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Chase, Salmon Portland, 1808-1873



  • Existence: 1808 - 1873


Salmon P. Chase was born on January 13, 1808 in Cornish, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1826 after which he studied law under Attorney General William Wirt before establishing a legal practice in Cincinnati. He became an anti-slavery activist and frequently defended fugitive slaves in court. Chase served as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States (1864-1873) and the 23rd Governor of Ohio (1856-1860). He also represented Ohio in the United States Senate, and served as the 25th United States Secretary of the Treasury (1861-1864). Chase died on May 7, 1873.

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Cincinnati to Col. William Miner [Columbus], Letter

Identifier: Mss 836515
Mss 836515
Date(s): 1836-09-15

Chase writes for a complete copy of the verdict of Carrington v. W. Lytle.

Edwin McMasters Stanton letter

Identifier: Mss 868272
Mss 868272
Date(s): 1868-04-22
Scope and Contents

Letter from Edwib Stanton McMasters in Washington, DC to Salmn Portland Chase, sending an extract relative to the illicit trade in Alaska from the report of Jefferson C. Davis.

John Archibald Campbell letter

Identifier: Mss 868551.1
Mss 868551.1
Date(s): 1868-10-01
Scope and Contents

Letter from John Archibald Campbell to Mr. Salmon Portland Chase with a reference to letter to Mr. ? who has just returned to New Orleans.

Ohio Governor certificate of election

Identifier: Mss 858664
Mss 858664
Date(s): 1858-12-14
Scope and Contents

Certificate of the election of Sidney Edgerton to the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, signed by Salmon P. Chase as Governor.

Salmon P. Chase Letter

Identifier: Mss 830453
Mss 830453
Date(s): 1830-08-03

Letter to Chase's cousin Dr. Joseph A. Denison, Jr. in Royalton, Vermont discussing Chase's positive views on his native New England. Also includes a gentleman's promissory note, payable on demand, for one hundred dollars.

Salmon P. Chase letters

Identifier: MS-103
Date(s): 1825 to 1873

Salmon P. Chase (1808-1873), politican and judge. Dartmouth College Class of 1826. The collection contains letters written by Salmon P. Chase while a student at Dartmouth College as well as later correspondence. Correspondents include Benjamin Franklin Wade, Caleb B. Smith, Asa Dodge Smith, William Pitt Fessenden, Zedekiah Smith Barstow and William Turner Coggeshall.

Salmon Portland Chase letter

Identifier: Mss 868328.2
Mss 868328.2
Date(s): 1868-05-28
Scope and Contents

Letter from Salmon Portland Chase in Washington, DC to Associate Justice Samuel Nelson in Brooklyn, New York in which he mentions the trial of Jefferson Davis and refers to impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson. Includes typescript transcript.

Salmon Portland Chase notes

Identifier: Mss 868240
Mss 868240
Date(s): 1868-03
Scope and Contents

Three pages of notes from Chief-Justice Salmon Portland Chase on the trial of President Johnson. Includes two affidavits signed by James H. Embry and James D. Maher, testifying to the documents authenticity.

[Silver Springs, MD] to Mr. Harrington or Mr. Gaallagher [sic] or Mr. Simkins

Identifier: Mss 003250
Mss 003250
Date(s): undated

Chase summons his wagon to Silver Springs at 5 O'clock.

Wakefield, RI to W.R. Grott and Co.

Identifier: Mss 000431.1
Mss 000431.1
Date(s): July 31

Informs sender that his letter was forwarded to the Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. McCulloch.

Washington [D.C.] to John Halliburton, Nova Scotia , Letter

Identifier: Mss 829258.1
Mss 829258.1
Date(s): 1829-04-08

Chase writes to friend John Halliburton of the loss he feels at the departure of his mentor, US Attorney General William Wirt, and his family for Baltimore.

[Washington D.C.] to Washington Long [Eastport, Me.], Letter

Identifier: Mss 861470
Mss 861470
Date(s): 1861-08-20

Chase writes a custom official in Maine to charge two suspected Confederate vessels, the "Alice Bale" and the "Peter Marcy", with alien tonnage duties upon arrival in his port from Liverpool, England.

[Washington] to Andrew Jamieson, Alexandria [VA], Letter

Identifier: Mss 864221
Mss 864221
Date(s): 1864-03-24

Salmon Chase notifies Andrew Jamieson of the change in value of the invoice valuation permit fee on shipments from insurrectionary districts. This change will occur beginning on April 1, 1864.

[Washington] to Andrew Jamieson, Letters

Identifier: Mss 864154
Mss 864154
Date(s): 1864-02-04
Abstract Two letters, written by Salmon P. Chase, and addressed to the District of Virginia’s Collector of Customs, Andrew Jamieson. Chase writes to Jamieson in the hopes of requesting the latter to suspend the fines imposed upon the owner of both the “Manhattan” and the “Charlotte Vanderbilt” for his involuntary misuse of the sailing licenses for both steamers. The second letter, composed in Chase's hand, and dated October 16, 1863, is signed by Lucious E. Chittenden, Register of the U.S....

Washington to Lt. Col. Reynolds, Letter

Identifier: Mss 862276
Mss 862276
Date(s): 1862-04-26

Writes that he is O.K. with the Secretary of War taking charge of persons and property behind Union lines in the absence of Congessional legislation.

Washington to [unknown], Letter

Identifier: Mss 864267
Mss 864267
Date(s): 1854-04-17

Writes to a newspaper editor about publishing opposition to the Kansas/Nebaska bill and the creation of a democratic party opposed to slavery.

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