Guide to the Jesse Chickering Papers, 1805-1919
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.
- Collection Number
- Jesse Chickering papers
- Chickering, Jesse, 1797-1855
- 3 Linear Feet, 7 boxes; 2 oversize folders
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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[Identification of item], Papers of Jesse Chickering, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Jesse Chickering, 1797-1855, was an author and political economist.
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- Bancroft, George, 1800-1891
- Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892
- Chickering, Jesse, 1797-1855
- Henshaw, David, 1791-1852
- Harvard University -- Alumni
- Mann, Horace, 1796-1859
- Sibley, John Langdon, 1804-1885
- Ticknor, George, 1791-1871
- Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851
- Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
- Astronomical models
- Banks and banking, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston
- Immigrants -- United States -- Massachusetts
- Slavery -- Law and legislation
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