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William Harris Crawford papers

William Harris Crawford papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Harris Crawford papers
Creator: Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834
Inclusive Dates: 1817-1833
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms349
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Harris Crawford (1772-1834) was a two-time U.S. presidential nominee (1816 and 1824), U.S. senator (November 7, 1807 to March 23, 1813), cabinet member under two presidents (Secretary of War beginning in August 1815. He transferred to the Treasury in October 1816, and served under Presidents Madison and James Monroe until 1825), foreign diplomat (Minister to France 1813-1815), and judge of the northern circuit court (1827-1834).

For further information, see the article "William Harris Crawford (1772-1834)".

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of William Harris Crawford from 1817-1833. Papers include two circulars from the Treasury Department with Crawford's signature; three handwritten letters signed by Crawford; a paper signed by Crawford and B. W. Crowninshield appointing Benjamin Homans as Secretary to the Navy Pension Fund.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Harris Crawford papers, ms349, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834 -- Records and correspondence

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: William H. Crawford letter to Thomas Wilson, ms1211; William Harris Crawford petition, ms1475; and William Harris Crawford letters to William Jones, ms1568.

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