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Guide to the Josiah Sutherland Papers
1815-1880
 MS 3061

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 1 Correspondence | outgoing

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Three letters to his wife, Jane (McClellan) Sutherland (1811-1876).

1852, 1862
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 2 Correspondence | incoming

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Contains letters from Jacob Cooper, of Livingston, New York (1818); future U.S. Congressman Amasa Junius Parker (1821); and Union College professor Andrew C. Yates.

1818, 1821-1822
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 3 Correspondence | incoming
1831-1839
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 4 Correspondence | incoming
1840-1849
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 5 Correspondence | incoming

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Includes a letter (12 August 1852) from Charles P. Curtis, a Boston lawyer and brother of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin R. Curtis, congratulating Sutherland on his Homestead Act speech.

Includes a report (for the quarter ending 16 November 1852) on Sutherland's daughter Emma's progress at Miss Draper's Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut.

1850-1852
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 6 Correspondence | incoming

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Includes a letter to Sutherland's wife (28 March 1853) from Judge Emery D. Potter (1804-1896), lawyer, Mayor of Toledo, and U.S. Congressman from Ohio. With an engraved portrait of Potter, and his obituary.

1853
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 7 Correspondence | incoming
1854
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 8 Correspondence | incoming

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Includes a letter from Salman Skinner (9 March 1855) regarding the "Ostend Manifesto," a document written in 1854 that described the rationale for the United States to purchase Cuba from Spain while implying that the U.S. should declare war if Spain refused.

1855
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 9 Correspondence | incoming

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Includes a letter (21 November 1856) from Aaron Ward (1790-1867), congressman and War of 1812 veteran, concerning a coming meeting at Tammany Hall. With a brief biographical clipping on Ward.

1856
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 10 Correspondence | incoming

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Includes a letter (28 April 1857) from John Littleton Dawson (1813-1870), lawyer and U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, regarding an appointment for a U.S. Attorney situation.

1857
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 11 Correspondence | incoming

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Includes a letter (18 March 1858) from William B. Maclay (1812-1882), lawyer and U.S. Congressman from New York, regarding a political appointment.

1858-1859
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 12 Correspondence | incoming
1860-1868
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 13 Correspondence | incoming

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Includes a letter (1 April 1872) from U.S. Congressman and Fenian Society president William R. Roberts (1830–1897), asking Sutherland for fairness in the taking of his land for the creation of Riverside Park in Manhattan.

Includes a letter (8 May 1872) from Nelson J. Waterbury (1819-1894), a lawyer, judge, New York District Attorney, and defender of "Boss" Tweed, asking Sutherland to support a certain candidate for a clerkship.

Includes a letter (16 April 1874) electing Sutherland to membership in the American Geographical Society.

1872-1877, 1880
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 14 Correspondence | incoming
undated
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 15 Correspondence | other writers and recipients

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Includes a letter (25 February 1857), with accompanying envelope, addressed to President-elect James Buchanan, from Congressman James Xavier McLanahan (1809-1861), begging an invitation for Josiah Sutherland to Buchanan's inauguration.

1849-1872
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 16 Indentures

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Two indentures for land purchased in 1815 by Josiah Sutherland Sr. at Stanford, Dutchess County, New York.

1815
Box: 1 (of 1) Folder : 17 Bills and receipts

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Items of note include a list of law books purchased by Sutherland (10 May 1832); a bill for his daughter Emma's tuition at Misses Peake and Purcell's school in Hudson, New York (16 February 1849); and an undertaker's bill (14 February 1859), presumably for the funeral of Sutherland's five-year-old son, Douglas, who died 1 February 1859.

1832-1862