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-- Manuscript Group 31, Statesmen Autograph Collection, ca. 1680-1993

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Manuscript Group 31, Statesmen

Autograph Collection, ca. 1680-1993, 1.5 linear feet / 3 manuscript boxes

Call Number: MG 31 + box & folder number


Summary:

An open collection of letters and documents signed by prominent New Jersey and national figures.  Includes are letters of:

Leon Abbett Nathanael Greene James Monroe
John Adams John W. Griggs Robert Morris (ca. 1745-1815)
George Bancroft Daniel Haines Nicholas Murray
John Bayard Edward Everett Hale David Ogden
Joseph Bloomfield Alexander Hamilton Ferdinand John Paris
Elias Boudinot Warren G. Harding Cortlandt Parker
Elisha Boudinot Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) Joel Parker
David Brearley Rutherford B. Hayes David Porter
William Jennings Bryan Patrick Henry William Hickling Prescott
James Buchanan Henry William Herbert Rodman M. Price
James Burroughs John G. Hibben Gerrit Smith
Nicholas Murray Butler Herbert C. Hoover Richard Stockton (1764-1828)
John C. Calhoun Joseph C. Hornblower John Cleves Symmes
Abraham Clark (1726-1794) Josiah Hornblower William Howard Taft
Henry Clay Richard Howell John Tyler
Schuyler Colfax Washington Irving Martin Van Buren
Calvin Coolidge Thomas Jefferson Richard I. Walker
George Dewey Hamilton F. Kean Garret D. Wall
Philemon Dickerson Andrew Kirkpatrick Marcus L. Ward
Walter E. Edge Marquis de Lafayette George Washington
Ebenezer Elmer Meriwether Lewis Daniel Webster
Albert Gallatin George B. McClellan (1826-1885) George T. Werts
Richard Watson Gilder James E. Martine Levi Woodbury
Robert S. Green

 

Container List:

Box Folder Description Dates
1 1 Leon Abbett to Wm. A. Whitehead (item moved to MG 362) Jan. 25, 1877
1 2 John Adams “To a part of the young men of Newark in NJ” June 30, 1796 [?]
1 3 John Quincy Adams, DS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Nov. 25, 1815
1 4 Hugh  J. Addonizio, Mayor of Newark April 29, 1966
1 5 List of meetings of assembly and assembly members 1702-1776
1 6 Thomas A. Baldwin to Newark Library Association Feb. 2, 1888
1 7 James Barbour to the president of Trenton Banking Co. Jan 25, 1826
1 8 James Barbour to John Beatty Feb. 17, 1826
1 9 James Barbour to the president of Trenton Banking Co.  Feb. 21, 1821
1 10 W. Warren Barbour to M.E. Gilford Apr. 28, 1834
1 11 John Bayard to Jane Bayard (item moved to MG 378) Apr. 11, 1787
1 12 J.D. Badle, signature   n. d.
1 13 James. J. Bergen to Wm. Nelson  Oct. 28, 1910
1 14 Joseph Bloomfield to [  ?      ] (item moved to MG 377) Oct. 9, 1792
1 15 Thomas Boone, DS Dec. 5, 1760
1 16 Elias Boudinot to Mrs. Boudinot Nov. 4, 1782
1 17 Elias Boudinot to David Ford Feb. 3, 1801
1 18 Elias Boudinot to Delia Porter Oct. 12, 1820
1 19 Elisha Boudinot to Anne Van Horne  Mar. 10, 1789
1 20 Sen. Bill Bradley, correspondence to NJHS Sept. 30, 1991
1 21 Sen. Bill Bradley, correspondence to NJHS Apr. 21, 1993
1 22 P. Bradley to Thomas Ewing  Mar. 1841
1 23 David Brearley to Tobias Polhemus Apr. 25, 1776
1 24 David Brearley to Tobias Polhemus June 20, 1776
1 25 Justice Wm. J. Brennan to Katherine Auchincloss Dec. 7, 1990
1 26 H.H. Brown to Frank [ ? ] Mar. 1, 1878
1 27 Wm. J. Bryan to (Charles. L. Reynolds) 1913 (?)
1 28 William J. Bryan, ALS  (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) June 4, 1892
1 29 James Buchanan to “whom it may concern” Feb. 27, 1877
1 30 James Buchanan to Wm. A. Whitehead Mar. 22, 1845
1 31 Henry L. Bullen to Pres. NJHS, enclosing James Parker (DS)  Jan. 8, 1915
1 32 Aaron Burr, signer of check to David H. Pierson Feb. 29, 1799
1 33 John Burroughs to Miss Murray Jan. 18, 1896
1 34 Nicholas Murray Butler to J. Ackerman Coles Apr. 11, 1904
1 35 Nicholas Murray Butler to M. Antoinette Quimby Feb. 21, 1907
1 36 Lambert Cadwalader to Jacob Thompson Feb. 5, 1819
1 37 Lambert Cadwalader to (        )  Oct. 14, 1774
1 38 J.G. Calhoun to Philemon Dickerson Nov. 28, 1844
1 39 E. Canfield to John R. McPherson Feb. 9, 1888
1 40 Sir George Carteret to others, re: misappropriation of funds Dec. 22, 1671
1 41 Alex G. Cattell to president of senate  Feb. 24, 1843
1 42 Clifford P. Case to NJHS Oct. 17, 1956
1 43 Wm. C. Claiborne to Jonathan Dayton (item moved to MG 379) Aug. 29, 1799
1 44 Abraham Clark (1726-94) to Benjamin Winans Jan. 16, 1782
1 45 H. Clay, DS 1844
1 46 Henry Clay to Walter Kirkpatrick  Mar. 28, 1816
1 47 Henry Clay, ALS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Apr. 4, 1838
1 48 Dewitt Clinton, ALS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) June 25, 1827
1 49 Schuyler Colfax to [        ] Conqar Mar. 24, 1867
1 50 George Bancroft to [        ] May 1851
1 51 Schuyler Colfax to (        ) Dec. 19, 1865
1 52 Jerome T. Congleton to John E. Beer Mar. 22, 1933
1 53 Calvin Coolidge to David Lawrence (facsimile) Oct. 2, 1926
1 54 Calvin Coolidge to NJHS July 3, 1930
1 55 J. Fenimore Cooper to Wm. A. Whitehead Sept. 18, 1846
1 56 J.B. Crane to Samuel L. Southard  Nov. 30, 1823
1 57 Ezra Darby to (  )  Apr. 2, 1806
1 58 Elias Dayton, letter
1 59 Elias Dayton, DS, re: return of troops May 20, 1764
1 60 George Dewey to George S. Scott Oct. 12, 1898
1 61 Di Cesnola, [        ], to J. Ackerman Coles Feb. 4, 1897
1 62 Samuel Dick, DS Mar. 10, 1797
1 63 Philemon Dickerson to John M. Gould Jan. 26, 1841
1 64 Philemon Dickerson to Fred K. Canfield July 15, 1860
1 65 Douglas Dillon to Wilson E. O’ Donnell Aug. 29, 1991
1 66 Douglas Dillon to Katharine Auchincloss  Apr. 2, 1992
1 67 Douglas Dillon to K. Auchincloss Oct. 18, 1990
1 68 George W. Doane to Joseph P. Bradley (item moved to MG 26) Jan. 1846
1 69   George K. Drake to Jacob Thompson July 10, 1821
1 70 Zephaniah Drake to Martin Van Buren May 19, 1829
1 71 Alfred E. Driscoll (former governor)  Nov. 12, 1865
1 72 Walter E. Edge to George F. Kunz Mar. 6, 1917
1 73 Walter E. Edge to George F. Kunz Mar. 16, 1917
1 74 Walter E. Edge to Wesley T. Hammer  May 22, 1924
1 75 Walter E. Edge to Mrs. J.W. Greene Apr. 18, 1949
1 76 Charles Edison to Dorothea Smith July 30, 1949
1 77 Thomas A. Edison to Henry W. Riggs Sept. 18, 1887
1 78 Mrs. Thomas A. Edison to Women’s Branch (NJHS) May 14, 1924
1 79 John F. Ellis to George F. Fort May 7, 1851
1 80 Ebenezer Elmer to the Assembly Oct., 1799
1 81 Edward Everett, DS Feb. 9, 1841
1 82 Millicent Fenwick to David R. Anderson July 10, 1986
1 83 James F. Fielder to George F. Kunz (with reply) Apr. 9, 1913
1 84 James Florio (former governor) to NJHS May 13, 1993
1 85 James Florio correspondence from Wilson O’Donnell Oct. 22, 1990
1 86 Geo. F. Fort to senate and general assembly, with encl.  Mar. 16, 1852
1 87 Robert Fulton, DS Nov. 9, 1814
1 88 Albert Gallatin, ALS  (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Jan. 25, 1809
1 89 Letter addressed to James A. Garfield Oct. 31,  1880
1 90 Mildred Garvin to Robert O’ Brien n. d.
1 91 Richard Watson Gilder to Wm. A. Whitehead Mar. 8, 1868
1 92 W. B. Giles, ALS  (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Sept. 25, 1801
1 93 U. S. Grant, DS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) May 8, 1866
1 94 Nathanael Greene to James Abale  June 4, 1779
1 95 Robert S. Green to Samuel J. Bigelow Apr. 22, 1887
1 96 W. Q. Gresham to … [officials] in Mexico Feb. 6, 1895
1 97 John W. Griggs to [Rosa] Murray May 9, 1901
1 98 Daniel Haines to D.V. McLean Mar. 10, 1845
1 99 Daniel Haines to D. McCheskey June 19, 1850
1 100 Edward Everett Hale, ALS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Dec. 26, 1894
1 101 John B. Hall, DS Jan. 13, 1836
1 102 Alexander Hamilton, LS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) June 27, 1791
1 103 Alexander Hamilton (copy) to Gen. Maxwell June 26, 1792
2 1   John Hamilton Aug. 16, 1728
2 2 Warren G. Harding to Joseph S. Frelinghuysen July 15, 1921
2 3 Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) to William Nelson May 10, 1894
2 4 Rutherford B. Hayes to H.N. Conger Oct. 25, 1877
2 5 John Edward Haynes to William Nelson 1884
2 6 Patrick Henry, DS  (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) July 10, 1782
2 7 Patrick Henry, ALS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) June 10, 1791
2 8 Henry Joseph to R. S. Feagles July 30, 1856
2 9 Henry Wm. Herbert to [Joseph P.] Bradley  (item moved to MG 381) Dec. 1, 1851
2 10 John G. Hibben to Sydney N. Ogden (item moved to MG 365) Dec. 14, 1918
2 11 Harold Hoffman (former governor) to Mrs. Ph. W. Smith Dec. 30, 1937
2 12 Herbert Hoover to William S. Hunt  July 10, 1930
2 13 Joseph C. Hornblower to [Aaron] O. Dayton  Oct. 12, 1833
2 14 Joseph C. Hornblower to (S.? ) Alofsen Oct. 3, 1845
2 15 Joseph C. Hornblower to Wm. A. Whitehead Aug. 31, 1849
2 16 Josiah Hornblower to William Livingston Jan. 16, 1782
2 17 Richard Howell, DS May 21, 1794
2 18 Richard Howell to Jonathan Dayton  (item moved to MG 379) June 25, 1790
2 19 Richard Howell, DS, re: Abraham Probosco case Oct. 16, 1813
2 20 Richard J. Hughes to executive director of NJHS Sept. 4, 1894
2 21 Richard J. Hughes to executive director of NJHS Sept. 26, 1984
2 22 Laurence Hutton to Mrs. [  ] Jameson July 22, 1899
2 23 Washington Irving to Wm. A. Whitehead Feb. 5, 1858
2 24 Thomas Jefferson, ALS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Feb. 29, 1796
2 25 Thomas Jefferson, ALS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) March 29, 1791
2 26 Lyndon B. Johnson, statement on Newark’s 300th anniversary and cover letter to Joseph Minish Dec. 31, 1965
2 27 William M. Johnson to Antoinette Quimby (Encl.: T. R. autograph) May 16, 1902
2 28 Hamilton F. Kean to William S. Hunt  July 11, 1930
2 29 Hamilton F. Kean to Margaret M. Boyle Oct. 22, 1931
2 30 Thomas H. Kean to executive director of NJHS Nov. 2, 1984
2 31 Charles King to Governor Stratton n. d.
2 32 Andrew Kirkpatrick to Mrs. Kirkpatrick n. d.
2 33 Andrew Kirkpatrick to Caleb Camp April 19, 1786
2 34 Andrew Kirkpatrick to Nicholas (Low)? Sept. 8, 1795
2 35 Marquis de Lafayette to Henry Lee Oct. 14, 1780
2 36 Marquis de Lafayette, ALS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Jan 2, 1825
2 37 Baron Lederer to (        ) Livingston July 3, 1832
2 38 Meriwether Lewis to Mahlon Dickerson Nov. 3, 1807
2 39 Letter to Henry Lee Oct. 20, 1794
2 40 Abraham Lincoln Feb. 19, 1861
2 41 Robert T. Lincoln to (  ), printed letter Mar. 7, 1884
2 42 Wm. Livingston and Charles Pettit, comm. to Benj. Howell Sept. 6, 1776
2 43 Wm. Livingston, DS (2) 1778, 1779
2 44 Wm. Livingston to British prisoners Mar. 17, 1779
2 45 Wm. Livingston, epitaph (draft) ? n. d.
2 46 Robert H. McCarter to Wm. S. Hunt May 9, 1929
2 47 Joseph McIlvaine (1769-1826) to Joseph Briscom Apr. 3, 1824
2 48 William B. McKinley  Jan. 7, 1891
2 49 John R. McPhersen to Augustus C. Canfield (“dictated”) Dec. 17, 1886
2 50 Alex Macomb to Philemon Dickerson Jan. 1837
2 51 James Madison “Amendments…” act to promote progress of useful arts Dec. 20, 1792
2 52 James E. Martine to G. S. Viereck Aug. 14, 1916
2 53 James P. Mitchell to George McCullough Dec. 28, 1956
2 54 James Monroe, DS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Oct. 25, 1818
2 55 James Monroe, ALS  (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) June 20, 1791
2 56 A. Harry Moore to Louis Wiley Nov. 27, 1926
2 57 A. Harry Moore to Louis Wiley July 5, 1932
2 58 A. Harry Moore to Howes  Norris, Jr. Feb. 26, 1935
2 59 A. Harry Moore to J.A. Blomgren June 9, 1938
2 60   Lewis Morris (1671-1746), DS 1720
2 61 Robert Morris (ca. 1745-1815) to Elisha Lawrence Oct. 10, 1796
2 62 Robert Morris (ca. 1745-1815) Mar. 24, 1783
2 63 Robert Morris (ca. 1745-1815) and Benoni Dare, DS July 6, 1793
2 64 Wm. A. Howell to David P. Brown Jan. 26, 1859
2 65 Wm. A. Newell to Wm. A. Whitehead June 10, 1858
2 66 Philip Nicholas to Benjamin Harrison Mar. 17, 1810
2 67 John T. Nixon to Charles Smith Olden July 15, 1862
2 68 John T. Nixon to (  ) Mar. 16, 1873
2 69 Aaron Ogden to [        ] Dayton (item moved to MG 379) Aug. 29, 1798
2 70 (Bishop W.H.)? Odenheimer  to (S. Alofsen)?  May 23, 1866
2 71 David Ogden to Nicholas Low June 5, 1800
2 72 Charles Smith Olden to S. Alofsen Mar. 26, 1860
2 73 Ferdinand John Paris to James Alexander Jan. 27, 1746
2 74 Cortland Parker to M.H. Grinnell Apr 5, 1869
2 75 Joel Parker to E. Spencer Miller Jan 31, 1859
2 76 Joel Parker to Nahum Capen Sep 8, 1874
2 77 Joel Parker to (  ) Aug 9, 1884
2 78 Joel Parker to S. Alofsen Dec 1, 1866
2 79 John Penn, DS June 16, 1768
2 80 William Pennington to Jacob S. Thompson Oct 23, 1824
2 81 Walter W. Phelps to (Bowen) n. d.
2 82 Timothy Pickering to Col. Nevill Apr. 11, 1795
2 83 Mahlon Pitney to Augustus C. Canfield Jan 18, 1886
2 84 David Porter to Mahlon Dickerson Aug 2, 1838
2 85 William H. Prescott to Wm. A. Whitehead Jan 26, 1846
2 86 Rodman M. Price to Wm. A. Whitehead May 15, 1854
2 87 Rodman M. Price to Greene C. Bronson June 23, 1853
2 88 Theodore F. Randolph to Wm. A. Whitehead Jan 25, 1870
2 89 Theodore F. Randolph to (        ) Von Sandfort Nov 14, 1870
2 90 Theodore F. Randolph to H. M. Field May 10, 1872
2 91 Theodore F. Randolph to (        )  Oct. 17, 1877
2 92 Charles Read to (Robert ?) Morris May 16, 1749
2 93 Agnes Repplier to Miss Murray Feb 18, 1900
2 94 John A. Roebling to John N. Purviance Jan 23, 1850
2 95 A. J. Rogers to H.M. Smythe July 11, 1866
2 96 A. J. Rogers to (         ) Jan 1867
2 97 Franklin D. Roosevelt, DS
2 98 Wm. H. Ross to Burnet Sandreth Mar. 25, 1876
2 99 Miles Ross to W.J. McCord Oct. 26, 1876
2 100 James Rumsey, ALS, with note signed by Patrick Henry Sept. 20, 1785
2 101 J. Rutledge, Daniel Ramsey, and A. Middleton, DS May 20, 1782
2 102 Ferdinand S. Schenck to Blair and Rives Jan 10, 1835
2 103 I.W. Scudder to Henry A. Smythe May 12, 1866
2 104 William Joyce Sewell and others, DS n. d.
2 105 William Joyce Sewell to Gen. H.C. King June 13, 1900
2 106 Philip H. Sheridan, ALS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Feb 13. 1867
2 107 I. Shreve to Mima Baldwin June 30, 1779
2 108 George P. Shultz to Katharine Auchincloss July 5, 1991
2 109 George S. Silzer to William S. Woods Aug. 1, 1925
2 110 Clement H. Sinnickson to Ben: Perley Poore Dec. 8, 1875
2 111 Charles Sitgreaves to N.A. Smythe May 16, 1867
2 112 Charles Sitgreaves to Rives and Baily 1869
2 113 Charles Sitgreaves to Rives and Baily Jan 17, 1890
3 1 Charles Skelton to H.S. Redfield Aug. 10, 1854
3 2 Gerrit Smith, ALS  (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Nov. 2, 1853
3 3 Issac Smith to William Livingston Mar. 28, 1777
3 4 James Smith, Jr. to [        ] Dec. 30, 1895
3 5   John Adam Smith to Marinus Willett Jan. 5, 1816
3 6 Henry Southard to Phebe Darby Jan. 28, 1808
3 7 Samuel L. Southard, DS May 20, 1816
3 8 Samuel L. Southard, commissions to Francis Child, Jr. 1832; 1833
3 9 Samuel L. Southard to legislative council and general assembly Jan 28, 1833
3 10 John F. Starr to Daily Globe Dec. 18, 1865
3 11   John F. Starr to Maurice Wakeman Feb. 6, 1867
3 12 John F. Starr to (        ) Wakeman April 24, 1866
3 13 Henry L. Stimson to Miss Chittenden (printed letter) May 24,1915
3 14 Lord Stirling, DS Mar. 27, 1782
3 15 Nathan T. Stratton to J.G. French Oct. 31
3 16 Richard Stockton to Elias Dayton  Oct. 13, 1798
3 17 Charles Summer, LS  (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Apr. 13, 1868
3 18 Frank R. Symmes Sept 14, 1918
3 19 John Cleves Symmes to Timothy Symmes May 26, 1785
3 20   John Cleves Symmes, DS Mar. 31, 1786
3 21 William Howard Taft, TLS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) June 20, 1916
3 22   Peter Tallman to William Livingston 1782
3 23 Zachary Taylor, DS Apr. 12, 1849
3 24 Thompson Smith, DS Oct. 1, 1828
3 25 John Tyler, ALS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) June 20, 1853
3 26 George Vail and others to collector of customs 1853
3 27 George Vail to J.C. Dobbin Aug. 17, 1855
3 28 George Vail to (        ) Sept. 4, 1874
3 29 Martin Van Buren, ALS (item de-accessioned July 1983, photocopy) Sept. 25, 1858
3 30 John Van Dyke to J.H. Franzee  Feb. 2, 1850
3 31 Alexandre Vattemare to “the governor” (Daniel Haines) Dec. 4, 1848
3 32 Charles H. Voorhis to F. A. Richardson Dec. 7,  1880
3 33 P. D. Vroom to Archer Giffered Dec. 12, 1857
3 34 Garret D. Wall to Jacob. S. Thompson (item moved to MG 371) Jan. 9, 1809
3 35 Richard I. Walker to Philemon Dickerson Apr. 30, 1845
3 36 George Washington to Benjamin Franklin Oct. 9, 1780
3 37 George Washington DS, discharge of Brister Baker June 8, 1783
3 38 George Washington DS, discharge of Thomas Jones June 8, 1783
3 39 George Washington, army discharge of Benjamin Taylor June 9, 1783
3 40 George Washington, call for troops from New Jersey to fight in Revolutionary War Dec. 1776
3 41   George Washington to George Clinton July 11, 1787
3 42 George Washington to James Madison (copy) May 20, 1792
3 43 Daniel Webster to the president of NJHS Apr. 3, 1852
3 44 George T. Werts to William Nelson (item moved to MG 363) Feb. 4, 1889
3 45 John C. Whitehead to K. Auchincloss Apr. 2, 1912
3 46 W. H. Wiley to George F. Kunz Apr. 16, 1904
3 37 Isaac H. Williamson to [        ] Dayton (item moved to MG 379) Feb. 6, 1819
3 48 Harrison Williams to NJHS 1981
3 49 Wendell L. Willkie to Edwin W. Hammer Nov. 22, 1940
3 50 Levi Woodbury to Mahlon Dickerson July 23, 1832
3 51 Ting-Fang Wu to [        ] Lawrence May 27, 1908

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