Morrison R. Waite Collection

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
© 2003
Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Morrison R. Waite Collection, 1862, n.d.

Collection number: Wyles SC 282

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    14 November 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

Collection Contents

Box

Civil War era note (ANS), 1862, from Morrison R. Waite and one undated engraving of Waite as U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, n.d.