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Webster, Daniel: Letter (1852)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL 158
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Webster, Daniel: Letter (1852)
Date(s): 1852
Level of description: collection
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Webster | Daniel | 1782-1852 | United States Secretary of State


Administrative/Biographical history:

Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire in 1782, and educated at Dartmouth College. He became a lawyer and was elected to the House of Representatives (1812-1817) before rising to national prominence after arguing several cases before the Supreme Court. He was first elected to the Senate in 1827. Webster's attempts to become US President were unsuccessful, but he served twice as Secretary of State, under Presidents Harrison and Tyler (1841-1843) and President Fillmore (1850-1852); the second term ended with his death from injuries sustained after falling from his horse in 1852.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Daniel Webster, 1852, comprise a letter to the Secretary of State of Pennsylvania. The letter contains notification of the despatch of 'on copy of the "United States Official Register" for the year 1851'.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

1 item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April 2008

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