Joseph Story papers, 1794-1851
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- William L. Clements Library
- The Joseph Story papers contain the incoming letters of Joseph Story, a Massachusetts state representative, United States Supreme Court justice, and Harvard Law School professor. The papers deal with a wide range of political and legal issues concerning Massachusetts and the United States in the first half of the 19th century.
- 2 linear feet
- Collection processed and finding aid created by Philip Heslip, February 2011
- Scope and Content:
The Joseph Story papers (685 items) consist of the incoming letters of Joseph Story, a Massachusetts state representative, United States Supreme Court justice, and Harvard Law School professor. The collection contains 672 letters, 7 financial bills, and five printed items. Included are nine letters written by Story, and four by wife Mary Story. The rest were all addressed to Joseph Story, with the exception of two that were addressed to his daughter Sarah Wetmore Story and 15 written to his son William Wetmore Story. Forty-three items are undated. The papers deal with a wide range of national and state political issues and legal matters.
The collection covers the years 1794-1806, 1819-1825, and 1839-1843, with only a few items representing the remaining years. Included are letters from United States representatives related to congressional news; letters from prominent lawyers, judges, and jurors concerning legal matters and cases; and letters concerning Harvard Law School.In addition to the letters are three drafts of Story's Supreme Court decisions:
- October 1833: Antoine F. Picquet v. Charles P. Curtis, administrator of James Swan
- October 1843: Augustus H. Fiske v. Lyman Hunt
- October 1843: Bankruptcy case against B____.
The 1794-1806 letters document Story's early days as a Massachusetts lawyer and the beginning of his career as a state representative. Of particular interest are 10 letters from Samuel Sewall, a Massachusetts representative and later Supreme Court chief justice, under whom Story studied law. These mainly deal with Sewall's law office in Salem, Massachusetts, but also contain advice to Story on his reading of the law. Also of note are 14 letters from Jacob Crowninshield, a congress member and later secretary of the navy, concerning legislation affecting Massachusetts, policies regarding the fishing industry, and the presidential election of 1804. Prominent Boston lawyer James Sullivan contributed five letters related to various legal matters of the day.
The 1819-1825 letters document Story's activities as overseer of Harvard University and Supreme Court justice, during which time he split his residency between Salem and Washington D.C. Of special interest are 18 letters from Massachusetts congress member John Davis, in which he discussed international maritime law. Other notable contributors include Simon Greenlead (12 items), who discussed court decisions in Maine; Isaac Parker (6 items), who wrote about legal cases in Boston; Bushrod Washington (4 items), who reported on his legal cases before the Philadelphia circuit court; and Henry Wheaton (10 items), who shared judicial matters about New York. Also of note are letters from 1825 that relate to the need for altering instructional methods at Harvard, and a controversial election of members to the Corporation of Harvard College.
The Story papers contain only 27 items that date from 1826 to 1838. Of these, six are from French jurist Jean-Jacques Gaspard Foelix containing requests for Story to contribute to his journal Revue du droit français et étranger.
The 1839-1842 letters document the end of Story's career as an active justice, scholar, and law professor. Story received letters from prominent lawyers and judges from Portland, Boston, Providence, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Story also received requests for speeches and was given honors from scholarly institutions throughout New England.Other prominent contributors include:
Items of note include:
- John C. Calhoun (1 item)
- Henry A.S. Dearborn (9 items)
- William Fettyplace (7 items)
- Joseph Hopkinson (5 items)
- Susan Ledyard (12 items)
- Francis Lieber (10 items)
- Jeremiah Mason (10 items)
- Theron Metcalf (5 items)
- Richard Peters (15 items)
- John Pickering (8 items)
- John Pitman (20 items)
- William Prescott (5 items)
- Jared Sparks (5 items)
- Charles Sumner (8 items)
- George Ticknor (10 items)
- Bushrod Washington (4 items)
- Daniel Webster (3 items)
- Stephen White (16 items)
- Nathaniel Williams (15 items)
- September 12, 1796: Leonard Woods to Story concerning religion and containing maxims on happiness
- February 12, 1799: Samuel Sewall to Story concerning advice for reading law
- January 15, 1800: Samuel Sewall to Story concerning the death of George Washington
- April 3, 1800: Sewall to Story concerning advice for reading law
- February 13, 1804: Jacob Crowninshield to Story concerning the Louisiana Purchase
- February 26, 1804: Jacob Crowninshield to Story concerning the presidential and vice-presidential elections of 1804
- March 23, 1804: Jacob Crowninshield to Story concerning the sinking of the Ship Philadelphia off the coast of Tripoli and the Barbary conflict
- November 3, 1804: James Sullivan to Story concerning probate court decisions from 1776-1779
- January 28, 1806: Jacob Crowninshield to Story concerning Napoleon's victories in Europe
- April 13, 1819: Henry Wheaton to Story concerning an "Ann Act to protect Banks against embezzlement by their agents, Clerks, or servants, and for other purposes."
- January 15, 1821: Elizabeth H. Walker to Story concerning arguments against slavery in congress
- July 9, 1821: Henry Dearborn to Story concerning a military officer's trial before a Boston circuit court
- August 25, 1821: Theodore Lyman to Story concerning the constitutionality of new laws concerning slaves and abolition in Massachusetts
- December 10, 1821: Elijah Paine to Story concerning the selection of a president of Dartmouth College
- June 1, 1822: Benjamin Livingston to Story concerning William Johnson's Sketches of the Life and Correspondence of Nathaniel Greene
- June 11, 1822: Francis Scott Keys to Story, concerning Ralph Randolph Gurley and the American Colonization Society
- August 15, 1822: Ralph Randolph Gurley to Story concerning American Colonization Society and the "African cause"
- February 23, 1823: Sarah Dunlap to Story requesting help with her son will soon disgrace her family by marrying a divorced wife and profligate actress
- August 22, 1823: William J. Spooner to Story concerning Phi Beta Kappa
- December 7, 1823: John Mason to Story concerning the national debt and the Monroe Doctrine
- June 5, 1825: Massachusetts Governor John Davis to Story concerning the Corporation of Harvard College
- July 7 and October 24, 1825: Justice Smith Thompson to Story providing legal summaries of important cases appearing before Story
- August 20, 1828: Joseph Hopkinson to Story regarding thoughts on the presidential election between Jackson and Adams and on becoming a federal judge
- March 18, 1839: Charles Sumner to Story concerning Lord Brougham gifting Sumner his wig
- August 26, 1839: Charles P. Curtis to Story, proposing the appointment of Edward G. Loring as a master in chancery of the United States Circuit Court.
- January 7, 1842: H.G.V. Colby to William Wetmore Story concerning Colby's remarks in the case of Sampson vs. Stoddard
- March 19 and May 13, 1842: Alexander Maxwell & Son of London to Story concerning a bill for books
- June 7, 1842: Artist Augustin Edouard to Story concerning making a "silhouette likeness" of Story
- December 31, 1845: Harriet Martineau to Sarah Wetmore Story, concerning Joseph Story's death
- Biographical / Historical:
Joseph Story (1779-1845) was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, to Dr. Elisha Story (1743-1805) and his second wife Mehitable Pedrick (1758-1847). Story graduated from Harvard in 1798, and studied law under Samuel Putnam and Chief Justice Samuel Sewall. Admitted to the bar in 1801, he began practicing law in Salem, Massachusetts. Story allied himself with the Jeffersonian Republicans, and from 1805-1808 he served in the Massachusetts state legislature. Upon Jacob Crowninshield's death, Story completed his office in the United States House of Representatives from 1808-1809. He served briefly as the speaker of the house in Massachusetts in 1811, but in November of that year, President James Madison appointed Story justice of the United States Supreme Court. He remained in this position until his death.
As justice, Story advocated expanding the power of the judiciary branch. He was a close political ally to Justice John Marshall, and exerted great influence over the court. His decisions in admiralty cases during the War of 1812 became landmarks in international law, and he was involved in several other significant decisions, such as Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819) and Swift v. Tyson (1839).
Story was elected as an overseer of Harvard University in 1818, and in 1829 the Harvard Law School appointed him Dane Professor of Law. Story, a prolific writer, made major scholarly contributions to the legal profession with his works Commentaries on Conflicts of Laws (1834) and Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence (1836), among others. As a professor, Story mentored a generation of prominent lawyers and politicians, including Rutherford B. Hayes and Charles Sumner.
Story married Mary Lynde Oliver (1781-1805) in 1804, and shortly after his first wife's death, married Sarah Waldo Wetmore (1784-1833) in 1805. With Sarah, Story had seven children, though only two of them, Mary and William Wetmore, lived to adulthood. Story died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1845.
- Acquisition Information:
- 1966, 1969, 1972, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2017. M-1387, M-1469, M-1592, M-2207, M-2336, M-2891, M-4146.6, M-4318.4, M-4409.16, M-7024.2 .
- Processing information:
Cataloging funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the "We the People" project.
This collection is organized chronologically with undated items at the end, which are ordered alphabetically by author.
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- Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
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Alternate LocationsThe following broadside and book are housed in the Clements Library Book Division:
- Extracts from the Proceedings of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science: at a Stated Meeting of the National Institute, Held on the 13th June, 1842, the Honorable John C. Spencer, Secretary of War, and one of the Directors of the National Institute ... Sumbmitted the Following Resolution... Washington, 1842.
- Savannah, June 26, 1839: Dear Sir, A Society Has Recently Been Organized in this City, Called the Georgia Historical Society... Savannah, 1839.
Related MaterialsThe following Clements Library collections contain letters from Story or are related to Joseph Story's family:
The following institutions contain Joseph Story collections:
- The Lewis Cass papers
- The Henry A.S. Dearborn collection
- The Horace Holley papers
- The John Marshall autobiography
- The John Rodgers papers
- The Richard Rush papers
- The Isaac Story papers, which are the letters of Joseph's younger brother
- The Harvard University Archives
- Library of Congress
- Harry Ransom Center, humanities research library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin
Dunne, Gerald T. Justice Joseph Story and the Rise of the Supreme Court. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970.
Finkelman, Paul. "Story, Joseph." American National Biography. Oxford University Press: 2000.
Story, Joseph. Law and Miscellaneous Books: Catalogue of Law and Miscellaneous Books, Belonging to the Library of the Late Mr. Justice Story ... To Be Sold At Auction, by Phillips & Sampson ... April 3d & 4th, 1846 ... Boston: Alfred Mudge, 1846.Books, Pamphlets, and Printed material written by Joseph Story, held by the Clements Library. Many of these items have inscriptions from the author. The list is ordered chronologically by publication date:
Below is a list of contributors to the collection. See the Clements Library card catalog for more details.
- Story, Joseph. An Eulogy On General George Washington: Written At the Request of the Inhabitants of Marblehead, And Delivered Before Them On the Second Day of January, A.D. 1800. Salem: Printed by Joshua Cushing, County Street, 1800.
- Story, Joseph. The Power of Solitude: A Poem. In Two Parts. Boston: Printed by John Russell, 1802.
- Story, Joseph. The Power of Solitude: A Poem. In Two Parts. A new and improved edition. Salem: Barnard P. Macanulty, 1804.
- Story, Joseph. An Account of the Funeral Honours Bestowed On the Remains of Capt. Lawrence And Lieut. Ludlow, With the Eulogy Pronounced At Salem, On the Occasion, by Hon. Joseph Story: To Which Is Prefixed, an Account of the Engagement Between the Chesapeake And Shannon, With Documents Relative to the Same, And Biographical And Poetical Notices ... Boston: Printed by Joshua Belcher, 1813.
- Story, Joseph. Sketch of the Life of Samuel Dexter, LL.D. Boston: Printed by J. Eliot, 1816.
- Story, Joseph. A Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury of the Circuit Court of the United States At Its First Session In Portland: for the Judicial District of Maine, May 8, 1820, And Published At the Unanimous Request of the Grand Jury And of the Bar. Portland [Me.]: Printed by A. Shirley, 1820.
- Story, Joseph. A Discourse Pronounced Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, At the Anniversary Celebration, On the Thirty-fisrt [sic] Day of August, 1826. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1826.
- Story, Joseph, and John Marshall. Chief Justice Marshall's Public Life and Services. [Boston: Frederick T. Gray. New York, G. and C. Carvill. Londong, John Miller, 1828.
- Story, Joseph. A Discourse Pronounced At the Request of the Essex Historical Society: On the 18th of September, 1828, In Commemoration of the First Settlement of Salem, In the State of Massachusetts. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1828.
- Story, Joseph. A Discourse Pronounced Upon the Inauguration of the Author, As Dane Professor of Law In Harvard University, On the Twenty-fifth Day of August, 1829. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1829.
- Story, Joseph. An Address Delivered On the Dedication of the Cemetery At Mount Auburn, September 24, 1831 . Boston: Joseph T. & Edwin Buckingham, 1831.
- Story, Joseph. A Discourse Pronounced At the Funeral Obsequies of John Hooker Ashmin, Esq., Royall Professor of Law In Harvard University: Before the President, Fellows, And Faculty, In the Chapel of the University, April 5, 1833. Cambridge: Brown, Shattuck, and company, booksellers to the University, 1833.
- Story, Joseph. The Opinion of Judge Story In the Case of William Allen Vs. Joseph McKeen: Treasurer of Bowdoin College; Decided In the Circuit Court of the United States, At the May Term At Portland, 1833. Boston: Printed at the office of the Daily advertiser and patriot, 1833.
- Story, Joseph. A Discourse Upon the Life, Character, And Services of the Honorable John Marshall, LL. D., Chief Justice of the United States of America: Pronounced On the Fifteenth Day of October, At the Request of the Suffolk Bar. Boston: James Munroe and company, 1835.
- Story, Joseph. The Miscellaneous Writings, Literary, Critical, Juridical, And Political, of Joseph Story ...: Now First Collected ... Boston: James Munroe and company, 1835.
- Story, Joseph. Selections from the Works of Joseph Story, LL. D., With a Sketch of His Life. Boston: James Burns, 1839.
- Story, Joseph. A Discourse Delivered Before the Society of the Alumni of Harvard University, At Their First Anniversary, August 23, 1842, Being the Close of the Second Century After the First Class Was Graduated. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1842.
- Adams, Charles, 1785-1861.
- Allen, Frederick.
- Allen, Thomas.
- Anstatt, P.
- Appleton, Nathan, 1779-1861.
- Apthorp, Robert.
- Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876.
- Austin, William, 1778-1841.
- Bacon, Ezekiel, 1776-1870.
- Bailey, John, 1786-1835.
- Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833.
- Baldwin, Henry, 1780-1844.
- Barker, Richard.
- Barstow, Gideon, 1783-1852.
- Bartlett, John.
- Batcheller, James B.
- Bates, Isaac Chapman, 1779-1845.
- Beardsley, Samuel, 1790-1860.
- Berrien, John Macpherson, 1781-1856.
- Betts, Samuel Rossiter, 1786-1868.
- Bissell, Clark, 1782-1857.
- Blake, George, d.1841.
- Bouvier, John, 1787-1851.
- Boyd, William.
- Brazer, John, 1789-1846.
- Brigham, William.
- Brune, F.W., Jr.
- Burgin, Hall.
- Burns, James.
- Burton, Hutchins Gordon, 1774-1836.
- Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1795-1858.
- Calhoun, John Caldwell, 1782-1850.
- Catron, John, 1786-1865.
- Chandler, Peleg Whitman, 1816-1889.
- Channing, William Francis, 1820-1901.
- Chase, William Henry, 1798-1870.
- Chipman, Daniel, 1765-1850.
- Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859.
- Christy, George W.
- Clifford, John Henry, 1809-1876.
- Clive, Edward.
- Colby, H.G.V.
- Colman, Henry, 1785-1849.
- Convers, Charles C.
- Cozzens, Benjamin, Jr.
- Cranston, Henry Young, 1789-1864.
- Crowninshield, Jacob, 1770-1808.
- Curtis, Benjamin Robins, 1809-1874.
- Curtis, Charles P.
- Cushing, Luther Stearns, 1803-1856.
- Cushing, Thomas C.
- Daggett, David, 1764-1851.
- Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835,
- Daniel, Peter Vivian, 1784-1860.
- Davis, Daniel, 1762-1835.
- Davis John, 1787-1854.
- Davis, John Brazer, 1798-1832.
- Day, Jeremiah, 1773-1867.
- Day, Thomas, 1777-1855.
- Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829.
- Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell, 1783-1851.
- Denison, John Evelyn, 1st viscount Ossington, 1800-1873.
- Dexter, Franklin, 1793-1857.
- Dixon, George C.
- Doane, George Washington, 1799-1859.
- Dougherty, Addison.
- Drayton, John, 1766-1822.
- Dunlap, Sarah.
- Dunnell, Thomas L.
- Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844.
- Durfee, Job, 1790-1847.
- Dutton, Warren.
- Edouard, Augustin.
- Edwards, J.D.
- Eliot, William, H.
- Ellery, Edmund.
- Evans, George, 1797-1867.
- Fay, Harriet.
- Fay, Samuel P.
- Ferreira, L.
- Fessenden, Thomas Green, 1771-1837.
- Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869.
- Fettyplace, William.
- Fisher, Augustus, L.
- Foelix, Jean Jaques Gaspard, 1791-1853.
- Folsom, Charles, 1794-1872.
- Foster, Thomas Flournoy, 1790-1848.
- Franklin, Benjamin C.
- Freeman, E.D.B.
- French, Daniel.
- Gassett, Henry, Jr.
- Gaston, William, 1778-1844.
- Gates, Alexander R.
- Giles, Jemima.
- Giles, John.
- Goddaed, Charles B.
- Goodacre, Robert.
- Gordon, Cuthbert C.
- Gore, Christopher, 1758-1827.
- Gouraud, Francis.
- Gray, Francis Calley, 1790-1856.
- Greene, Benjamin.
- Greene, Catharine A.
- Greene, R.W.
- Greenleaf, Simon, 1783-1853.
- Gurley, Ralph Randolph, 1797-1872.
- Gurny, David.
- Hall, John Elihu, 1783-1829.
- Hammond, Timothy.
- Harrington, Joseph.
- Harvey, Matthew, 1781-1866.
- Hillard, George Stillman, 1808-1879.
- Hoffman, David, 1784-1854.
- Hopkins, Joseph, 1770-1842.
- Hunter, William, 1774-1849.
- Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862.
- Jackson, Charles, 1775-1855.
- Jay, William, 1789-1858.
- Johnson, Henry, 1783-1864.
- Johnson, Samuel Lee.
- Johnson, Thomas I.
- Johnson, William, 1769-1848.
- Jordan, Dillon.
- Kent, James, 1763-1847.
- Kent, William, 1802-1861.
- Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843.
- Kimball, Edmund.
- King, Augusta G.
- King, James Gore, 1791-1853.
- Kirkland, John Thornton, 1770-1840.
- Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855.
- Ledyard, Susan.
- Lee, Edmund J.
- Lee, Jeremiah.
- Legare, Hugh Swinton, 1797-1843.
- Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872.
- Lincoln, Levi, 1782-1868.
- Little, Edward.
- Livermore, Edward St. Loe, 1762-1832.
- Livingston, Carroll.
- Livingston, Catherine Keteltas
- Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836.
- Livingston, Henry Brockholst, 1757-1823.
- Longfellow, Stephen, 1776-1849.
- Loring, Charles Greeley, 1794-1868.
- Loring, Edward G.
- Loring, George Bailey, 1817-1891.
- Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland, 1804-1886.
- Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861.
- Lowell, John, 1769-1840.
- Lyman, Joseph, 1749-1828.
- Lyman, Theodore, 1792-1849.
- MacDonald, David.
- McKinley, John, 1780-1852.
- Mackintoch, R.J.
- McLean, John, 1785-1861.
- McRea, Charles.
- McVickar, Archibald.
- Magrath, Andrew Gordon, 1813-1893.
- Mann, Herman, 1772-1833.
- Marsh, Charles, 1765-1849.
- Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876.
- Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848.
- Mason, William Powell, 1791-1867.
- Maxcy, Virgil, 1785-1844.
- Maxwell, Alexander.
- Mellen, Prentiss, 1764-1840.
- Mercer, Charles Fenton, 1778-1858.
- Metcalf, Theron, 1784-1875.
- Morehead, James Turner, 1797-1854.
- Norton, Andrews, 1786-1853.
- Norvell, D.
- Ogbourne, William H.
- Ogden, David Bayard, 1775-1849.
- Oliver, B. Lynde.
- Oliver, Daniel, 1787-1842.
- Oliver, Sarah.
- Orne, Henry.
- Otis, Harrison Gray, 1765-1848.
- Owen, Allen Ferdinand, 1816-1865.
- Paige, Harriet.
- Paine, Elijah, 1757-1842.
- Parker, Isaac, 1768-1830.
- Parris, Albion Keith, 1788-1857.
- Parsons, Theophilus, 1750-1813.
- Parsons, Theophilus, 1797-1882.
- Peirce, Miss.
- Peirce, Mrs.
- Perkins, Cyrus.
- Perkins, John.
- Peters, Richard, 1780-1848.
- Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863.
- Pickering, John, 1777-1846.
- Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829.
- Pickman, Benjamin, 1763-1843.
- Pike, Albert, 1809-1891.
- Pitman, John, 1785-1864.
- Porter, Robert M.
- Preble, William Pitt, 1783-1857.
- Prescott, George W.
- Prescott, William, 1762-1844.
- Preston, Mrs.
- Putnam, Daniel.
- Putnam, Samuel, 1768-1853.
- Richardson, James, 1817-1863.
- Rivers, George.
- Robinson, Conway, 1805-1884.
- Rockwell, Julius, 1805-1888.
- Rodgers, John, 1773-1838.
- Rotch, William.
- Rowand, Charles E.
- Savage, James, 1784-1873.
- Sedwick, Henry Dwight, 1785-1831.
- Sergeant, John, 1779-1852.
- Sergeant, Thomas, 1782-1860.
- Sewall, Samuel, 1757-1814.
- Shepley, Ether, 1789-1877.
- Shelburne, John Samuel, 1757-1830.
- Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864.
- Southard, Samuel Lewis, 1787-1842.
- Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866.
- Spinner, A.
- Spooner, William J.
- Sprague, Jeremiah.
- Sprague, William Buell, 1795-1876.
- Storer, J.P.B.
- Story, Horace C.
- Story, J.H.
- Story, Mary.
- Story, William.
- Stuart-Wortley, James Archibald, 1805-1881.
- Sturgis, William, 1782-1863.
- Sullivan, James, 1744-1808.
- Sullivan, Richard.
- Sullivan, William, 1774-1839.
- Sullivan, William B.
- Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.
- Taliaferro, John, 1768-1852.
- Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864.
- Taskerman, Joseph.
- Thatcher, Benjamin Bussey, 1809-1840.
- Thompson, Smith, 1768-1843.
- Thorndike, Israel, 1755-1832.
- Ticknor, George, 1791-1871.
- Tillinghast, Joseph Leonard, 1791-1844.
- Todd, Charles Stewart, 1791-1871.
- Torrey, D.
- Tuckerman, Joseph, 1778-1840.
- Tudor, William, 1779-1830.
- Updike, Wilkins, 1784-1867.
- Usher, Ellis B.
- Van Cott, J.M.
- Walker, Elizabeth H.
- Walley, Samuel Hurd.
- Walsh, Michael, 1763-1840.
- Walsh, Robert, 1784-1859.
- Ward, A.G.
- Ware, Ashur, 1782-1873.
- Ware, Henry, 1764-1845.
- Warner, William A.
- Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1845.
- Wayland, Francis, 1796-1865.
- Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.
- Welsh, Thomas.
- Weston, Nathan.
- Wetmore, Augusta.
- Wetmore, William, 1749-1830.
- Wheaton, Henry, 1785-1848.
- Wheelwright, J. Warren
- White, Daniel Appleton, 1776-1861.
- White, Stephen.
- Wickes, Q.
- Willard, Joseph, 1798-1865.
- Williams, Nathaniel.
- Williams, William.
- Wolcott, C.P.
- Woods, Leonard, 1774-1854.
- Woodward, Thomas.
- Worchester, Samuel Thomas, 1804-1882.
- Yanders, Simon.
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