Preliminary Guide to the Gales & Seaton Records, 1811-1868

Collection Overview

Collection contains the business papers of Joseph Gales, Jr., and William W. Seaton, editors of the National Intelligencer. Correspondence pertains to subscriptions, advertising, announcements and letters to the editors. Some prominent names appear in the subscription correspondence. Of particular interest are fifty-six transcripts of Congressional speeches, resolutions, and motions. These were presented for publication and are marked for editing. Among the authors of the manuscripts are Henry Clay, James K. Polk, Martin Van Buren, and Daniel Webster. Many are signed. Part of the Harry L. and Mary K. Dalton Collection.

Descriptive Summary

Gales & Seaton records 1811-1868
Gales & Seaton
1 Linear Foot, 297 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Transcripts of Congressional Speeches, Resolutions, and Motions; (Arranged alphabetically by speaker)
Box 1
Correspondence, 1811-1857
Box 2
Miscellany, 1816-1868
Box 2

Historical Note

Publishers of the National Intelligencer in Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gales & Seaton Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.



Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff

Completed May 5, 1999

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