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Papers, 1804-1887.

Author: Charles Lanman; Daniel Moreau Barringer; Robert Smith; Matthew Brady
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, photographs, and autobiographical sketches relating mainly to Lanman's "Dictionary of the United States Congress" and to his interest in the United States Navy and the War Department. Autobiographical letters from the following North Carolina Congressmen are included: Joseph Carter Abbott, Archibald Hunter Arrington, Thomas Lanier Clingman (2), William Davidson, John Adams Gilmer, David Heaton, James
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Genre/Form: Calotypes
Photographs
Biography
Named Person: Charles Lanman; Daniel Laurens Barringer; T L Clingman; John A Gilmer; J M Leach; David Settle Reid; Alfred M Scales; John Pool; Robert Smith; Warren Winslow
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Lanman; Daniel Moreau Barringer; Robert Smith; Matthew Brady
OCLC Number: 46344964
Notes: Partially processed collection. Cataloged from card catalog and accession records.
Description: 62 items.

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Correspondence, photographs, and autobiographical sketches relating mainly to Lanman's "Dictionary of the United States Congress" and to his interest in the United States Navy and the War Department. Autobiographical letters from the following North Carolina Congressmen are included: Joseph Carter Abbott, Archibald Hunter Arrington, Thomas Lanier Clingman (2), William Davidson, John Adams Gilmer, David Heaton, James Madison Leach, David Settle Reid, Alfred Moore Scales, Henry Marchmore Shaw, Francis Edwin Shober, John Pool, and Warren Winslow.

Other items include: letters addressed to various Secretaries of the Navy throughout the 19th century; letters from Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy under Thomas Jefferson, to Attorneys General Caesar A. Rodney and John Breckinridge; one broadside sent by Lanman to the Congress to announce a new edition of his "Dictionary"; 2 rare photographs--a wet collodion process proof of David Settle Reid attributed to Matthew Brady and a calotype of Congressman James Barroll Ricaud of Maryland; two letters from Daniel Moreau Barringer, a three-term congressman from North Carolina (1843-49), regarding Lanman's proposed "Dictionary"; and a biographical sketch of Barringer's uncle, Daniel Laurens Barringer, likewise a Congressman from North Carolina (1826-1835).

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