Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Samuel H. Gardiner Letters, 1839-1864 MS 038



creator Gardiner, Samuel H.
Title: Samuel H. Gardiner Papers, 1839-1864
Dates: 1839-1864
Abstract: This collection consists of 193 letters written to a Long Island attorney, Samuel H. Gardiner, Esq. of Sag Harbor and New York City. The letters give a good picture of the activities of a counselor at law of that period. The majority of the letters concern legal matters; however, some relate to politics, touching on the election campaigns of 1844 and 1848.
Identification: MS 038
Quantity: 0.5 Cubic Feet(1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Samuel H. Gardiner was an attorney based in Sag Harbor and New York City.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 193 letters written to a Long Island attorney, Samuel H. Gardiner, Esq. of Sag Harbor and New York City. The letters give a good picture of the activities of a counselor at law of that period. The majority of the letters concern legal matters; however, some relate to politics, touching on the election campaigns of 1844 and 1848.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Samuel H. Gardiner Letters must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

letters (correspondence)
Lawyers
Gardiner, Samuel H.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel H. Gardiner Letters, 1839-1864, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased from Edward H. Phillips on March 15, 1960.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence, 1839-1864

Box Folder
1 1 1839
2 1840
3 1841
4 1842
5 1843
6 1844
7 1845
8 1846
9 1847
10 1848
11 1849
12 1850
13 1851
14 1852
15 1854-1864
16 Undated correspondence