University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Cushing (Caleb) Letter, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879
Title: Caleb Cushing Letter
Dates: undated
Abstract: The Caleb Cushing Letter, undated, from Cushing to T. H. Carter concerns the publication of a book on travels in France.
Accession No.: 2011-207
OCLC No.:
Extent: 1/4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Attorney, politician, diplomat, and U.S. Attorney General Caleb Cushing (1800-1879) was born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, to John Newmarch Cushing and Lydia Dow. After graduating from Harvard University in 1817, he studied and practiced law in Newburyport. In 1824, Cushing married Caroline Elizabeth Wilde. A year later, he was elected to the Massachusetts Legislature and the U.S. Congress in 1834. Cushing was appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to China in 1845, was as a colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War, and became an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court in 1852. During the presidency of Franklin Pierce, he served as the Attorney General of the United States from 1854 to 1857. After Cushing’s nomination to Chief Justice of the United States failed, he served as the Minister to Spain from 1874 to 1877.

Source: “Cushing, Caleb.” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 5, 2011. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D001016.


Scope and Contents

The Caleb Cushing Letter, undated, from Cushing to T. H. Carter concerns the publication of a book on travels in France.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879 -- Archives
Carter, Thomas Henry, 1831-1908
Subjects
Legislators -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
Places
Massachusetts -- Politics and government -- 1775-1861.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Caleb Cushing Letter, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Evan Usler, August 2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4B414 Letter, undated