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Morrison R. Waite Collection
Wyles SC 282  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Morrison R. Waite Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1862, n.d.
    Collection Number: Wyles SC 282
    Extent: .01 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Morrison R. Waite Collection. Wyles SC 282. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains one Civil War era note (ANS), 1862, from Morrison R. Waite (1816-1888) to R. F. Paine, concerning finances of [?] Rains, who was at Weston, Virginia, with the Ohio 67th Regiment. Also included is one undated engraving of Waite as U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice.
    Waite gained attention in 1871 as a representative with the U.S. delegation to an international arbitration involving a dispute between the United States and Great Britain over the outfitting of Confederate vessels in British ports. In the settlement, the United States was awarded $15.5 million. In 1874 Pres. Grant nominated Waite as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a position that had been vacated by Salmon P. Chase. He was confirmed by the Senate and served as Chief Justice until his death in 1888.