket 1815-1826
7 1 U.S. District Court for New Jersey:

- Court Calendars

1843-1853
7 2 - Marshall Bonds 1823-1853
7 2 - Marshall Oaths of Office 1840-1861
7 3 - Juror Summons 1852-1861
7 4 Case Files as a lawyer:
7 4 - Charles A. Harper vs. William A. Imlay 1820-1821
7 4 - The Paterson Bank vs. Moses Smith ca. 1826-1830
7 4 - Joseph Stark, administrator of Jane Stark, deceased, et al. vs. George Hunton, et al. 1830-1837
7 4 Case Files, District Court:
7 4 - United States vs. John Develin 1857
7 4 - The Trenton Iron Company vs. The Schooner George Barsol 1857
7 4 - United States vs. Wesley Smith 1859
7 4 - United States vs. James Ackerman and George Miller 1860
7 5 Miscellaneous Case Files:
7 5 - Dennis McKiernan and Patrick Garret 1832
7 5 - Charles G. Ferris, et al. vs. David Bench, et al., Prerogative Court 1836
7 5 - Susannah B. Young vs. David Bruch and William H. Mead; Charles G. Ferris, et al. vs. David Bruch and William H. Mead 1837
7 5 - John Den, et al. vs. George Zabriskie 1838
7 5 - Myers and Morris vs. Clinton Manufacturing Company 1838
7 5 - John Kip vs. Elias Van Arsdale, et al. 1840
7 5 - William R. Van Blarcom vs. Samuel Burhaus 1842
7 5 - Sylvester Seely vs. Thomas Jaccobus 1843
7 5 - George Rundle, et al, trustees of the estate of John Savage, deceased vs. the Delaware and Raritan Canal 1848-1853
7 5 - Lewis Water vs. Imlah Moore, et al. 1849
7 5 - Albert G. Sloo vs. George Law, et al. 1849
7 5 - Philemon Dickerson, executor of Mahlon Dickerson vs. Mahlon D. Canfield, et al., 1856
7 6 Case/Court Notes n.d.
7 7 List of deputy marshals for taking the 1840 Census in New Jersey ca.1840
7 8 Notes and Pamphlets on Congressional Legislation 1837-1841, n.d.
Financial Documents
7 9 Receipts, Bills, and Notes 1803-1855, n.d.
7 9 Miscellaneous Bonds 1827-1850
Contracts
7 10 Contracts:
7 10 Agreement for sale of property to Philemon Dickerson and Aaron S. Pennington from Samuel Burhaus 1833
7 10 Miscellaneous Contracts:
7 10 - Articles of Agreement making John Brickhill a servant of Ralph Weldon 1804
7 10 - Articles of Agreement for the sale of land and property to John P. Voorhees by David Roe 1843
7 10 - Contract for Peter Vandyke to manage John Travers’ farm 1849
7 10 - Licenses of a Patent to Elijah C. Pierson and Cyrus Peck from Charles St. John, Henry A. Burr, and Alice B. Taylor 1851
7 10 - Lease to Valorous Lewis from John Graham 1855
7 10 - Statement to the Paterson Bank from J.J. Plume n.d.
Miscellaneous
7 11 Poem 1812
7 11 Announcement of city charter of Paterson 1851
Series III - Dickerson Family
Correspondence
7 12 - To Augustus Canfield (1801-1854) from:
7 12 Lewis, William 1832
7 12 ( ) 1831
7 12 - To David Sealy Canfield (1774-1830) from:
7 12 Dickerson, Silas (1771-1807) 1799
7 12 - To Frederick Canfield (1810-1867) from:
7 12 Dickerson, Mahlon (1770-1853) (9 letters) 1831-1851
7 12 Dickerson, Philemon (1788-1862) (2 letters) 1855, 1857
7 12 - To Mary "Polly" Dickerson Canfield (1778-1830) from:
7 12 Dickerson, Aaron (1783-1824) (9 letters) 1804-1811
7 12 Dickerson, John B. (1786-1822) 1806
7 12 Dickerson, Mary (Coe) (1752-1827) 1803
7 12 Dickerson, Philemon (1788-1862) 1808
7 12 Dickerson, Silas (1771-1807) (4 letters) 1794-1806, n.d.
7 13 - To Edward Nicoll Dickerson (1824-1889) from:
7 13 Adrain, Robert 1848
7 13 Bradley, Joseph P. (1813-1892) 1847
7 13 Burr, Henry A. 1851
7 13 Campbell, John 1851
7 13 Campbell, ( ) 1851
7 13 Carey, Henry Charles (1793-1879) (2 letters) 1848, 1849
7 13 Collins, William 1848
7 13 Colt, Samuel (1814-1862) 1851
7 13 Ewing, Thomas (1789-1871) 1849
7 13 Haines, Daniel (1801-1877) 1849
7 13 Halsted, ( ) 1848
7 13 Hamilton, Samuel Randolph (1790-1856) 1849
7 13 Hornor, Robert Emley (1800-1851) 1849
7 13 Jeffers, William N. (ca.1788-1853) 1845
7 13 Jones, George H. 1848
7 13 Jordan, Thomas 1851
7 13 Judson, William 1851
7 13 Kanouse, Thomas H. n.d.
7 13 Kennedy, Robert S. (1802-1879) 1849
7 13 Redmond, Jas. M. 1849
7 13 Rowan, Martin Jr. 1849
7 13 Sloo, A.G. 1851
7 13 Spafford, Charles 1854
7 13 Sullivan, George 1847
7 13 Townsend, Isaiah 1849
7 13 Townsend, Frank 1851
7 13 Vroom, Peter D. (1791-1873) (2 letters) 1848
7 13 Walker, Robert J. (1801-1869) 1847
7 13 Whitehead, Asa (1793-1860) 1848
7 13 Wilson, James G. 1851
7 13 ( ), P. (2 letters) 1847, n.d.
7 14 - To John B. Dickerson (1786-1822) from:
7 14 Dickerson, Aaron (1783-1824) (5 letters) 1807-1813
7 14 Dickerson, Mahlon (1770-1853) (2 letters) 1808, 1819
7 14 Dickerson, Mahlon Ford (1794-1823) (3 letters) 1817-1818
7 14 Dickerson, Philemon (1788-1862) (4 letters) 1808-1809
7 14 - To Jonathan Dickerson (1747-1805) from:
7 14 Bradford, Ebenezer (1746-1801) 1791
7 14 Cook, Ellis (ca.1732-1797) 1784
7 14 Dickerson, Silas (1771-1807) 1804
7 14 Halsey, Daniel 1791
7 14 Harris, Ephraim (b.1731) 1784
7 14 Kirkbride, Mahlon 1774
7 14 - To Silas Dickerson (1771-1807) from:
7 14 Bloomfield, Joseph (1753-1823) (2 letters) 1800, 1803
7 15 - To John M. Gould from:
7 15 Bentley, Peter (1805-1875) 1853
7 15 Bowne, W.A. 1854
7 15 Bradley, Joseph P. (1813-1892) 1845
7 15 Clark, Edward 1855
7 15 Dickerson, Philemon (1788-1862) (7 letters) 1840-1841
7 15 Gilchrist, Robert (1825-1888) 1855
7 15 Gould, Robert S. 1847
7 15 Gummere, Samuel R. 1847
7 15 Hamilton, Robert (1809-1878) 1854
7 15 Husband, Charles 1848
7 15 Inslee, William R. 1842
7 15 Kanouse, J. Alfred (2 letters) 1841
7 15 Morris, William L. 1841
7 15 Priest, T. Abbot V. 1855
7 15 Ramsey, J.M. 1854
7 15 Sargeant, George D. (2 letters) 1854
7 15 Tolles, H.B. 1849
7 15 Whitehead, Asa (1793-1860) (2 letters) 1854
7 15 Zabriskie, Abraham Oothout (1807-1873) 1847
7 15 - John M. Gould to:
7 15 Ramsey, J.M. 1854
7 15 Shepard, S.O. 1847
7 15 Tappan, Lewis 1848
Diaries
7 16 Mahlon Ford Dickerson – "Private Memorandum Book" (Journal) 1816-1822
Professional Papers
7 17 Case Files - Edward Nicoll Dickerson and John M. Gould:
7 17 - Abraham Stevens, Jr. vs. Peter M. Ryerson 1844-1846
7 17 - Seth T. Barstow vs. Arnold St. John, et al. 1848
7 17 - Charles C. Alger vs. Joseph E. Edsell 1849
7 17 - Abraham Stevens vs. John J. Van Allen, et al. 1850
7 17 - Oliver H.P. Parker, assignee of Zebulon Parker, vs. James S. Hulme, Circuit Court 1850
7 17 - Jacob Wagoner, et al vs. The Morris and Essex Railroad Company 1850
7 17 - Samuel Hanna vs. William Reading 1850-1851
7 18 - Charles Goodyear vs. Horace H. Day 1851-1853
7 18 - Henry A. Burr, et al. vs. A. Peck et al. 1852
7 18 - John Den, et al. vs. John B. Coles, et al. 1852-1853
7 18 - Charles Goodyear and the New England Car Spring Company vs. The Central New Jersey Railroad of New Jersey 1853-1859
7 18 - Thomas Kearny, et al. vs. John J. Taylor, et al. 1855
7 18 - Moses Van Ness and Thomas Van Ness vs. Margaret Van Ness, et al. 1857
7 19 Certificates - Edward N. Dickerson and Philemon Dickerson, Jr. 1850, 1851, 1855
Financial Documents
7 20 Receipts, Accounts, Notes 1783-1814
Contracts
7 21 Acceptance of Warranty deed by Philip Rafferty and Peter Taggart for property of John M. Gould 1846
7 21 Agreement selling land of John M. Gould to John English 1855

 

Index A:

Accessions that were added to Manuscript Group 13:

M2206: Mahlon Dickerson Diary, 1782-1801

M2207: Mahlon Dickerson Diary, 1801-1809

M2208: Mahlon Dickerson Diary, 1832-1845

M2209: Bound Letters of Mahlon and Silas Dickerson

M3083: Copy letters, pages from a book

-M.D. to William P.C. Barton, 1/25/1835

-M.D. to William P.C. Barton, 12/31/1836

-M.D. to William P.C. Barton, 8/1/1937

-M.D. to William P.C. Barton, 8/24/1837

-M.D. to William P.C. Barton, 12/6/1837

-M.D. to William P.C. Barton, 12/23/1837

-M.D. to William P.C. Barton, 12/26/1837

-M.D. to William P.C. Barton, 3/12/1838

-M.D. to William P.C. Barton, 3/24/1838

-M.D. to William P.C. Barton, 5/8/1838

-M.D. to James M. Smith, 1/27/1835

P577 (Cat. No.742): Alexander N. Dougherty to P.D., 2/24/1840

A 5-24-71: M.D. to Smith Thompson, 4/13/1819

A 5-24-71: M.D. to Smith Thompson, 7/28/1820

A 5-24-71: M.D. to Smith Thompson, 11/14/1820

A 5-24-71: M.D. to Smith Thomson, 3/5/1823

A 5-24-71: M.D. to Levi Woodbury, 1/4/1832

A 5-24-71: M.D. to Levi Woodbury, 1/24/1832

A 5-24-71: M.D. to John Patton, 7/18/1834

A 5-24-71: M.D. to George Read, 10/11/1834

A 5-24-71: M.D. to Benjamin Phillips, 1/6/1835

A 11-13-72: M.D. to Theodore Fernald, 10/6/1836

A 10-9-74: Caesar Rodney to M.D., 5/2/1799

A 6-11-75: M.D. to John Branch, 4/3/1830

A 9-16-76: M.D. to James K. Paulding, 5/27/1839

A 10-12-77: M.D. to J. Garland, 2/23/1836

A 81-40: P.D. to Francis P. Blair, 12/12/1833

A 84-18: John M. Felder to M.D., 4/24/1834

A 84-18: Uzal C. Hagerty to M.D., 3/17/1834

A 84-18: Joseph P. Musgrave to M.D., 1/10/1835

A 84-18: John McIlvaine to M.D., 2/7/1816

 

Processed by Kim Charlton, April-May 2000 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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