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Author: Rufus King
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Papers, 1783-1826, of Federalist statesman Rufus King, including official and private correspondence, letterbooks, account books, notebooks, financial documents, diaries, memoranda, essays, and miscellaneous printed and manuscript materials documenting the many facets of King's lengthy political career and private interests.
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Genre/Form: Abstracts
Account books
Clippings
Correspondence
Diaries
Essays
Letter books
Memorandums
Notebooks
Receipts
Treaties
Named Person: John Adams; John Quincy Adams; William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Lord; Fisher Ames; Francis Baring, Sir; George Cabot; Elbridge Gerry; Christopher Gore; William Wyndham Grenville Grenville, Baron; Alexander Hamilton; William Hindman; Charles Jared Ingersoll; John Jay; John Alsop King; Charles King; Nicholas Low; James Madison; Gouverneur Morris; Timothy Pickering; Thomas Pinckney; Philip John Schuyler; Theodore Sedgwick; Granville Sharp; Robert Troup; John Trumbull; Nicholas Vansittart; George Washington; Noah Webster; William Wilberforce; Oliver Wolcott
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Rufus King
OCLC Number: 476439148
Language Note: In English and French.
Description: 21 linear ft.
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Papers, 1783-1826, of Federalist statesman Rufus King, including official and private correspondence, letterbooks, account books, notebooks, financial documents, diaries, memoranda, essays, and miscellaneous printed and manuscript materials documenting the many facets of King's lengthy political career and private interests.

Correspondence, 1786-1826, concerns his activities as a New York Assemblyman, United States Senator, Minister to Great Britain, and Federalist candidate for the United States vice presidency and presidency, pertaining to such matters as the Constitutional Convention of 1787; his opposition to the War of 1812; United States finances; the Navigation Act of 1818; negotiations between the United States and Great Britain over articles 6 and 7 of the Treaty of Peace of 1794; administration and sale of public lands; South American independence; personal business matters; Barbary affairs; and British-French negotiations in 1803. Additionally included are account books, 1783-1825, recording household accounts and accounts with the firm of Bird, Savage & Bird; memorandum books containing abstracts of correspondence; notebooks relating to historical and political topics containing extracts from books read by King along with his own comments and observations; essays, written in French and English, on political and historical subjects; miscellaneous receipts; volumes of notes recording events, conversations, and observations on King's acquaintances and contemporaries, a diary, 1802, kept while traveling in Europe; an inventory of his library in 1827; and miscellaneous newsclippings and printed materials. Correspondents include: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Wm. Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Fisher Ames, Francis Baring, George Cabot, Elbridge Gerry, Christopher Gore, Wm. Grenville, Alexander Hamilton, William Hindman, Charles Jared Ingersoll, John Jay, John Alsop King, Charles King, Nicholas Low, James Madison, Gouverneur Morris, Timothy Pickering, Thomas Pinkney, Philip Schuyler, Granville Sharp, Robert Troup, John Trumbull, Nicholas Vansittart, George Washington, Noah Webster, Wm Wilberforce, Oliver Wolcott, and many others.

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