Alexander James Dallas and George Mifflin Dallas Papers

Collection ID: 
Record Group
Date: 
1794-1863
Collecting Area: 

BACKGROUND

          Letters and Manuscripts of Secretary of the Treasury (1815) Alexander James Dallas and his son Vice-President and Minister to Great Britain George Mifflin Dallas with a number of letters of the Philadelphia banker Stephen Girard.  A total of 219 letters and documents in seven portfolios and one document case, the gift in December 1969 of Mr. Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr., Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA.

CASE I:    Correspondence of A.J. Dallas, 1794-1809.
CASE II:   Correspondence to A.J. Dallas and Letter of John (Jno) Mifflin to
                  Caesar Rodney, 1775.
CASE III:  A.J. Dallas and G.M. Dallas.  Original Papers.
CASE IV:  Original Letters of Stephen Girard to A.J. Dallas.
CASE V:  Mss. and Original Poems and Prose Pieces.  G.M. Dallas, 1815-1839.
CASE VI:  Correspondence to G.M. Dallas, 1821-1857.
CASE VII: Correspondence of G.M. Dallas, 1825-1863.

Box I:        Additional.

Engravings are occasionally tipped or laid in the volumes—usually not recorded here.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
Alexander James Dallas
1759-1817

1759, June 21.         Born in Jamaica, West Indies.

1780.                          Married Arabella Maria Smith.

1783, June 7.            Arrived in Philadelphia, took citizenship June 17.

1785, July 13.           Admitted as Counselor in Supreme Court of Pa.

1791, January 19.    Appointed Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pa. by

                                    Gov. Thomas Mifflin, till 1801.

1794.                          Appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Governor and Paymaster-

                                    General of the military forces (Pa.).

1801, March 10.       Commissioned United States District Attorney for Eastern

                                    District of Pennsylvania.  Served till 1814.

1814, October 6.       Commissioned Secretary of the Treasury (U.S.).  Served till

                                    October 20, 1816.

1815, March 14.       Acting Secretary of War (U.S.).  Served till August 8, 1815,

                                    in addition to duties as Sec. of the Treasury.

1817, January 16.    Died after three months in law practice.

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George Mifflin Dallas
1792-1864

1792, July 10.           Born in Philadelphia.

1810.                          Graduated, Princeton University.

1810-1813.                Worked in law office of his father (Alexander J. Dallas)

1813.                          Admitted to the Bar.  Secretary to Albert Gallatin and

                                    travelled to Russia, Belgium and England on Peace Mission

                                    with Gallatin.  Returning 1814 with Peace terms.

1815-1817.                Clerk in Treasury Department (U.S.).  Solicitor with the Bank

                                    of the United States.

1816, May 23.           Married Sophia Nicklin.

1817-1819.                City Attorney, Philadelphia.

1819.                          Mayor of Philadelphia.

1829.                          U.S. District Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania.

1831-1833.                U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

1833-1835.                Attorney General of Pennsylvania.

1837-1839.                Minister to Russia.

1844-1849.                U.S. Vice-President (Democrat) under James K. Polk.

1856-1861.                Minister to Great Britain.

DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION

CASE I:          Correspondence of Alexander James Dallas, 1794-1809.
                      (All in hand of Dallas unless otherwise stated)

1.     Letter to John Brown; Philadelphia 23 September 1794.  1 p.

 Concerning bounty money and payroll monies.

2.     Account sheet as Pay Master General of the Militia of Penna., in account with John Brown.  Bonnets, Westmoreland County, November 2, 1794.  2 pg

3.     Account sheet [n.d.] in account with John Brown.  Receipt note: Copy Acct. with A.J. Dallas, 1794.  3 p.

4.     Account sheet … with john Brown.  Signed twice upon receipt of payments by Dallas – May 30, 1795 and October 27, 1795.  2 folio leaves.

5.     Letter to John Brown; Philadelphia, 15 November 1794.  2 p.  Concerning payroll for the troops.

6.     Brown, John.  Autograph account sheet signed.  Philadelphia, 10 December 1796.  Remarks appended and signed by a.J. Dallas, 9 May 1797.  2 p.

7.     Letter to the Citizen [Philippe-Joseph] Létombe, Consul-General of France; Philadelphia 5 February 1797.

8.     Letter to Maj. William Alexander at Carlisle; Philadelphia, 13 June 1797.  1 p.  Requests checking on contracts which are out for road improvements in the State.

9.     M., L.T.  List on contracts with notes of progress on road work.   2. P.

10.  Instructions to William Alexander; Philadelphia, 5 August 1797.  2 fol.  p.  Concerning investigation of the Juniata and Juniata Falls projects.

11.  Letter to William Alexander; Philadelphia, 17 November 1797. 

1 p.  Concerning delay in report on contracts.

12.  Letter to William Alexander; 18 June 1798.  1 p.  Requesting Alexander to meet the Governor in Philadelphia.

13. Letter to William Alexander; Philadelphia 13 October 1799.  1 p.

14. Letter to the President and Directors of the Bank of   Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, 31 March 1800.  1 p.  Concerning release of confidential information  of  Dallas’ personal  account in the Bank.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. 1401, lot #69, April 21, 1927.

15. Note in third person to Mr. Brown; 26 May 1800.  1 p.    Concerning letters relating to the Western Expedition.

16.  Letter to William Alexander; Lancaster, 15 June 1800.  1 fol. p.  Concerning road contracts and deadlines.

17.  Letter to William Alexander; Lancaster, 19 January 1801.  2 fol. p.  Concerning Dr. Smith’s contracts.

18. Letter (copy) to Governor Thomas McKean (Pa.); 24 April 1801.  1 p.  Resigning as Secretary of the Commonwealth.  [Verso of leaf:] Letter of Thos. McKean to A.J. Dallas; Philadelphia, 26 April 1801.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #67, April 21, 1927.

19.  Letter to Jasper Moylan; 13 October 1805.  1 p.

20.  Letter to John Brown; 2 May 1807.  1 p.

21.  Letter to Mr. Samuel Hazlehurst and Mr. John Baker; 28 November 1809.  1 p.  Concerns payment of judgment in U.S. vs. Saml. Hazlehurst and John Banker.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #66, April 21, 1927.

CASE II:         Correspondence to Alexander James Dallas, 1801-1816.
                       (Author of letter as entry, all to A.J. Dallas unless otherwise Stated)

1.    Mifflin, John (Jno).  Letter signed, Philadelphia, 26 August 1775, to Caesar Rodney.  2 fol. p.

2.    McKean, Thomas.  Autograph letter signed, Philadelphia, 28 July 1801.  1 p.  Enclosing the Commission (not present) appointing Dallas Recorder of the City of Philadelphia.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #201, April 21, 1927.

3.     Jefferson, Thomas.  Letter signed, Washington, 21 July 1804.  1 p.  Concerning Benjamin Franklin and his business affairs upon leaving Paris.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #142, April 21, 1927.  Quoted in full.

4.     Jefferson, Thomas.  Autograph letter signed, 3d person, Washington, 14 February 1805.  1 p.  Concerning Prohibition.  Provenance: Enclosed is cover of Mss. Folder of the Autograph Collection of the Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair, St. Louis, May 17-31, 1864, lot #101.  Donated by the Hon. George M. Dallas.

5.     Monroe, James.  Letter signed, Department of State, 4 November 1811.  1 p.  Concerning the case of the French public vessel Exchange.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot 219, April 21, 1927.

6.     Monroe, James.  Autograph letter signed, Washington, 14 March 1815.  2 p.  Concerning personnel duties in the Department of War.

7.     Monroe, James.  Autograph letter signed, Washington, 20 April 1815.  1 p.  Concerning General Ripley’s case.

8.     Girard, Stephen.  Autograph note signed, 21 August 1815.  1 p.  Introducing Captain John Cochran.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #113, April 21, 1927.

9.     Girard, Stephen.  Letter signed, Philadelphia, 30 September 1815.  1 p.  Concerning credit to Dallas from Messrs Baring Brothers and Co., London.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #112, April 21, 1927.

10.  [Rush, Richard].  Notes on Cabinet meeting, May 29, 1816. 2 p.  Concerning exchange of land with Spain for East Florida.

CASE III:        A.J. Dallas and George M. Dallas – Original Papers.
Folder A:  Autograph Letters and State Papers.  A.J. Dallas. 1788-1816.

1.     Autograph letter signed to John Holker, 28 May 1788 (receipt date).  1 p.  Concerning a Court of Inquiry.

2.     Autograph letter signed to Clement Biddle, 20 July 1791.  1 p.  Concerning contract with Messr . Owen and Brobst.

3.     Bradford, David.  Autograph letter signed to A.J. Dallas, Philadelphia, 11 December 1792.  1 p.  [Overleaf:] Certification for expenses signed by Dallas.  [followed by] Autograph note signed by John Dermott to G.W. Nicholson, Contr. Gen’l.  Office, 11 December 1792, requesting payment of $53.33 to Bradford.

4.     Autograph letter signed to Clement Biddle, 11 January 1794.  1 p.

5.    Autograph letter signed to Létombe (Consul-General of French Republic)  1 September 1795.

6.     Rush, Benjamin.  Land patent.  Northumb.d County.  Printed form of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Printed by F. Bailey) granting to Dr. Benjamin Rush “a certain tract of land called ‘Loveforever’ situate in Loyalsock Township, Northumberland County [Pa.]…”  23 July 1794.  Signatures of A.J. Dallas, Benj. Rush, Julia Rush, Ashton Alexander (2), Mary Stockton [et al.]

7.     Autograph letter signed to Clement Biddle, 12 December 1795.  1 p.

8.     Autograph letter signed to John Barry, Commander of the Frigate at Philadelphia, 29 August 1796.  1 ½ p.

9.     Autograph letter signed, 19 September 1812.  3 lines.

10.  Receipt for land in South Carolina, holograph, signed.  29 January 1805.

11.  “Opinion” on the transfer of arms from the French Brig Le Pylade and the French ship L’Ecole.  Autograph essay, signed.  9 August 1808.  2 pg

12.  “Interrogation Proposed to the Respective Claimants” (In: U.S. vs. Ninety-three Hogsheads of Coffee &c cargo of the Emma.  District Court of Pa.)  Holograph notes signed.  3 February 1810.  1 p.

13.  Letter signed to William White, November 8, 1814.  1 p.

14.  U.S. Treasury.  [Printed Circular].  1815, January [in pen and ink:] 26th.  Signed by A.J. Dallas and addressed to Abraham Bishop, Collector of New-Haven, Conn.  2 leaves.

15.  U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular].  1815, January [in pen and ink:] 26th.  Signed by A.J. Dallas and addressed to Abraham Bishop.  1 p.

16.  U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular].  5 June, 1815.  Signed and addressed: A.J. Dallas, to Abraham Bishop.  1 p.

17.  U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular].  25 February 1815.  Signed by A.J. Dallas.  2 p.

18.  U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular] May 12, 1815.  Signed by Dallas and addressed to Abraham Bishop.  3 p.  Including the printing of: “An Act to Authorize the Issuing of Treasury Notes for the service of the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifteen.”

19.  Letter signed to Abraham Bishop, 28 July 1815.  2 p.

20.  U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular].  1815, July [in pen and ink:] 31.  Signed by Dallas, addressed to Abraham Bishop.  1 p.

21.  U.S. Treasury Dept.  [Printed Circular].  August 1, 1815.  Signed by Dallas and addressed to Collector of Customs, New Haven.  2 p.

22.  Autograph letter signed to the Hon. Jos. Story, 29 September 1815.  1 p.

23.  Letter signed to John W. Treadwell, Cashier of the Merchants Bank, Salem; 14 October 1815.  1 p.

24.  Letter signed to Abraham Bishop, 11 December 1815.  1 p.

25.  U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular].  January 16, 1816.  Signed by Dallas, addressed to Abraham Bishop.  1 p.

26.  [U.S. Treasury Dept.]  Circular.  February 3, 1816.  Signed by Dallas, addressed to Bishop.  1 p.

27.  U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular].  March 16, 1816.  Signed by Dallas, addressed to Bishop.  1 p.

28.  Letter signed to Abraham Bishop, 29 March 1816.  1 p.

29.  Autograph letter signed to Wm. Jones and his Associates, Commissioners, &c., 28 July 1816.  1 p.

30.  U.S. treasury Dept. [Printed Circular].  May 31, 1816.  Signed by Dallas and addressed to Abraham Bishop.  1 p.

CASE III:        Folder B.  Original Official Appointment of George M. Dallas, 7 April 1829.

Appointment as Attorney of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  With seals and signatures of Andrew Jackson as President (U.S.) and Martin Van Buren as Secretary of State.  Sworn to and signed on verso by George M. Dallas and witnessed with signature of Joseph Hopkinson, Judge of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

CASE III:        Folder C.  Autograph Letters.  George M. Dallas, 1816-1861.

1.    Autograph letter signed to [Philip] Lindsley, Princeton Univ., Philadelphia, 26 December 1816.  1 p.  Introducing Joseph S. Talbot for purposes of his entering the school.                     

2.    Autograph letter signed to Jonn. Smith, Cashier, U.S. Bank, 21 March 1818.  1 p.  Concerning title to building the Bank proses to buy in Washington.

3.    Autograph letter signed, to Philip Lindsley, Princeton; Philadelphia 31 July 1824.  1 p.  Concerning dismissal of Senior student Albert Turner.

4.     Autograph letter signed to Virgil Maxcy, Solicitor of the Treasury, Washington, 15 November 1830.  1 p.  Concerning Judgments outstanding.

5.     Autograph letter signed to Samuel Beatty (Baker), 18 June 1831.  1 p.  Concerning Beatty’s debts.

6.     Autograph letter signed to A. Dickens, 15 January 1856.  1 p.

7.    Autograph letter signed to Fitz Eugene Dixon; Leg. U.S.  London, 14 April 1861.  1 p.  Concerning return to U.S.

8.    Engraving (repro.) by P.H. Reason of G.M. Dallas.  Engd. for the U.S. Magazine & Democratic Review, J. & H.G. Langley, New-York.

9.    “George M. Dallas.  The People’s Candidate for Vice-President of the United States.”  Lith. & Pub. By N. Carrier, 2 Spruce St.  N.Y. (in color).  28 x 38 cm.

 

CASE III.        Folder D.  Civil war and Presidential Letters to A.J. Dallas, George M. Dallas and Others.

1.    Monroe, James.  Autograph letter signed to A.J. Dallas as Acting Sec. of War, & May 1815.  1 p.  Concerning surrender of the posts.

2.    Van Buren, Martin.  Autograph letter signed to George M. Dallas, Philadelphia; Washington, 2 Mrch 1837.  2 p.  Requesting advice on replacement for I.R. Clay as Secretary of Legation.

3.    Adams, John Quincy.  Autograph letter signed to James Morss, Jr., New York; Washington, 14 January 1840.  2 p.  Concerning publication of Adams’ poem in BROTHER JONATHAN.

4.    Polk, James K.  Autograph letter signed to George M. Dallas, Philadelphia; Columbia, Tenn., 8 November 1844.  2 p.  Concerning election returns, primarily in Tennessee.

5.    Pierce, Franklin.  Autograph note signed, Washington, April 23, 1855.  No addressee.

6.    Patterson Maj.-Gen. Robert.  Letter signed to Major Robert W. Hanson(?); Head Quarters Department of Pennsia., Phila., 10 May 1861.  1 p. [on verso of ℓ.2:] Holograph note signed by Abraham Lincoln, dated 14 October 1861.

7.    Grant, Ulysses S.  Autograph letter signed to Head Quarters…  Before Vicksburg.  25 March 1863.  1 p.  Concerning cotton.  On same p[age: Autograph note of James B. McPherson, 5 April 1863.

8.    Garfield, James A.  Autograph letter signed to Dear Abbott, Washington, 19 January 1876.  2 p.  Concerning Abbott’s review of the Amnesty Debate.

9.    Hayes, Rutherford B.  Autograph letter signed, 3 March 1884.   1 p.

10. Roosevelt, Theodore.  Typed letter signed to Alfred Noyes, Boston; New York, 13 May 1913.  1 p.  Concerning Noyes’ book TALES OF THE MERMAID TAVERN.

11. Taft, William H.  Typed letter signed to Reverend J.E. Wills, Philadelphia; New-Haven, Conn., 30 December 1913.  1 p.

12. Wilson, Woodrow.  Typed letter signed to reverend Joshua E. Wills, Daretown, N.J.; The White House, 12 January 1915.

CASE IV:       The Original Letters of Stephen Girard to A.J. Dallas, Secretary of the Treasury, Relating to the Establishment of the United
                      States Bank, 1814-15.  (All in the letter-books at Girard College; all in secretary’s hand unless otherwise stated).

1.    1814, October 17.  Mentioning Mr. Joseph Curwen, Mr. Mahlon Hutchinson, Jr. and Mr. Jared Ingersoll.  2 p.

2.    1814, October 24.  Mentioning again Hutchinson and Ingersoll.  Enclosing the “Memorial.”  1 p.

3.     Memorial.  “to the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress Assembled.  The Memorial of Stephen Girard of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania.  Merchant and Banker.”  Signed, Phila., 24 October 1814.

4.    1814, October 30.  Suggested addition and amendment to Dallas’ Report to Congress on the National Bank.  3 p.

5.    1814, November 3.  1 p.

6.    1814, November 10, 1 p.  Loans.

7.    1814, November 15.  Terminates offer of $100,000 Phila. Bank Notes for Treasury Notes.  2 p.

8.    1814, November 18.  Reflecting on the offer.  1 p.

9.    1814, November 19.  Again terminates offer.  1 p.

10. 1814, December 7.  Funds in Boston to pay dividend on the Public Debt.  1 p.

11. 1814, December 13.  Specie Market.  2 p.

12. 1815, February 15.  Foreign cotton goods.  4 p.

13. 1816, January 28.  Forwarding letter of Martin Bickman (not present) and the DEMOCRATIC PRESS clipping (see below).  1 p.

14. “A Dialogue Between a Farmer and a Broker in Philadelphia, on the Subject of a National Bank.”  Clipping of article, from: THE DEMOCRATIC PRESS, Philadelphia, Saturday Evening, January 27, 1816.  (Vol. IX, no. 2349).

15. 1816, April 10.  On Martin Bickman.  1 p.

16. 1816, April 16.  On Martin Bickman.  2 p.

17. 1816, May 11.  On Martin Bickman and William Jones.  1 p.

18. 1816, June 16.  Coinage.  1 p.

19. 1816, August 10.  1 p.

20. “Memorandum respecting Mr. G[irard] subscribing one million of dollars to the U.S. loan” [A.J. Dallas] not signed.  Note on verso: “Mr. Simpson may transcribe this memorandum and communicate it to Mr. Girard: but if nothing takes place, the copy itself to be destroyed & this communication to be considered as confidential.”

CASE V:        Manuscripts of Original Poems and Prose Pieces by George Mifflin Dallas, 1815-1839.  (From Henkels sale, Catalogue
                     #1401, lots 73 and 77, April 21, 1927).

1.    “On the Head of Euprosyne drawn by Miss Fowle” (verse).  5 stanzas, 20 lines, January 1815.

2.    “Oh: may my grateful bosom learn” (1st line, verse).  12 lines, February 6, 1815.

3.    “Reproach to My Memory” (verse).  3 stanzas, 18 lines, February 7, 1815.

4.    “In Petto” (verse).  16 lines, 11 February 1815.

“Mary Lyle” (verse).  12 lines, 11 February 1815.

5.    “A Metaphor” (verse).  10 lines, 11 February 1815.

“Miss Ridgway” (verse).  14 lines, 11 February 1815.

6.    “To Miss Mary Bache” (verse).  56 lines, 17 November 1815.

7.    “For the Perusal of Miss Serena Livingston” (verse).  200 lines, 7 sheets, 25 November 1815.

8.    “For the Queen (Matilda Dallas).”  Verse, 18 lines, 6 January 1817.

9.    “To My Daughter” (verse).  12 lines.  1832 Washington.

10. “’Tis wondrous strange—but very true—“ (first line, verse).  18 lines, signed “Your Dad.”

11. “’Tis wondrous strange—but very true—“ (first line, verse), 9 August 1833.

12. “Home-Bred Sentiment” (verse).  31 lines, 25 December 1835.

13. “Home’s Before us” (verse).  18 lines.  St. P. July 1839.

14. a) “Shall a Golden Cross Surmount the Steeple of St. Peter’s

    Church?”

b) “The Catholics Assertion of the Cross” (verse).  24 lines by

    G.W. Doane (in Dallas’ hand).  Riverside, Tuesday in Easter

    Week, 1843.

15. “Shall a Golden Cross surmount the Steeple of St. Peter’s Church?” (verse).  24 lines.

16.  “Home: before us” (verse).  106 lines.  4 sheets.

17. “To W. Irving and P. Kemble” (verse), incomplete).  23 lines extant on sheet.

18. “To W. Irving and P. Kemble” (verse).  16 lines.

19. “To W. Irving and P. Kemble” (verse).  16 lines.

20.  “The Acrostic” (verse).  5 lines.

21.  “A Miniature.  To a Lady” (verse).  17 lines.

22.  “To a Young Lady” (verse).  12 lines.

23.  “To Mrs. P.” (verse).  11 lines.

24. “Columbia Sailors” (verse).  40 lines, 2 sheets.

25.  “On the Moral Influence of Memory” (Prose).  3 sheets, 9 pages.

26. “To Marie” (verse).  6 lines.

27.  “On Seeing a Lady’s Picture” (verse).  54 lines, 2 p.

28.  “On the Return of Mamma and Matilda from Washn.” (verse).  24 lines.

CASE VI:       Correspondence to George Mifflin Dallas, 1821-1857.

1.    Madison, James.  Autograph letter signed, June 23, 1821.  Mentioning Dallas’ use of A.J. Dallas’ letters for publication, specifically those relating to Livingston, General Jackson, Lowndes, and Lee.  Provenance: Henkels Catalogue #1401, lot #189, April 21, 1927.  2 p.

2.    Pennsylvania.  Senate.  Letter as Vote of Confidence in Benjamin Moran.  7 February 1856.  2 p.  signed by W.H. Welsh, C.R. Buckalew, Jonas R. McClintock, Joseph Sauback, Ch. Straub, Jonathan Ely, John C. Evans, J.H. Walton, Thomas Hoge, Eli K. Price, Wm. Wilkins, Harlan Ingram, S.S. Jamison, Jno. Cresswell, N.B. Browne, Thomas P. Knox, Wm. N. Piatt and Sam Whenz.

3.    Buchanan, James.  Letter signed, Washington.  7 March 1837.  Notification of the Senate’s confirmation of Dallas’ nomination as Minister to Russia and of Chew as Secretary of Legation.  1 p.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #22, April 21, 1927.

4.    Polk, James K.  Autograph letter signed, Columbia, Tenn., 9 November 1844.  Regarding election returns coming in for the Presidential election.  2 p.

5.    Webster, Daniel.  Autograph letter signed, 4 o’clock, 6 April [n.y.]  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot 317, april 21, 1927.

6.    Memorandum from Record of Commissioners Great Britain & U.S. in reference to claims, etc.  Document, not dated but covering years 1854-1855.  2 p.  Note: “Papers rec’d from Lord Clavendon by Mr. Dallas.”

7.    Copy of a paper recd by Dallas from Lord Clavendon.  List referred to in the Boards’ Report of 23 March 1857, no. 262.  Claims after deducting Mr. Barry’s Commission.  Signed: “True copy, W.W. Woods.”  1 p.

8.     Sparks, Jared.  Autograph letter signed, London Hotel, Albermarie Street, 28 July 1857.  1 p.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #290, April 21, 1927.

9.    Irving, Washington.  Autograph letter signed, Sunnyside, May 24, 1858.  1 p.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #137, April 21, 1927.

10.  Lind, Jenny.  Autograph letter signed, Rochampton Lodge, Rochampton, 11 February 1859 to Miss [Susan] Dallas.  Referring to Mr. Crapsey and his pictures.  Signed: Jenny Goldschmidt.  2 p.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #180, April 21, 1927.

11. Cleveland, Grover.  Typed letter signed to Miss Susan Dallas; New York, 22 December 1892.  1 p.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #54, April 21, 1927.

CASE VII:      Correspondence of George Mifflin Dallas, with Resolution of Sympathy Hon. George M. Dallas, January 9, 1965.  1825-1863.                 
                      (All in hand of Dallas unless otherwise stated).  Primarily from the auction sale of Henkels, Cat. #1401, lots 72, 75, 76; April
                      21, 1927.

1.    “Correspondents.”  Manuscript listing 153 men.  3 p. [n.d.]

2.     Letter to Davis Mann, Auditor General, Harrisburg, Pa.; 29 October 1825.  Re: Collection made by Dallas for the State of Pa. from one Mr. Lodenyeke Sharp.

3.    Testimonials in favour of the Revd.  James Wiltbank to Andrew Jackson, President of the United States.  July 6, 1829.  3 p.  First testimonial signed by Joseph M. Duncan; Second testimonial signed by J.N. Barker, Wm. Duncan, Christh Kneass, Sam. W. Bradford, James M. Broom, G.M. Dallas, Henry Horn and Henry Toland; Third testimonial signed by W.J. Duane and J.B. Sutherland.

4.    List of U.S. Diplomatic Agents to Great Britain [n.d.]. 1 p.  Listing with dates served: Van Buren, Vail, Stevenson, Everett, McLane, Bancroft, Lawrence and Ingersoll.

5.    Letter to J.B. Sutherland, 27 February 1833.  1 p.  Enquiring about one Mordecai G. Bryant.  Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #70, April 21, 1927.

6.    Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 30 November 1845.  Relating life in Washington before opening of Congress.  1 p.

7.    Letter to Henry M. Philips of Philadelphia, 10 December 1845.  Re: Philadelphia Club membership.  1 p. with envelope.

8.    Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 18 June 1846.  Informing of the arrival of “Ma, Phil, and Charlotte” in Washington.  1 p.

9.    Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 28 June 1846.  Re: Sophy’s finances.

10.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 5 July 1846.  Concerning death of Mrs. Ogle Taylor.  1 p.

11.  LIFE OF GEORGE MIFFLIN DALLAS, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.  Prepared and published in September 1844 by the Democratic Committee of Publication… extended to the present time, and reprinted Nov. 1847.  Philadelphia, Times and Keystone Job Office, 1847.  [Printed pamphlet].

12.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 18 June 1848.  Mentioning dullness of Washington, the Mexican Treaty.  1 p.

13.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 10 December 1848.  Re: Social life.  2 p.

14.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 17 January 1849.  Re: the Mexican boundary survey, Mr. Calhoun and the Southern Caucus.  1 p.

15.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 10 February 1849.  Re: Visit of Mrs. Dallas to Washington; social life.  1 p.

16.  Letter to Thomas Reynolds, 24 November 1849.  1/2 p.

17.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 14 January 1851.  1 p.

18.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 8 February 1852.  1 p.  Re: meeting Dallas Bache, Professor Silliman, General Totten, Professor Henry, Professor Baird, et al.

19.  Letter to unnamed correspondent, 11 June 1852.  Enclosing (wanting) a copy of a letter just sent to President Pierce as to the “Religious Test.”

20.  Letter to Dear Lizzie, 11 January 1853.  Mentioning Thackeray’s lecture on Dean Swift.  1 p.

21.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 27 January 1853.  Mentioning a Ball at Dr. Rush’s.  1 p.

22.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 11 March 1853.  1 p.

23.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 10 April 1853.  1 p.

24.  Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin, 29 August 1853.  1 p.

25.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 8 December 1854.  1 p.

26.  Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 30 December 1855.  1 p.

27.  Letter to Mrs. Sophia Dallas, 1 January 1856.  1 p.

28.  Letter to Mrs. and Miss Dallas, 7 January 1856.  1 p.  Written at end of letter to G.M. Dallas from “Sue” [Susan Dallas?]

29.  Letter to Francis Markoe, Dept. of State, Washington, 17 February 1856.  Re: Preparations from trip to Gt. Brit. As E.E. and M.P.  2 p. with envelope.

30.  Letter to Francis Markoe, 26 February 1856.  Waiting for documents before departing.  1 p.

31.  “Hon. Geo. Mifflin Dallas, L.L.D., our Minister to England.”  Clipping from: FRANK LESLIE’S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, March 1, 1856.  With portrait, from a daguerreotype by Brady.

32.  Letter to Francis Markoe, Dept. of State, Wash.; London, 29 August 1856.  1 p. with envelope.  Enclosing a treaty (not present).

33.  Letter to Aunt Sue Nicklin; London, 3 July 1857.  3 p.

34.  Letter to “Cass”; London, 4 August 1857.  3 p.

35.  Letter to Ben. Moran, A. Sec. of Legation; Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, 16 August 1857.  1 p.  Enclosing letter of Lord Clarendon (not present).

36.  Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin; London, 20 October 1857.  4 p.

37.  Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin; London, 11 November 1857.  1 p.

38.  Letter to Hon. Lewis Cass; London, 9 February 1858.  3 p.  Re: L. Napoléon.

39.  Letter to Miss Sophia P. Dallas; Tunbridge, Wells, Sat., 4 September 1858.  4 p.

40.  Letter to Carl H. Morrell; London, 20 September 1858.  3 p.

41.  Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin; London, 3 September 1858.  3 p.

42.  Letter to Sophia Dallas; London, 29 November 1858.  3 p.

43.  Letter to Sophia Dallas; London, 1 January 1859.  3 p.

44.  Letter to Carl H. Morrell; London, 17 January 1859.  1 p.

45.  Seward, William H.  Autograph note signed to George M. Dallas, May 26, 1859.  1 p.

46.  Letter to Susan Nicklin; London, 5 August 1859.  3 p.

47.  Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton, 26 August 1859.  1 p.

48.  Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton, 27 August 1859.  1 p.

49.  Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton, 28 August 1859.  2 p.

50.  Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton, 29 August 1859.  1 p.

51.  Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton, 2 September 1859.  1 p.

52.  Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton, 7 September 1859.  1 p.

53.  Letter to Ben Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton, 8 September 1859.  1 p.

54.  Letter to [Ben. Moran]; Leg. U.S. London, 13 September 1859.  2 p.

55.  Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton, 14 September 1859.  1 p.

56.  Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. London, 15 September 1859.  1 p.

57.  Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. London, 16 September 1859.  1 p.

58.  Letter to Ben. Moran; Brighton, 20 September 1859.  1 p.

59.  Argyll, Elizabeth Georgiana, Duchess of.  Autograph letter signed, Argyll Lodge, Kensington, December 9, 1859 to George Mifflin Dallas.  2 p.  Concerning john Brown, the abolitionist.  Provenance: Henkels Catalogue #1401, lot #5, 21 April 1927.

60.  Letter to Ben. Moran; Sydenham, 5 September 1860.  1 p.

61.  Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin; London, 12 October 1860.  1 p.  Signature cut away.  3 p.  Mentioning L. Napoleon.

62.  Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin; 24 Portland Place, 22 February 1861.  4 p.

63.  Letter to mrs. Sophia Dallas; London, 3 May 1861.  4 p.

64.  Letter to Mrs. Sophia Dallas; Monday, 3 July 1862.  1 p.

65.  Letter to Ben. Moran, Sec. Ses. Of Legation of U.S., London, 2 November 1863.  3 p.  Concerning portrait of Dallas by T. Buchanan Read.

66.  Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, January 9, 1865.  Resolution of Sympathy on the death of George Mifflin Dallas from the Minutes of the Society.  Copy sent to the family in the hand of Samuel L. Smedley, Recording Secretary who has signed, and with the signature of J.R. Ingersoll, President of the Society.

BOX I:            Additional Manuscripts.

1.    Dallas, Alexander James.  Autograph letter signed to James Monroe as Secretary of State, 27 January 1813.  1 p.

2.    Dallas, George Mifflin.  Autograph letter signed to Antoine Bolmar, Academy, West-Chester, Pa., 8 June 1836.  1 p.

3.    Dallas, George Mifflin.  “Subscription List.  Philadelphia, April 11, 1837.  The Subscribers, members of the Bench and the Bar of Philadelphia, agree to tender their dispositions of friendship and respect to the Hon. George M. Dallas, by a Dinner to be had at the United States Hotel.  [78 names listed].”  Printed form with additional address leaf, this copy addressed to John M. Read, Esq. Phila. [one of the subscribers].  With one of the tickets.  2 items.

4.    Dallas, George Mifflin.  Autograph letter signed to Hon. R. Kneaf, Esq., 26 June 1847.  1 p.

5.    Dallas, George Mifflin.  Autograph letter signed to unknown correspondent [addresses eradicated], 29 December 1852.  1 p.

6.    Dallas, George Mifflin.  Autograph letter signed to Fitz Eugene Dixon; London, 18 august 1856.  3 p.

7.    Moore, J.G.  (Correspondent, Philadelphia Bulletin).  Autograph note to George Mifflin Dallas with signed reply by Dallas.  [n.d.].  1 p.

8.    [Roberts, William].  “George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864) [a portrait] by Eden Upton Eddis.”  Holograph manuscript by Roberts on the Eddis portrait.  Signed and dated, London, 1 March 1926.  5 sheets, mounted and bound.

9.    Item.  Printed version.  5 p., front., being reproduction of the Eddis portrait [n.p., n.d.].

10.  Eight copies of the above frontispiece.

11.  Swank, Peter (of Clermont County).  Land patent, 10 October 1811.  Signed by James Madison as President of the U.S. with his seal, and James Monroe as Secretary of State.

12.  Dallas, Alexander James.  Autograph letter signed to William White, Esq., Commissioner of Loans, Philadelphia, April 12, 1815.  Letter originally accompanying a copy of a register of treasury notes issued by William S. Waller, Cashier of the Bank of Kentucky.  1 p.

INDEX

To
Writers, Correspondents and Signatures

Alexander, Ashton.

Case III: Folder A, #6.

Alexander, William (Agent of Information in the Improvement of Roads and Rivers, State of Pa., ca. 1797-1800).

Case I: #8, #10-13, #16-17.

Argyll, Elizabeth Georgiana (Granville) Duchess of, (1824-1878).

Case VII: #59.

Baker, John.

Case I: #21.

Bank of Pennsylvania.

Case I: #14.

Barker, James Nelson (1784-1858; American Playwright, Poet).

Case VII: #3.

Barry, John (1745-1803; American Naval Officer).

Case III: folder A, #8.

Beatty, Samuel.

Case III: Folder C, #5.

Biddle, Clemont (1740-1814; Revolutionary Soldier and Merchant).

Case III: Folder A, #2, #4 and #7.

Bishop, Abraham (1763-1844, Collector of Port of New Haven, Conn.).

Case III: Folder A, #14-16, #18-21, #24-28 and #30.

Bolmar, Antoine (ran Academy, West Chester, Pa.).

Box I: #2.

Bradford, David.

Case III: Folder A, #3.

Bradford, Samuel W.  (Philadelphia).

Case VII: #3.

Broom, James Madison, 1776-1850.  (Philadelphia, lawyer, Pa. House of Reps., 1824-?).

Brown, John (Assistant Paymaster of the Pa. Militia, ca. 1794-1807).

Case I: #1-6, #15 and #20.

Browne, N B (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

Buchanan, James (1791-1868; 15th Pres. U.S., 1857-1861).

Case VI: #3.

Buckalew, Charles Rollin (1821-1899; Senator, 1850-1858).

Case VI: #2.

Cass, Lewis (1782-1866; Lawyer; U.S. Sec. of War, 1831-1836; U.S. Sec. of State, 1857-1860).

Case VII: #38.

Cleveland, Stephen Grover (1837-1908; 22d and 24th Pres. U.S., 1885-1889 and 1893-1897).

Case VI: #11.

Cresswell, Jno.  (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

Dallas, Sophia Chew (Nicklin) (b.1798; Mrs. George Mifflin Dallas).

Case VII: #27-28, #63-64.

Dallas, Sophia Philips (Daughter of George M. Dallas).

Case VII: #6, #8-10, #12-15, #17-18, #21-23, #25-26, #28, #39, #42-43.

Dallas, Susan (Daughter of George M. Dallas).

Case VI: #10, #11; Case VII: #28.

Dermott, John.

Case III: Folder A, #3.

Dickens, A

Case III: Folder C, #6

Dixon, Fitz Eugene.

Case III: Folder C, #7, Box I: #6.

Doane, George Washington (1799-1859; American Protestant Episcopal Bishop).

Case V: #14b.

Duane, William John (1780-1865; U.S. Secretary of Treasury, 1833).

Case VII: #3.

Duncan, Joseph (1794-1844; Governor of Illinois, 1834-1838).

Case VII: #3.

Duncan, William (Philadelphian).

Case VII: #3.

Eddis, Eden Upton (1812-1901).

Box I, #8.

Ely, Jonathan (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: 32.

Evans, John C. (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

Garfield, James Abram (1831-1881; 20th Pres. U.S., 1881).

Case III: Folder D, #8.

Girard, Stephen (1750-1831; Philadelphia Merchant and Banker).

Case II: #8-9; Case IV: All.

Goldschmidt, Jenny.  See: Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887.

Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885; 18th Pres. U.S., 1868-1876).

Case III: Folder D, #7.

Hanson, Gen. Roger Weightman (1827-1863; Rebel, d. at Stone River).

Case III: Folder D, #6.  Conjectural authorship.

Hayes, Rutherford Birchard (1822-1893; 19th Pres. U.S., 1877-1881).

Case III: Folder D, #9.

Hazlehurst, Samuel.

Case I: #21.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Phila., Pa.

Case VII: #66.

Hoge, Thomas (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

Holker, John (1745-1822; French Merchant; French Consul in Phila., 1778-1781).

Case III: Folder A, #1.

Hopkinson, Joseph (1779-1842; Judge of Eastern Dist. of Pa., 1828-1842).

Case III: Folder B.

Horn, Henry (1786-1862; Philadelphian, Lawyer and Jacksonian Democrat).

Case VII: #3.

Ingersoll, Joseph Reed (1786-1868).

Case VII: #66.

Ingram, Harlan (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

Irving, Washington (1783-1859; American Author).

Case VI: #9.

Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845; 7th Pres. U.S., 1828-1836).

Case III: Folder B.

Jamison, S S  (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826; 3d Pres. U.S., 1801-1809).

Case II: #3-4.

Jones, William (1760-1831; Cabinet Officer; 1st Pres. of 2d U.S. Bank, 1816).

Case III: Folder A, #29.

Keaf, R [Hon. 1847].

Box I: #4.

Kneass, Christian (Philadelphian).

Case VII: #3.

Knox, Thomas P (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

Létombe, Philippe-Joseph (Consul general of France to U.S., Appt. 1795).

Case I: #7; Case III: Folder A, #5.

Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865; 16th Pres. U.S., 1861-1865).

Case III: Folder D, #6.

Lind, Jenny (1820-1887; Swedish Soprano).

Case VI: #10.

Lindsley, Philip (1786-1855; Professor of Languages and Belles Lettres, Princeton).

Case III: Folder C, #1, #3.

M., L.T.

Case I: #9.

McClintock, Jonas R. (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

McKean, Thomas (1734-1817; Signer; Governor of Pa., 1799-1808).

Case I: #18; Case II: #2.

McPherson, James Birdseye (1828-1864; American Army Officer).

Case III: Folder D, #7.

Madison, James (1751-1836; 4th Pres. U.s., 1809-1817).

Case VI: #1; Box I: #11.

Mann, Davis (Auditor General of Pa. ca. 1825).

Case VII: #2.

Markoe, Francis (Department of State, Wash.).

Case VII: #29-30, #32.

Maxcy, Virgil (1785-1844; 1st Solicitor of the Treasury, 1830-1837).

Case III: Folder C, #4.

Mifflin, John (Quaker Merchant, Phila.).

Case II: #1.

Monroe, James (1758-1831; 5th Pres. U.S., 1817-1825).

Case II: #5-7; Case III: Folder D, #1; Box I: #, #11.

Moore, J.G.

Box I: 37.

Moran, Benjamin (1820-1888; Sec. of U.S. Legation at London).

Case VII: #35, #47-58, #60, #65.

Morrell, Charles Henry.  (Son-in Law of G.M. Dallas).

Case VII: #40 and #44.

Morss, James (1779-1842; American Editor and Author).

Case III: Folder D, #3.

Moylan, Jasper (Phila. Lawyer; Brother of Stephen Moylan, Brig. Gen. in the Revolution).

Case I: #19.

Nicholson, G.W.

Case III: Folder A, #3.

Nicklin, Miss Susan.

Case VII: #24, #33, #36-37, #41, #46, #61-62.

Noyes, Alfred (1880-1958; English Poet).

Case III: Folder D, #10.

Patterson, Maj. Gen. Robert (1792-1881; Soldier, Industrialist of Pa.).

Case III: Folder D, #6.

Philips, Henry Myer (1811-1884; Phila. Lawyer and Philanthropist).

Case VII: #7.

Piatt, William M. (Pa. State Legislator of Tunkhannock and Harrisburg, ca. 1845-1900).

Case VI: #2.

Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869; 14th Pres. U.S., 1853-1857).

Case III: Folder D, #5.

Polk, James Knox (1795-1849; 11th Pres. U.S., 1845-1849).

Case III: Folder D, #4; Case VI: #4.

Price, Eli Kirk (1797-1884; Pa. State Senator, 1854-6).

Case VI: #2.

Read, John Meredith (1797-1874; Chief-Justice, Pa. Supreme Court, 1872-74).

Box I: #3.

Reynolds, Thomas.

Case VIII: #16.

Roberts, William (1862-1940; Art Historian).

Box I: #8.

Rodney, Caesar (1728-1784; Signer; Continental Congress, 1774-1776).

Case II: #1.

Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919; 26th Pres. U.S., 1901-1909).

Case III: Folder D, #10.

Rush, Benjamin (1745?-1813; American Physician and Political Leader).

Case III: Folder A, #6.

Rush, Julia (Stockton). (d.1848, Wife of Benjamin).

Case III: Folder A, #6.

Rush, Richard (1780-1859; U.S. Attorney General, 1814-1817).

Case II: #10.

Sauback, Joseph (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

Seward, William Henry (1801-1872; Secretary of State during Civil War).

Case VII: #45.

Smedley, Samuel L. (recording Secretary of the historical Society of Pa.).

Case VII: #66.

Smith, Jonathan (Cashier, United States Bank, Philadelphian).

Case III: Folder C, #2.

Sparks, Jared (1789-1866; American Historian).

Case VI: #8.

Stockton, Mary (Daughter of Richard Stockton, Princeton?).

Case III: Folder A, #6.

Story, Joseph (1779-1845; Jurist, Constitutional Lawyer and Author).

Case III: Folder A, #22.

Straub, Christian Markle (1804-1858?; U.S. House, 1853-1855, Pa. Senate, 1856-58).

Case VI: #2.

Sutherland, Joel Barlow (1792-1861; Congressman).

Case VII: #3, #5.

Swank, Peter (of Clermont County).

Box I: #11.

Toland, Henry.

Case VII: #3.

Treadwell, John W. (Cashier of the Merchants Bank, Salem).

Case III: Folder A, #23.

Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862; 8th Pres. U.S., 1837-1841).

Case III: Folder B; Case III: Folder D, #2.

Waller, William S. (Cashier, Bank of Kentucky, ca. 1815).

Box I: #12.

Walton, J.H. (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

Webster, Daniel (1782-1852; U.S. Sec. of State, 1841-1843 and 1850-1852).

Case VI: #5.

Welsh, W.H. (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

Whenz, Sam (Pa. State Senator).

Case VI: #2.

White, William (Commissioner of Loans, Pa.).

Case III: Folder A, #13.

Wilkins, William (1779-1865; U.S. Sec. of War, 1844-45).

Case VI: #2.

Wills, Rev. Joshua E.

Case III: Folder D, #11-12.

Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924; 28th Pres. U.S., 1913-1921).

Case III: Folder D, #12.

Woods, W.W.

Case VI: #7.