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Bingham, W. mss., 1752-1891

Papers, 1752-1891, of William Bingham at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Electronic finding aid encoded by Ryan K. Lee.

Summary Information

Repository
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Indiana University
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Creator
Bingham, William

Title
Bingham, W. mss.,1752-1891

Collection no
LMC 2442

Extent
1,703 items

Language
Materials are in English and French.

Abstract
Consists of the papers of William Bingham, of Philadelphia. The collection includes correspondence, personal papers and writings, and materials concerning Bingham's business (including the Bank of the United States and shipping interests), estate, family, and property in the northeastern United States. Also noteworthy in the collection are materials related to the Webster-Ashburton Treaty.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
Acquisition Information
Purchase. 1997.
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Bingham, W. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Biographical Note
From 1770-1776 Bingham was the British consul in St. Pierre, Martinique. He remained in the West Indies for four more years serving as an agent of the Continental Congress, overseeing commercial privateering and espionage. By the time he returned to Philadelphia Bingham had amassed a considerable fortune. He owned a fleet of ships and broad tracts of land in Maine, New York and Pennsylvania and over time became the wealthiest man in America. Bingham was one of the founders of the Bank of Pennsylvania, chartered on Dec. 31, 1781 as the Bank of North America, the first bank in the United States. In 1791 he was elected one of twenty-five directors of the first national bank, the Bank of the United States.

Bingham was also a statesman with considerable political power. Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, and Lord Shelburne, England's prime minister were counted among his friends both politically and socially. They, along with business acquaintances, foreign visitors, relatives and friends, were frequent guests at the Bingham mansion in Philadelphia, where he and his much admired wife, the former Anne Willing, were the social leaders of the nation's first capital. Their daughter, Anne Louisa Bingham, married Alexander Baring, later first Baron Ashburton, 1774-1848, who with Daniel Webster resolved the boundary line of northeast Maine between the United States and Canada. The Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 also provided for the suppression of slave trade off the African coast.

Bingham’s life and career are described in The Golden Voyage by Robert C. Alberts (1969). His land interests are detailed in William Bingham’s Maine Lands, by Frederick S. Allis, in two volumes (1954).

Scope and Content Note

Consists of the papers of William Bingham, of Philadelphia. Letters may be found throughout the collection in addition to the General Correspondence section. An index is available for selected correspondents. Among the correspondents, other than the Baring, Bingham, and Willing families, are: George Hamilton, Earl Aberdeen; George Keppel, Earl Albemarle; John Charles Spencer, Viscount Althorp; Fisher Ames; Charles Bagot; Marquis Francois de Barbe-Marbois; Henry Peter Brougham, Baron Brougham and Vaux; Henry Clay; David Cobb; John Craig; Edward Everett; George William Featherstonhaugh; Albert Gallatin; Alexander Hamilton; Thomas Hodgkin; Henry Richard Vassal Fox, Baron Holland; Henry Hope; Thomas Jefferson; Edward Kent; Francis Scott Key; Rufus King; Henry Knox; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette; Abbott Lawrence; Charles Lee; John Lowell; Louis McLane; James Madison, John Marshall, Charles Fenton Mercer, John Merrick, William Hamilton Merritt, Louis Marie, Vicomte de Noailles, John Rushout, Baron Northwick; John Otis; Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston; Richard Penn; Timothy Pickering; Josiah Quincy; Jacob Read; William Petty; Earl Shelburne (Marquis Lansdowne); Fulwar Skipwith; Prince Charles de Talleyrand-Perigord; John Tyler; Joseph Rogers Underwood; George Washington; Daniel Webster; Elisha Whittlesey; Arthur Wellesley, Duke Wellington; Oliver Wolcott.

Correspondence of interest includes a letter by Thomas Jefferson to Anne (Willing) Bingham while he was still in Paris, Feb. 7, 1787; the letter by George Washington to William Bingham enclosing the plan for his barn, Dec. 8, 1792; and, the letter by Lord Lansdowne (Earl Shelburne) to Mrs. Bingham concerning the Gilbert Stuart full-length painting of George Washington, Nov. 1796.

Business papers include those of the Bank of the United States, 1791-1801, and Bingham's shipping interests, chiefly pertaining to the "Canton" and the "America." Of particular interest in the materials relating to ships taken by privateers, is the controversy surrounding the ship "Hope" and whether it was legally taken as a prize. Bingham's substantial ownership of land in Maine, New York and Pennsylvania is represented by accounts, deeds, maps, and settlement instructions. Noteworthy in the Webster-Ashburton Treaty section are the correspondence and dispatches of Daniel Webster and materials discussing the slave trade.

Arrangement/Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: I. General correspondence; II. Business; III. Estate; IV. Family; V. Personal papers and writings; VI. Prizes; VII. Property; VIII. Webster-Ashburton Treaty; IX. Miscellaneous.

  • Indexing Terms

  • The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.

    • Names
    • United States. Congress. House
    • United States. Congress --Constituent communication.
    • United States. Congress --Ethics.
    • United States. Congress --Powers and duties.
    • United States. Congress --Reform.
    • Democratic Party (U.S.).
    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers --Civil functions.
    • Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant (ind.).
    • Indiana Army Ammunition Plant (U.S.).
    • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Administrative Review.
    • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs.
    • United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations.
    • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
    • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
    • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
    • United States. Congress. House. Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress.
    • United States. Congress. House. Joint Economic Committee.
    • Bank of the United States (1791-1811)
    • Great Britain. Treaties, etc. United States, 1842 Aug. 9
    • Bingham, William, 1752-1804 --Correspondence.
    • Cobb, David, 1748-1830.
    • Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.
    • Lansdowne, William Petty, Marquis of, 1737-1805.
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799.
    • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
    • Topics
    • Public lands --Maine.
    • Privateering.
    • Shipping.

Series: Box 1 General Correspondence

Arranged in chronological order.


Folder 1 1757-1789  [image]View item(s)

Folder 2 1790-1793 [image]View item(s)

Folder 3 1793.  Bingham, Wm. to Major Jackson

pressed copies

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(incomplete)


Folder 4 1794 [image]View item(s)

Folder 5 1794.  Bingham, Wm. to Major Jackson

pressed copies

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(incomplete)


Folder 6 1795 [image]View item(s)

Folder 7 1795.  Bingham, Wm. to Major Jackson

pressed copies

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(incomplete)


Folder 8 1796 (-1801) [image]View item(s)

Folder 9 1796

pressed copies

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(incomplete)


Folder 10 1797 [image]View item(s)

Folder 11 1798 [image]View item(s)

Folder 12 1799, Jan.-June [image]View item(s)

Folder 13 1799, July-Aug. [image]View item(s)

Folder 14 1799, Sept. [image]View item(s)

Folder 15 1799, Oct.-Dec. [image]View item(s)

Folder 16 1799

pressed copies

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Folder 17 1800, Jan.-Mar. [image]View item(s)

Folder 18 1800, Apr.-Aug. [image]View item(s)

Folder 19 1800, Sept.-Dec. [image]View item(s)

Folder 20 1800

pressed copies

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Folder 21 1801, Jan.-Apr. [image]View item(s)

Folder 22 1801, May-Aug. [image]View item(s)

Folder 23 1801, Sept.-Dec. [image]View item(s)

Folder 24 1801

pressed copies

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Folder 25 1802, Jan-Apr. [image]View item(s)

Folder 26 1802, May-June

Folder 27 1802, July-Dec.

Folder 28 1803, Jan.-July 13

Folder 29 1803, July 18-Aug. 7  (no. 1-9)

copies

Letters of Henry Addington, George III and the Prince of Wales (George IV)


Folder 30 1803, July 26-Dec.

Folder 31 1804, Jan.-June

Folder 32 1804, July-Dec.

Folder 33 1805-1821

Folder 34 1822-1823

Folder 35 1824

Box 2
Folder 1

1825

Folder 2 1826

Folder 3 1827

Folder 4 1828-1829

Folder 5 1830-1833

Folder 6 1834-1838

Folder 7 1839-1842, July

Folder 8 1842, Aug.-Dec.

Folder 9 1843-1844

Folder 10 1845-1849

Folder 11 1850-1859

Folder 12 1860-1891

Folder 13 undated,  A-Z

Folder 14 undated,  Talleyrand

Folder 15 undated,  Wellington

Folder 16 undated,  unidentified

Oversize 1 1792, Dec. 8.  George Washington to William Bingham. With plan for barn.

Series: Box 2 Business

Arranged in chronological order.


Folder 17 1777-1798 

including shipping interests in the Canton and the America


Folder 18 1778-1791.  Richard, Pierre

Chiefly in French.

Letters and papers with William Bingham, frequently from Martinique


Folder 19 1785-1801 

The Bank of the United States, Circular letters, 1791-1801


Folder 20 1785-1801

The Bank of the United States, Willinks of Amsterdam dispute, 1785-1797


Folder 21 1785-1801

The Bank of the United States, miscellaneous papers, undated


Folder 22 1799

Folder 23 1800, Jan.-July

Folder 24 1800, Aug.-Dec.

Folder 25 1801, Jan.-June

Folder 26 1801, July-Oct.

Folder 27 1801, Nov.-Dec.

Folder 28 1802

Folder 29 1803

Folder 30 1804, Jan. 9

Insurance Office of North America, British and French captives


Folder 31 undated

miscellaneous (8)


Folder 32 undated

Ships: "America"


Folder 33 undated

Ships: "America" and "Canton"


Folder 34 undated

Ships: "Canton"


Folder 35 undated

Ships: "Cleopatra"


Folder 36 1804-1806

memorandum of receipts and payments


Series: Box 2 Estate

Papers concerning Bingham's estate.

Arranged in chronological order.


Folder 37 1813-1815

Acct. with Charles W. Hare


Folder 38 1815-1816

Acct. with S. Milligan


Folder 39 1816-1817

Acct. with Charles W. Hare


Folder 40 1816-1818

Acct. with Cobb and Richards


Folder 41 1822

Appointment of trustees; schedule of rents and stocks


Folder 42 1823

Accounts


Folder 43 1824

Folder 44 1825

Folder 45 1826

Folder 46 1826

Acct. with Charles W. Hare


Box 3
Folder 1

1826-1827

Acct. with John Hare Powel


Folder 2 1826-1827

Acct. with Robert H. Rose


Folder 3 1827

Acct. with William Miller


Folder 4 1827

Acct. with William Miller


Folder 5 1827-1828

Acct. with John Richards


Folder 6 1827-1828

Accts. with Rose, Miller, et al.


Folder 7 1828

Folder 8 1828

Accts. with Powel, Ingersoll, et al.


Folder 9 1828-1829

Folder 10 1828-1829

letters re: accounts


Folder 11 1830-1832

letters re: accounts


Folder 12 1832

Accounts


Folder 13 1832-1833

Letters re: accounts


Folder 14 1833-1834

Accounts


Folder 15 1834

Letters re: accounts


Folder 16 1835

Accounts


Folder 17 1836

Accounts


Folder 18 1837-1840

Accounts


Folder 19 1841

Accounts


Folder 20 1841-1843

Folder 21 1844

Accounts


Folder 22 1845

Accounts


Folder 23 1846

Accounts


Folder 24 undated

Series: Box 3 Family

Arranged alphabetically by family member. Materials are arranged chronologically under each name.


Folder 25 Baring, Alexander, 1824 Aug. 26-1826 Aug. 14

Bill of costs...John Smith


Folder 26 Baring, Alexander, 1828 Feb. 29

Resolution of thanks...


Folder 27 Baring, Alexander, 1839 Aug. 29-1840 Dec. 31

Acct. with Drummand and Sons


Folder 28 Barring, William Bingham, 1841-1846

Accts. with Drummond


Folder 29 Baring, Wm. Bingham, 1856-1857

Report of Addiscombe Farm


Folder 30 Baring, Wm. Bingham, 1858-1859

Receipts (11)


Folder 31 Baring, Wm. Bingham, 1863-1864

Acct. with Drummond


Folder 32 Baring, Wm. Bingham, 1880-1881

Estate


Folder 33 Bingham, Wm., Jr., 1821-1822

Trust


Folder 34 Bingham, Wm., Jr., 1823

Trust


Folder 35 Bingham, Wm., Jr., 1824

Trust


Folder 36 Bingham, Wm., Jr., 1826

Trust


Folder 37 Bingham, Wm., Jr., 1827

Trust


Folder 38 Bingham, Wm., Jr., 1828

Trust


Folder 39 Bingham, Wm., Jr., 1829

Trust


Folder 40 Bingham, Wm., Jr., 1830

Trust


Folder 41 Bingham, Wm., Jr., 1831

Trust


Folder 42 Bingham, Wm., Jr., 1832

Trust


Folder 43 Bingham, Wm., Jr., 1833

Trust


Series: Box 3 Personal Papers and Writings

Arranged alphabetically by title, subject or first line.


Folder 44 Account book and notes, 1796-1802

Folder 45 An act to revive and continue in force..., 1792 Mar. 8

Folder 46 Address book, 1802-1803

Folder 47 Calais, 1802-1803

notes during trip to France


Folder 48 Cash book, no. 3, 1800

Folder 49 France less powerful...to England, undated

Folder 50 Ideas concerning newly settled lands, undated

Folder 51 Legal affairs, ca. 1798

Folder 52 List of papers belonging to estate of Wm. Bingham, ca. 1804

Folder 53 Memoranda and notes of Mr. Bingham, undated

Folder 54 Passport and certificate of arrival, 1803 June

from France to England


Folder 55 Remarks regarding the tax, undated

Folder 56 Taxes paid..., 1801-1803

Folder 57 Thoughts on public affairs in America, undated

Folder 58 Why was the purveyor kept so long in office? undated

Folder 59 Will, 1804 Jan. 30

(2 copies)


Folder 60 Will-codocil, 1804 Feb. 3

Folder 61 Miscellaneous papers and notes

Series: Prizes

Box 4
Folder 1

Havana, 1764-1767

Folder 2 Havana, undated

Folder 3 Hope, 1779-1794 July 11

Folder 4 Hope, 1794 July 31-1802

Folder 5 Hope (concerning Pilgrim), undated

Folder 6 Seine, undated

Series: Box 4 Property

Arranged by the following: Maine lands, Middle States, New York lands, Pennsylvania lands, and General.


Subseries: Maine lands

Folder 7 Accounts, 1792, Dec. 21-1801 June 30

Monies paid by Wm. Bingham


Folder 8 Accounts, 1796-1801

Folder 9 Accounts, 1798-1800

David Cobbs


Folder 10 Accounts, 1801-1803

Folder 11 Accounts, 1804-1813

Folder 12 Accounts, 1814-1818

Folder 13 Accounts, 1819

Folder 14 Accounts, undated

Memo of lands promised by Cobb

Watermark: Indian with bow and arrow


Folder 15 Accounts, Kennebec, 1822-1826

Folder 16 Accounts, Kennebec, 1825

Folder 17 Accounts, Kennebec, 1826-1827

Folder 18 Accounts, Kennebec, 1828

Folder 19 Accounts, Kennebec, 1829

Folder 20 Accounts, Kennebec, 1830

Folder 21 Accounts, Kennebec, 1831

Folder 22 Accounts, Kennebec, 1832

Folder 23 Accounts, Kennebec, 1833

Folder 24 Accounts, Kennebec, 1836

Folder 25 Accounts, Kennebec, 1837

Folder 26 Accounts, Penobscot, 1820-1822

Folder 27 Accounts, Penobscot, 1823

Folder 28 Accounts, Penobscot, 1824-1825

Folder 29 Accounts, Penobscot, 1826-1827

Folder 30 Accounts, Penobscot, 1828-1829

Folder 31 Accounts, Penobscot, 1830-1831

Folder 32 Accounts, Penobscot, 1832-1833

Folder 33 Accounts, Penobscot, 1836-1837

Folder 34 Articles, Agreement of Bingham and Knox, 1792-1798  

Folder 35 Articles, Agreement - New England Land Co., 1795 

Folder 36 Articles, Plan of association..., 1795?

Folder 37 Miscellaneous, Questions concerning land on Kennebeck River, undated

Folder 38 Settlement Instructions, 1796

To David Cobb


Folder 39 Settlement Instructions, 1797

To John Richards


Folder 40 Settlement Instructions, 1798

To Cobb and Richards


Folder 41 Settlement Instructions, 1824

To John Black, et al.


Folder 42 Settlement Instructions, undated

Folder 43 Settlers. 1786 

Folder 44 Weather, 1798-1800

Oversize 1 Deeds:

Copy of Deeds Number One and Two of the purchase of the Townships No. 7,8,9,10,11 and 12, 1793 

Kennebeck Tract. Deeds No. 10-16, 1793 

Kennebeck Tract. Copies of Deeds No. 9-16, 1793 

Penobscot Tract. Copies of Deeds No. 1-8, 1793 

Penobscot Tract. Copies of Deeds No. 2-8, 1793 

Oversize 1 Maps:

District of Maine, by Osgood Carleton, 1795. 

Printed


Penobscot Tract, Peter's survey of the soil, undated. 

Plan of part of the District of Main[e]. undated. 

Five copies. Printed.


Plan of part of the District of Maine. undated. 

Manuscript copy


Oversize 2 Map:

Plan of Part of the District of Main[e], copy by Chas. de Krafft, ca. 1793 

Subseries: Middle States

Oversize 1 Map:

Middle States of North America with part of Canada. Showing the principal towns. undated. 

Bears internal date of 1791 in two places.

47x39cm. Printed.


Subseries: Box 4 New York lands

Folder 45 Statement of lands sold..., undated

Subseries: Box 4 Pennsylvania lands

Folder 46 Account of Messr. Hope & Co., 1810-1818

Folder 47 Accounts, Lady Ashburton, 1868-1881

Folder 48 Accounts, 1880-1881

Folder 49 Apport. of the Chenango Lands, 1824-1825

Folder 50 Deeds Exemplification, 1801

Folder 51 Estate. 1868 

Folder 52 First and second purchases, 1792-1800 

Folder 53 Map, Elk County, 1868 

Printed.


Folder 54 Maps, Petherick, Thomas, Observations..., 1867

Printed


Folder 55 Propositions for the division of certain Lands in Pennsylvania...[first line] 1805 

Oversize 1 Map:

Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania, 1797. 

Printed


Oversize 2 Maps:

Clinton County, 1847. 

Printed, with holograph note, 1864.


McKean County, undated. 

Printed, with holograph note, 1864.


Potter County, undated. 

Printed, with holograph note, 1864.


Tioga County, undated. 

Printed, with holograph note, 1864.


Western Pennsylvania from Erie and Warren Counties to Pittsburgh, undated. 

Holograph.


Subseries: Box 4 General

Folder 56 Tenants and rents, 1802-1803 

Folder 57 Report of the Committee for the Sale of Eastern Lands: containing their Accounts from the 28th of October, 1783 to the 16th of June, 1795. undated 

Printed. 30p. Blue cover


Series: Box 5 Webster-Ashburton Treaty

All items are dated 1842.


Folder 1 Correspondence, 1842 Feb.-Apr.

Folder 2 Correspondence, 1842 May

Folder 3 Correspondence, 1842 June

Folder 4 Correspondence, 1842 July 1-25

Folder 5 Correspondence, 1842 July 26-31

Folder 6 Correspondence, 1842 Aug. 1-8

Folder 7 Correspondence, 1842 Aug. 9-Sept.

Folder 8 Correspondence, 1842

Webster to Ashburton


Folder 9 Correspondence, 1842 Feb. 10-Sept. 2

Ashburton to Aberdeen


Folder 10 Correspondence, 1842 Apr. 26-Aug. 13

Ashburton to Aberdeen


Folder 11 Cancelled instructions, 1842

Folder 12 Creole Ship Papers, 1842

Folder 13 Derbishire, Stewart. Canada: Prospects..., 1842 

Folder 14 Dispatches, 1842 Jan. 8

(Creole, etc.)


Folder 15 Dispatches, 1842 Feb. 9-May 20

(Slave trade, etc.)


Folder 16 Dispatches, 1842 May 20-July 19

Folder 17 Draft, 1842 Aug. 9 

Folder 18 Draft: Articles, Clauses, Discussion Papers, 1841

Folder 19 Draft. Boundary papers, 1842

Folder 20 Newsclippings, 1842 Apr. 4-Sept. 10

Series: Box 5 Miscellaneous

Folder 21 French government claims, 1785-1790. 

Chiefly in French.


Folder 22 Honeywood, Richard. Will, 1752 Aug. 30

Folder 23 Knowles, Sir. Charles. Will, 1752 June 16

Folder 24 Knowles, Sir Charles. Will, 1756 July 15

Folder 25 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Autographs, 1868,   1869,  one undated 

Folder 26 Mariage Entre Mr. de Boisquilbert et Mlle. Bingham, 1845 Mar. 29 

24 pages. Two copies, one tied with blue ribbon.


Folder 27 Mr. Parkes' proposal, sale of French chateau

Folder 28 Unknown. The old tower is gone...[first line], 1838?

Folder 29 Richmond, Lady Sarah (Cadogan), Lennox Estate, 1760 Apr. 15

Folder 30 Facts and calculations respecting the population...

Printed


Folder 31 Prospectus of the Royal African Agricultural and Commercial Company

Printed


Folder 32 Wrappers

Folder 33 Wrappers

Folder 34 Wrappers

Folder 35 Wrappers

Oversize 1 Marriage Settlement between William Bingham, Jr. and Mrs. Charlotte Chartier de Lotbeniere, Feb. 2, 1822. 

3rd copy. 4p.


William Bingham, Jr. to Thomas M. William and Alexander Baring - In Trust. Dec. 31, 1821. 

Copy of Deed. 5p.


Index of Correspondents

The dates given are not necessarily all of the letters by that person. Unless otherwise specified, the letters are in the General Correspondence section in Boxes 1 and 2.

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  • Aberdeen, George Hamilton, 4th Earl, 1784-1860
    • 1842 (passim). Box 5, folders 2-7, 9-10, 14-16
  • Albemarle, George Keppel, 3rd Earl, 1724-1772
    • 1767, Feb. 24; May 19; Sept. 14, 16. Box 4, folder 1
  • Althorp, John Charles Spencer, viscount, 1782-1845
    • 1834, July 21
  • Ames, Fisher, 1758-1808
    • 1800, Apr. 14. Box 4, folder 4
  • Bagot, Sir Charles, 1781-1843
    • 1842, May 5; June 5; July 29; Aug. 27. Box 5, folders 2-7
  • Barbe-Marbois, Marquis Francois de, 1745-1837
    • 1790, Jan. 2; Apr 3. Box 5, folder 21
    • 1802, Nov. 22
  • Brougham and Vaux, Henry Peter Brougham, baron, 1778-1868
    • 1842, July 24. Box 5, folder 4
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
    • 1838, June 27
    • 1842, Apr. 11 (2)
  • Cobb, David, 1748-1830
    • 1799, Feb. 28; June 16; Oct. 5; Nov. 11
    • 1800, Feb. 8; Mar. 26; Nov. 5, 17; Dec. 10
    • 1801, Jan. 27 (enclosure); Feb. 11 (enclosure); Mar. 2 (two maps enclosed); Apr. 7
    • 1802, Apr. 11
    • 1803, Apr. 20; June 24
  • Craig, John
    • 1802, Jan. 30; Feb. 8; Mar. 3; Apr. 6, 8
    • 1803, Jan. 4; Feb. 4; Mar. 1, 11, 19
  • Everett, Edward, 1794-1865
    • 1842, May 17 (copy). Box 5, folder 2
    • 1843, Jan. 18
  • Featherstonehaugh, George William, 1780-1866
    • 1842, Feb. 9. Box 5, folder 15
    • 1843, Jan. 10, 12, 17
  • Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849
    • 1827, Sept. 28; Oct. 7
    • 1830, Apr. 27
  • Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
    • 1801, July 14
  • Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866
    • 1842, Feb. 8 (enclosed in Aug. 23, 1842). Box 5, folder 7
  • Holland, Henry Richard Vassal Fox, 3rd Baron, 1773-1840
    • 1818, Sept. 1
  • Hope, Henry, 1736-1811
    • 1803, Nov. 26
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
    • 1787, Feb. 7
  • Kent, Edward, 1802-1877
    • 1842, July 28. Box 5, folder 5
    • 1845, May 27
  • Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843
    • 1842, Aug. 17
  • King, Rufus, 1755-1827
    • 1800, Oct. 31
    • 1801, Nov. 25
    • 1804, Feb. 4
  • Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
    • 1798, Nov. 8; Dec. 30
    • 1799, Apr. 17; June 30
    • 1801, Apr. 13
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de
    • 1782, Sept. 12 (signature inscribed on enclosure of letter of Dod to Lafayette)
    • 1834, Feb. 14
  • Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855
    • 1842, July 20 (copy). Box 5, folder 4
  • Lee, Charles, 1758-1815
    • 1798, Feb. 7
    • 1799, Aug. 1
  • Lowell, John, 1743-1802
    • 1793, Jan. 19
    • 1798, Aug. 11
  • McLane, Louis, 1786-1857
    • 1842, Apr. 11
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
    • 1801, July 24 (enclosure)
  • Marshall, John, 1755-1835
    • 1800, Oct. 24
  • Mercer, Charles Fenton, 1778-1858
    • undated (enclosed in Aug. 23, 1842). Box 5, folder 7
  • Merrick, John
    • 1799, Oct. 13
    • 1801, Jan. 25
  • Merritt, William Hamilton, 1793-1862
    • 1842, Aug. 12
  • Noailles, Louis Marie, Vicomte de, -ca. 1804
    • 1801, Sept. 12; Nov. 9
    • 1802, June 1, 18
  • Northwick, John Rushout, 2nd Baron, 1770-1859
    • 1826, June 1
  • Otis, John, 1801-1856
    • 1842, July 28. Box 5, folder 5
  • Palmerston, Henry John Temple, viscount, 1784-1865
    • 1830, Feb. 24; 1830
  • Penn, Richard, 1736-1811
    • undated
  • Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
    • 1797, Oct. 5. Box 4, folder 4
    • 1799, Sept. 22
    • 1800, Jan. 18; Feb. 1. Box 4, folder 4
    • 1800, Oct. 23
  • Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864
    • 1842, Aug. 27, 28
  • Read, Jacob, 1752-1816
    • 1803, June 24
  • Shelburne, William Petty, 2nd Earl, 1737-1805
    • 1789, Sept. 30 (enclosure)
    • 1796, Nov.
    • 1801, Oct. 14; Nov. 25
    • 1802, Oct. 19
    • 1803, Oct. 21
  • Skipwith, Fulwar
    • 1800, Nov. 25
  • Talleyrand-Perigord, Charles Maurice de, Prince de Benevnet, 1754-1838
    • 1827, May 15
    • 1832, June 7
    • 1838, May 17; Nov. 2, 11; 1838
    • undated
  • Tyler, John, 1790-1862
    • 1842, July 26 (copy - enclosed in July 27, 1842). Box 5, folder 5
    • 1842, Aug. 7
    • 1846, May 19
  • Underwood, Joseph Rogers, 1791-1876
    • 1842, Aug. 23 (enclosures). Box 5, folder 7
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
    • 1792, Dec. 8 (enclosure). Oversize 1
  • Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
    • 1841, Oct. 12
    • 1842, Aug. 21
    • 1842 (passim). Box 5, folders 1-8, 18
    • 1850, June 24; Oct. 19
    • 1852, Apr. 26
  • Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863
    • 1842, Aug. 23 (enclosures). Box 5, folder 7
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke, 1769-1862
    • 1834, Nov. 13
    • 1835, Mar. 7
    • undated
  • Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833
    • 1803, Feb. 12; July 13
    • 1804, Feb. 4