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Levi Woodbury papers

Identifier: MS-986

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The papers of Levi Woodbury contain correspondence with his brother, Dr. Peter Woodbury and professional correspondence. The professional correspondence documents his decades in public office as a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, the Secretary of the Navy and as the Secretary of the Treasury and consists largely of responses to requests for favors or information from his constituents as well as legislative and administrative discussion. Of note in the collection is a letter detailing Woodbury’s estrangement from an acquaintance due to the acquaintance’s position on abolitionism; an 1833 letter approving the hiring of “colored seamen”; Woodbury’s detailed specifications for the design and bidding process for the construction of a bridge over the Potomac River; a letter in support of New Hampshire’s case against Dartmouth College in 1816; an 1839 letter from John Wingate Weeks alluding to a controversy between Dartmouth and the state of New Hampshire; and two letters of recommendation to President James K. Polk.


  • 1811 - 1851


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These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).


.2 linear ft. (1 box)

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Levi Woodbury (1789-1851), Dartmouth class of 1809. Woodbury was a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, a Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of the Treasury. Contains personal and professional correspondence.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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