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William Maxwell Evarts Letters, 1839-1905 (bulk 1839-1879): Finding Aid

Published in 1989

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
  • Call number: MS 235
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: William Maxwell Evarts Letters
  • Dates: 1839-1905
  • Bulk Dates: 1839-1879
  • Size: 1.67 linear feet
  • Container Summary: 1 flat box
  • Creator: Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: William Maxwell Evarts was an American lawyer and statesman who served as Attorney General under President Andrew Johnson, as Secretary of State under President Rutherford B. Hayes, and as a Senator from New York. The Evarts Letters consist of Evarts' copies of letter written by him to his friend, lawyer and author Richard Henry Dana, Jr. The letters pertain to Evarts' and Dana's careers and social lives, Evarts' attempts to be appointed to the Supreme Court, the trial of Jefferson Davis, the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, attempts to unseat Benjamin Butler from Congress, and Dana's nomination as Ambassador to Great Britain.

Biography of William Maxwell Evarts

William Maxwell Evarts, son of Jeremiah and Mehetabel (Sherman) Evarts, was born on February 6, 181 in Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Yale, Evarts co-founded the Yale Literary Magazine and graduated with a B.A. in 1837 and an M.A. in 1840.

After studying law at Harvard and in the office of Daniel Lord of New York City, Evarts was admitted to the New York bar in 1841. Early one, Evarts established a reputation as a corporate lawyer before serving as assistant to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1849 to 1853. Evarts also served as a member of the New York constitutional convention in 1867 and as a founder and president of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Originally a Whig, Evarts became an active member of the Republican Party from its founding in 1854. Among his Party positions, Evarts served as chairman of the New York delegation to the Republican National Convention of 1860, as candidate for U.S. Senator before the New York legislature in 1861, and as Republican Party counsel in 1877 before the electoral commission deciding the Hayes-Tilden presidential election dispute. With his knowledge of constitutional law, Evarts helped to sway the commission in Hayes' favor.

With the start of the Civil War, Evarts became secretary of the Union Defense Committee. In 1863-1864, he made two diplomatic missions to England to end the equipping of the Confederate Navy. Evarts represented the U.S. Government in the Savannah privateers piracy case and in a prize case. Following the war, Evarts assisted the Union in the consideration of the prosecution of Jefferson Davis for treason.

when President Andrew Johnson was brought before Congress for impeachment in 1868, Evarts served as principal attorney in the successful defense. Evarts' three-day-long closing argument was praised as a "masterpiece of research, learning, satire and eloquence." From July of 1868 until the end of Johnson's term in 1869, Evarts served as U.S. Attorney General. As co-consul for the United States, he won a favorable decision before the Geneva tribunal in the Alabama claims case (1871-1872).

As Secretary of State (1877-1881), Evarts was significant in upgrading the quality of the consular service. Next, he traveled to Paris as U.S. delegate to the International Monetary Conference in 1881. William Maxwell Evarts' final federal service was as U.S. Senator from New York from 1885 to 1891. Evarts lost his sight toward the end of his Senatorial term and afterwards retired into private life. William Maxwell Evarts died in New York City on February 28, 1901.

In addition to his service as Attorney General, Secretary of State, and as a Senator, Evarts is remembered for his association with several notable court cases, including the Lemmon slave case, the parish will case, the Henry Ward Beecher case, and the Springbok case. He was also known for his orations, such as his Fugitive Slave Act speech delivered at Castle Garden, New York in 1850.

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Biography of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Richard Henry Dana, Jr. was born on August 1, 1815 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into a respected, early New England family. He was the son of Richard Henry, Sr., who though holding a law degree, worked as a minor author-editor.

As a youth, Dana desired to join the Navy, but was convinced by his father and family to attend Harvard University. A bout of measles severely weakened his eyes. Hoping to restore his vision by resting his eyes from study, Dana shipped out as a sailor on a small hide-trading brig, the Pilgrim, and voyaged around the Horn. In 1840, he published an account of his shipboard adventures, Two Years Before the Mast, regarded highly for its style, accuracy, and detail. Upon his return from sea, Dana undertook legal studies and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1840. Dana also taught at Harvard and later served as a lecturer there. As a member of the bar, Dana was a successful lawyer and an expert on both admiralty and international law.

Opposed to slavery, Dana was involved in several high profile fugitive slave cases. He was a founder of the Free-Soil Party and a delegate to the Convention in Buffalo in 1848. In 1853, Dana participated in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention in Boston. He served as U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts from 1861 to 1866 and represented Cambridge in the Massachusetts Legislature from 1866 to 1867.

As an author, Dana penned The Seaman's Friend in 1841, a guide to the rights and obligations of seamen, and in 1859, wrote the travel account To Cuba and Back. Dana was also the author of biographies of his relatives Edward Channing and Washington Allston, the Johnson's Encyclopedia entry on the Republican Party, and periodical articles. In addition to writing, Dana was a noted orator, delivering among other speeches, a eulogy of Edward Everett.

Primarily as a favor to the Wheaton family, Dana also updated the reference work, Wheaton's Elements of International Law. Although well received due to its extensive notes, the 1866 edition of Wheaton embroiled Dana in controversy when he was accused of plagiarism by the previous editor, William Beach Lawrence. Aspects of the plagiarism case dragged on for thirteen years, doing damage to Dana's aspirations to high-level government posts, including his 1868 campaign for the House of Representatives against Benjamin Butler and his 1876 nomination as Ambassador to Great Britain. Dana was eventually found guilty of only a minor degree of technical infringement of copyright.

Following the defeat of his nomination as Ambassador to Great Britain, Dana retired and traveled to Europe to further his studies in international law. Richard Henry Dana, Jr. died of pneumonia in Rome on January 6, 1882.

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The Evarts - Dana Friendship

William Maxwell Evarts and Richard Henry Dana, Jr. became friends while studying together at Harvard Law School, forging a friendship that, despite their differing political views, endured for years. In later years, Evarts would often entertain Dana and other friends at his summer home in Windsor, Vermont.

In 1863, both Evarts and Dana served the Union cause in the Prize cases appeal, which was the major case on war powers during the Civil War. Dana also worked with Evarts on evaluating the suitability of the government's case in the treason trial of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

After serving as U.S. Attorney General, Evarts sought the appointment as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In 1873, Dana and Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar (noted jurist and Evarts' cousin) traveled to Washington to aid in Evarts' candidacy, which ultimately failed.

Evarts was a proponent of President Grant's 1876 nomination of Dana as Ambassador to Great Britain, which was ultimately rejected in Congress. Later, then Secretary of State Evarts hired Dana as a co-counsel to represent the United States before the Halifax commission in the settlement of a Canadian-American fisheries dispute in 1877.

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Description of Contents

The William Maxwell Evarts Letters, which span from 1839 to 1879, comprise a collection of letters sent by statesman-attorney Evarts to his friend, and sometimes law associate, author Richard Henry Dana, Jr. The letters provide details on the professional, political and civic activities of Evarts and Dana, as well as their personal opinions and social lives. Specific topics covered by the letters include Evarts' attempts to be appointed to the Supreme Court, the trial of Jefferson Davis, the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, attempts to unseat Benjamin Butler from Congress, Dana's nomination as Ambassador to Great Britain, the plagiarism case surrounding Wheaton's Elements of International Law, and other noted court cases, including several fugitive slave cases.

The collection consists of 112 copies of letters written by Evarts to Dana. The letters are written in various hands, including several typescripts, and likely represent the copies retained personally by Evarts. The collection also includes nine original letters written by Evarts to Dana, as well as a 1905 cover letter conveying the nine originals from E.E. Dana to the Reverend Prescott Evarts..

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The William Maxwell Evarts Letters are arranged chronologically. The original numerical sequence of the letters has been retained. Those numbers which appear in brackets have been assigned by Special Collections & Archives staff.

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Access and Use


Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The William Maxwell Evarts Letters are the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of the the United States Naval Academy English Department.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional material pertaining to William Maxwell Evarts may be found in the William Maxwell Evarts Papers, 1667-1918, MSS20032 ( at the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

William Maxwell Evarts Letters, MS 235

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mary R. Catalfamo in 1989. Finding aid written by Mary R. Catalfamo in 1989 and revised by David D'Onofrio in January 2014.

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Subject Headings

Name and Subject Terms

  • Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
  • Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901
  • Fugitive slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
  • Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Impeachment
  • Lawyers -- United States -- Correspondence
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century -- Sources

Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Biographical Materials, undated

Letters to Richard H. Dana, Jr. - Evarts' Copies, 1839 October 23-1860 December 12 25 sheets.

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 1

Letter 1, 1839 October 23

Evarts' social life and career in New York. Mention of Dana's progress in insurance case and his article in The Jurist. Suffering and failures among New York businesses. Question of bank suspension.

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Letter 2, 1840 March 15

Dana's father's visit and lecture course in New York. Dana's engagement to marry. Evarts' social life and his pleasure in law practice.

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Letter 3, 1841 June 4

"The allusion to your affair with Harpers with which Benjamin occasionally offends his readers" in the New World(Two Years Before the Mast).

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 4

Letter 4, 1841 October 2

Evarts' aid to Dana's father regarding lectures in the New York area. Evarts' article in the New World on Webster. Evarts' plans to earn money by writing.

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 5

Letter 5, 1841 October 12

Publication of Evarts' review of Dana's new book in New World and Journal of Commerce. Evarts' other writings.

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 6

Letter 6, 1842 January 7

Dana's father. Dana's new book. Evarts' argument of admiralty case before Judge Betts. Monroe Edwards case. Mention of Helen Wardner. Power of Evarts' "political pen." Evarts' support of the ultimate assumption by the General Government of the State debts.

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 7

Letter 7, 1843 May 11

Evarts' aid "in processing the insertion of your brother's notice of your friend's book" into the New World. Evarts' growing law career.

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 8

Letter 8, 1843 August 3

Death of Mr. Allston. Evarts' plans for marriage and travel. Evarts' on religion.

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 9

Letter 9, 1850 December 7

Evarts' speech on the fugitive slave law (Castle Garden speech). "This negro question." Evarts' decision "to join in movements to affect public opinion on the great topic of the day."

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Letter 10, 1853 June 3

Evarts' plan for oration at New Haven.

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 11

Letter 11, 1853 June 10

Evarts' response to Dana regarding proposed changes in judiciary regarding election and limited terms of office.

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Letter 12, 1853 November 16

Dana's activities in Massachusetts Convention. Evarts' consideration of running as Whig candidate for Attorney General.

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Letter 13, 1854 June 8

Dana's argument in the Slave case. Slave state-free state issue.

Box 1 Folder 2 Item 14

Letter 14, 1854 December 11

Invitation to hear Evarts' oration at New England Society Dinner.

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Letter 15, 1854 December 18

More on New England Society Dinner invitation.

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Letter 16, 1855 January 1

Description of New England Society Dinner.

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Letter 17, 1855 April 14

Constitutionality of liquor law.

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Letter 18, 1856 October 28

Evarts' "Academy Speech" and political activities.

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Letter 19, 1856 November 26

New England Society. Dana's lecture.

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Letter 20, 1856 November 27

Formal invitation to Dana to speak at New England Society Dinner.

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Letter 21, 1857 April 20

Dana's Kolloch case.

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Letter 22, 1857 October 15

Evarts' Lemmon slave case [Lemmon v. New York]. Mention of Evarts' Parish will case.

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Letter 23, 1858 October 5

Health consequences of Evarts' horseback accident.

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Letter 24, 1858 November 6

Regarding Hill's argument.

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Letter 25, 1860 November 10

Evarts' speech at the 1860 Republican National Convention. Mr. [William H.]Seward's remarks on Dana. The Abraham Lincoln campaign. Republican activities. Evarts' plan to enter politics.

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Letter 26, November 16

Mention of Lemmon slave case.

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Letter 27, 1860 December 12

Dana to speak at New England Society Dinner. Mention of Parish will case. Personal Liberty Laws of Massachusetts. Problems of antagonistic legislation between Federal and State governments regarding slavery, "Rebellion of the Gulf States," and the Republican Party.

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Letters to Richard H. Dana, Jr. - Evarts' Copies, 1861 January 25-1868 March 15 23 sheets.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 1

Letter 28, 1861 January 25

Evarts' campaign for U.S. Senate and request for Dana to write supporting article.

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Letter 29, 1861 March 15

U.S. Senate race and causes of Evarts' defeat.

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Letter 30, 1861 November 7

Evarts' Savannah privateers piracy case.

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Letter 31, 1862 January 22

Dana's candidacy for Secretary of the Navy.

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Letter 32, 1863 February 3

Enclosed letter from Evarts to William H. Seward. Recommendation of Dana for post of Secretary of the Navy.

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Letter 33, 1862 March 18

Regarding Washington Birthday speeches.

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Letter 34, 1862 September 1

Evarts' invitation to Dana to visit Windsor, Vermont.

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Letter 35, 1863 April 17

Evarts' English mission.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 9

Letter 36, 1863 April 17

Evarts' English mission.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 10

Letter 37, 1863 August 2

Evarts' English mission.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 11

Letter 38, 1863 September 28

The Civil War and politics.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 12

Letter 39, 1863 December 28

English mission second trip. Mention of "prize causes."

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 13

Letter 40, 1864 March 5

Introduction to Dana for Mr. Stanley, a Briton.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 14

Letter 41, 1864 June 28

Evarts' gift of inkstand to Dana.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 15

Letter 42, 1864 August 6

Mentions of Dana's "purpose to re-edit Wheaton" and of Evarts' patent equity argument. Evarts' invitation to Dana to visit Windsor, Vermont.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 16

Letter 43, 1864 October 15

Evarts and Governor [Salmon P.]Chase as candidates for Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Letter 44, 1864 October 29

Regarding Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 18

Letter 45, 1864 November 12

Judge [Ebenezer R.] Hoar and Dana to speak to President in support of Evarts as candidate for Chief Justice.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 19

Letter 46, 1864 November 16

Chief Justice.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 20

Letter 47, 1865 March 9

Possibility of Dana repeating Everett address. Evarts failure to achieve Chief Justice. Evarts aborted opportunity for U.S. Senate.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 21

Letter 48, 1865 April 14

Everett oration. Evarts' gift of his photo portrait to Dana. Legal matters regarding Smith.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 22

Letter 49, 1865 June 26

Seizure case. Dana's Everett oration.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 23

Letter 50, 1866 March 28

Dana's opinion in the Briggs v. Light boat case. Evarts' Meteor case [Neutrality Act]. Evarts' Bank Tax case.

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Letter 51, 1866 July 7

Travel plans.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 25

Letter 52, 1866 October 9

Dana's resignation. Politics and speech-making.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 26

Letter 53, 1866 October 12

Dana's Wheaton Elements of International Law.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 27

Letter 54, 1867 March 2

Dana's Wheaton. Dana's daughter, Sally. Judicial and political matters.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 28

Letter 55, 1867 October 17

Mentions of: Lawrence v. Dana case, Champagne seizure case, The Meteor case, and Evarts attendance at Constitutional Convention.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 29

Letter 56, 1867 October 17

Mention of Lawrence v. Dana case. Private, confidential request for Dana to participate in the preparation for the prosecution of the Jefferson Davis trial.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 30

Letter 57, 1867 October 24

Jefferson Davis trial.

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Letter 58, 1867 October 28

Jefferson Davis trial.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 32

Letter 59, 1867 November 15

Jefferson Davis trial.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 33

Letter 60, 1868 January 7

Jefferson Davis trial. Mention of possibility of [Ebenezer] Rockwood Hoar as Chief Justice in Massachusetts.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 34

Letter 61, 1868 January 22

Jefferson Davis trial. Non-selection of [Ebenezer] Rockwood Hoar. Evarts shock regarding Chief Justice in Massachusetts.

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Letter 62, 1868 February 9

Jefferson Davis trial. Dana's possibility as Chief Justice.

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Letter 63, 1868 February 16

Jefferson Davis trial.

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Letter 64, 1868 February 18

Jefferson Davis trial. Evarts' sherry wine case.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 38

Letter 65, 1868 February 26

Jefferson Davis trial.

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Letter 66, 1868 March 3

Jefferson Davis trial. President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 40

Letter 67, 1868 March 13

Jefferson Davis trial. President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 41

Letter 68, 1868 March 15

Jefferson Davis trial. President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.

Box 1 Folder 3 Item 42

Letter 69, 1868 March 15

Jefferson Davis trial. President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.

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Letters to Richard H. Dana, Jr. - Evarts' Copies, 1868 April 23-1874 February 21 23 Sheets.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 1

Letter 70, 1868 April 23

Jefferson Davis trial. President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.

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Letter 71, 1868 May 11

Jefferson Davis trial. President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.

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Letter 72, 1868 May 19

Jefferson Davis trial. President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.

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Letter 73, 1868 May 31

Jefferson Davis trial. President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.

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Letter 74, 1868 June 21

Evarts' appointment as new U.S. Attorney General.

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Letter 75, 1868 August 10

Jefferson Davis trial. Evarts as Attorney General.

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Letter 76, 1868 September 30

Dana's campaign for Congress against Benjamin Butler. Negative comments on Butler.

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Letter 77, 1868 October 9

Formal cover letter for Letter 78.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 9

Letter 78, 1968 October 9

From Evarts to President Andrew Johnson. Views on remitting further prosecution of pending indictment against Jefferson Davis.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 10

Letter 79, 1868 October 10

Dana's campaign for Congress against Benjamin Butler.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 11

Letter 80, 1868 October 17

Dana's campaign for Congress against Benjamin Butler. Mention of Jefferson Davis trial.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 12

Letter 81, 1868 November 9

Dana's campaign for Congress against Benjamin Butler. Invitation to Dana to speak at Bar Dinner in New York.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 13

Letter 82, 1868 November 12

New York Bar Dinner.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 14

Letter 83, 1868 November 28

Formal letter regarding the Jefferson Davis Trial.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 15

Letter 84, 1869 February 12

Jefferson Davis trial. Political matters.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 16

Letter 85, 1869 April 30

Evarts' regrets on not delivering Law School address. Changes in Evarts' professional life.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 17

Letter 86, 1869 July 22

Mr. Ashton and the Georgia case. Jefferson Davis case fees.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 18

Letter [86.1], 1871 February 14

Fragment of letter. Evarts' visit from General Schenck. Diplomatic "High Commission."

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 19

Letter 87, 1871 March 10

Court martial of Admiral Davis and Admiral [Sylvanus William] Godon. Invitation to Dana to join case.

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Letter 88, 1871 May 3

Mention of "High Commission."

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Letter 89, 1871 October 18

Regarding politics and Mr. [Charles] Sumner.

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Letter 90, 1871 November 7

Dana as candidate for arbitrator for Geneva Arbitration.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 23

Letter [90.1], 1872 October 12

Evarts' successful end of long litigation in London. Sir R. Palmer. Presidential canvass.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 24

Letter [90.2], 1872 November 3

Evarts' speech making and travel plans.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 25

Letter 91, 1873 May 26

The Government's "public dishonor" regarding the Geneva Award. Dana's election defeat.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 26

Letter 92, 1874 January 23

Evarts and the vacant Chief Justice seat of the Supreme Court.

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 27

Letter 93, 1874 February 21

Writing of article "Republican Party" for Cyclopedia.

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Letters to Richard H. Dana, Jr. - Evarts' Copies, 1874 July 18-1879 July 29 19 sheets.

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Letter 94, 1874 July 18

Evarts' invitation to Dana to visit Windsor, Vermont.

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Letter 95, 1874 September 5

Evarts' speech at Valley Fair.

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Letter 96, 1875 June 24

Evarts' Beecher trial. Praise for Dana's Lexington oration.

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Letter 97, 1875 August 24

Invitation for Dana to visit.

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Letter 98, 1875 August 31

Congratulations on Dana's son's introduction to English people. Evarts' 32nd wedding anniversary.

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 6

Letter [98.1], 1876 March 8

Dana's nomination as Ambassador to Great Britain and resulting political controversy.

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 7

Letter [98.2], 1876 March 13

Dana's nomination as Ambassador to Great Britain and resulting political controversy.

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 8

Letter [98.3], 1876 March 16

Dana's nomination as Ambassador to Great Britain and resulting political controversy. Rockwood Hoar's support of nomination.

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 9

Letter [98.4], 1876 March 20

Dana's nomination as Ambassador to Great Britain and resulting political controversy.

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 10

Letter [98.5], 1876 April 7

Dana's nomination as Ambassador to Great Britain and resulting political controversy. Evarts' effort to aid Dana. (2 copies).

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 11

Letter 99, 1876 May 25

Supporters and non-supporters of Dana as Ambassador to Great Britain.

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 12

Letter 100, 1878 March 31

Formal thanks for Dana's aid to the Department of State in the Cagliari case.

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 13

Letter 101, 1878 May 17

Illness and death among Evarts' children. Mention of "Fishery Commission" papers.

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 14

Letter [101.1], 1878 September 25

Regarding Fisheries award.

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 15

Letter [101.2], 1878 September 25

Evarts supplies Dana with special passport and circular letter. Possibility of Dana going to London to confer with Mr. Welch on Fisheries issue.

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 16

Letter 102, 1879 July 29

Mention of political matters.

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Letters to Richard H. Dana, Jr. - Originals, 1872 October 12-1878 September 25, 1905 November 14 10 sheets. 1 envelope.

Box 1 Folder 6 Item 1

Original of Letter [90.1], 1872 October 12

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Original of Letter [90.2], 1872 November 3

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Original of Letter [98.1], 1876 March 8

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Original of Letter [98.2], 1876 March 13

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Original of Letter [98.3], 1876 March 16

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Original of Letter [98.4], 1876 March 20

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Original of Letter [98.5], 1876 April 7

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Original of Letter [101.1], 1878 September 25

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Original of Letter [101.2], 1878 September 25

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E.E. Dana to Reverend Prescott Evarts, 1905 November 14

From E. E. Dana (son of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.) to Reverend Prescott Evarts (son of William Maxwell Evarts). Cover letter for enclosure of letters from William Maxwell Evarts to Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

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