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Collection Salmon P. Chase Papers

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Selected related archival collections in the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress

Selected other related archival collections

  • Chase, Salmon P.  Salmon P. Chase Collection, 1841-1874, New-York Historical Society Library, New York, N.Y.  Collection described in online catalog record External.
  • Chase, Salmon P.  Letters, Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.  This repository holds several small collections of Salmon P. Chase correspondence, including a collection of Chase letters External dating from his student days at Dartmouth. Information on Dartmouth Library’s holdings with regard to Chase manuscripts can be found by searching the online catalog External.
  • Chase, Salmon P.  Salmon P. Chase Papers, Collection 0121, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Finding aid available online External.
  • Chase, Salmon P.  Salmon P. Chase Papers, MSS 304, Ohio History Connection, Columbus, Ohio.  Catalog record available through OHC online catalog External.
  • Cooke, Jay.  Civil War and Reconstruction, the Making of Modern America. Series One, The Papers of Jay Cooke (1821-1905) from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Microfilm publication. Marlborough, Wiltshire [England]: Adam Matthew Publications, 1997. Catalog record. Finding aid available online External.
  • Cooke, Jay.  Jay Cooke Papers (Collection 148), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Finding aid available online External.
  • General Records of the Office of the Secretary, 1789-1977, Record Group 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, 1789-1990, National Archives and Records Administration. Description of RG 56 available in online version of Guide to Federal Records.
  • Lincoln Collection. Lincoln Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, Ill. Collection contains several Salmon P. Chase documents. Finding aid available online External.
  • Records of Civil War Special Agencies of the Treasury Department, 1861-1868, Record Group 366, National Archives and Records Administration. Description of RG 366 available in online version of Guide to Federal Records.
  • Seward, William Henry.  William Henry Seward Papers, Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester Libraries, University of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y.  Finding aid available online External.
  • Seward, William Henry. William Henry Seward Papers, circa 1776-1910. Microfilm publication. Woodbridge, Conn.: Primary Source Microfilm, Thomson/Gale, 1983. Consists of original documents from the Seward collection at the University of Rochester. Catalog record.

Selected other related resources

  • Belden, Thomas Graham and Marva Robins Belden.  So Fell the Angels. Boston: Little, Brown, 1956. Catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Blue, Frederick J. “The Moral Journey of a Political Abolitionist: Salmon P. Chase and His Critics,” Civil War History 57/3 (Sept. 2011): 210-233. Catalog record.
  • Blue, Frederick J.  Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1987. Catalog record.
  • Chase, Salmon P.  Diary and Correspondence of Salmon P. Chase. Sixth report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission. Annual report of the American Historical Association Washington, 1902, v. 2, p. 11-527. Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1903. Catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Chase, Salmon P.  Inside Lincoln's Cabinet: The Civil War Diaries of Salmon P. Chase. Edited by David Donald. New York: Longmans, Green, 1954. Catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Chase, Salmon P.  Reclamation of Fugitives from Service. An Argument for the Defendant, Submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, at the December Term, 1846, in the Case of Wharton Jones vs. John Van Zandt. Cincinnati, Ohio: R. P. Donogh & Co., 1847. Catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External, Internet Archive External, and Library of Congress American Memory presentation “Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860.”
  • Chase, Salmon P.  The Salmon P. Chase Papers. Edited by John Niven. Microfilm edition. Frederick, Md.: University Publications of America, 1987. Catalog record.
  • Chase, Salmon P.  The Salmon P. Chase Papers. Edited by John Niven. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1993-1998. Catalog record.
  • Chase, Salmon P.  Speech of Salmon P. Chase in the Case of the Colored Woman, Matilda: Who was Brought before the Court of Common Pleas of Hamilton County, Ohio, by Writ of Habeas Corpus, March 11, 1837. Cincinnati, Ohio: Pugh & Dodd, 1837. Catalog record. Available online through Library of Congress American Memory presentation “Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860.”
  • Chase, Salmon P. "Spur up your Pegasus": Family Letters of Salmon, Kate, and Nettie Chase, 1844-1873. Edited by James P. McClure, Peg A. Lamphier, and Erika M. Kreger. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2009. Catalog record.
  • Chase, Salmon P.  The Statutes of Ohio and of the Northwestern Territory, Adopted or Enacted from 1788 to 1833 Inclusive: Together with the Ordinance of 1787; the Constitutions of Ohio and of the United States, and Various Public Instruments and Acts of Congress…  Cincinnati, Ohio: Corey & Fairbank, 1833-35. Catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.  
  • Chase, Salmon P.  Union and Freedom, without Compromise. Speech of S. P. Chase, of Ohio, in the Senate of the United States, March 26-7, 1850, on the Compromise Resolutions Submitted by Mr. Clay on the 25th of January. Washington, D. C.: Congressional Globe Office, 1850. Catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive External. Version printed by Buell & Blanchard, 1850, available on Library of Congress website; see Catalog record for viewing options. 
  • Chronicling America, digitized historic American newspapers, available online. (See especially the Evening Star and iterations of the National Republican, all published in Washington, D. C.)
  • Diffley, Kathleen. “’Erecting Anew the Standard of Freedom’: Salmon P. Chase’s ‘Appeal of the Independent Democrats’ and the Rise of the Republican Party,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 74/4 (1988): 401-415. Catalog record.
  • Gerteis, Louis S. “Salmon P. Chase, Radicalism, and the Politics of Emancipation, 1861-1864,” Journal of American History, 60/1 (June 1973): 42-62. Catalog record.
  • Hart, Albert Bushnell. Salmon Portland Chase.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1899. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive External. Reprint editions also available; see Catalog for more information.
  • Kendall, Emily C. “Because of ‘His Spotless Integrity of Character’: The Story of Salmon P. Chase: Cabinets, Courts, and Currencies,” Journal of Supreme Court History, 36/2 (July 2011): 96-115. Catalog record.
  • Lamphier, Peg A. Kate Chase and William Sprague: Politics and Gender in a Civil War Marriage. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003. Catalog record.
  • Lincoln, Abraham. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Roy P. Basler. New Brunswick, N. J.: Rutgers University Press, 1953-55. Available online External courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Association.
  • Lurie, Jonathan. The Chase Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2004. Catalog record.
  • Luthin, Reinhard H. “Salmon P. Chase's Political Career before the Civil War,” Mississippi Valley Historical Review, 29/4 (Mar. 1943): 517-540. Catalog record.
  • Maizlish, Stephen E. “Salmon P. Chase: The Roots of Ambition and the Origins of Reform,” Journal of the Early Republic, 18/1 (Spring 1998): 47-70. Catalog record.
  • Middleton, Stephen. Ohio and the Antislavery Activities of Attorney Salmon Portland Chase, 1830-1849. New York: Garland Publishing, 1990. Catalog record.
  • Niven, John.  Salmon P. Chase: A Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Catalog record.  
  • Niven, John, and Don E. Fehrenbacher, “Lincoln and Chase, a Reappraisal,” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 12 (1991): 1-20. Catalog record. Available online External.
  • Oller, John.  American Queen: The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague, Civil War "Belle of the North" and Gilded Age Woman of Scandal. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2014. Catalog record.
  • Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Available online. The site offers a number of photographs and illustrations of or including Salmon P. Chase.
  • Roseboom, Eugene H. “Salmon P. Chase and the Know Nothings,” Mississippi Valley Historical Review, 25/3 (Dec. 1938): 335-350. Catalog record.
  • Schuckers, J. W. The Life and Public Services of Salmon Portland Chase, United States Senator and Governor of Ohio; Secretary of the Treasury and Chief-justice of the United States. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1874. Catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive External.
  • Smith, Donnal V. Chase and Civil War Politics. Columbus, Ohio: F. J. Heer Printing Co., 1931. Catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint: Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1972. Catalog record.
  • Warden, Robert B. An Account of the Private Life and Public Services of Salmon Portland Chase. Cincinnati, Ohio: Wilstach, Baldwin & Co., 1874. Catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
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