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Alexander James and George Mifflin Dallas Papers

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SPC MSS SP 002

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Collection Summary

Title
Alexander James and George Mifflin Dallas Papers

Dates
1794-1863

Collection ID
SPC MSS SP 002

Creator
Dallas family
           
Quantity
2.8 linear feet (7 volumes + 1 box)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

Alexander James Dallas was born in Jamaica and arrived in Philadelphia in 1783. During the next thirty years Dallas served in a variety of public offices including as counselor to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and Secretary of the Commonwealth. In 1792 Alexander and his wife Arbella Smith had a son, George Mifflin, who like his father became a prominent Pennsylvania politician. After graduating from Princeton George travelled to Russia, Belgium, and England on a peace mission as secretary to Albert Gallatin. George Mifflin practiced law and went on to become Mayor of Philadelphia and a U.S. Senator. After serving in the diplomatic corps George Mifflin became Polk's vice president.

Description of Collection

The papers of a prominent late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Philadelphia family that participated in local, state, and national politics; including correspondence and manuscripts.

The correspondence of Alexander James Dallas, 1788-1816, documents his interest in the National Bank; his participation in Republican politics; and his duties as aide-de-camp to the Paymaster General of the Pennsylvania Militia, the Secretary of the Treasury, and as Acting Secretary of War (1815). There are a number of letters from Philadelphia merchant Stephen Girard regarding the National Bank.

The correspondence of George Mifflin Dallas, 1821-1863, documents his political affairs; including his position as U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania and Foreign Minister to Russia (1837-1839) and England (1856-1861), as well as issues surrounding the Mexican War. The papers include correspondence with his wife, Sophia Chew Dallas, and his daughter Sophia Philips Dallas. The collection also includes twenty-eight poems and prose pieces written by George Dallas between 1815 and 1839.

The collection also contains assorted official documents marking milestones in the Dallas family political careers and assorted autographed correspondence of prominent American political figures. The prominent correspondents include William Alexander, Clemont Biddle, Abraham Bishop, John Brown, Grover Cleveland, James Buchanan, Lewis Cass, Benjamin Franklin, James A. Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas McKean, James Monroe, Benjamin Moran, James K. Polk, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Seward, Joel B. Sutherland, Martin Van Buren, and Daniel Webster.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 8 series as follows:

Series 1: Correspondence of A.J. Dallas, 1794-1809, undated
Series 2: Correspondence to A.J. Dallas and Letter of John Mifflin to Caesar Rodney, 1775-1864
Series 3: A.J. Dallas and G.M. Dallas, Original Papers, 1788-1915, undated
            Subseries 3.1: Autograph Letters and State Papers, A.J. Dallas, 1788-1816
            Subseries 3.2: Original Office Appointment of George M. Dallas, April 7, 1829
            Subseries 3.3: Autograph Letters from George M. Dallas, 1816- 1861, undated
            Subseries 3.4: Civil War and Presidential Letters to A.J. Dallas, George M. Dallas and      Others, 1815-1915
Series 4: Original Letters of Stephen Girard to A.J. Dallas, 1814-1816, undated
Series 5: Mss. and Original Poems and Prose Pieces. G.M. Dallas, 1815-1843, undated
Series 6: Correspondence to G.M. Dallas, 1821-1892
Series 7: Correspondence of G.M. Dallas, 1825-1865, undated
Series 8: Additional, 1813-1926, undated

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1610603~S12.

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Alexander James and George Mifflin Dallas Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Alexander James and George Mifflin Dallas Papers, SPC MSS SP 002, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr., December 1969.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2017 by Sarah Lerner, Student Worker.

           

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:


Personal/Family Names:
Alexander, William, 1768-1841
Biddle, Clemont, 1740-1814
Bishop, Abraham, 1763-1844
Brown, John, 1783-1841
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817
Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864
Dallas, Sophia Philips
Dallas, Sophia Chew
Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Hayes, Rutherford B., 1822-1893
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817
Monroe, James, 1758-1831
Moran, Benjamin, 1820-1888
Nicklin, Susan
Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
Sutherland, Joel B. (Joel Barlow), 1792-1861
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

Corporate Names:
Bank of the United States (1791-1811)
Pennsylvania. Militia. Paymaster General
United States. Department of the Treasury
United States. War Department

Subjects:
Roads -- Pennsylvania
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Public opinion
Pennsylvania -- Politics and government
Pennsylvania -- Public works
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Politics and government
United States -- History -- War of 1812
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- Foreign relations -- To 1865 -- Russia

Material Types:
Correspondence

Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence of Alexander James Dallas, 1794-1809, undated

All in hand of Dallas unless otherwise stated.

Vol. 1          1          Letter to John Brown; Philadelphia. 1 p. Concerning bounty money and payroll monies.         September 23, 1794

Vol. 1          2          Account sheet as Pay Master General of the Militia of Penna., in account with John Brown. Bonnets, Westmoreland County. 2pg.         November 2, 1794

Vol. 1          3          Account sheet [n.d.] in account with John Brown. Receipt note: Copy Acct. with A.J. Dallas, 3 p.         1794, undated

Vol. 1          4          Account sheet … with John Brown. Signed twice upon receipt of payments by Dallas, 2 folio leaves.         May 30, 1795 & October 27, 1795

Vol. 1          5          Letter to John Brown; Philadelphia. 2 p. Concerning payroll for the troops.         November 15, 1794

Vol. 1          6          Brown, John. Autograph account sheet signed. Philadelphia. Remarks appended and signed by A.J. Dallas. 2 p.         December 10, 1796 & May 9, 1797

Vol. 1          7          Letter to the Citizen [Philippe-Joseph] Létombe, Consul-General of France; Philadelphia.         February 5, 1797

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

Vol. 1          9          M., L.T. List on contracts with notes of progress on road work. 2. P.

Vol. 1          10          Instructions to William Alexander; Philadelphia. 2 fol. p. Concerning investigation of the Juniata and Juniata Falls projects.         August 5, 1797

Vol. 1          11          Letter to William Alexander; Philadelphia. 1 p. Concerning delay in report on contracts.         November 17, 1797

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

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

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

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

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

Vol. 1          17          Letter to William Alexander; Lancaster. 2 fol. p. Concerning Dr. Smith’s contracts.         January 19, 1801

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

Vol. 1          19          Letter to Jasper Moylan. 1 p.         October 13, 1805 

Vol. 1          20          Letter to John Brown. 1 p.         May 2, 1807

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

Series 2: Correspondence to Alexander James Dallas, 1775-1864

Author of letter as entry, all to A.J. Dallas unless otherwise stated.

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

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

Vol. 2          3          Jefferson, Thomas. Letter signed, Washington. 1 p. Concerning Benjamin Franklin and his business affairs upon leaving Paris. Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #142, April 21, 1927. Quoted in full.         July 21, 1804

Vol. 2          4          Jefferson, Thomas. Autograph letter signed, 3d person, Washington, February 14, 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.         1805, 1864

Vol. 2          5          Monroe, James. Letter signed, Department of State. 1 p. Concerning the case of the French public vessel Exchange. Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot 219, April 21, 1927.         November 4, 1811

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

Vol. 2          7          Monroe, James. Autograph letter signed, Washington. 1 p. Concerning General Ripley’s case.         April 20, 1815

Vol. 2          8          Girard, Stephen. Autograph note signed. 1 p. Introducing Captain John Cochran. Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #113, April 21, 1927.         August 21, 1815

Vol. 2          9          Girard, Stephen. Letter signed, Philadelphia. 1 p. Concerning credit to Dallas from Messrs Baring Brothers and Co., London. Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #112, April 21, 1927.         September 30, 1815

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

Series 3: A.J. Dallas and George M. Dallas Original Papers, 1788-1915, undated

Subseries 3.1: Autograph Letters and State Papers, A.J. Dallas, 1788-1816

Vol. 3          1          Autograph letter signed to John Holker. 1 p. Concerning a Court of Inquiry.         May 28, 1788

Vol. 3          2          Autograph letter signed to Clement Biddle. 1 p. Concerning contract with Messr . Owen and Brobst.         July 20, 1791

Vol. 3          3          Bradford, David. Autograph letter signed to A.J. Dallas, Philadelphia. 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, requesting payment of $53.33 to Bradford.         December 11, 1792

Vol. 3          4          Autograph letter signed to Clement Biddle. 1 p.         January 11, 1794

Vol. 3          5          Autograph letter signed to Létombe (Consul-General of French Republic)          September 1, 1795

Vol. 3          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.]…”. Signatures of A.J. Dallas, Benj. Rush, Julia Rush, Ashton Alexander (2), Mary Stockton [et al.]          July 23, 1794

Vol. 3          7          Autograph letter signed to Clement Biddle. 1 p.         December 12, 1795

Vol. 3          8          Autograph letter signed to John Barry, Commander of the Frigate at Philadelphia. 1 ½ p.         August 29, 1796

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

Vol. 3          10          Receipt for land in South Carolina, holograph, signed.         January 29, 1805.

Vol. 3          11          “Opinion” on the transfer of arms from the French Brig Le Pylade and the French ship L’Ecole. Autograph essay, signed. 2 pg.         August 9, 1808

Vol. 3          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. 1 p.         February 3, 1810

Vol. 3          13          Letter signed to William White, 1 p.         November 8, 1814

Vol. 3          14          U.S. Treasury. [Printed Circular]. Signed by A.J. Dallas and addressed to Abraham Bishop, Collector of New-Haven, Conn. 2 leaves.         January 1815

Vol. 3          15          U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular]. Signed by A.J. Dallas and addressed to Abraham Bishop. 1 p.         1815

Vol. 3          16          U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular]. Signed and addressed: A.J. Dallas, to Abraham Bishop. 1 p.         June 5, 1815

Vol. 3          17          U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular]. Signed by A.J. Dallas. 2 p.         February 25, 1815

Vol. 3          18          U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular]. 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.”          May 12, 1815

Vol. 3          19          Letter signed to Abraham Bishop. 2 p.         July 28, 1815

Vol. 3          20          U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular]. Signed by Dallas, addressed to Abraham Bishop. 1 p.         July 1815

Vol. 3          21          U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular]. Signed by Dallas and addressed to Collector of Customs, New Haven. 2 p.         August 1, 1815

Vol. 3          22          Autograph letter signed to the Hon. Jos. Story. 1 p.         September 29, 1815

Vol. 3          23          Letter signed to John W. Treadwell, Cashier of the Merchants Bank, Salem. 1 p.         October 14, 1815

Vol. 3          24          Letter signed to Abraham Bishop. 1 p.         December 11, 1815

Vol. 3          25          U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular]. January 16, 1816. Signed by Dallas, addressed to Abraham Bishop. 1 p.         January 16, 1816

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

Vol. 3          27          U.S. Treasury Dept. [Printed Circular]. Signed by Dallas, addressed to Bishop. 1 p.         March 16, 1816

Vol. 3          28          Letter signed to Abraham Bishop. 1 p.         March 29, 1816

Vol. 3          29          Autograph letter signed to Wm. Jones and his Associates, Commissioners, &c. 1 p.         July 28, 1816

Vol. 3          30          U.S. treasury Dept. [Printed Circular]. Signed by Dallas and addressed to Abraham Bishop. 1 p.         May 31, 1816

Subseries 3.2: Original Office Appointment of George M. Dallas, April 7, 1829

Vol. 3          31          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.         April 7, 1829

Subseries 3.3: Autograph Letters from George M. Dallas, 1816- 1861, undated

Vol. 3          32          Autograph letter signed to [Philip] Lindsley, Princeton Univ., Philadelphia. 1 p. Introducing Joseph S. Talbot for purposes of his entering the school.         December 26, 1816                     

Vol. 3          33          Autograph letter signed to Jonn. Smith, Cashier, U.S. Bank. 1 p. Concerning title to building the Bank proses to buy in Washington.         March 21, 1818

Vol. 3          34          Autograph letter signed, to Philip Lindsley, Princeton; Philadelphia. 1 p. Concerning dismissal of Senior student Albert Turner.         July 31, 1824

Vol. 3          35          Autograph letter signed to Virgil Maxcy, Solicitor of the Treasury, Washington. 1 p. Concerning Judgments outstanding.         November 15, 1830

Vol. 3          36          Autograph letter signed to Samuel Beatty (Baker). 1 p. Concerning Beatty’s debts.         June 18, 1831

Vol. 3          37          Autograph letter signed to A. Dickens. 1 p.         January 15, 1856

Vol. 3          38          Autograph letter signed to Fitz Eugene Dixon; Leg. U.S. London. 1 p. Concerning return to U.S.         April 14, 1861

Vol. 3          39          Engraving (repro.) by P.H. Reason of G.M. Dallas. Engd. for the U.S. Magazine & Democratic Review, J. & H.G. Langley, New-York.          Undated

Vol. 3          40          “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.          Undated

Subseries 3.4: Civil War and Presidential Letters to A.J. Dallas, George M. Dallas and Others, 1815-1915

Vol. 3          41          Monroe, James. Autograph letter signed to A.J. Dallas as Acting Sec. of War. 1 p. Concerning surrender of the posts.         May 1815

Vol. 3          42          Van Buren, Martin. Autograph letter signed to George M. Dallas, Philadelphia; Washington. 2 p. Requesting advice on replacement for I.R. Clay as Secretary of Legation.         March 2, 1837

Vol. 3          43          Adams, John Quincy. Autograph letter signed to James Morss, Jr., New York; Washington. 2 p. Concerning publication of Adams’ poem in BROTHER JONATHAN.         January 14, 1840

Vol. 3          44          Polk, James K. Autograph letter signed to George M. Dallas, Philadelphia; Columbia, Tenn. 2 p. Concerning election returns, primarily in Tennessee.         November 8, 1844

Vol. 3          45          Pierce, Franklin. Autograph note signed, Washington. No addressee.         April 23, 1855

Vol. 3          46          Patterson Maj.-Gen. Robert. Letter signed to Major Robert W. Hanson(?); Head Quarters Department of Pennsia., Phila., May 10, 1861. 1 p. [on verso of ℓ.2:] Holograph note signed by Abraham Lincoln, dated October 14, 1861.         1861

Vol. 3          47          Grant, Ulysses S. Autograph letter signed to Head Quarters…  Before Vicksburg. March 25, 1863. 1 p. Concerning cotton. On same page: Autograph note of James B. McPherson, April 5, 1863.         1863

Vol. 3         48           Garfield, James A. Autograph letter signed to Dear Abbott, Washington. 2 p. Concerning Abbott’s review of the Amnesty Debate.         January 19, 1876

Vol. 3          49          Hayes, Rutherford B. Autograph letter signed.  1 p.         March 3, 1884

Vol. 3          50          Roosevelt, Theodore. Typed letter signed to Alfred Noyes, Boston; New York. 1 p. Concerning Noyes’ book TALES OF THE MERMAID TAVERN.         May 13, 1913

Vol. 3          51          Taft, William H. Typed letter signed to Reverend J.E. Wills, Philadelphia; New-Haven, Conn. 1 p.         December 30, 1913

Vol. 3          52          Wilson, Woodrow. Typed letter signed to reverend Joshua E. Wills, Daretown, N.J.; The White House.         January 12, 1915

Series 4: The Original Letters of Stephen Girard to A.J. Dallas, Secretary of the Treasury, Relating to the Establishment of the United States Bank, 1814-1816, undated

All in the letter-books at Girard College; all in secretary’s hand unless otherwise stated.

Vol. 4          1          Mentioning Mr. Joseph Curwen, Mr. Mahlon Hutchinson, Jr. and Mr. Jared Ingersoll. 2 p.         October 17, 1814

Vol. 4          2          Mentioning again Hutchinson and Ingersoll. Enclosing the “Memorial.”  1 p.         October 24, 1814

Vol. 4          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.         October 24, 1814

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

Vol. 4          5          1 p.         November 3, 1814

Vol. 4          6          Loans. 1 p.         November 10, 1814

Vol. 4          7          Terminates offer of $100,000 Phila. Bank Notes for Treasury Notes. 2 p.         November 15, 1814

Vol. 4          8          Reflecting on the offer. 1 p.         November 18, 1814

Vol. 4          9          Again terminates offer. 1 p.         November 19, 1814

Vol. 4          10          Funds in Boston to pay dividend on the Public Debt. 1 p.         December 7, 1814

Vol. 4          11          Specie Market. 2 p.         December 13, 1814

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

Vol. 4          13          Forwarding letter of Martin Bickman (not present) and the DEMOCRATIC PRESS clipping (see below). 1 p.         January 28, 1816

Vol. 4          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. (Vol. IX, no. 2349).         January 27, 1816

Vol. 4          15          On Martin Bickman. 1 p.         April 10, 1816

Vol. 4          16          On Martin Bickman. 2 p.         April 16, 1816

Vol. 4          17          On Martin Bickman and William Jones. 1 p.         May 11, 1816

Vol. 4          18          Coinage. 1 p.         June 16, 1816

Vol. 4          19          1 p.         August 10, 1816

Vol. 4          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.”          Undated

Series 5: Manuscripts of Original Poems and Prose Pieces by George Mifflin Dallas, 1815-1843, undated

From Henkels sale, Catalogue #1401, lots 73 and 77, April 21, 1927.

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

Vol. 5          2          “Oh: may my grateful bosom learn” (1st line, verse). 12 lines.         February 6, 1815

Vol. 5          3          “Reproach to My Memory” (verse). 3 stanzas, 18 lines.         February 7, 1815

Vol. 5          4          ”In Petto” (verse). 16 lines.         February 11, 1815

Vol. 5          5          “Mary Lyle” (verse). 12 lines.         February 11, 1815

Vol. 5          6          “A Metaphor” (verse). 10 lines.         February 11, 1815

Vol. 5          7          “Miss Ridgway” (verse). 14 lines.         February 11, 1815.

Vol. 5          8          “To Miss Mary Bache” (verse). 56 lines.         November 17, 1815

Vol. 5          9          “For the Perusal of Miss Serena Livingston” (verse). 200 lines, 7 sheets.         November 25, 1815

Vol. 5          10          “For the Queen (Matilda Dallas)” (verse). 18 lines.         January 6, 1817

Vol. 5          11          “To My Daughter” (verse). 12 lines. Washington.         1832

Vol. 5          12          “’Tis wondrous strange—but very true—“ (first line, verse). 18 lines, signed “Your Dad.”          Undated

Vol.1          13          “’Tis wondrous strange—but very true—“ (first line, verse).         August 9, 1833

Vol. 5          14          “Home-Bred Sentiment” (verse). 31 lines.         December 25, 1835

Vol. 5          15          “Home’s Before us” (verse). 18 lines. St. P.         July 1839

Vol. 5          16          “Shall a Golden Cross Surmount the Steeple of St. Peter’s Church?”          Undated

Vol. 5          17          “The Catholics Assertion of the Cross” (verse). 24 lines by G.W. Doane (in Dallas’ hand). Riverside, Tuesday in Easter Week.         1843

Vol. 5          18          “Shall a Golden Cross surmount the Steeple of St. Peter’s Church?” (verse). 24 lines.          Undated

Vol. 5          19          “Home: before us” (verse). 106 lines. 4 sheets.          Undated

Vol. 5          20          “To W. Irving and P. Kemble” (verse), incomplete. 23 lines extant on sheet.          Undated

Vol. 5          21          “To W. Irving and P. Kemble” (verse). 16 lines.          Undated

Vol. 5          22          “To W. Irving and P. Kemble” (verse). 16 lines.          Undated

Vol. 5          23          “The Acrostic” (verse). 5 lines.          Undated

Vol. 5          24          “A Miniature. To a Lady” (verse). 17 lines.          Undated

Vol. 5          25          “To a Young Lady” (verse). 12 lines.          Undated

Vol. 5          26          “To Mrs. P.” (verse). 11 lines.          Undated

Vol. 5          27          “Columbia Sailors” (verse). 40 lines, 2 sheets.          Undated

Vol. 5          28          “On the Moral Influence of Memory” (Prose). 3 sheets, 9 pages.          Undated

Vol. 5          29          “To Marie” (verse). 6 lines.          Undated

Vol. 5          30          “On Seeing a Lady’s Picture” (verse). 54 lines, 2 p.          Undated

Vol. 5          31          “On the Return of Mamma and Matilda from Washn.” (verse). 24 lines.          Undated

Series 6: Correspondence to George Mifflin Dallas, 1821-1892

Vol. 6          1          Madison, James. Autograph letter signed. 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.         June 23, 1821

Vol. 6          2          Pennsylvania. Senate. Letter as Vote of Confidence in Benjamin Moran. 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.         February 7, 1856

Vol. 6          3          Buchanan, James. Letter signed, Washington. 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.         March 7, 1837

Vol. 6          4          Polk, James K. Autograph letter signed, Columbia, Tenn.. Regarding election returns coming in for the Presidential election. 2 p.         November 9, 1844

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

Vol. 6          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.”          c. 1855

Vol. 6          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.         

Vol. 6          8          Sparks, Jared. Autograph letter signed, London Hotel, Albermarie Street. 1 p. Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #290, April 21, 1927.         July 28, 1857

Vol. 6          9          Irving, Washington. Autograph letter signed, Sunnyside. 1 p. Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #137, April 21, 1927.         May 24, 1858

Vol. 6          10          Lind, Jenny. Autograph letter signed, Rochampton Lodge, Rochampton, 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.         February 11, 1859

Vol. 6          11          Cleveland, Grover. Typed letter signed to Miss Susan Dallas; New York. 1 p. Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #54, April 21, 1927.         December 22, 1892

Series 7: Correspondence of George Mifflin Dallas, with Resolution of Sympathy Hon. George M. Dallas, January 9, 1865;  1825-1865 , undated              

All in hand of Dallas unless otherwise stated. Primarily from the auction sale of Henkels, Cat. #1401, lots 72, 75, 76; April 21, 1927.

Vol. 7          1          “Correspondents.”  Manuscript listing 153 men. 3 p.         Undated

Vol. 7          2          Letter to Davis Mann, Auditor General, Harrisburg, Pa. Re: Collection made by Dallas for the State of Pa. from one Mr. Lodenyeke Sharp.         October 29, 1825

Vol. 7          3          Testimonials in favour of the Revd. James Wiltbank to Andrew Jackson, President of the United States. 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.         July 6, 1829

Vol. 7          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.         Undated

Vol. 7          5          Letter to J.B. Sutherland. 1 p. Enquiring about one Mordecai G. Bryant. Provenance: Henkels Cat. #1401, lot #70, April 21, 1927.         February 27, 1833

Vol. 7          6          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. Relating life in Washington before opening of Congress. 1 p.         November 30, 1845

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

Vol. 7          8          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. Informing of the arrival of “Ma, Phil, and Charlotte” in Washington. 1 p.         June 18, 1846

Vol. 7          9          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. Re: Sophy’s finances.         June 28, 1846

Vol. 7          10          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. Concerning death of Mrs. Ogle Taylor. 1 p.         July 5, 1846

Vol. 7          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 November 1847. Philadelphia, Times and Keystone Job Office, 1847. [Printed pamphlet].         November 1847

Vol. 7          12          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas, 18 June 1848. Mentioning dullness of Washington, the Mexican Treaty. 1 p.         June 18, 1848

Vol. 7          13          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. Re: Social life. 2 p.         December 10, 1848

Vol. 7          14          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. Re: the Mexican boundary survey, Mr. Calhoun and the Southern Caucus. 1 p.         January 17, 1849

Vol. 7          15          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. Re: Visit of Mrs. Dallas to Washington; social life. 1 p.         February 10, 1849

Vol. 7          16          Letter to Thomas Reynolds, 24 November 1849. 1/2 p.         November 24, 1849

Vol. 7          17          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. 1 p.         January 14, 1851

Vol. 7          18          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. 1 p. Re: meeting Dallas Bache, Professor Silliman, General Totten, Professor Henry, Professor Baird, et al.         February 8, 1852

Vol. 7          19          Letter to unnamed correspondent. Enclosing (wanting) a copy of a letter just sent to President Pierce as to the “Religious Test.”          June 11, 1852

Vol. 7          20          Letter to Dear Lizzie. Mentioning Thackeray’s lecture on Dean Swift. 1 p.         January 11, 1853

Vol. 7          21          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. Mentioning a Ball at Dr. Rush’s. 1 p.         January 27, 1853

Vol. 7          22          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. 1 p.         March 11, 1853

Vol. 7          23          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. 1 p.         April 10, 1853

Vol. 7          24          Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin. 1 p.         August 29, 1853

Vol. 7          25          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. 1 p.         December 8, 1854

Vol. 7          26          Letter to Miss Sophia Dallas. 1 p.         December 30, 1855

Vol. 7          27          Letter to Mrs. Sophia Dallas. 1 p.         January 1, 1856

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

Vol. 7          29          Letter to Francis Markoe, Dept. of State, Washington. Re: Preparations from trip to Gt. Brit. As E.E. and M.P. 2 p. with envelope.         February 17, 1856

Vol. 7          30          Letter to Francis Markoe. Waiting for documents before departing. 1 p.         February 26, 1856

Vol. 7          31           “Hon. Geo. Mifflin Dallas, L.L.D., our Minister to England.”  Clipping from: FRANK LESLIE’S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER. With portrait, from a daguerreotype by Brady.         March 1, 1856

Vol. 7          32          Letter to Francis Markoe, Dept. of State, Wash.; London. 1 p. with envelope. Enclosing a treaty (not present).         August 29, 1856

Vol. 7          33          Letter to Aunt Sue Nicklin; London. 3 p.         July 3, 1857

Vol. 7          34          Letter to “Cass”; London. 3 p.         August 4, 1857

Vol. 7          35          Letter to Ben. Moran, A. Sec. of Legation; Bonchurch, Isle of Wight. 1 p. Enclosing letter of Lord Clarendon (not present).         August 16, 1857

Vol. 7          36          Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin; London. 4 p.         October 20, 1857

Vol. 7          37          Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin; London. 1 p.         November 11, 1857

Vol. 7          38          Letter to Hon. Lewis Cass; London. 3 p. Re: L. Napoléon.         February 9, 1858

Vol. 7          39          Letter to Miss Sophia P. Dallas; Tunbridge, Wells, Sat. 4 p.         September 4, 1858

Vol. 7          40          Letter to Carl H. Morrell; London. 3 p.         September 20, 1858

Vol. 7          41          Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin; London. 3 p.         September 3, 1858

Vol. 7          42          Letter to Sophia Dallas; London. 3 p.         November 29, 1858

Vol. 7          43          Letter to Sophia Dallas; London. 3 p.         January 1, 1859

Vol. 7          44          Letter to Carl H. Morrell; London. 1 p.         January 17, 1859

Vol. 7          45          Seward, William H. Autograph note signed to George M. Dallas. 1 p.         May 26, 1859

Vol. 7          46          Letter to Susan Nicklin; London. 3 p.         August 5, 1859

Vol. 7          47          Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton. 1 p.         August 26, 1859

Vol. 7          48          Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton. 1 p.         August 27, 1859

Vol. 7          49          Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton. 2 p.         August 28, 1859

Vol. 7          50          Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton. 1 p.         August 29, 1859

Vol. 7          51          Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton. 1 p.         September 2, 1859

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

Vol. 7          53          Letter to Ben Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton. 1 p.         September 8, 1859

Vol. 7          54          Letter to [Ben. Moran]; Leg. U.S. London. 2 p.         September 13, 1859

Vol. 7          55          Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. Brighton. 1 p.         September 14, 1859

Vol. 7          56          Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. London. 1 p.         September 15, 1859

Vol. 7          57          Letter to Ben. Moran; Leg. U.S. London. 1 p.         September 16, 1859

Vol. 7          58          Letter to Ben. Moran; Brighton. 1 p.         September 20, 1859

Vol. 7          59          Argyll, Elizabeth Georgiana, Duchess of. Autograph letter signed, Argyll Lodge, Kensington, to George Mifflin Dallas. 2 p. Concerning john Brown, the abolitionist. Provenance: Henkels Catalogue #1401, lot #5, 21 April 1927.         December 9, 1859

Vol. 7          60          Letter to Ben. Moran; Sydenham. 1 p.         September 5, 1860

Vol. 7          61          Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin; London. 1 p. Signature cut away. 3 p. Mentioning L. Napoleon.         October 12, 1860

Vol. 7          62          Letter to Miss Susan Nicklin; 24 Portland Place. 4 p.         February 22, 1861

Vol. 7          63          Letter to mrs. Sophia Dallas; London. 4 p.         May 3, 1861

Vol. 7          64          Letter to Mrs. Sophia Dallas; Monday. 1 p.         July 3, 1862

Vol. 7          65          Letter to Ben. Moran, Sec. Ses. Of Legation of U.S., London. 3 p. Concerning portrait of Dallas by T. Buchanan Read.         November 2, 1863

Vol. 7          66          Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 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.         January 9, 1865

Series 8: Additional Manuscripts, 1813-1926, undated

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

Box 1                    Dallas, George Mifflin. Autograph letter signed to Antoine Bolmar, Academy, West-Chester, Pennsylvania         June 8, 1836

Box 1                    Dallas, George Mifflin. “Subscription List. 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.         April 11, 1837

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

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

Box 1                    Dallas, George Mifflin. Autograph letter signed to Fitz Eugene Dixon; London         August 18, 1856

Box 1                    Moore, J.G. (Correspondent, Philadelphia Bulletin). Autograph note to George Mifflin Dallas with signed reply by Dallas         Undated

Box 1                    [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. 5 sheets, mounted and bound         March 1, 1926

Box 1                    Item. Printed version. 5 p., front., being reproduction of the Eddis portrait          Undated

Box 1                    Eight copies of the above frontispiece          Undated

Box 1                    Swank, Peter (of Clermont County). Land patent. Signed by James Madison as President of the U.S. with his seal, and James Monroe as Secretary of State         October 10, 1811

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