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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Biddle, Richard
August 5, 1845

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to TA from Richard Biddle (1796-1847) in Pittsburgh, to introduce "My valued friend William Crogham, Esq. [who] is about to proceed to England for the purpose of visiting his daughter, Mrs. Schenley [sp?]."

Biddle was a U.S. congressman and lawyer. He was admitted to the bar in 1817, and practiced in Pittsburgh until 1827, when he went to England for 3 years. From 1837 he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (Whig) from Pennsylvania, until 1840 when he resigned.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Brown, David Paul
November 20, 1848

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to TA from David Paul Brown (1795-1872) in Liverpool, England. Re delay in meeting TA in London: sends apology along with enclosed letter, as well as request to have his mail held in the care of TA until his arrival, "trusting you will pardon the encroachment upon your kindness."

Brown was an American lawyer and orator, whose tragedy, "Sertorius" was a vehicle for the English actor Junius Brutus Booth (1796-1852), whose son John Wilkes Booth assassinated U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 David Lee Child
September 24, 1828

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to TA from David Lee Child (1794-1874) in Boston: "Permit me to introduce to you Mr. Henry J. Pickering, a young man of great worth who has been two years in my employ as foreman of a newspaper printing office. He visits London and France on business...P.S. Mr P. will hand you some fresh papers. I think there is little doubt that Mr. Adams will be reelected."

Child was a U.S. lawyer, journalist, and anti-slavery reformer. His wife was Lydia Maria Francis Child (1802-1880), author and abolitionist.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Everett, Edward
October 19, 1844

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to TA from Edward Everett (1794-1865) in London as American Minister to the Court of St. James: "I received your letter of yesterday with Mr. Taggard's papers, to which I will attend as soon as possible."

Everett was a Unitarian minister, educator, statesman and orator who shared the platform with Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg (1863).

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Hobhouse, Henry
August 16, 1844

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to TA from Henry Hobhouse (1776-1854) at Whitehall, London: "I have the honor to forward to you Two Packets each containing the 2 copies of the First Report of the Commissioners for enquiring into the Health of Towns [i.e., the cities of Philadelphia and of New York]."

Hobhouse was a noted British archivist and keeper of state papers.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Hoffman, Ogden
Ocotber 1, 1844

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to TA from Ogden Hoffman (1793-1856) in New York, introducing his son Ogden Hoffman, Jr., who was to visit London.

Hoffman was a prominent trial lawyer, considered the outstanding American criminal lawyer of his generation.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Richardson, John Smythe
January 25, 1822

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from John Smythe Richardson (1828-1894) from Charleston: "Without any personal acquaintance, I have taken the liberty of directing a commission to you...in order to procure the examination of Mr. Joseph Planta [sp?] one of his Majesty's under Secretaries of State , & any other persons, upon questions set forth in the commission."

Richardson was a U.S. congressman and lawyer. He was a member of the House of Representatives for South Carolina, 1865-67 and 1879-83 (as Democrat). He was also an agent for the State of South Carolina to apply for and receive land script donated by South Carolina to Congress in 1866. He was a delegate at the National Democratic Convention, St. Louis, 1876.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Rothschild, Anthony de
June 4, 1846

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to TA written by a secretary to Sir Anthony de Rothschild (1810-1876): "Agreeably to the request contained in your letter of 15 ult., we beg to enclose a copy of the answers to the interrogatories referred to therein, given by Baron A.N. de Rothschild...Baron Rothschild begs to know whether Tuesday next would suit for taking his disposition."

Sir Anthony de Rothschild was the second son of European financier and merchant Nathan Meyer Rothschild (1777-1836) and manager of his father's business.



Box: 1 Fold: 9 Sutton, H. Manners
December 3, 1842

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to TA from H. Manners Sutton at Whitehall, London, re an application for the restitution of property.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Ware, Ashur
December 13, 1844

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to TA from Ashur Ware (1782-1873) in Portland, Maine, to introduce a friend about to visit England.

Ware, an American editor and U.S. district court judge in Maine, was considered by Judge Joseph Story (1779-1845) to be the most able American authority on maritime law. Ware was a classmate of TA's at Harvard University, Class of 1804.

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