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Meriwether, David 1800-1892

Overview
Works: 35 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 980 library holdings
Genres: History  Genealogy  Records and correspondence  Sources  Conference proceedings  Treaties 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: F591, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  David Meriwether Publications about David Meriwether
Publications by  David Meriwether Publications by David Meriwether
posthumous Publications by David Meriwether, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by David Meriwether
My life in the mountains and on the plains; the newly discovered autobiography by D Meriwether ( Book )
9 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiography of the frontiersman now published for the first time, reveals that he dictated it to a grand-daughter in 1886, when he was eighty-six
Family records, Meriwether by George W Meriwether ( Book )
3 editions published between 1889 and 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicholas Meriwether died 19 December 1678 in Virginia. He had three known sons, Nicholas, William and David. His son, Nicholas, was born 26 October 1647. He married Elizabeth Crawford, daughter of David Crawford. They had nine children. He died in 1744. His great grandson, Thomas Meriwether, was born in 1765 in Louisa County, Virginia. He married Mary Anderson and they had seven children. Thomas died in 1837 near Lebanon, Kentucky. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Virginia and Kentucky. Includes Oldham, McCampbell and related families
Resolutions recommending call for a convention of the United States by Kentucky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1861 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calls for a convention to amend the Constitution in order to prevent the outbreak of hostilities. "The Legislature ... suggest for the consideration of that Convention ... the resolution offered in the Senate of the United States by the Hon. John J. Crittenden" (the "Crittenden compromise")
Resolutions appointing commissioners to attend Conference at Washington City, February 4th, in accordance with the invitation of the Virginia Legislature by Kentucky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1861 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Articles of agreement and convention[s] made and concluded at Abiquiu in the Territory of New Mexico by David Meriwether : U.S. Commissioner and Ute chiefs ( )
1 edition published in 1855 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Drafts of treaties (one signed by Meriwether) signed by the witnesses (including Richard S. Ewell) with the Capote and Moache bands of the Utes. With names of chiefs signing
Message by New Mexico ( Book )
1 edition published in 1853 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
J.M. Smith letters : Apache Agency near Fort Webster, N.M, to Governor David Meriwether, N.M by J. M Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1853 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Eight handwritten letters (circa 63 p.) from an Indian agent to the governor of New Mexico concerning the various issues and concerns the Apache Indians are bringing to him for his attention and their interactions with government and civil officials. Smith writes of their impoverished state and desperate need for food, clothing, and shelter and pleads with the Governor for more funds to help them. In one letter he quotes a previous reply from the governor, "You say 'all that I can do is to give general instructions which is to keep within the narrowest possible limits having a due regard to your means on hand for you can expect no additional means from me until some are placed at my disposal.'" Smith then goes on to give an account of his dwindling funds and that he will be destitute soon adding, "In this state of the case, I deem it important to write you and to represent that they [the Apache] are now friendly, but being on the point of starvation, that there is a great danger of hostilities...I plead for the Apache. He is a noble, fine looking, though naked Indian. Save him, I beseech you, from starvation, and its alternative, stealing. Generous individuals have offered me the means to feed and clothe him, at their own risk, if I would use the money as public funds, but, under your instructions I dare not. "
Proceedings by Christian Life Commission Seminar ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
David Meriwether papers by D Meriwether ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
E.A. Graves letters to Governor David Meriwether regarding Indians in the New Mexico Territory by E. A Graves ( )
1 edition published in 1853 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The collection consists of correspondence from E. A. Graves, Indian Agent, to David Meriwether, Governor and Superintendent of Indian Affairs for New Mexico Territory, Most letters inform Meriwether of situations with the Utahs, Navajos, or Apaches, seeking advice or action on the part of Meriwether. Incidents generally relate to Indian depredations and questions of property ownership. Graves' first annual report to Gov. Meriwether includes observations and suggestions regarding the state of Indian affairs in New Mexico Territory. He opines on the failure of Indian policy, suggesting that the only effective way to manage the Indians is to subdue and then civilize them, via the power of the government and military. He also discusses the relationship between the (New) Mexicans and Indians and specifically discusses conflicts over land grants near the Rio Conejos. One set of correspondence is between Graves and Charles Beaubien; all other correspondence is addressed to Meriwether. Graves often spells Meriwether's name "Merriwether" and uses a variety of spellings for Abiquiu. Letters are sent from Abiquiu, Taos, and Chamita, NM and indicate that his is representing the Apache Agency and then, the Utah and Apache Agencies
Broadside by D Meriwether ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1835 broadside is written by William Lewis concerning his dealings with Meriwether and a runaway slave that Lewis once owned; the 1840 broadside contains explanations from Warrick Miller and William Vance concerning alleged voter corruption possibly involving themselves, Meriwether, and A.P. Churchill
The descendants of Thomas Meriwether by D Meriwether ( Book )
1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Memoirs by D Meriwether ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Memoirs (typed copy) recounting his boyhood in Ky., with details of life and customs; experience in the fur trade; service as a member of the Ky. legislature and as Ky. secretary of state; and appointment by President Pierce as governor of the New Mexico Territory. About half of the narrative is devoted to his activities in New Mexico, recalling journeys across the country, relations with the Indians and with the Mexican government, the Gadsden Purchase, deliverance of Indian captives, a controversy with Kit Carson, and other matters
My life in the mountains and on the plains by D Meriwether ( )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galley proofs for Meriwether's autobiography, edited by Robert A. Griffen
 
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Alternative Names
Meriwether, D.
Meriwether, David 1800-1893
Merriwether 1800-1893 Governor
Merriwether, Governor, 1800-1893
Languages
English (45)