Economics and Finance

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Letter from John Durbin to Samuel Harvey
October 30, 1837

Dickinson College President John Durbin writes to Board of Trustees member Samuel Harvey to discuss college finances, the new college catalogue, and the state of affairs at the college.

Location: I-Friends-2013-9

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Economics and Finance, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Joseph Trumbull to James Lanman
March 9, 1840

Representative Joseph Trumbull writes former Senator James Lanman to discuss the political situation in the United States Congress as well as James Buchanan's political views. The "House [of Representatives] is a perfect Bedlam and the Senate...

Location: I-SpahrB-1960-5

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to C. W. Gooch
May 7, 1841

Senator James Buchanan (Class of 1809) writes to Colonel C. W. Gooch, thanking the latter for procuring four James River and Kanawha Bonds on his behalf. Buchanan also extolls Virginia Senator William Henry Roane, calling him an "honest,...

Location: I-AsbellY-2003-9

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to  Stimpson Woodward
August 20, 1841

Senator James Buchanan writes to Stimpson Harvey Woodward, an entrepreneur in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, regarding Whigs politics and the Bank of the United States. Buchanan, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, claims that "the truth is the Whig party...

Location: I-Friends-2007-2

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Henry Baldwin
August 23, 1842

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Roger Brooke Taney writes to Henry Baldwin about the delay in payment for Baldwin's books. As Taney explains, "I have written to [the individual responsible for forwarding the money] requesting his immediate...

Location: I-SpahrB-1951-4

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Benjamin Rush III to Jervis Spencer
September 22, 1845

Benjamin Rush III, grandson of Dickinson College founder Benjamin Rush, writes to attorney Jervis Spencer regarding debt of Joseph Newcomer. Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2003-2

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Roger B. Taney to James M. Campbell
January 17, 1848

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney writes to James Mason Campbell regarding the financial troubles of a family member. As Taney's brother "had drawn on me," Taney sends Campbell "the above to pay my brother's draft on me." Taney...

Location: I-SpahrB-1967-1

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Dickinson College Report for John Harding
December 1848

John L. Harding's (Class of 1849) report from Dickinson College in December 1848 includes details about his financial account, his grades, and a message from President Jesse T. Peck. Thomas E Sudler, who serves as Harding's patron, signed the...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. Mason Campbell
January 11, 1849

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Roger Brooke Taney writes to J. Mason Campbell (Class of 1827) about issues related to several financial matters. In addition, Taney also asks after his grandson.

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-10

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. Mason Campbell
June 15, 1849

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Roger Brooke Taney writes to attorney J. Mason Campbell and discusses various financial issues as well as health concerns. As "I do not know whether I have funds in the Bank to pay the [discount?],” Taney admits...

Location: I-SpahrB-1952-8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Health and Medicine, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
October 20, 1852

James Buchanan writes to his nephew and legal ward, James Buchanan Henry, regarding how Henry has not confirmed whether he received the the $15 mailed on the 11th. Buchanan hopes that Henry is not negligent on this account and that, instead, the...

Location: I-Friends-2010-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Education, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. Mason Campbell
February 27, 1855

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney writes to attorney J. Mason Campbell and discusses the potential government purchase of the Exchange in Baltimore for public offices. Justice Taney explains why this purchase would be a poor...

Location: I-SpahrB-1964-9

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to John Cunningham
July 24, 1856

Democratic Presidential candidate James Buchanan (Class of 1803) writes John S. Cunningham about various political issues, including his support of President John Tyler's veto of the Bank of the United States in 1841. Buchanan also returns...

Location: I-Friends-2003-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Roger B. Taney to D. Perine
April 5, 1857

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney writes to D. M. Perine regarding a life insurance policy payment at the Baltimore Life Insurance Company. As he is still in Washington, Taney asks Perine to take the payment to J. J. Donalson. While...

Letter from Andrew Curtin to John Hart
October 24, 1859

Pennsylvania politician Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to John V. Hart with updates about a financial matter .  Curtin hopes that once "Beckwith" is paid for the timber he sold to the Tyrone and Lock Haven Rail Road Company, he will have more money...

Location: I-Purchase-1955-11

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to Charles Macalester
July 2, 1860

President James Buchanan writes to Charles Macalester asking for advice regarding North Carolina Bonds. Buchanan also mentions that he misses Macalester's daughter, Lily, who is friends with Buchanan's niece. An envelope postmarked 1857, which...

Letter from James Buchanan to William Drinkard
September 7, 1860

President James Buchanan writes to William R. Drinkard, Secretary of War John B. Floyd's chief clerk, in an attempt to solve a dispute over paying US Army Captain Montgomery Meigs. Buchanan asks Drinkard to send "the Paper addressed by Capt Meigs...

Location: I-Friends-2006-1

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from W. Armstrong to James Marshall
March 21, 1861

W. Armstrong writes to Professor James William Marshall (Class of 1848) about money collected from Daniel Hesey. Armstrong also refers to the "Smiths" and explains that he has "not proceeded against them" even though he has not received anything...

Location: I-Original-1861-1

Subject: Economics and Finance, Land and Real Estate

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
April 3, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton writes to James Buchanan regarding Abraham Lincoln, in particular his state of mind.  Stanton also discloses that he believes the Secretary of the Treasury made an error in not accepting a loan.

Location: I-SpahrB-1959-9

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
May 11, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton writes to James Buchanan apologizing for his previous letters being delayed by the Baltimore Riot. He tells Buchanan news regarding the Civil War, federate commissions, and Lincoln's administration. 

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
June 8, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton writes to James Buchanan stating that Stanton and their friends were very pleased by Judge Jeremiah Sullivan Black's message that Buchanan was in good health. Stanton also shares his opinion on the Patriot cause, financial...

Letter from James Buchanan to Joseph C. G. Kennedy
September 10, 1863

Former President James Buchanan writes Joseph Camp Griffith Kennedy regarding his health and finances. "My own heart is good, except that I am a little crippled in walking by the effects of my late very severe attack of rheumatism," as Buchanan...

Location: I-Friends-2005-6

Subject: Economics and Finance, Health and Medicine, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
April 7, 1864

Former President James Buchanan's letter to his nephew, James Buchanan Henry, includes a list of individuals who have discharged their bonds or mortgages since April 1. Buchanan also provides instructions on various financial matters as well as a...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
April 18, 1864

Former President James Buchanan writes James Buchanan Henry and includes payment for stocks that Henry purchased on behalf of Harriet Lane. Buchanan also asks Henry "to take out my will" as "it is neceseary or rather proper that I should make...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
June 19, 1867

Former President James Buchanan writes his nephew James Buchanan Henry and asks him to bring several financial documents when he visits Wheatland, Pennsylvania. Besides "my certificate of Virginia Loan for $11,000," Buchanan tells James Henry...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F13

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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