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Guide to the Jesse Chickering Papers, 1805-1919

Collection Overview

Contains journals, correspondence, financial papers, writings and speeches, and printed materials. Most material concerns Chickering's career as author and political economist. The Writings and Speeches Series contains the manuscript drafts of Chickering's writings, including his "Statistical View of the Population of Massachusetts from 1765 to 1840" (1846); "Emigration into the United States" (1848); "Reports on the Census of Boston" (1851); and "Letter addressed to the President of the United States on Slavery, considered in Relation to the Principles of Constitutional Government in Great Britain and in the United States" (1855). Other subjects in this series include constellations, bank reports from several Boston banks, Harvard alumni, and publication of Chickering's work.

The Correspondence Series includes personal letters and letters pertaining to research on Massachusetts population growth. Correspondents include: Levi Woodbury, George Ticknor, John Langdon Sibley, David Henshaw, George Bancroft, Henry I. Bowditch, Horace Mann, Daniel Webster, and James Buchanan (Harvard Librarian). Immigration, slavery, and Harvard University are also mentioned in the correspondence. The Journals Series contains statistical information on immigration into the United States between 1819 and 1855, with emphasis on Massachusetts. The Miscellaneous Series includes information pertaining to astronomy, including cloth maps with astronomical models and planetaria.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jesse Chickering papers 1805-1919
Creator
Chickering, Jesse, 1797-1855.
Repository
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Durham, North Carolina 27708-0185
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

1819-1871
(5 folders)
Box 1
1821-1858
(8 folders)
Box 2
1859, undated
(2 folders)
Box 3
Astronomical, 1827-1828, undated
Box 3
Banks, undated
Box 3
Bank Dividend Report, 1841, undated
Box 3
Constitution and Government, 1758-1780, undated
Box 3
Convents and Catholicism, 1794-1835, undated
Box 3
Harvard Alumni, 1852, undated
(2 folders)
Box 3
Immigration into the United States, 1847-1851, undated
(2 folders)
Box 3
Legislative Representation, 1853, undated
Box 4
Market Bank Report, 1835-1841, undated
Box 4
Medical, 1835, undated
Box 4
North and City Bank Reports, 1841-1845, undated
Box 4
On the Declaration of Independence, undated
Box 4
Population, 1830, undated
Box 4
Reports on the Census of Boston, 1851, undated
Box 4
Nebraska Question, 1854
Box 4
North American Review, Slavery and the Missouri Question, 1820
Box 4
Slavery in the United States Constitutionally Considered, undated
Box 4
Statistical View of the Population of Massachusetts from 1765-1840
Box 4
Wealth in Mass., undated
Box 4
Miscellaneous, 1821-1851, undated
(2 folders)
Box 4
Constitution and by-laws of the American Statistical Association
Box 5
Influence of slavery upon the white population
Box 5
The United States Constitution.
Box 5
Letter addressed to the President of the United States on slavery
Box 5
Nouvelles idées sur la population
Box 5
Address of the Hon. Edward Everett, at the anniversary of the American Colonization Society, January
Box 5
Colonization.
Box 5
The history of Charlestown, Massachusetts
Box 5
Does slavery Christianize the negro?
Box 5
The "ruin" of Jamaica
Box 5
The inter-state slave trade.
Box 5
American steam navigation.
Box 5
White slavery in the United States.
Box 5
Tables showing the number of emigrants and recaptured Africans sent to the colony of Liberia
Box 5
Anti-slavery tracts
Box 5
General, 1821-1864, undated
Box 5
Astronomical studies, undated
Box 5
Clippings, 1854-1851, undated
Box 5
Legal papers, 1805-1860, undated
Box 6
Railroads, 1836-1843, undated
(2 folders)
Box 6
Statistical View of the Population of Massachusetts from 1765-1840. undated
Box 7
1838-1918, undated
Box 7
Astronomical studies, undated
(2 folders)
Box 7
General, undated
Oversize Folder 1
Miscellaneous, 1821-1864 and undated
Oversize Folder 2

Historical Note

Jesse Chickering, 1797-1855, was an author and political economist.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Papers of Jesse Chickering, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Processing Information

Encoded by Alvin Pollock, Electronic Text Unit, UC Berkeley Library

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